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U2 appears to be the marmite of commercial music, but whether you like them or not their new album is in your iTunes library.
This caused a bit of a backlash from iPhone and iPad users after the album was ‘gifted’ to every currently active iOS user, leaving ‘Songs of Innocence’ sticking out of their digital record-collection – but there’s no need to fear! After seeing the public response to the release, Apple has decided to create a means of removing the free album from users’ iTunes libraries, and here’s how you do it:
First, follow this link, either on your iPhone, iPad, or computer, to the Apple support page regarding the album.
Press ‘Remove Album’ to open the login window.
From here, enter your Apple ID and password and then Apple will deal with the rest.
As the page explains, ‘Songs of Innocence’ is available for free until October 13 after which it becomes a paid product. If you are a fan of U2, and you didn’t know about the free album, then you can rejoice as your favourite Irish rock band is available for no charge. To find it, open your iOS Music app, search for it in the Albums tab and tap the iCloud icon to download it to your device. To do this from a Mac or Windows PC, it’s a very similar process. Open iTunes, find the album in your library and then tap the cloud icon.