iTunes Match and can't delete songs from iPhone

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  1. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    I have iTunes Match and I have a few songs that showed up on my iPhone and I can't delete them. It won't let me swipe them to delete. All the others songs I can, but not these few. Any ideas what to do or how to fix it?
     
  2. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    Do they have the "cloud" icon next to them? Even if you delete a song from iTunes Match via your iPhone, it will remain. However, it can be re-downloaded from the cloud. The only way to permanently delete a song from the cloud is deleting it from your iTunes library - it gives you an option between deleting the file and/or deleting from the cloud.
     
  3. Primejimbo thread starter macrumors 68040

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    No they don't. I have the "show all music" off also, so they are on the phone. My wife had this same issue with her iPod touch as well.
     
  4. MacKai macrumors regular

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    I have the same issue. iTunes Match put it on my phone on its own. I have not figured out how to delete it with maybe turning iTunes Match and restarting it.
     
  5. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    Hmm..interesting. I've had iTunes Match since it came out and have had 0 problems with it. How about re-starting the iTunes Match process again? I mean, turn it off your phone and then turn on again. This may fix it and it also wipe all your music that's been locally stored.
     
  6. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Only way I've been able to do it was by going into the settings and going to usage and deleting all the music off the phone. I too noticed that iTunes Match decides to download some songs on its own to my Iphone without me selecting for it to do that.
     
  7. Primejimbo, Dec 7, 2013
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    That didn't work, but thanks. Just wondering, do you have your iPhone also syncing to a computer for photos and ringtones? I wonder if this is the issue that my Mac is sneaking some music on my iPhone?

    For the most part, it's great. I have some album art issues and so far one cd was matched wrong. My wife had this issue, and my iPad. My iPad was easy because I resorted it and made sure the match was off.
    I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees this, it's like the songs "leak". I wouldn't care if I was able to delete the songs, but I can't. I fixed my wife's iPod the same way as you said, I was trying to avoid it, but seems no other way.

    Thank you all!
     
  8. Ludatyk macrumors 65816

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    As far as I know iTunes Match wasn't designed to delete songs from iDevices, which would be a great idea.

    Only way I know of is to delete it from a Mac or PC.
     

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