7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 9, 2012 5:10 PM by randers4
Tolep8r Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

If I have music stored on my iPod touch and if I use iCloud for my iPhone, where is the original download stored?  iPod Touch?  IPhone? or iCloud?


iPhone 4S, iOS 6
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    randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (57,240 points)

    In your iTunes library.  iCloud allows you to redownload music purchased from the iTunes store but it doesn't store your music (it just downloads it again from the store).  The only exception is if you subscribe to iTunes Match, which is a separate subscription service that will allow you to access and play your music from iCloud.  iTunes Match is separate from your iCloud account.

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    Tolep8r Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If the music is in my ITunes Library but from a CD that I put on ITunes, I can get that too?

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    randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (57,240 points)

    You can't redownload music from your CDs from the iTunes store as it wasn't purchased from the store in the first place.  However, if you subscribe to iTunes Match, you can access your entire library (up to 25,0000 songs) from iCloud, including the music from your CDs.  (iTunes Match will either match your songs with songs already in the iTunes store, or upload them to your iTunes Match account if they aren't in the iTunes store.  See http://www.apple.com/itunes/itunes-match/.)

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    Tolep8r Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just for clairification, for example, when I redownload via iCloud does it effect the gigabyte storage of my iPhone?

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    randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (57,240 points)

    If you're talking about music...  If you redownload a purchased song from the iTunes store to your phone, then yes, it uses some of the available space on your phone.  If you subscribe to iTunes Match, you can delete the music from your phone, then download and play your music from iCloud.  This saves space on your phone as songs are only stored on your phone when your play them the first time; songs not yet played don't take any room on your phone but are available to play/download from iCloud at any time as long as you have an internet connection.

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    Tolep8r Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for all the help! I understand now.

  • 7. Re: ICloud Storage Question
    randers4 Level 9 Level 9 (57,240 points)

    You're welcome.