Why cant I delete a song from my playlist Apple Music?

Question: Q: Deleting songs from apple music playlist

Dear Apple support, songs are added to playlist with a simple klick and choosing add to playlist. Removing the same song from the same playlist is a complete different process. With a simple klick on the song you can add the song to the library, to a new playlist, you can share the song, show lyrics, create a station, like the song or just letting Apple music know that you don't like the song, but no possibility to deleting the song from the playlist.


I cant believe that Apple haven't thought of this so what is the explanation. With the current process you get inside aPlaylist, youTap on "Edit", then select thesongsyou wantto removefrom thePlaylist(minus sign). It sounds easy but if you have more than a couple of hundred songs which is the usual case and you are not even allowed to sort in alphabetical order the process becomes very complicated. When you listen to a song and realise that you don't like that song anymore you simply want to remove it from your list by a simple klick as easy as when you added the track.


Please explain why apple makes it so difficult. Is it because of increasing profit? Maybe the artist receives less money if the listener plays the song from a playlist? I don't know, I am just amazed that a such a simple feature is not there.


I am 44 years old and I have seen Motorola, Ericsson and Nokia almost disappear from the market due to negligence. I don't want the same thing to happen apple. I have all the products and my recent purchase was an Apple Watch and because of it I opened Apple music instead of Spotify since the latter do not exist on Apple watch. I have several friends that are equally upset about this removing song matter and they say that as soon as Spotify creates an app for the Apple watch they will change back.


Looking forward to your response and a possible solution to this simple matter.


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Alexander

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Posted on Aug 13, 2020 1:45 PM

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Aug 14, 2020 5:46 PM in response to mazros In response to mazros

Hi mazros,


Thanks for taking the time to post on the Apple Support Communities page. Apple is always looking for ways to improve products and software. Many changes and improvements come from user feedback like yours. We have a page dedicated to feedback and suggestions. This would be the best place for you to submit your ideas directly to our engineers. You can access our feedback site here: Product Feedback


Thanks again for taking time to share your ideas with the community. We hope you have a great day!

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Aug 23, 2020 3:16 AM in response to Nicholas_B2 In response to Nicholas_B2

Dear Nicholas, thanks for much appreciated response. I do not believe several thousands of highly rewarded Apple ingeniers haven't thought of this improvement. Fairly simple to understand the need to simply add and to remove a track from your playlist. So it have to be another explanation to why Apple deliberately complicate this feature. If I post my question on the page you suggesting, we know that nothing will happen.


I might be wrong. Very much looking forward to your frank and honest response. From my side, and many with me, I will stop my subscription of Apple music after the three months gratuitous period if its close to impossible to delete a song from my playlist.


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Alexander

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Aug 23, 2020 3:16 AM

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Add or delete music in Apple Music on the web

As soon as you subscribe to Apple Music, you can add songs, albums, playlists, and music videos from Apple Music to your music library, which is accessible from your Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, or Android device whenever you’re signed in to Apple Music. You can also delete songs, albums, and playlists.

Question: Q: Unable to Remove Songs from Playlists

After updating iTunes to the most recent version (12.8.0.150), I've discovered that I am unable to remove songs from my iPod Classic's playlists without the songs being removed from the iPod entirely. (For reference, I have a fifth generation iPod Classic.)


Here is my dilemma: I have numerous playlists on my iPod and, at times, the playlists get too large, so I like to move songs around and eventually remove them from given playlists but not delete them from the iPod itself. However, recently (i.e. after the latest iTunes update), when I try to remove a song from a playlist, a message appears and asks me if I want to delete the song from my iPod. Obviously, I don't want to remove it from the device - I simply want to remove it from a playlist.


I tried speaking with Apple Chat and was referred to the Apple Support Community because "eventually products do become ineligible for further updates and fall outside the scope of supported software and hardware." But I have had no issues managing music on my iPod until just today, which marks the first time I've connected my iPod to iTunes after the update.

If anyone has any suggestions on how to amend this issue, I would greatly appreciate it because it's a massive inconvenience for me and my large music library.

Best regards!

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Posted on Aug 8, 2018 4:31 PM

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Answer: A:

As far as I'm aware, removing a song from a Playlist still works exactly as before. Perhaps you have accidentally altered what you are doing.


  • First of all, to remove a song from a Playlist, you need to be looking at it in that Playlist
  • If the song is in a Regular Playlist, the options on the Song menu, or the right-click menu (both in iTunes) will be:
    • Remove from Playlist
    • Delete from Library
  • But if the song is in a Smart Playlist, the only option will be Delete from Library. This is because the method for removing a song from a Smart Playlist is either to change the rules of that Playlist so that the song is then excluded (but that runs the risk of removing other songs from that Playlist too), or changing a tag associated with that song so that it no longer meets the rules of the Smart Playlist
  • Note that if you look at the song in the Songs menu, the Remove from Playlist will be greyed out. If you look at the song in the other menus, such as Albums, Artists etc., the only option shown will be Delete from Library


So - that's the first thing to sort out, is the Playlist a Regular one or a Smart one?

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Assuming that it is in a Regular Playlist, how exactly are you trying to remove it? If you use Sync to manage your iPod, the best method (in my opinion) is to remove the song from the Playlist in your iTunes Library but without the iPod connected - and then connect the iPod to the computer and let them Sync.


The process is much more confusing if you Manually Manage your iPod.


Any luck?

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Posted on Aug 9, 2018 10:49 AM

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Aug 9, 2018 10:49 AM in response to Bauer Girl In response to Bauer Girl

As far as I'm aware, removing a song from a Playlist still works exactly as before. Perhaps you have accidentally altered what you are doing.


  • First of all, to remove a song from a Playlist, you need to be looking at it in that Playlist
  • If the song is in a Regular Playlist, the options on the Song menu, or the right-click menu (both in iTunes) will be:
    • Remove from Playlist
    • Delete from Library
  • But if the song is in a Smart Playlist, the only option will be Delete from Library. This is because the method for removing a song from a Smart Playlist is either to change the rules of that Playlist so that the song is then excluded (but that runs the risk of removing other songs from that Playlist too), or changing a tag associated with that song so that it no longer meets the rules of the Smart Playlist
  • Note that if you look at the song in the Songs menu, the Remove from Playlist will be greyed out. If you look at the song in the other menus, such as Albums, Artists etc., the only option shown will be Delete from Library


So - that's the first thing to sort out, is the Playlist a Regular one or a Smart one?

User uploaded file


Assuming that it is in a Regular Playlist, how exactly are you trying to remove it? If you use Sync to manage your iPod, the best method (in my opinion) is to remove the song from the Playlist in your iTunes Library but without the iPod connected - and then connect the iPod to the computer and let them Sync.


The process is much more confusing if you Manually Manage your iPod.


Any luck?

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Aug 9, 2018 10:49 AM

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Aug 9, 2018 10:49 AM in response to the fiend In response to the fiend

Thank you. For some reason, I've always been able to click on a song in a regular iPod playlist and hit the Delete key and it would remove it only from the playlist. (I've always have it set up to manually manage my iPod content.) Now, for some reason, I have to right click and select Remove from Playlist. Not sure what would have caused the change, but at least I don't have to worry about accidentally erasing a song from my iPod thanks to this (new) extra step. Thanks again for your help. 🙂

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