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    removing all music from iphone 4s

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    removing all music from iphone 4s
    hey everyone,

    maybe i'm missing something here but my understanding was that if i removed all the songs in my itunes library..and synced my phone...it would also remove the songs from my iphone but obviously this is not the case..
    How do i remove all the songs from my iphone 4s? WITHOUT restoring it i don't want to lose my settings and all the apps i've already downloaded...i hate having to re-do everything again...i just want all my music off my iphone.

    thanks for any responses!

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    In the music tab of the sync pane within iTunes, uncheck the 'Sync music' option.
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    removing all music from iphone 4s

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    ^^^ doesn't work buddy. I've tried it all.

    1. uncheck sync music.
    2. manually manage music.
    3. moving songs to specific playlist and then deleting the playlist.
    4. i even tried to delete all the songs from the itunes library...downloaded a few new songs...added everything back to itunes and sync...but now i have doubles of everything on the phone...no duplicates on the computer and itunes but on the phone it's all duplicates...

    it's like the songs from my initial sync are embedded in there...sounds weird but it seriously seems that way...all the new songs don't have duplicates but all the old songs i've had since day 1...they all have duplicates.

    this is so annoying!! haha

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    removing all music from iphone 4s

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    actually everyone, i just realized...but does illegally downloaded music make a difference?? for example if I download music through torrents...store them in a folder called "music"....and then import those into itunes...does it embed those songs somehow since they weren't downloaded through itunes??

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    removing all music from iphone 4s

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    Same problem
    Hey I had the same problem. Went through the whole manually managing music and videos and various other method and nothing worked....

    The only way I could figure out how to delete songs off my iPhone 4s was to open the Music icon on the phone then go under the Artist menu and individually side your finger over the artist and click delete. It is time consuming but it works.

    Hope this helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtran086 View Post
    actually everyone, i just realized...but does illegally downloaded music make a difference?? for example if I download music through torrents...store them in a folder called "music"....and then import those into itunes...does it embed those songs somehow since they weren't downloaded through itunes??
    Since you didn't use iTunes, that could well be a part of the problem. You don't have to buy songs via iTunes but you do need to USE iTunes to sync the music.

    And stop downloading music illegally. I'm no fan of the big record companies, but at least when you buy a song or album the artist gets SOME money. Pirating mainly hurts artists, not record companies.

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    Talking thank you
    Quote Originally Posted by iMacMan85 View Post
    Hey I had the same problem. Went through the whole manually managing music and videos and various other method and nothing worked....

    The only way I could figure out how to delete songs off my iPhone 4s was to open the Music icon on the phone then go under the Artist menu and individually side your finger over the artist and click delete. It is time consuming but it works.

    Hope this helps!
    hey dude thank you i just made an acount just to thank you i jailbroke my iphone and music did not work but i did that and it worked thank you so much

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    Just out of curiosity, you didn't mention that you tried to delete them via settings in ios 5. Did you go to settings/General/Usage? You can select 'Music' from the usage menu under 'Storage', choose 'Edit' and then Delete all your music with one touch.

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    removing all music from iphone 4s

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    Thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by indychris View Post
    Just out of curiosity, you didn't mention that you tried to delete them via settings in ios 5. Did you go to settings/General/Usage? You can select 'Music' from the usage menu under 'Storage', choose 'Edit' and then Delete all your music with one touch.
    Thanks for the post. I didn't know that option was available in iOS5. It did the trick, now my music is working like a charm after the recent JB! Thanks for posting.

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    removing all music from iphone 4s

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    Thumbs up remove all music
    Quote Originally Posted by indychris View Post
    Just out of curiosity, you didn't mention that you tried to delete them via settings in ios 5. Did you go to settings/General/Usage? You can select 'Music' from the usage menu under 'Storage', choose 'Edit' and then Delete all your music with one touch.
    Thank you so much! It worked perfectly. Now I have the extra space I needed.

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