Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2013 5:19 AM (in response to Henry R)
I have an IPod Touch and IPad MIni, neither have 3g wireless. DEEPLY REGRET signing up for ICloud. Now the only place I can access my music is at home. I can no longer sync music or apps, and will probably have to PAY Apple to help me. There are NO fixes online for this.
If you buy an IPod, make sure it's wireless. Otherwise, you'll probably have the same problems.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2013 5:28 AM (in response to Henry R)
My guess is that all my ITunes songs that went into the iCloud via ITunes iMatch were somehow prevented from also going to Google Play.
Google Play Music Manager, Amazon Cloud Player Premium, and iTunes Match all work kind of the same. They look at the song file on your computer, and they either match it to the same song in their catalog, or upload your copy (sometimes with transcoding).
If the file is on your computer, they do not care if there is also a copy in another cloud service. However, if the file is not there, they do nothing; they do not look at what is in your other clouds.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2013 6:13 AM (in response to GoldNotSilver)
On your iOS devices (Ipod touch and iPad) just tap the Settings icon then iTunes & App store icon and slide iTunes Match to Off
On your PC/Mac launch iTunes.
ALL YOUR MUSIC REMAINS LOCAL on your PC/MAC its NOT deleted.
Now string your USB cable to your PC/Mac and sync as you always have !
Alternatively if you have a home Wifi network and your PC/Mac and iOS devices are all connected to the same area you can now setup Sync over wifi in the summary panel of iTunes for EACH device.
This will semi- automate the sync process.
When you place the iOS device on charge and within the same Wifi area,and launch iTunes sync'ing automatically takes place.
The caveat is your iOS device MUST BE PLUGGED in either to the mains or your PC/Mac its still not cable free.
By the way you can have several differing iOS setups - i have my iPad setup to use Match but my iPhone 4s to sync manually loading only songs i want to listen too so as to manage storage on the device.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2013 6:24 AM (in response to ed2345)
Nothing is removed from your computer HDD/SSD by these services - Your master copy remains and in the case of iTunes on your PC/Mac when you play to track its remains the LOCAL copy.
To use the iTunes matched track on your PC/Mac you have to actually delete the LOCAL copy and download the replacement version !
When you select a track on an iOS device with match activated the track is DOWNLOADED to your device by default so you have a local copy. That can now be repeatedly played even when you have a no radio (Wifi/3G/LTE) connections