I noticed that I have duplicate songs on the iPad but not on iTunes on my PC. I even selected not to sync music and synced my iPad with iTunes. To my surprise I still have 33 songs left on my iPad after the sync. I then selected the sync music again and I still have the same duplicates. Any idea how I can delete the songs from the iPad? I'm running the latest OS on the iPad.
Too many duplicate songs on your iPad will occupy lots of storage space. It also makes it difficult to find your wanted songs. If the duplicate songs are also in your computer or iTunes Music Library, you can first remove the songs on it, and then sync iTunes with your iPad for the second time. However, if you have the same problem as the buddy says above, I'm afraid that iTunes sync will not work. In this post, we'll introduce two ways for you to delete duplicate songs from iPad. Check it out.
Frankly, Apple allows you delete songs on iPad one by one. But Could you image if you have over 300 duplicate songs to delete? It's frustrating, isn't it? In this case, I strongly recommend you try this iPad file manager program - Wondershare TunesGo Retro. Both Windows and Mac versions can help you to delete duplicate songs from iPad in batch with ease. the following guide will show you how finish the task with this program.
Step 1 Connect iPad to Computer
Install and start TunesGo Retro on your computer, then connect iPad to computer with the USB cable. The software will automatically detect your iPad.
Step 2 Delete Duplicate Songs on iPad
Choose Media category in the left sidebar, and all of your iPad media files will display in the right part. Music files will show up by default. Now you need to search for the duplicate songs in the searching column, and then select the duplicate songs. After that, hit the Delete button at the top middle of the software to start deleting duplicate songs on iPad.
So that's how TunesGo Retro remove duplicate songs from iPad. It's easy, isn't it. The program will also help you to manage other media files, so if you are interested in this program, just free download it to have a try.
You are also able to use iTunes to delete duplicate songs and then sync the music library to iPad. The following guide will show you how to do that.
Step 1 Connect iPad
Connect iPad to computer with the USB cable, then iTunes will start automatically. If not, you can manually start it.
Step 2 Delete Duplicate Songs in iTunes
Choose iTunes Music Library, and click Files > Library > Show Duplicate Items at the upper left corner. Then the duplicate songs will display in iTunes. You can select the duplicate songs and delete them.
Step 3 Sync Music to iPad
Now click the iPad icon in iTunes, and choose Music in the left sidebar. Check Sync Music and select Entire music library or Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres. After selecting the songs, click the Apply button at right bottom to start syncing music to iPad.
When the sync is finished, you'll get the songs from iTunes Music Library to iPad. Please note that during the syncing process, iTunes will erase all the available songs on your iPad, and replace them with the songs in iTunes Music Library.
Conclusion: Both Wondershare TunesGo and iTunes are helpful for deleting duplicate songs on iPad, but TunesGo Retro is regarded as a better option, because it doesn't erase any other music file on your iPad during the deletion.