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Trying to understand how to set up Match

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sbennett3705 Calculating status...
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Mar 17, 2013 7:24 AM

I have tried this twice and gotten the same result:

 

- load all tracks in iTunes on the main computer

- turn on Match, let it do it's thing (it says success)

- sync iPod with cable to the main computer with Match turned OFF

 

Then, when I turn on Match ion the iPod is erases all the tracks and I have a blank iPod again. No music at all, just cloud icons indicating I need an internet connection to play anything. ARG!

 

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.

 

Is this possible?

iPod touch (3rd generation), iOS 6.1.2
  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (16,625 points)
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    Mar 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.

     

    AC

  • Michael Allbritton Level 6 Level 6 (16,190 points)
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    Mar 17, 2013 8:38 AM (in response to sbennett3705)

    sbennett3705 wrote:

     

    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?

  • Jimzgoldfinch Level 5 Level 5 (4,575 points)
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    Mar 17, 2013 8:41 AM (in response to sbennett3705)

    Hi,

    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.

     

    Jim

  • miraco Calculating status...
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    Mar 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.

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