How to delete iTunes Match songs to fit the 25000 song limit?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by ianwuk, May 11, 2013.

  1. ianwuk macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2010
    Hello All.

    I recently added some songs to my iTunes library and went over the 25k limit for iTunes Match. So I deleted some songs from my collection so that I have 24666 songs but every time I update iTunes Match it still says I am over the 25000 song limit.

    I tried updating iTunes Match, Genius, signing out and in again with my Apple ID and turning iTunes Match off and on again - same error.

    How can I resolve it?


  2. evanisvinks14 macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2013
    that's a lot of songs......... try deleting dupes and download a few songs at a time
  3. ianwuk thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 2, 2010
    I solved it.

    I made another library with just iTunes Match songs and it was over the limited so I deleted some and went back to my original library, updated iTunes Match and it was fine.
  4. rctlr macrumors 6502a

    May 9, 2012
    Im now over the 25,000 limit and it keep reminding me.
    Im thinking about getting a cheap 500gb drive to back up my music rather than iTunes match. I have been using it back up my music rather than a source for other computers.
  5. Razeus macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    25k songs is not enough. I'd prefer a 50k limit, but I'm not sure why the 25k limit exists in the first place, especially when Amazon has a 250,000 limit.
  6. bripab007 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 12, 2009
    The 25k track limit is the only real downside to an otherwise great service.
  7. bobsax macrumors regular


    Apr 22, 2008
    I use two computers. Making sure the tracks are on the eMac I delete them from the laptop. Instantly the little cloud with an X in it shows up in the cloud status.
    Pretty simple but...

    Is there a way to just say remove from the cloud without having to go through this process? That would be the easiest way.
  8. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

    Aug 10, 2008
    I agree, and I wish it had a counter so I know I am near my limit. Trying to figure out how much I have and then subtract the ones I bought from iTunes isn't a fun way

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