How to Delete Music From a Classic iPod

by Joshua Duvauchelle
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Cram up to 40,000 of your favorite songs into the iPod Classic--Apple's flagship portable media player--to enjoy while on the go. You may wish to delete music from an iPod Classic, whether it's because you no longer like the song or need to make room for new music. Apple has integrated manual management of your music into its iTunes software to allow you to delete songs on your iPod with just a few clicks of your mouse.

Step 1

Click "Start" in the lower left-hand corner of the Windows screen and select "iTunes." If you're on a Mac, open the "Applications" folder on your Mac's hard drive and double-click "iTunes."

Step 2

Connect the iPod Classic to your computer with the USB cable included with all iPods. The iPod's screen will display a syncing icon when the connection is made.

Step 3

Click your iPod's icon in the left-hand column of the iTunes window. Check the box next to "Manually Manage Music and Videos."

Step 4

Click "Music" right below your iPod's icon. A list of all the songs on your iPod Classic will appear. Right-click the song that you want to delete. Choose "Delete" from the pop-up menu. The song is now removed from the iPod.

Press the "Eject" icon next to your iPod's icon in iTunes. Disconnect the iPod from your computer and enjoy your music.


  • If you don't already have iTunes installed on your computer, you can download it for free from Apple.


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  • Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images

About the Author

Joshua Duvauchelle is a certified personal trainer and health journalist, relationships expert and gardening specialist. His articles and advice have appeared in dozens of magazines, including exercise workouts in Shape, relationship guides for Alive and lifestyle tips for Lifehacker. In his spare time, he enjoys yoga and urban patio gardening.

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