5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 18, 2011 4:34 AM by djpumayang
erikfsn Level 1 Level 1

I went out for a drive, and when I tried to play a song from my iPhone, I got the message that I needed to be connected to wifi to play songs from iTunes match.


iTunes match had not only taken all the songs off my iPod, but in addition, wouldn't play any of the songs uploaded because I only had 3G connection, no wifi, so I had NONE of my songs to listen to.


The main reason I did this iTunes match thing was have access to more songs on the road, not less.

  • Mike Connelly Level 4 Level 4

    It will get songs over 3G but you may need to go into the settings to enable that.

  • Joseph Delaney Level 3 Level 3

    It should work on 3G. Make sure that you have 3G  turned on for iTunes music. I think it's turned off by default. See the following article for more information:



    Confusingly, the setting is in the "Store" section, not the "Music" section.

  • ericmc2009 Level 1 Level 1

    Yea you can use your data plan to listen to songs that you should have already had available to you.  What is up with apple and AT&T?  They are already screwing us with a 2G "unlimited" data plan!  Are we really not using enough data that you have to make us beg you for our music via 3G and wifi? 


    Newsflash!!! I don't want to use my data plan to listen to music that was free before! I don't want to pay to listen to music that I was ok not having before! If I am paying extra for a feature then I should get extra... not less.


    I am ranting.  I've had a really bad itunes match day!  the local retail store in southlake tx was useless and Apple overlooked a big gliche!  VERY VERY UNSATISFIED!!!

  • ericmc2009 Level 1 Level 1

    I guess I should also add that I have removed itunes match (turned it off, whatever) and am much happier now that I can access songs I actually want to listen to without having to hassle with a loose 3G connection or a wifi connection that doesn't exist on the road!

  • djpumayang Level 1 Level 1

    My iPhone did not wipe what was already on it, if you turn off show all music in the settings then you will only see the records on the device itself.


    I would argue that if it did use 3G as standard then there would be more complaints due to the cost of going over data plan allowances.