Getting your music collection onto a new device when using iTunes Match

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  1. Mr Baldman, Dec 17, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2011

    Mr Baldman macrumors member

    Mr Baldman

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    Subscribed to iTunes match yesterday and had my iPhone 4 and iPad downloading tracks directly to the devices from iTunes, nice.

    Today, i decided to go upgrade to a 64GB iPhone 4S - got home, backed up, restored, everything working ok. But no music. so i enabled iTunes Match only to find out that you can no longer sync - you have to literally invoke the download of every track you want on it if you have not already synced your device. That could take a while with 5000 tracks :eek:

    Figured out that if you turn off iTunes Match from the device, then plug it back into your pc/mac it will enable the sync options again so you can do a one time sync to get everything you want on the device.

    Phew. Hope this helps anyone in the same predicament.
     
  2. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

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    I believe that this is exactly the way the system was designed to work.
     
  3. verwon macrumors 68030

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    This info is in the details, when you subscribe to Match.
     
  4. Julien macrumors G4

    Julien

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    You either use Music Match or sync with iTunes but you can't do both.
     
  5. Lostanddamned macrumors 6502a

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    Hey! Just like that I don't want to use Match. Maybe for the 256kbps upgrade; if everything will still fit on my device.
     
  6. Julien macrumors G4

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    I use Match for my iPad and sync for my iPhone.
     
  7. Mr Baldman thread starter macrumors member

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    Hence why i posted - its not that obvious how to do a 'one time' bulk copy to your phone when you have nothing on it to start with.
     
  8. darknyt macrumors 6502a

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    But then if you sync Music to your iPhone via iTunes manually, you can't turn Match back on can you?

    When I first had music on my iPhone, when I enabled iTunes Match, it told me it would delete all the other music on my iPhone?

    Is that wrong?
     
  9. Mr Baldman thread starter macrumors member

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    thats just it - it doesnt delete anything, it keeps it on your phone. That way you dont have to manually invoke the download of songs and albums from the device itself.

    Everything that you synced before you turned itunes match on, is still on the device.
     

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