I Don't Get It...Where's My "Matched" Music?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by nathanjbrown, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. nathanjbrown macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2008
    Boston, MA
    Buy Lion...Check!
    Setup iCloud...Check!
    Troubleshoot iCloud & the cluster-F of duplicated contacts, multiple AppleIDs, deleted calendar items and unnecessary password resets...Check!
    Setup iCloud again...Check!
    Pay $24.99 for iTunes Match...Check!

    Ummmm...Now what? Where's my music that is supposed to be in the "Cloud?" Is there some secret hiding spot on my iPhone 4 where "matched" music is supposed to appear? I can't seem to find a "matched music" section or anything in the music app on my iPhone.

    I'm on iOS 5.0.1 and my iPhone states that I have the latest software. I don't seem to have any settings in my iPhone for iTunes Match. What am I missing here?

    I remain unimpressed by Apple's transition to the "cloud."

    Note: I just re-read this post and realized that I sound like a moron. Funny how Apple can make me FEEL like one.

    Thanks for the help (and for enduring my brief rant).

  2. Patriot24 macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
    Settings > Music > iTunes Match + Show All Music

    With these two settings, you will be able to see your entire library on the phone and download songs as necessary.
  3. milo macrumors 604

    Sep 23, 2003
    For the record, you don't have to do any of those things to use Match. I'm very happy to have avoided both Lion (at least for everyday use) and iCloud.
  4. nathanjbrown thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2008
    Boston, MA
    Fantastic! Thank you for the help. I'm all set. Although, as someone in another thread expressed, I was a bit surprised to learn that iTunes Match removes locally stored music tracks from the iPhone. Logical, I suppose...Just not something I thought about before flipping the switch on iTunes Match.

    Thanks again!

  5. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    Beach Cities, CA
    Mine wasn't removed. The stored ones that I originally synched before I turned on iTunes match on my iPhone 4S stayed and wasn't deleted. The rest of my library was added, however. So, there's a mixture of music that I can play instantly without worry of data connection (local) or some old song I haven't heard in a while (data download, iCloud).

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