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Rookie iTunes Match question

334 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 5, 2012 10:40 PM by Michael Allbritton RSS
Stephen Scott2 Calculating status...
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Feb 27, 2012 6:08 PM

I have ton of music in my iTunes library, which has been successfully loaded into iTunes Match.  My iPhone is only 16 gB, so I would historically use iTunes to remove old playlists and bring in new ones.   I have tried using delete, but discovered that deletes the content of the playlist right back to my Mac (lesson learned!).  When I cleared the playlist, it did just that - removed the songs and now they are no longer available for downloading on my iPhone.


My question is twofold: with Match, how do I remove the songs back to the greyed out state where they are ready for download, preferably a whole playlist at a time?


Secondly, how do I get my cleared list back on my phone?  It's still in iTunes, so the content is still there.


Any help you could offer would be excellent!

  • Michael Allbritton Level 6 Level 6 (16,190 points)
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    Feb 27, 2012 10:24 PM (in response to Stephen Scott2)

    It's true that deleting a Playlist from and iOS device will also delete the playlist from iTunes. However that does not delete the music from the cloud, nor, in my experience does deleting the playlist actually delete the music downloaded to the iDevice. I suggest that so see just the music that has been downloaded to the iDevice you go to Settings > Music and set "show all music" to OFF. This will display only the tracks that have been downloaded to your iDevice.


    As to how to delete music... you can simply swipe across individual songs and tap delete. Or tap-n-hold on any Album or Artist and tape the "x" to delete. It is possible to delete all music from the iDevice by going to Settings > General > Usage and tapping Music, then swiping across and tapping the delete button.

  • Michael Allbritton Level 6 Level 6 (16,190 points)
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    Mar 5, 2012 9:54 PM (in response to Stephen Scott2)

    Smart playlists are not fully supported in iOS at tis time. Are they smart playlists?

  • Michael Allbritton Level 6 Level 6 (16,190 points)
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    Mar 5, 2012 10:40 PM (in response to Stephen Scott2)

    Than I'm afraid I don't know the answer to your questions. The only other suggestion I have to offer is to disable iTM on the iDevice, let the data clear out, and enable it again.


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