All my music that I have synced from Itunes to the iphone are shaded gray and I cannot highlight or delete them from itunes. So i am trying to figure out a) why are all the songs shaded and b) more importantly, how do I delete any songs if I cannot click on them?
The songs are shaded and can't be selected or deleted because you have to use the synch feature to add or delete anything from Iphone. . When you are in iTunes with the phone plugged in, select the phone in the left hand column. Your phone synch features will appear in the iTunes browser window. Click on the music tab and you will be able to select which playlists are copied or deleted from the phone.
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Generally speaking, you'll clean up your iPod with iTunes to erase unwanted songs and add new songs. You have two ways to delete music from iPod with iTunes, and they can be helpful when you want to get rid of the unwanted songs. iTunes provides automatic and manual methods to help you manage the songs in your device. When you are using the automatic way to manage iPod music, every time you connect iPod to computer with USB cable, your iPod will sync with iTunes Music library. If you have your iTunes Music library organized, you can delete unwanted music from iPod with this easy method. If you want to manually edit your iPod music, you can check Prevent iPods, iPhones and iPads from syncing automatically in iTunes by clicking Edit > Preferences > Devices. Then you can manually sync the songs and playlists to your iPod with iTunes. How to Delete Music from iPod
1.Go to Settings
2. Go to General
3. Go to Usage
4. Wait for Storage to load
5. Go to Music and swipe
6. Delete will pop up
7. Press Delete
This will delete ALL songs, but will not remove the music app.
There you go.
If you want to delete music from iPhone, you can take fully advantage of iTunes. After you purchased songs in iTunes Store on iPhone, your iTunes will also save the purchase history, so you don't have to worry about losing the purchased music files. When you connect iPhone to computer with USB cable, iTunes will launch automatically and recognize your iPhone. You can create a new playlist which contains only the music you need, and then sync it to your iPhone. By doing this, you can remove the unwanted music from iPhone.
Click the iPhone icon at the upper left corner.
Choose Music in the left sidebar.
Check Sync Music choose Selected playlists, artists, albums and genres.
Select the playlist which only contains the songs you need. Then click Sync.
If you didn't have the songs on the iPad before you updated but you purchased it, there is a
feature enabled by default that shows all music. to turn it off go to settings/music/show all
music-off. Otherwise, to delete music, swipe from right to left over what you want to delete.
You need to create a playlist for the iPhone. This isn't intuitive and I don't know why it's this way. It works great, there just isn't anything explaining what to do. This seems to snag Windows users the most. Maybe Mac users are already used to doing things this way? I don't know.
Below is a picture of my iTunes. Look down in the lower-left corner and see that my playlist is highlighted. At the very bottom-left corner you can click the plus sign to create a new playlist. Then drag all of the music you want to the playlist. Finally, in the music tab of your iPhone, make sure you click the playlist you just made to sync all music on that list to your phone.
you should be able to go into itunes and delete the songs, then sync your iphone again.
If that doesn't help then I would go into the apple store and see why not.
you can also just call apple for support for free if you are an at&t subscriber