Published Sep 15, 2014U2 and Apple ruffled plenty of feathers with the viral rollout of the free album Songs of Innocence, which prompted many users to complain that the album appeared on their phone without consent and was difficult to remove. The blowback was evidently enough to make Apple scramble for a solution, since it just unveiled a simple tool to remove the album.
This tool scrubs Songs of Innocence from a user's account. If you have a change of heart and want to re-download it, you'll be able to do so for free until October 13; after that, you'll have to pay. Go here and click the button to delete Songs of Innocence.
This tool will definitely come as welcome news for the likes of Tyler, the Creator, who responded to the album with a "FUCK BONO" rant on Twitter.
After Songs of Innocence appeared last week, many unwilling downloaders took to social media to complain, and tutorials began to pop up instructing users how to remove it.