Reducing iPhone Music Clutter

Despite all of the changes in the iOS 7 user interface to reduce clutter, Apple seems to find ways to heap more stuff into previously simple interfaces. My latest fight: I only want to see the 7 or 8 albums that I download onto my phone at a time. The last time I want is to have to wade through 40 different artists with one song each simply because they represent iCloud resident song purchases.

In “Settings” on iOS 7, under “Music”, there’s a slider for “Show All Music” — it defaults to “on” and it shows you what you’ve synced to the phone as well as what’s available in your cloud. Turn it “off” and you only see what you wanted to see. While I appreciate Apple wanting to drive awareness of those goodies in the cloud, I want my music unobscured by clouds.

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