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iCloud icon animated in iTunes

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gabriel1978 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 31, 2011 10:33 PM

Can anyone explain what the different appearances of the iCloud icon mean? Right now the cloud icon has animated diagonal lines running through it (this has been going on for awhile). Not sure if it means it's uploading songs I recently purchased from Amazon Cloud and/or iTunes Store. My iPhone is not connected via cable and has not been ejected.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,665 points)
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,665 points)
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    Jan 1, 2012 11:19 AM (in response to gabriel1978)

    Then if if it's the one in the side bar of iTunes, I think it means iTunes hasn't properly connected to the server.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (81,665 points)
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    Jan 1, 2012 1:44 PM (in response to gabriel1978)

    Have you tried restarting iTunes.

  • AtzeP Calculating status...
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    Jan 26, 2012 2:58 AM (in response to gabriel1978)

    Hi gabriel1978,


    same problem here. On each start of iTunes I get this animated iTunes Match cloud symbol.


    It disappears after deactivating iTunes Match in the Store menu and activating again.


    But on the next start of iTunes it pops up again.

  • klockw243 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 12:03 PM (in response to gabriel1978)

    This is driving me nuts too. I don't have an iTunes match subscription, but the little cloud is always doing the barbor-poll animation and it seems that my computer runs slower. I can't believe there is no documentionat about this on Apple's site or elsewhere. Is there a way to check current downloading items in iTunes '11? Maybe it's showing that I'm downloading a new podcast in the background... or something. This "feature" is just one of the many "enhancements" that have made me begin to hate the new iTunes. =(

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    Feb 14, 2013 9:41 AM (in response to gabriel1978)

    I noticed this icon got "stuck" right after I added an album from a CD. The CD I added didn't show up on my music list but I could "see" the album, although I couldn't go to it, if I searched for it. I corrected both problems by logging out of my itunes account and logging back in from the itune store... very strange. I've had this happen to me three or four times since the "new look" itunes has been rolled out.

  • S1278 Calculating status...
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    Mar 5, 2013 5:03 PM (in response to gabriel1978)

    I am also having the same issue.  I have tried everything including clearing my itunes match database.  I wish Apple would fix the issues with iTunes Match.


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  • beeltink Calculating status...
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    Jul 23, 2013 5:17 AM (in response to S1278)

    Seems to me Apple cares about its customers less and less.

    iTunes used to be great, but is just getting more and more annoying after every release.

    Too many nonsense features.

    ALso, when I check "double items", it merely matches the double tracknames, whereas it should be trackname&&albumname&&artistname. VERY annoying indeed!

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,145 points)
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    Jul 23, 2013 9:39 AM (in response to beeltink)

    Close iTunes and move the iTunes preference file,, from your Home/Library/Preferences folder to the Desktop and launch iTunes.  If that helps the problem you can delete the file from the Desktop.  If it doesn't, move it back into the Preferences folder replacing the new file.


    NOTE: In Lion and Mountain Lion the Home/Library folder is now invisible. To make it permanently visible enter the following in the Terminal application window: chflags nohidden ~/Library and press the Return key - 10.7: Un-hide the User Library folder.




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