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XBOX music - How can I delete downloaded albums from my phone while keeping them in onedrive?

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I have the xbox music pass and a lot of my music in onedrive. Sometimes, I will download an album so that I can listen to it offline. I can't figure out how to remove it from my phone while keeping the file in onedrive. When I select all the songs from album and select delete it says 'This will delete from your phone and cloud (on your OneDrive or from Xbox Music).' I can't figure out how to remove songs from my phone while keeping them in my onedrive collection.


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Apr 20, 2014
If no one comes up with a better answer, why not delete it from your PC and cloud, and then re-add it to your collection but choose not to download it to your phone.

Clunky but should work.


New member
Oct 24, 2013
It's a bit of a clumsy way they have done it but it's possible

Go into the Songs list (don't think it can be done per album), easier to filter by on phone instead of all
Select what you want to delete
instead of clicking the bin to delete them, press the 3 dots at bottom right, option there to remove from phone