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Topic: How to remove iCloud playlists and songs from iPhone

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Old 02-01-2012, 09:30 AM
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How to remove iCloud playlists and songs from iPhone

A couple months ago I set up my iPhone 4S to access my iTunes music from the cloud when I set up iTunes match. I thought it would be cool to have access to all of my music from the phone. Yeah, well, turns out I don't want that. I have my iPod Classic and what I really want is just a few select favorite albums on my iPhone for those times when I don't have my iPod with me.

Last night through iTunes I removed my iPhone from the iTunes match list. Fine. There is no music stored on my iPhone right now but when I tap Music I've still got hundreds of playlists and thousands of songs with the cloud next to them. How can I get rid of all of that so that when I sync the albums I want those are the only ones I see on my phone?

I'm thinking that a Restore may be the only way but I'm hoping I'm wrong.

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If you don't have a regular, good backup routine for your music and media you will eventually lose it all.
Hint: Using your iPod as your backup strategy is not a good plan.
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Besides a basic Reset, a couple things you can try before doing a full Restore:

1- Log out of your iTunes Store account on your iPhone and then log back in.

2- Go to Settings/ General/ Usage/ Music/ and then swipe across "All Music" and tap Delete.
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I did #2 before I took my phone off the iTunes Match list thinking that would be the simple fix.
I did #1 last night with no change.

It shouldn't be too painful for me to get my phone back in order after a Restore but I'm still not looking forward to it.
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