1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 17, 2013 10:29 AM by Michael Allbritton
LQGuy Level 1 (0 points)

I'm new to all this, so hope this isn't an overtly stupid question

 

Regarding iTunes Match, it sounds like all of my music, including non-iTunes purchased music, is uploaded to "a cloud" for storage and later play.

 

My question is, since music files occupy most of my iPhone, does this mean that I can delete the files on my phone, because iTunes Match will now be streaming those? 

 

I am hoping to free up space on my iPhone, but not sure if that is how it really works.

 

Thanks!

 

Chris


iMac, iOS 4.3.3
  • Michael Allbritton Level 6 (16,785 points)

    This marketing page may be useful: http://www.apple.com/itunes/itunes-match/

     

    LQGuy wrote:

     

    Regarding iTunes Match, it sounds like all of my music, including non-iTunes purchased music, is uploaded to "a cloud" for storage and later play.

    Not every track in your iTunes library is "uploaded." What happens is your iTunes library is "mirrored" in the cloud. Most tracks that you have bought from the iTunes Store will have a status of "purchased," many tracks will be "matched" to tracks in the iTunes Store while the remainder will be actually "uploaded." Also, iTunes Match is not a backup service.