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Aug 23, 2013 1:35 PM

OK, this has been a difficult experience: My MacBook Pro is my "main" computer, I enabed Match and it went throught the 3 steps and seems to be operational.  I turned on Match on my Apple TV and it seems to work nicely. Now, iPhone 5- I had been syncing over wifi, turned on Match, got ENABLE THIS WILL ERASE message; went to iTunes>Artist>Avett Brothers> and saw the Download artist, clicked it; repeated with 2 playlists.  Now there are no more indications match is on.  Settings>general>about shows my full library still on iPhone?   I just wanted my music in heaviest rotation downloaded not the whole library (16G) like before.

 

Should I turn off sync by WiFi in iTunes? What am I missing?

 

Thanks

iPhone 5
  • mracole Level 4 Level 4 (1,075 points)
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    Aug 24, 2013 3:00 AM (in response to RickerM)

    On your main library, select the Update iTunes Match option, allow the process to complete.  View the results in the Match tab.  Follow the instructions presented to enable the service on an IOS device.

  • Keith Doherty3 Level 4 Level 4 (1,735 points)
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    Aug 24, 2013 3:24 AM (in response to RickerM)

    All you have on your phone by default are your playlists with match.

    You need to have internet connection on your phone Wi-Fi or good quality stable 3G/LTE over mobile.

     

    What this does is save storage on your iOS device at the expense of using data.

     

    When you select a track on your device the iTunes store is poled and the track streamed to your device.

    (Reason for needing good broadband bandwidth and data package over mobile !)

     

    By taping on the cloud icon next to the track name on your iOS device you can also download the track to your iOS device (taking up storage) and that track can then be played Offline.

     

    You can choose individual tracks or complete albums.

     

    Now back on your computer things are different.

     

    iTunes continues to be linked to your local music files by default, however if you choose to you can delete the local track and replace it with the itunes store version.

  • mracole Level 4 Level 4 (1,075 points)
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    Aug 24, 2013 5:55 AM (in response to RickerM)

    Prior to enabling iTunes Match, you can delete all Music from the device.  This will allow you to add back only what you want with iTunes Match enabled.

     

    Ensure you have a secure backup of all Song files first, then the method for removing music is as follows:

     

    • Tap on “Settings” and tap on “General”
    • Select “Usage” and tap on “Music”
    • Swipe "Music" and select “Delete” to remove all songs from the device
  • mracole Level 4 Level 4 (1,075 points)
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    Aug 24, 2013 6:27 AM (in response to RickerM)

    Try Settings -> General -> Usage -> Music, swipe & select delete.

  • Keith Doherty3 Level 4 Level 4 (1,735 points)
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    Aug 24, 2013 6:41 AM (in response to RickerM)

    The step you are missing is connecting your phone via the supplied USb cable to your Mac/PC and opening in iTunes.

     

    If you do this and click on devices and select your iOS device then select Music settings you will find that provided Match is selected the prevoius manually loaded music will be removed.

     

    Now disconnect the iOS device from the computer and start using Match properly .

     

    That is to,say the device will dowmload the playlists and allow either streaming or downloads from iTunes store direct to the device for offline playing.

  • mracole Level 4 Level 4 (1,075 points)
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    Aug 24, 2013 8:42 AM (in response to RickerM)

    Yes

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