How would you download all your music onto your new phone from iCloud?

steve knight

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my wifes music is all on the match and if I get her the 256 gig phone it will all fit. I have her a separate account on my iMac but it does not have her library on her iTunes. how would you go about getting it all on her phone?
 

niji

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it is a very simple process, but you would need to have her music in a Music library on a device (mac) that also uses her iCloud account.
if her music in a library that iCloud can sync then all her music in that folder will be synced perfectly to her iPhone over iCloud.
 

steve knight

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not spiel. i was going to use amazing but with 9000 songs if it gets interrupted it has to start again. so Ibooted to her account on my iMac got iTunes to find her new phone chose to sync all the musing and nothing. it won't start when you hit apply. it shows her phone is connected and all but it won't sync. so I booted back to my account and tried it and nope it won't sync. shows the phone all the info and how much space it will take then hit apply and it just goes back to where you started it will not sync with the phone.
 

Bazooka-joe

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I can confirm that it doesn't seem to work. Unless it is purchased music, no matter what i try, music will not download from the cloud. If you have a mac and switch off syncing from the cloud, you can force the downloads
 

steve knight

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I can confirm that it doesn't seem to work. Unless it is purchased music, no matter what i try, music will not download from the cloud. If you have a mac and switch off syncing from the cloud, you can force the downloads
it was purchased music. that's also on match.