Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2014 9:59 AM (in response to Michael Allbritton)
Do you mean that in order to test this I need to lose all data from all my apps? Is there a way to get that back afterwards?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2014 11:15 PM (in response to pieroxy)
At this time, restoring from a backup is an either/or proposition. So to see if you can fix this problem the best course of action is to set up the iPhone as a new device. This means some app data may be "lost." There's really no other way to do it. What kind of app data are you concerned about? Many apps will allow you to backup seperately to iCloud.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2014 1:16 AM (in response to Michael Allbritton)
Well, for one thing, I'll have to reinstall all the apps manually and then reconfigure them. That alone is painful. All my levels in all my games will be lost I guess. My address book on waze. etc...
It will take weeks for me to get back to the state I am right now.
I guess it's time to have a deep look at Google Play music and Amazon cloud player.
In any case, thanks for all the help.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2014 3:47 AM (in response to pieroxy)
The only other suggestion I have is to take it to the nearest Genius Bar. Perhaps they can help.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2014 5:41 AM (in response to Michael Allbritton)
Ok, I've got news!
I've restored my iPhone (without restoring a backup). I've entered my iTunes Match account and ... the problem is still there. Can't access anything from my iTunes Match account, "Loading iTunes Match" shows up everytime I launch Music and I see the 5 albums I bought on iTunes without being able to download them...
I am on iOS 7.0.4...
For now, I am restoring my backup since it doesn't look like the iOS restore did anything good for me.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2014 9:27 AM (in response to pieroxy)
There's not really anything else we can do to help here. I suggest a trip to the nearest Genius Bar.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2014 12:26 AM (in response to Michael Allbritton)
I have an appointment for next tuesday.
Would you agree (from the info we have here) that nothing is wrong with my iPhone? I mean, if something was, it would be a pretty rare occurence, and the fact that I have three iOS devices in that state at home kind of indicates that something is wrong with my iTunes Match account, not my devices.
Note that I have my old 3GS that still work at home, only iOS7 devices fail with iTunes match...
Anyways, I'll keep this post updated with my findings as I keep investigating the issue.
In the meantime I'm almost done matching my MP3 collection with Google Play Music and all is well on that front, even though the iOS app is very basic compared with the built-in Music app.