Apple created the iTunes software to manage the contents of their popular iPod portable media players. Not only does the software automatically sync with the device to upload music onto the player, but it can also be used to manually delete songs off of the iPod. You may wish to delete songs if you no longer enjoy listening to the track or want to make room for new music.
Open the iTunes software. Double-click the file's icon in your Mac's Applications folder or select it from within your Windows Start menu.
Connect your iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, iPod Classic or iPod Touch to your computer using its included USB syncing cable. Once connected, the device will appear in the left column of iTunes.
Click the black triangle symbol next to the iPod's icon to expand a list of the device's contents. Select "Music."
Right-click the song you want to delete and choose "Delete" from the pop-up menu. Repeat for all of the songs you wish to remove from the iPod.
Press the eject symbol next to the iPod's icon when you're finished deleting songs.
- "iPod: The Missing Manual"; J.D. Biersdorfer; 2009
- Apple: iPod Classic User Guide
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