As part of its iPhone 6 launch earlier this month, Apple dumped a free copy of U2’s new album Songs Of Innocence into every single iTunes account worldwide, and made it all-but-impossible for buyers to get rid of entirely. Now Apple has relented and launched a web site that lets you delete the whole thing if you don’t want it. Here’s what you need to do.
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Just visit the official go-away-U2 site, click on the “Remove Album” button, sign into your iTunes account, and it will be permanently removed. If you’ve already downloaded the album to a device, you’ll need to delete it manually, but it shouldn’t reappear. (If your iPhone or tablet was set up to automatically download new purchases, it’s likely to be there and require deleting.)
Hopefully this means everyone is happy: U2 fans still have a free album, and people who don’t want the album aren’t forced to keep it.