Does iTunes Match need Internet access?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by davidg4781, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. davidg4781 macrumors 68020

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    I signed up for iTunes Match on my MBP about a week ago. I started switching out my imported music (99% from CDs) to matched versions.

    Sunday while driving to work I went to play some music from my iPhone and it skipped through a lot of them while giving me a download icon thing. It looks like the only songs that are working are ones I purchased or got free (Starbucks App) from iTunes.

    Any idea what's causing this and how to fix it? For me, it's looking like iTunes Match is not a good buy.

    In the picture I have Airplane Mode on to see if it's checking iTunes to make sure the song is legal. Even with iPhone connected to Wifi I cannot play this music. In iTunes I have it checked to sync all my music to iPhone and it's taking up a large amount of space.
     

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  2. impaler macrumors 6502

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    iTunes Match requires a network connection, as it streams music. Alternately, you can download individual songs/albums to play offline.
     
  3. davidg4781 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I have everything stored locally on my MBP and that is supposed to be synced to my iPhone. On iPhone I have iTunes Match turned off. Does it need to phone home to ensure I'm still paying for the service before playing?

    I don't think I had this issue before upgrading to iOS 8, although I only had it a day or so before then. I've thought of doing a clean install of iOS, might that help?
     
  4. Rigby macrumors 601

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    If you want to see your Match library on the phone, you need to turn on iTunes Match. This will automatically disable music syncing via iTunes and USB cable. Once you have done that, you can either stream the songs (which obviously requires an Internet connection) or download them to the phone by tapping the little cloud icon next to the items.
     
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    If you haven't downloaded the music to your iPhone from the cloud you can stream it using cellular.
     
  6. davidg4781 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I don't want to stream the music from the cloud on my iPhone. I want them stored locally. According to iTunes and the Usage on iPhone, I have about 11 GB of Music on my iPhone. This is how big my library is. I just can't access the files on my iPhone.

    Here's some more information...

    Ace in the Hole is an original AAC File
    Accidental Mambo is a Matched AAC
    All My Exs Live in Texas is an original AAC File

    Ace in the whole is accessible on my iPhone. The other two aren't. So file type doesn't seem to make a difference.
     
  7. Rigby macrumors 601

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    Can you see your music when you go to Settings/General/Usage/Manage Storage/Music on the phone?
     
  8. davidg4781 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I've been messing around with it for a while. At the time of the postings, there was no Music on there. Right now there's still nothing on there, the Music App is showing to download from the Cloud all my purchased music, and iTunes shows 31 Songs at 322.7 MB. I don't know what that is.
     
  9. Rigby macrumors 601

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    This is normal if you have "Show all music" enabled and iTunes Match disabled.
    I'm confused. Previously you wrote that iTunes shows 11GB of music? Just disable "Show all music" and you will only see what's on the phone in the Music app.

    If all else fails, delete all local music under Usage/Music (swipe left and delete). Then sync again with iTunes.
     
  10. davidg4781 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Sorry, forgot to say I have deselected Music to sync via iTunes. This leaves me two songs. Ain't That a Kick in the Head (bought that, I think I have it set for someone's ringtone or alarm) and Airstream Driver (I'm assuming I got free somewhere along the line). I am not given the choice to delete them.
     
  11. davidg4781 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ok, I think I found where iTunes is getting these 31 songs from. Now how do I delete them? And what's weird is the Harry Connick, Jr. ones are 128 kbps. I purchased these through iTunes and they should've downloaded 256 kbps. This is what is in my iTunes Library.

    Is this the part where i need to go over to the iTunes or iOS forum?
     

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