Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 7:40 AM (in response to sbennett3705)
I think the current implementation is incredibly confusing.
I want to be able to manually sync content to the phone via USB (or wifi) plus have the ability to download anything else from the cloud as though I'd manually synced over USB/wifi - can't be that hard to implement.
Match seems to be a particularly convoluted way to achieve something that should be quite simple.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 8:38 AM (in response to sbennett3705)
What I want is to have the tracks on the iPod remain as loaded via cable and have Match update it as the library changes.
This is the way it should work. It works this way for me. Go to Settings > Music and set the option for "show all music" to OFF and tell us what you see in the Music app?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 8:41 AM (in response to sbennett3705)
On your iOS device your choice is to sync manually with match turned off or you have match turned on. You can't have both.
To get the best use of match on your iOS device, you should download the music that you want to listen to when you have a wifi connection.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2013 6:06 AM (in response to sbennett3705)
I have found it best to manage my music with two iTunes libraries. My original "master" library contains all of my music locally on my Macbook Pro which I can sync to my iPod devices. I created a second iTunes Match library into which I import music to push to the cloud. I then remove the local music from this library for cloud-only status. This gives me access to the music on my iPad and iPhone.