Apple Rolls Out First iCloud Features: Automatic Downloads, Purchased Content Listings

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    While Apple's new iCloud service doesn't fully launch until the fall alongside iOS 5, the company has already rolled out a few small portions of the service to existing users. Among the additions are automatic downloads and listings of purchased content for easy redownloading.


    Automatic downloads allow users to set preferences to have newly-purchased content such as music, apps, and books automatically pushed to other devices. Users have individual control over the three different media types and can also specify whether or not content pushing should be limited to Wi-Fi connections only in order to save cellular bandwidth. Settings are available within the "Store" menu of the Settings application in iOS 4.3.


    Facilitating the re-download of previously purchased content are new "Purchased" listings found in the iTunes, App Store, and iBooks applications for iOS devices. The new listings provide users with easy access to listings of all items purchased on a given Apple ID, whether or not that content is currently on the device. Users can then easily obtain the previously-purchased content not currently installed.

    Apple is also in the process of releasing iTunes 10.3 for Mac OS X and Windows, an update that should bring the new iCloud capabilities to the Mac side of things. The new version is being advertised on Apple's iTunes site, but the actual download page is still showing iTunes 10.2.2 and Software Update is not yet offering the new version.

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  2. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    Being able to browse apps you've purchased but haven't installed is nice. As is being able to re-download music. And hey, it's free.
  3. macintoshdaddy, Jun 6, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2011

    macintoshdaddy macrumors member

    May 31, 2009
    I'm still not seeing this. Any help?

    on 4.3.1 JB
  4. DeuceDeuce macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2007
    San Dimas, CA
    Same here. On 4.3.1 JB
  5. smiddlehurst macrumors 65816

    Jun 5, 2007
    Hmm, Apps and Books available but no music... I assume the UK is going to have to wait on that for a while longer? Ah well, not a big deal or unexpected and maybe it'll be there in time for iOS 5 launch in the autumn.
  6. alexandero macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2004
    The option for music sync seems to only show for US accounts.

  7. richard4339 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2006
    This is great. So, when does the Verizon iPhone get 4.3? We're still waiting on features introduced a few months back.
  8. LastLine macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2005
    Ditto this. "Licensing issues" I'd put money on it.
  9. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    I hope it's only temporary. Apple did not mention that this would only be available to US customers. It would definitely be a hugh letdown.
  10. diamond.g macrumors 603


    Mar 20, 2007
    I think you need to be on 4.3.3.
  11. cardinalryan macrumors 6502


    Jul 1, 2010

    Man...the Verizon iPhone is not even the same device as the AT&T version. Sucks for those of us who are with VZW.
  12. MCRunning macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2008
    What about those who share their iTunes account with their family members? Any way to control what gets downloaded?
  13. megsandbytes macrumors member

    May 1, 2011
    I assume you are from Canada? If so, being Canadian myself, I know we are often the last to have access to updates and I don't mean with Apple but just in general.
  14. harleyb macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2011
    4.3.3 in Canada, option exists for Apps and iBooks but not Music.
  15. topmounter macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2009
    FEMA Region VIII
  16. conecode macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2010
    In the U.S. and I am not seeing any updates. Only an update to Find My iPhone.

    Edit: Never mind. I'm on Verizon.
  17. bmms8 macrumors 68020

    Dec 19, 2007
    i turn on music and apps, but it automatically slides back to off. am i missing something? maybe i need to wait till new itunes comes out?
  18. tkermit macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2004
    It says so on their website. But yeah, maybe that will change with time...
  19. richard4339 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2006
    I hate to sound like a troll, but it's annoying to me that we still don't have the new airplay stuff or any other new features from 4.3. And now we won't get these updates either until who knows when.
  20. cardinalryan macrumors 6502


    Jul 1, 2010
    That's not's a legit complaint.
  21. tdar macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2003
    On the Space Coast
    we're going to have to wait until "fall" I am afraid, when we get 5.0
  22. historyteacher macrumors member

    May 23, 2010
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    This was my same thought. Any ideas?
  23. macmedal macrumors regular

    May 17, 2008
    No iTunes yet for UK accounts and it only allows ONE account per device for auto downloads. When I logged onto my US account showed iTunes but warned me that if I switched associated accounts it would lock out my other account for 90 days !
  24. lars666, Jun 6, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2011

    lars666 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2008
    Switching between two Apple IDs not possible without deactivating the download ability for the original activated ID for 90 days ... :(

    EDIT: macmedal was faster than me. Also, even switching the account to another and back in the iPhone/iPad iTunes Store disables the toggles for synching, you have to turn them on again.
  25. Aduntu macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2010
    Agreed. I tend to have low expectations when it comes to things like this, but this is probably the first issue that is really irritating me.

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