User Guide: How to Delete Music from Android Phone/Tablet Effectively?

2023-05-11 00:00:00/Posted by Alleny Gavinto Android Backup Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

You have an Android phone or tablet which you have filled with all sorts of song among other audio files? Then after a certain time, you will need to delete music from your Android phone or Tablet since they take up too much space on your device and slow down the device. But during the deleting process, there are problems would arise to obstruct you. And one of the common problems is- it is hard to delete songs permanently from a device.

If you have encountered with those problems above and wish to solve them effortlessly, it's time to have a try with the some powerful third-party software. Here we have four different suggestions for you:

Option 1. Delete Music from Android Using An Android Assistant Program

Here, MobiKin Assistant for Android would be a good helper for you. It is a software that can help you to transfer, export, import, delete, backup and manages the applications, contacts, text messages, photos, videos, music and other files in an Android phone or tablet and deals with it in one place on your personal computer. It works with overall Android devices, including Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG, Sony, Huawei, ZTE, Lenovo, etc. So with the help of this program, you are able to free up your Android phone by exporting songs or deleting unwanted music. Both of operations can be easily completed in this software.

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Now let's see how this tool works:

Step 1. Connect your Android device to your computer

Start your Android music manager - Assistant for Android on your computer and link it on your Android tablet or phone using a data cable. The Android program will recognize your device and display it on the main window showing all the data in the left panel.

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Step 2. Delete/Export music from Android

After establishing connection between your phone and the program, you can start to delete or export the songs now. Just click on Music option from the left to show all the audio files on your device on the right side window. Preview and select the music files you want to remove or export from your Android device and then you can:

- Delete the files: tap on the "Delete" button from the top menu bar to remove the selected songs.

- Export the data: click on the "Export" button from the menu to sync the selected files to computer and then delete them on your phone.

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Option 2. Delete All Music Files from Android Quickly on PC

You can easily delete music files from your Android device using your PC. If you want to discard all the music files in the SD card on your Android phone, this option is perfect for you. Below, we give instructions on how to use the PC system to delete music files from Android phone:

Step 1: Unlock and open your Android device, select the "Menu" icon, then find and open the "Settings" option.

Step 2: From the "Settings" option, select the "SD card and phone storage" option and click "Unmount SD card".

Step 3: Now you can slide the back cover and safely remove the SD card from your Android device. Then insert the SD card into an SD card reader and connect it to the computer. Once detected by the computer, you can double-click the icon of the SD card/removable disk displayed in the lower right corner of the PC window.

Step 4: Once opened, you can browse all the folders stored on the SD card until you find the folder where the music files are stored. In general, the folder is named "Music".

Step 5: Open the Music folder, select all the music files you want to delete and move them to the trash. If you want to permanently delete them without recovery, you can choose to empty the recycle bin, then these music files will disappear permanently.

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Option 3. Delete Songs on Android using Google Play Music App

We know that every Android phone is now basically equipped with the Google Play Music App. With this app, you can easily find all the songs stored on your device. In this section, we'll show you how to use the Google Play Music app to delete all songs on your Android phone.

Step 1. First open your Android device and launch the Google Play Music app.

Step 2. Click on the "Music Library" option in the upper left corner of the application interface screen to view the application's menu panel. Select "My Library" and your music list will be displayed.

Step 3. Now select the track you want to delete and click on the menu icon on the side of the selected track.

Step 4. Finally, click on "Delete" from the context menu.

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That's it! Your song will be removed from your Android device. Now, you can repeat the above steps to delete other tracks. Of course, you can also select the tracks in one thread and delete them altogether by tapping the "Trash" icon.

Note: What you need to know is that by deleting the music files in your Android phone by the above method, any expert hacker can use some file recovery tools to retrieve the deleted Android music files. If you want to permanently delete music files from your Android phone, you need a third-party Android data erasing tool. This will be covered in detail in the fourth part.

Option 4. Permanently Remove All Android Music with Android Cleaner Software

Some users may want to use a cleaning software to directly remove the unwanted songs so here, we would like to suggest you to use the Android Data Eraser. As its name suggests, this is a professional software to clean the Android phones like Samsung, Huawei, LG, HTC, Motorola, etc. The highlight of this software is that it can permanently wipe the data on your Android phone. In other words, all the files that are erased by this tool won't be restorable.

At present, this software only supports to erase all data for Android devices. So please backup your Android files before deleting the data or you will lose all the files permanently.


Tutorial to completely clean Android files:

Step 1. Download and install the software

First of all, you need to download the software by clicking the icon below and then go with the instructions to properly install it.

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Step 2. Conect your Android phone to PC

Connect your Android phone to computer and then launch the installed tool. During the connecting process, you need to go with the prompts on the screen to make the phone recognized, such as enabling USB debugging. Once the Android phone is recognized by the software, you will see an interface as below:

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Step 3. Select security level

When the software detects your Android device successfully, you can click "Erase" button on the main interface and then tap on "Medium" to choose a security level according to your need.

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Step 4. Remove the Android files

Finally, just type "delete" in the "Erase All Data" interface and click the "Erase" button located at the bottom right corner. Then all the files on Android, including the songs, will be removed from your Android phone immediately.

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All the options above are helpful to clean the Android music but I think the assistant software would be better here cause it won't affect other files on your phone and you can also manage other data like photos, videos, messages, etc. with it. Anyway, just choose the one you like to delete music from your Android phone or Tablet so you can better enjoy the device.

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Alleny Gavin
Alleny GavinChief Editor
A chief editor at MobiKin, brings over a decade of experience in technical writing and holds a B.A. in English Literature. With a background as a Project Manager in the IT industry, he has authored 1000+ articles on, offering expert solutions for iOS issues. Gavin, a tech enthusiast, effortlessly recommends software with passion and extensive expertise in smartphones and software.
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