How to Delete Playlist from iPhone in 4 Proven Methods [2019 Updated]


July 17, 2019 09:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

Hi, I don’t need some playlists anymore. How can I delete them on my iPhone? thanks a lot!

Playlist helps music lovers to enjoy music from a certain artist or type making a better experience on music enjoyment. You may want to delete the outdated playlists to make room for the new ones. As a matter of fact, you can delete whatever content that is saved on your device. In this article, we will introduce three ways to delete iPhone playlist.

Delete Playlist from iPhone

1. How to Delete a Playlist on iPhone

Option 1. Delete a Playlist on iPhone Music App

You can remove playlist from the Music app on your phone directly. Follow these simple steps:

Open the Music app and find the playlist that you want to delete.

Tap the More Options icon “...“on the right side of the screen.

You will have five options including Delete…. Tap on it.

Delete Playlist from iPhone

Option 2. Delete All Songs on iPhone Settings

If you want to delete all music from your device, there is a more efficient way to do it:

Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage.

Tap Music, then scroll down to find All Songs, tap EDIT on the right.

You can tap the delete icon next to the song you want.

Delete Playlist from iPhone

2. Delete iPhone Playlists with iTunes

The below steps is a guide for iTunes 12 and newer users. You can check which version of iTunes you are running by clicking the Help menu at the top of the screen – About iTunes.

Click Albums on the left pane, then Library on the top banner.

Click the playlist you want to delete so as to highlights it and the songs are showing at the same time.

Right-click the playlist you just select and click Delete.

iTunes will ask you to confirm that you want to delete the playlist. Deleting a playlist does not delete any songs from your computer. After that, sync your iPhone with iTunes.

Playlist from iTunes

3. Delete iPhone Playlists with FoneEraser

FoneEraser is an ultimate tool to remove data on iPhone. It helps you clear iPhone data so that the data can not be recovered.

Download and install program on computer, and then launch it.

Connect device via USB cable.

Connect iOS Device

Click Erasing Level and click Start.

Detect DeviceStart Erasing

4. How to Backup Playlists on iPhone

FoneTrans for iOS is a comprehensive iOS data management tool which is able to help you remove music from iPhone, and delete playlists on iPhone within a few clicks.

Besides, it can also help you add, delete, and export voice memos, photos, contacts, messages, videos, ringtones, books, podcasts and many more. Let’s see how it perform.

Choose the above link accordingly, then download and install the software on your computer. When the installation is finished , it will automatically open and you should connect your iPhone to the computer with USB cable. After your device is detected, you will see the below interface.

Connect your iPhone to computer

You will see contents like Media, Playlists, Photos, Books, Contacts and SMS are displaying on the left column of the interface. Click Playlist from the list. You are able to Add, Export to, or Delete a playlist through the interface. Choose the playlist you want to delete, click Delete.

Import iTunes Playlist

Ok. By now you will find that the playlist you want to delete is gone on your iPhone. You can use whatever ways you like to delete playlists from iPhone, but FoneTrans for iOS can do more than just delete. It’s worth to have the software to manage your all data because it’s fast and no data loss at all.

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