3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 5, 2012 7:39 AM by Michael Allbritton
ChristianSyl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I uploaded all my music on the cloud. But now that I want to sync my iPod nano no music is copied on the device... I understand that the music, including all my purchased music is on the cloud... But I would expect iTunes to be smart enough to download the music first and then to copy it to my iPod. However nothing seems to be happening when I sync in iTunes, no error and no music copied on the device...

 

I looked around and I can't find any help...

 

Anyone can explain how can you simply sync and iPod when the music is in the cloud??

 

Thanks,

 

Christian


iPod nano (4th generation), Other OS
  • Michael Allbritton Level 6 Level 6 (16,785 points)

    I'm not sure what you're trying to do other than sync an iPod Nano with your iTunes library. Are you saying there is no music in your iTunes library except for what is in the Cloud? If so (did you delete the music?) you will never be able to sync your iPod Nano this way.

     

    Syncing any iDevice with iTunes requires the files to be physically available to iTunes. iTunes will not download from the cloud then sync... that is simply not a feature in iTunes.

  • ChristianSyl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hmmm, ok. I guess that this is definitively unclear... I did removed the actual physical files from my drive, actually just backed them up somewhere else...  And in addition to that it was also confusing to have iCloud and local files in iTunes....

     

    To be clear, is there a way in iTunes match to download all of your music back in one shot, I.e. select all and download, or something similar? That's important as it will let me change the way I see and use that service from apple....

     

    So what happens when I buy some music in the iTunes store? Isn't it automatically just added in iTunes match? Note that I haven't bought new music since i started using imatch.

     

    Thanks,

     

    C.

  • Michael Allbritton Level 6 Level 6 (16,785 points)

    ChristianSyl wrote:

     

    Hmmm, ok. I guess that this is definitively unclear... I did removed the actual physical files from my drive, actually just backed them up somewhere else...  And in addition to that it was also confusing to have iCloud and local files in iTunes....

    iTunes Match does not magically change the location of the iTunes library to the cloud. iTunes still requires the files to physically be on your computer HDD so it can play them, unless you delete the files from your library.

     

    ChristianSyl wrote:

     

    To be clear, is there a way in iTunes match to download all of your music back in one shot, I.e. select all and download, or something similar? That's important as it will let me change the way I see and use that service from apple....

    Yes. Highlight all the tracks you want to download, the right-click (or Control+click) and choose "download." However it will be more efficacious for you to restore your iTunes library from the backup you made prior to deleting all the files.

     

    ChristianSyl wrote:

     

    So what happens when I buy some music in the iTunes store? Isn't it automatically just added in iTunes match? Note that I haven't bought new music since i started using imatch.

    Yes. Any new music you purchae from the store will be downloaded to your computer, marked as "purchased" and immediately be availble to any other iOS devices you have assocciated with your iTunes Store account ID and have iTM enabled.