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charleelowes Calculating status...
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I have an iphone 4 and have about 250 songs on it so far. I have downloaded some more music and it says it cannot dowload due to storage. I deleted all my apps and moved my 300 photos onto a USB stick. It has downloaded some of the songs that wouldnt download but how do i get more storage to download the rest??


I am going on holiday and want to be able to download some more music before i go away if possible. I have tried to Google it and seen something called Itunes Match and someone has said about upgrading stoage, I have done this and it says i have 24GB available on my icloud. I dont mind paying for something but i want to make sure it works before i pay out to upgrade storage or Itunes match and then it doesnt work.


Sorry if i come across abit thick iv only just started putting music on my phone



iPhone 4S
  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,525 points)
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    Aug 22, 2013 5:01 AM (in response to charleelowes)

    Adding to your iCloud storage won't give you extra storage on your phone - iCloud storage is for backing up your documents, files, photos etc from your device(s), you can't store music for the Music app in it.


    You can subscribe to iTunes Match from your computer's iTunes and upload your music to it from there. But to then be able to play your music you will either need to stream it from Match (in which case you will need an internet connnection), or you will have nee to have downloaded it onto your phone (which if you haven't got enough space on it you won't be able to do).


    iTunes Match :


    Depending upon what version of iOS that you have on your phone you might have a Settings > General > Usage which will show how much space each app is taking.


    You could also consider changing the file format of those music tracks on your computer's iTunes so that each track takes up less space (though if you go to too low a bit rate you may notice the lower quality) :


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