4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 17, 2013 7:37 AM by Alley_Cat
Alley_Cat Level 6 (19,190 points)

OK, updated my iPhone 4S today to iOS 6.


I've turned iTunes Match off on the phone and have configured manual syncing of music/video from iTunes.


So how on earth is it listing my whole 'library' of thousands of songs when in iTunes it suggests I may have a 100 or so transferred to the device.


Is the option erroneously named?


Is iTunes match still active but streaming the content not downloading it?


With iTunes match on the cloud icons return.


Thoroughly confused by this.



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  • Only XM Level 2 (340 points)

    Go into settings -->music and under iTunes Match there is a slider next to "Show All Music"....if you turn it off, it only shows the songs on your iOS device; "on" shows all the music in the cloud to which you have access...

  • Alley_Cat Level 6 (19,190 points)

    Believe it or not that slider is not available if iTunes Match is turned off, and my assumption would be that it's not relevant if iTunes Match is off.


    Even stranger if I re-enable Match I'd already set Show All Music to off.


    I've restarted the iPhone as well.


    Could enabling wifi syncing have anything to do with it, separate to using Shared in Music to access LAN content via Home Sharing?



  • doubr Level 1 (65 points)

    I think you experienced "grey" songs issue? I found this somewhere on this board:



    So after a lot of messing around with iTunes on my mac and iPhone I finally got rid of them (ghost songs in iTunes that aren't showing on iPhone). Hopefully this will help other people too.


    I followed the instructions in another thread and downloaded a program called PhoneView(the demo version worked fine, no need to pay).


    Connect your iPhone to mac, open PhoneView, go to Settings>Show entire disk. Here I would recommend you back up all the contents of your phone.


    Now this isn't my most technical piece of work but I went on a bit of a deleting spree (again make sure you've backed up everything).


    I deleted the contents of the following folders:



    iTunes Control>Sync>Media,

    iTunes Control>Music

    Then I deleted the following files from iTunes Control>iTunes:


    (and maybe a couple of others but these are the ones I remember).


    I then reset the iPhone (Hold the Home and Power buttons for 5 secs), synced with iTunes and they had gone. Rejoice.

  • Alley_Cat Level 6 (19,190 points)

    Interesting thought but I think my issue is different - even with Match off all my music is visible to play  on the phone - I assume it must be streaming from the match servers but not downloading.


    I may be confused, but there really ought to be a way to have match enabled but to quickly list only songs downloaded/synced rather than the whole available library from the cloud.