Apple sure does a lot for its users especially in terms of providing something extra that other phone manufacturer would dream of. This time it is a treat to music lovers who own iDevice or an iPad and iPhone for that sake. Apple has distributed a copy of a brand new album by U2 to iTunes users. This sure is hell exciting to those who are the fan of this music group or love to have free stuff. Then again, there are others who have a different taste in music or just do not want this album to acquire extra memory space. The only option it seems they are left with is to live with it, no; they can well remove it from their device.
Given here are some tricks that you can employ to make this album vanish.
How to do it?
Now that you have a brand new copy of U2’s album in iTunes on your iPod Touch, your Mac your iPhone or your iPad and you want to remove it. Some users might be in shock with the automatic download of the album without any extra effort. However, it is possible to remove it if you follow the steps involved.
Working on iTunes with Desktop
The album has just got automatically downloaded to your iTunes when you accessed it. You can easily get rid of it by Albums-> Songs of Innocence-> Delete, there it is gone. Another thing is about purchases from an automatic download that needs to be stopped too. To do it, navigate to launch iTunes->Preferences-> Store tab and now deselect the option of Downloads box.
The album is available in the purchases of iTunes, if you want to hide it from there too then:
Launch iTunes->Quick Links-> Purchased, when you hover on the album an X mark will appear, click this to hide it.
Working with iDevice
When you open a song file, and you see a cloud icon then it indicates that the song is not currently on your device. This means that no extra space is acquired by the song file on your device as it is on the cloud. You can download it on your device.
If the cloud icon is not present then it means that the song is already in your device, you might have already downloaded it. This means that you can delete it, go to Music app->Album, from within the album you can select each song and swipe them to be deleted.
If the song or album is on the cloud then you can only hide it. To hide it, navigate to Settings-> Music-> Show All Music, and then turn off this option. Now the only music displayed will be the music that is downloaded at your device.
Even after this the album is available on the iCloud for downloads, here what you can do is to click the link-> Remove Album. Now login to your iTunes account, a message confirmation will tell you if the album is removed.