How to Mass Delete Downloaded Artists in Apple Music

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It’s lovely to live during a time when music is so readily available. If you have Apple Music, you can go from discovering a song to listening to it offline in a matter of minutes. Apple Music allows you to have a library of music that’s stored in the cloud, as well as music that's downloaded to your device, which you can play when you don’t have an internet connection. But the music you download will certainly start to take up a lot of space after a while. Here’s how you can mass delete downloaded artists in Apple Music, without removing the music from your Apple Music library altogether.

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How to Mass Delete Downloaded Artists in Apple Music

  • Open the Settings app on iPhone.

  • Tap Music.

  • Select downloaded music.

  • Once you find an artist whose music you want to delete from your offline listening collection, swipe left and tap Delete.

When you open Apple Music, you’ll notice the artist is still in your Library, just not downloaded and taking up space on your device. You can also delete all of your downloaded music by swiping left on All Songs at the top and selecting Delete.

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