Thanks to Lawrence on another thread, the manual is here:
On p. 63:
"Turning on iTunes Match removes synced music from the iPhone"
"When iTunes Match is on, downloaded music is automatically removed from iPhone as space is needed, starting with the oldest and least-played songs. An iCloud icon ( ) appears next to removed songs and albums, showing that the songs and albums are still available through iCloud but not stored locally on iPhone."
This option appears to be relevant:"Remove iPhone from your list of “iTunes in the Cloud” devices. In iTunes on your computer, choose
Store > View Account. Sign in, then click Manage Devices in the “iTunes in the Cloud” section."
Lots of stuff to figure out on our own . . .
OK, I turned off iTunes Match, and removed the new iPhone from the iTune Store's list of iCloud list of devices in the Account settings, and done a hard sync via USB cable, with Sync Music and Entire Music Library checked (680 songs), and only 52 songs show up on the iPhone.
If an Apple expert could at least tell us that Apple is working on this, I don't mind waiting a few days for a software patch, if one is coming.
Phew! Have a good weekend.
Further progress by checking "Manually manage music and videos" here:
-- iPhone connected via USB cable to laptop
-- iTunes click on iPhone at top right button
-- Summary tab
-- Options -- check these (and uncheck the other options):
+ Sync Only checked songs and videos (all songs were already checked in iTunes Music)
+ Manually manage music and videos
-- Sync button on lower right (plus another button after -- forget that one but an obvious choice)
+ progress bar at the top showed each song being synced to the phone
iTunes Song list on the iPhone 5s now shows 554 songs, and NONE has the iCloud icon to the right for downloading. Phew!
Progress, but only with a manual sync via USB cable. I'll take this for now, and will check the play-ability via BlueTooth in the car later.
Have a good weekend.
As I just posted on another thread, I found a temporary peace by turning off iTM, Restoring my phone, and syncing my music from laptop to iPhone via USB cable and manually managing songs during the sync. As I add new songs to iTunes on the laptop in the future, I will have to do more hard syncs via USB -- OK by me for now.
I had the same issue, my music which I had downloaded from iTunes was not able to be played when I did not have wifi access. I had the little cloud picture next to each song.
I just realised that as my iPhone was nearly full I had unticked some songs that I had not played yet, this included some new music I had just downloaded. So when I had wifi connection I was still able to play the music I had not physically synced onto my iPhone as it could detect that I had purchased the music legitimately.
I have now gone through my music library & selected my new songs and they are now synced into my iPhone & I can play them no issues without wifi.
I hope this helps your issue too :)