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How To Remove All Traces of U2's 'Songs of Innocence' Album from iTunes and iOS


iPhoneForums.net News Team
Jun 15, 2010
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Bay Area, CA
Last week at the Appe keynote the company surprised many, unveiling the Apple Watch, iPhone 6, Apple Pay and more. Towards the end, the company also brought the popular rock band U2 on stage for one more surprise, a free album.

U2's latest album 'Songs of Innocence' was given out for free to iOS users, showing up in the stock Music app after the keynote. Although the album was free, not everyone was happy about the album being forced onto users without warning, as well as showing up in their iTunes purchase history.


Today, Apple released a tool for removing every bit of Song of Innocence from user devices and iTunes accounts. Simply go to the tool page here, sign in to your iTunes account, and all traces of the album will vanish.

According to The New York Times, the Cupertino firm payed upwards of $100 million dollars for U2 to release the album for free. Song of Innocence is still currently a free download, but will later turn into a paid download starting October 15th.
Upwards of $100 million dollars wasted on an awful album by a washed up band, and for what? What a disgrace...Pretty sure it would have been a lot more useful going to helping out the millions of people starving or homeless...

Thanks for sharing the steps to remove this from my account :)