8 Replies Latest reply: Oct 1, 2012 4:40 PM by maxmost
Koloss Level 2 Level 2 (275 points)

What is the meaning of "Use Cellular Data" in Settings > Music (iOS 5.1 and iTunes Match)? I tried to switch off this option, but I was still able able to download a song from iCloud using Cellular Data.

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

    Simply, it means that iTunes Match and the iTunes Store will use the cellular network to download. There are two places this feature can be enabled/disabled which apply to different Apps. You don't way where you disabled the feature and in what Apps you tried to download in.

     

    If you disable Cellular data in Music, then iTunes Match will no longer be able to download songs over the Cellular network. But if you leave it active in Store then you will be able purchase and download and download pas purchases in the Store.

  • Koloss Level 2 Level 2 (275 points)

    Thanks, but why can I still download a song over the cellular network from iCloud when:

    • Cellular Data is active in Store
    • Cellular Data is disabled in Music
  • Michael Allbritton Level 6 Level 6 (16,785 points)

    Which app are you using? Music or Store? The setting appears to affect the two differently.

  • Koloss Level 2 Level 2 (275 points)

    Music app

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

    It appears that those settings do not function indepently; not what I expected. So, in order for the Music app to not use Cellular data you'll need to set the option to OFF in both Store and Music.

  • makip Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I enabled iTunes Mach on my iPhone, however the "Settings > Music > Use Cellular Data > Off" described here:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4913

     

    However it does not work as expected, and data continues to download iTunes Match data over 3G.

     

    This unfortunately meant that last weekend I exceeded my mobile data quota by over 2GB when my phone continued downloading the entire day in the background. This issue has cost me $AUD499 in excess data usage charges, for something I explicitly looked for a setting to prevent!

  • maxmost Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Due to a misdesign in Music App it is possible to download big amount of music data in 3G network also if your configuration "use cellular data" is switch off.

    http://youtu.be/bRq8j1Kesps

  • maxmost Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Due to a misdesign in Music App it is possible to download big amount of music data in 3G network also if your configuration "use cellular data" is switch off.

    http://youtu.be/bRq8j1Kesps