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 consumes volumes of space. It also makes it difficult to find your wanted songs. If the duplicate songs are also on the computer or iTunes 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.
Frankly, Apple allows you delete songs on iPad one by one. But Could you image if you have over 300 duplicate songs that need deleting? It's frustrating, isn't it? In this case, I strongly recommend you try iPad manager – WWondershare TunesGo Retro (Windows) or Wondershare TunesGo Retro (Mac). Both versions of the software empower you to delete duplicate songs on iPad in batch.
Note: Both versions lets you delete duplicate songs from iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, The New iPad, iPad and iPad 2 when their iOS is iOS 5, 6 or 7.
How to delete duplicate songs on iPad
The tutorial below tells you how to delete iPad duplicate songs with the Windows version – Wondershare TunesGo Retro. Mac users can take the similar steps when using TunesGo Retro (Mac) to erase duplicate songs from iPad.
Step 1. Connect your iPad to the computer
Install and run TunesGo Retro on your computer, and connect your iPad to the computer with a USB cable. After detected , you iPad will show up in the primary window.
Step 2. Remove duplicate songs on iPad
In the left column, click "Media". By default, the Music window is shown on the right pane. If you clicked "Movies", "TV Shows", etc on the top line at last time, you should click "Music" to bring up the music window.
You see, all songs on your iPad are listed. Go and find the duplicate songs. Mark them, and click "Delete". During the song removal process, make sure your iPad connected all the time.
Well done! You have managed to remove duplicate songs on your iPad. Then, you can use TunesGo Retro to import or export your favorite files, like movies, photos, podcasts. What surprises you is that it never removes the current files on your iPad during the file transfer process.
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