How to delete duplicate songs on iPhone, iPad, iPod?
Q: I have over 10K music files in my iTunes library, my iPhone really can not take them all anymore. I don't listen to all songs anytime, I searched and found many duplicate songs in my iTunes with very small different. How can I delete those duplicates in iTunes all at once before sync to my iPhone? Or is there a way to delete them on iPhone directly, not via iTunes?
A: Many iPhone users may be troubled with music library manager. You've downloaded and enjoyed digital music for years via iTunes store, and find that your iTunes library are in a mess caused by hundreds of duplicate songs, music with missingtracks, songs without artworks and music tags. Why the iTunes library is messed up? There are many reasons for creating so many duplicates in your iTunes, maybe some reimport operation, or you've synced your iTunes with different iOSdevices which included many copies of songs. Then it's really a nightmare after you sync all those music to your new iPhone/iPad/iPod with only 16G memory. You do need a duplicate remover to clean and sort the massive iTunes library. Here we introduce you 2 ways to delete duplicate songs on iPhone, iPad and iPod with few clicks.
First of all, connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod to your computer with charging cable. We have to know that, it's impossible to delete duplicate songs on iPhone without computer directly as the iOS sandbox. PC tools is needed for the cleanupwork. Then there are 2 tools for you to deleting duplicates:
Method 1, Remove Duplicate Songs on iPhone/iPad/iPod via iTunesFor iTunes 11 and later versions, users can preview and delete duplicate songs one-by-one directly. There are also 2 ways to show duplicate songs in iTunes:
1, Choose "View > Show Duplicate Items", then the song with the same name and artist would display. It may include the same songs with different version, such as live and studio versions, or versions from different albums.
2, Hold the Alt or Option key (for Mac OS X) or the Shift key (for Windows) and choose "View > Show Exact Duplicate Items", this will show only duplicate songs having the same name, artist, and album.
After the duplicate songs displayed and sorted, then click "Edit > Delete" to select the duplicate songs you may want to delete one-by-one and delete them. But if you get a big amount of duplicate songs, this might cost you much time. Then we suggest you to try iTunes Duplicate Remover, which can delete duplicate songs on iPhone all at once.
Method 2, Delete Duplicate Songs on iPhone/iPad/iPod via iTunes Duplicate RemoveriTunes Duplicate Remover is a professional iTunes duplicate remover software, with it, users can find and delete duplicates in iTunes fast and easily. There are 2 scanning modes: Quick Scan and Deep Scan.
Step 1. Download and Run iTunes Duplicates Remover, and choose "Clean up Duplicates" option on the main interface.
Step 2. Click Scan iTunes at the left bottom of the software window for one-click operation. Or select a duplicate scanning mode to detect duplicate songs in your iTunes from Quick Scan and Deep Scan. Quick Scan helps you easily find song duplicates in iTunes based on song tags like artist, album, name, file size and time, you can select all of them or some of them. Deep Scan mode adopts Accoustic Fingerprint tech for deeper scanning.
Step 3. After the iTunes Duplicates Remover software shows all the duplicates in the window, duplicate songs would be selected automatically. Users could clean them all at once with clicking "Remove" button, or play back all reference duplicates and determine which file to keep and which file(s) to delete.
Moreover, this iTunes Duplicates Remover can also help users to fix iTunes library with getting artwork and music tags for songs without information. After fixing, users can manager their iTunes and make more playlist for further use.
Sync the fixed iTunes library or some of the music to your iPhone via USB after removing all duplicate songs from your iTunes. Then, your iPhone music library would be refreshed and all duplicate songs would be deleted.
As your iTunes library has been cleaned up, you could sync it to all your iOS devices, such as iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPod touch 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini, etc. All your devices music library have been cleanup already.