Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2011 5:40 PM (in response to mlclayton)
I solved my problem that sounds like this one; maybe this will help others:
First, Match on my Mac worked like it should. I was signed in with my "bare" Apple "ID".
On my iPhone I launched iTunes, scrolled all the way to the bottom, and saw that I was logged in as "ID@mac.com" so I signed out and signed back in as "ID".
Then I went to Settings/Music and turned on iTunes Match.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2011 9:40 PM (in response to Ron Voss)
I cannot thank you enough...everything else I read sounded WAY too complex.
This solved it for my iPad and iPhone
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2011 11:08 PM (in response to Ron Voss)
Solution seems to have worked for me as well. Thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2011 5:44 AM (in response to mlclayton)
Just wanted ot add that this worked for me as well. Not sure why or how the separation between your ID and your ID@mac.com came about. Only seesm to be an issues when doing anything with iTunes.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2011 7:42 AM (in response to mlclayton)
Thanks Ron Voss, that worked for me. Sounded way easier than what people where saying on the internet.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2011 10:29 AM (in response to mlclayton)
My apple ID is a gmail email (i.e. email@example.com). Im getting the same error message on my iphone but when I tried signing in as user, I'm given a message stating that my password is incorrect, requiring my whole email. So now I'm stuck with a non functioning itunes match
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2011 1:46 PM (in response to mlclayton)
This isn't working for me. I have a .mac and a .me email. I tried signing out of iTunes and signing back as .me, but it wouldn't let me and came back as .mac. The iTunes Match on my iPhone will say I've not paid,
then will stay on, but not show the music.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2011 1:59 PM (in response to folkhearts)
Seems like it mostly has to do with username/password issues for most folks. If we can ever get all those straight, it might work -- certainly not "user friendly" by any stretch of the imagination!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2011 10:13 PM (in response to mlclayton)
I seem to have solved my problem. On my iPhone, I signed into Home Sharing at the bottom of the Settings > Music with my .me email and password. Even though I still got the "you haven't paid" notice when turning on iMatch, the button stayed lit on. THEN I accidently discovered that in my Music app on the iPhone, that when I checked More > Shared> Library that it loaded all my songs. That is probably from the computer, not iMatch, but the same number is now listed on iMatch and my music library.
Very strange, I could find no help for this anywhere on the web or Apple site. Dumb luck I guess!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2011 9:00 AM (in response to folkhearts)
I have the exact same problem. Accounting showing in iTunes is firstname.lastname@example.org. I sign out and then sign in as email@example.com (which is the login I use for my iCloud, Mail and other apple-related logins) and iTunes defaults back to firstname.lastname@example.org.
My access to iTunes Match on my iPad worked perfectly the first time however. Only having this problem on my iPhone 4S.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2011 1:20 PM (in response to pfiedler)
I re-read the "correct answer" above~~I was not going to my iTunes APP. If you log out of your iTunes APP on your device, then log back in leaving off the "@.com" it works fine.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2011 1:55 PM (in response to Vicki Allwardt)
I had tried this before and it didn't work. Not being one to give up, I tried it again just now and SUCCESS!! Thank you very much for your assistance. Apple needs to make this clear to other users who are probably feeling very frustrated.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2011 9:03 PM (in response to mlclayton)
ok. i have to say that though i read it i often do not understand it. for the life of me i kept going to settings>music or settings>icloud on my Iphone/iPad. The brain dead part of me saw iTunes in the instructions and thought Music Player. On my MAC, iTunes is the Music Player.
Obviously not so on the iPhone and iPad. Two different apps, Doh!
5 minutes after i realized my confusion i was up an running.
It should have occured to me sooner that the iTunes Match refered to the iTunes Store, joined on the MAC, seperated on the iPod/iPad.