How to Remove Music from Your Apple Music Library

If you’ve added a song or album to your Apple Music library, here’s how to remove it if you get bored of it.

Apple Music was released late last month alongside the iOS 8.4 update, officially marking the start of Apple’s journey into the music streaming jungle. The company aims to get the likes of Spotify, Pandora, Rdio, Tidal and more.

Apple Music comes with some unique features that include interviews with popular artists, along with the Beats 1 radio station that’s open 24/7 and controlled by real DJs playing hand-picked songs.

As a result, Apple Music focuses on handpicked content rather than using algorithms, and says Apple will create a better experience for users as long as it appeals to users’ musical tastes. In fact, a large part of Apple Music provides users with music they may never have heard before that fits their recommendations.

However, if you’ve added a song or album to your library on Apple Music, but you’re not as interested in the album or song as you used to be, you can remove it from your library entirely. Here’s how to do it.

Remove Music from Your Apple Music Library

You’ve probably added a song to your library (whether it’s on Apple Music or any other service) and eventually the song no longer plays with you. This happens to me often, because when you listen to a song over and over, it starts to get monotonous and a new song comes out that sticks in your ears even more.

In Apple Music, it’s surprisingly easy to remove a song, album, or entire artist from your Apple Music library. Just follow these simple steps.

First open the Music app and then tap the tab in the lower right corner. This will show you your entire music library.


Now, if you want to delete an entire artist from your library, find it in your list of artists and then tap on the ellipses on the right. A drop-down menu with a few options will appear, however you want to select the .

Tapping it will open a confirmation popup where you tap on it again and likewise all music from that artist will be deleted from your library.


If you want to be more specific and delete a particular album, simply select an artist; Any albums you have previously added to your library will appear in this list. From here, tap on the ellipses on the right and select what we did before.

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If you want to be even more specific and delete a particular song from an album, tap the album the song belongs to and find the song in the list. From there, tap on the ellipses and select .

That is all! That song, album, or artist will no longer be in your library. Of course, if you want to add it back to your library, just search for the song or album and add it like you did before.


Of course, this is not the only tip you need to know about Apple Music. In fact, there are a lot of cool features you may not know when it comes to Apple’s new music streaming service, especially the ability to set any Apple Music song as your alarm clock in the Clock app.

Since Apple has no built-in feature for this, you can easily import your Spotify playlists to Apple Music using a neat third-party app. You can also teach Apple Music how to offer you better music recommendations by taking advantage of the initial setup process where you tell the app what your favorite genres and artists are. It is also important to know the difference between the heart icon and the “Play More Like This” selection.

Apple Music is still in its infancy, so it may not be the perfect music streaming platform yet. In fact, I’ll stick with Spotify for now until Apple Music gets better. It’s a good service, but Spotify is also very good so I don’t see the need to switch right now and I’m sure many other Spotify users feel the same way.