In addition to launching the new iPhones and Apple Watch last week, Apple also revealed that U2 s latest album Songs of Innocence would be given out for free to all iTunes users. What no one realized was that Apple would forcefully add the album to all users, whether they wanted it or not. The worst part was you could only hide the album but not delete it if you didn’t want it, occupying precious space on your device. Now the Cupertino giant has created a help page giving detailed instructions on how to permanently remove the music album from one s iTunes library and purchase list. Also Read - Common marketing gimmicks that brands should avoid to exploit consumersAlso Read - Apple MacBook Pro users report different issues with the SD card reader
While Apple considered it as a gift to its more than 500 million iTunes users, it faced a backlash from people who didn t appreciate being force fed or told what to listen to. With the new help page, Apple has made it easy to permanently delete the album. You will need to go to a page Apple created, which has been aptly named SOI Removal. On the page you will simply need to click on remove album and enter your Apple ID and password. This will remove the album from iCloud. Also Read - Apple in tussle with Russian govt over App Store payment options
For those who have downloaded the songs, they will need to manually delete each song from their music library. If you still see the album after this process, you will need to sign out of iTunes and then sign back in.