Have you found yourself browsing through your iPhone’s music section in the past week, only to discover a strange album on there by some band called “U2”?
Take some deep breaths, dear reader. We’re here to help.
People were so annoyed to find U2’s new album, “Songs of Innocence,” on their iPhones that Apple created a special web page and shortcut for users to delete the damned thing.
If you haven’t heard, Apple spent what can only be described as a ridiculous amount of money to secure the rights to the new album, from a band that is basically only cool in the eyes of middle-aged white guys. (Remember Apple is predominantly run by middle-aged white guys.)
The thing is, many of the people who have the “Automatic Downloads” feature setup on their iPhones ended up with the album too. And that led to some anger and confusion...
Scroll past the Tweet rage for instructions on how to delete the U2 album.
So how does one get rid of this stuff? It’s fairly simple, according to the precisely titled Apple webpage “Remove iTunes gift album ‘Songs of Innocence’ from your iTunes music library and purchases.”
1. Click on this link, which takes you to a U2 breakup page, and click "Remove Album."
2. Confirm your Apple ID and password
3. Then delete the album one final time from your Apple devices
4. Begin the difficult process of moving on