How to Remove Music Off an iPod Shuffle

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Managing the content of your iPod Shuffle is fairly intuitive when you use the iTunes software. You can allow iTunes to automatically sync new songs onto your iPod Shuffle when your plug it into your computer, or you can set it so you manually add and remove songs at your leisure. If you wish to remove content that you have put onto your iPod, or erase something that iTunes added automatically, all you need to do is point and click with your mouse and press a few buttons on your keyboard.

Things You'll Need

  • iTunes software
  • Open your iTunes software.

  • Plug the iPod Shuffle into an open USB slot with its included cable and allow your computer to recognize and read your device.

  • Click on your iPod in the left panel to see the media stored on your iPod. You will be able to see all of the songs, podcasts and audio books that are currently loaded on it in the main window.

  • Select the songs or playlists that you would like to delete from your iPod and press the "Delete" key or the "Backspace" key on your computer keyboard to remove the content from your iPod Shuffle. Press and hold the "Ctrl" key while selecting multiple songs to be able to delete them all at the same time. This will save you from having to delete many songs one by one.

  • Click "Okay" when iTunes asks if it is okay to remove the selected content from your iPod Shuffle. The songs will be cleared from the device, but will remain in your iTunes library.

  • Click the eject button next to your device's name when finished.

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