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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nicknicknickh, Sep 16, 2012.
How does iTunes match work? Will it use up my 2GB of data quickly?
That depends on how much you use it. I have all of my most played albums download to my phone.
I've been told all the various services like it do. But at least with iCloud your money supports Apple.
iCloud doesn't have anything to do with Match using cellular data.
If you're downloading over your cellular connection, then each download uses data.
Your best bet on a limited plan is to download over wifi.
Kills my data. To overly estimate slightly, assume each song is 10 megabytes (including artwork, metadata, ect.). The average user gets 3072 megabytes a month. That means you can download about 300 songs a month .. if you ONLY use data for songs.
I would say at least 80% of my data is used for iTunes match and when I was on unlimited data I would hit the 3gb cap every month, about 7 days before my billing cycle reset. I am now on a 10gb plan and we will see how it goes now with the iPhone 5.
i thought ios 6 wasnt going to automaticly download songs???? wtf I just updated last night and it still downloads instead of streaming. my mac streams my music, why can't my iPhone?
Yes. Songs matched with iTunes Match are 256kbps AAC files and they're fairly large. I checked a few of my own songs and they were all 10+ MB. Downloading a song here and there isn't a problem, but I wouldn't go crazy downloading albums over the cellular network.
Most of us already know that.
I've had the same experience, and that's even using quite a bit of wifi to top off my music before I leave the house, work, etc...
The problem is that you will often think you downloaded something via Match, but in truth you only streamed it, so the song will be deleted by Match after your've listened to it.
So.. Streaming music uses lots of data?
Sorry if this is a repetitive or dumb question I am just confused, pardon my lack of knowledge in this area.
Yes, around 7-10MB per song. If you have 500MB-1GB of data I would suggest enabling it only over Wi-Fi, otherwise you may go over your quota pretty easily.
Just making sure.
Streaming music eats data fast, streaming video consumes it like the space shuttle eats fuel.
There is the option to turn off "use cellular data" or the like for match.
So glad I have the grandfathered unlimited data. But you can always download songs for the day while you are on wifi and then delete them afterwards if you don't have space.