How to Delete Songs From an iPod Without iTunes

By Brad Maddy

Updated February 10, 2017

ITunes is the software included with your iPod that manages your music, videos and photos. In order to add or delete content from your iPod, you need to use iTunes or a similar program. For those who don't like the iTunes interface or don't have enough space on their computer for iTunes, there are iPod management programs available that are user-friendly, small and free. Now it is possible to delete content from your iPod without using iTunes.

Deleting Songs From an iPod Without iTunes

Download a program called CopyTrans Manager from;pop

Click on the CopyTransManager.exe file to run the program.

Connect your iPod to your computer with the iPod cable.

Explore your iPod content using the CopyTransManager’s browser on the left margin.

Select the songs you wish to delete and right click.

Select “delete From iPod” and then select “yes” when it asks if you are sure.

Click the eject button at the top left corner when complete.

Items you will need

  • Internet connection

  • WinZip application on your computer

  • 4 megabytes of hard-drive space

  • Your iPod

  • IPod cable


There are many other programs available for iPod management. If you don't like this application, consider trying another program.


This program downloads as a zipped file. You must have WinZip or a similar program to run it.