How to hide the free U2 album from your iTunes library


Apple recently gifted every iTunes user a free copy of U2’s new album. While most people enjoy getting free stuff, not everyone (especially given that there are more than 800 million iTunes users) likes the band U2. You will find the album, “Songs of Innocence,” in the purchases section of iTunes.

Some users may have also noticed that it was automatically downloaded to their computer and iOS device. This only occurred if you had it configured for your iTunes to automatically download purchased content to your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or computer.

Not a fan of U2? Here’s how you can get rid of the album:

  1. Go to
  2. Click Remove Album to confirm you’d like to remove the album from your account.
  3. Sign in with the Apple ID and password you use to buy from the iTunes Store.
  4. You’ll see a confirmation message that the album has been removed from your account.

If you downloaded the songs to iTunes on your Mac or PC or to the Music app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you’ll need to delete them manually.