Apple in conjunction with U2 gave away a free copy of the band’s latest album, ‘Songs of Innocence’ at the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Given the absolute mega size of the subscriber base of iTunes, this was an unprecedentedly big launch of any music album. But the problem arose when Apple instead of making the album optional for everyone to download literally forced it down our throats by downloading it on the devices that had your iTunes account. So basically, you are sitting here and suddenly this new set of tracks appear on your iPhone, bet you were taken aback too.
Apple should have considered, there are people who may have no interest in U2 or their music or even that maybe the device itself could be running low on the storage available at the moment and this may eat into precious little left overs. However, in an attempt to rectify all the mess, Apple has announced that it has released a tool that will take away the gift it had given to you.
All you need to do is to head over to ‘itunes.com/soi-remove’ and you will be asked if you would like to remove the U2 album from your account. Once removed, the album will not be available as a pre purchase and you will have to buy/ download the album as per the date itself. Once you click on the button that says, ‘Remove Album’ you will be asked for your Apple ID and Password, and boom, the album will be gone from all the devices that have the Apple ID logged in.