So, I have songs on the iPhone that I've added via CD and iTunes on my desktop. I thought by purchasing iTunes Match these songs would be uploaded to my iTunes account and then available on all my devices. However, when I activated iTunes Match on the iPhone it said all my iPhone music would be deleted and replaced by Match and it was. So exactly how am I supposed to have the music I purchased outside iTunes save in my account for downloading to my other devices?
The iTunes Match process only scans, matches and uploads from iTunes on a computer. It does not do so on an iOS device. The service must first be activated in iTunes on a computer, let the scan, match and upload process complete then the service can be enabled on the iOS device.