U2 and Apple haters, rejoice! Apple has released an official support page to delete the unwanted U2 album from your iTunes account.
I'm sure you heard about the Apple conference last week and the release of U2's new album "Songs of Innocence." Apple's CEO Tim Cook jubilantly announced that all 500 million iTunes users would be receiving the new U2 album as a free gift.
What iTunes users didn't know was that iTunes forced the download of the "gift" to everyone with an iTunes account. For most people, this meant that a new album they probably didn't want took up storage space on their mobile gadgets and couldn't be deleted from their iTunes accounts.
You can learn more about the U2/iTunes incident by clicking here.
After the subsequent explosion of the Internet and Twitter about the unwanted "gift," Apple has had to appease the beast. Now, iTunes has created a dedicated support page for the "SOI removal tool" to delete the "Songs of Innocence" album from your iTunes account.
Apple has released the following instructions to delete the U2 album from your iTunes account.
Follow these instructions to remove U2’s "Songs of Innocence” from your iTunes music library and iTunes purchases. Once the album has been removed from your account, it will no longer be available for you to redownload as a previous purchase. If you later decide you want the album, you will need to get it again. The album is free to everyone until October 13, 2014, and will be available for purchase after that date.
To remove this album:
- Go to https://itunes.com/soi-remove.
- Click Remove Album to confirm you'd like to remove the album from your account.
- Sign in with the Apple ID and password you use to buy from the iTunes Store.
- You'll see a confirmation message that the album has been removed from your account.