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.

Follow the link to this page

Follow the link to this page

Press ‘Remove Album’ to open the login window.

From here, enter your Apple ID and password and then Apple will deal with the rest.

Enter your Apple ID to remove from your account

Enter your Apple ID to remove from your account

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.

You can download it for free again from the iTunes Store, if you so wish

You can download it for free again from the iTunes Store until October 13, if you so wish