I did not check off the option to sync my voice memos, yet I still see my voice memos on my itunes. It does not give me an option to delete it from itunes. however I have already deleted it from my phone. How can I get rid of it?

  • What worked for me was to 1) manually search for all *.m4a voice memos files using spotlight on finder 2) moving them to trash 3) emptying the trash 4) in iTunes -> iPhone -> Summary clicking "Manually manage music and videos" and "Apply" Oct 4, 2017 at 11:38

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Highlight all of the memos, and then press either the delete button on your keyboard or (as mentioned below) Command+Delete.

  • Shouldn't that be Command + Delete?
    – daviesgeek
    Apr 15, 2012 at 23:33
  • Make sure you're not in a playlist when doing this. Jul 2, 2014 at 11:38
  • @EmerickRogul so where should you be?
    – JGallardo
    May 27, 2015 at 1:56

I had the same problem and I highlighted the voice memos and then hit the space bar. You have to hit where it says to put it in the trash. That's all I did and it worked.

  • Can you update your answer for the latest iTunes
    – JGallardo
    May 27, 2015 at 1:57

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