Currently Being ModeratedApr 6, 2013 8:42 AM (in response to simon2010)
The two settings are interchangeable, and they lead to the same consequences. Turning on iTunes Match, automatic downloads or downloading past purchases all associate your device with the ID being used for such action. Once the association is made, the device cannot be associated with a different ID for 90 days (see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4627).
Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2013 2:03 AM (in response to randers4)
Dear randers4 many thanks for taking the time to reply, and thank you for your advice.
My problem was that when activating iTunes Match for my iPad mini, with the correct Apple ID associated with the iTunes Stores and iTunes Match showing in the field <Apple ID:> in Settings > iTunes & App Stores my other Apple ID associated with iCloud and not with the iTunes Stores was automatically and silently used.
BTW I had already activated iTunes Match on my MBP some time ago and it is working across all other devices.
Re-reading the help page you reference in your reply I now wonder if before activating iTunes Match on my iPad I should have added the iPad mini through iTunes on my Mac. i.e. Mac Account > iTunes in the Cloud > Manage Devices?
Just to recap this was on an iPad mini that was a replacement for a faulty model and had been restored from a backup from the previous device.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2013 1:33 PM (in response to simon2010)
I now wonder if before activating iTunes Match on my iPad I should have added the iPad mini through iTunes on my Mac. i.e. Mac Account > iTunes in the Cloud > Manage Devices?
You can't add a device there, you can only remove one. An iOS device is added by setting the Apple ID in Settings>iTunes & App Stores, then turning on iTunes Match and/or Automatic Downloads, or download previously purchased media. Once the association is made, it can't be associated with a different ID for 90 days.
All you need to do to turn on iTunes Match is sign into the ID you use for iTunes Match in Settings>iTunes & App Stores, then turn iTunes Match to On. If you have mistakenly already associated your device with a different ID, you will have to wait 90 days to change the association. As stated in the linked article, removing the device from the ID in Manage Devices in iTunes doesn't override this 90 day wait period. The only ones who could change this would be iTunes store support, although I'm not sure they could or would. You can always contact them and plead your case though: http://www.apple.com/emea/support/itunes/contact.html.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2013 2:57 PM (in response to randers4)
Thank you again randers4.
That makes things clear.
What must have happened is that the restored iPad was not associated with any account despite my assumption to the contrary.
When I tried to attach my iTunes Apple ID the first time on the newly restored iPad there must have be a default warning dialog about switching associated Apple ID's even though the iPad was not associated at this point. I say that because the new iPad was not present in the list of managed devices and only appeared after I went ahead with the association (thank you for clearing this point up). I removed the reference to the older defective device too. Additionally when the reference to the new iPad appeared in the list of managed devices in the iTunes Account details > Managed Devices it appeared with a countdown starting at 90 days until another change was possible.
Following on from your advice and for anyone searching for an answer to a similar problem it appears that if you were previously associated in a backup with a (correct) Apple ID account the restore does not re-associate the new device automatically to iTunes Match and that an attempt to manually do that at the prompt results in a warning dialog about time restrictions which in my case led me to believe erroneously that the OS had auto magically associated the device to my iCloud ID (the incorrect ID for iTunes Match).
Thanks again randers4 for helping me.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2013 3:02 PM (in response to simon2010)
You're very welcome.
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