iTunes match/Delete library?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by trvsglr, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. trvsglr macrumors member


    Sep 20, 2009
    I just signed up for iTunes match and went through the steps of all the matching and everything, but when I play back my music it still sounds like the low quality songs I had before the scan. Even songs that are available in the iTunes store. Also am I now able to delete the songs off my hard drive to free up space? Thanks!
  2. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    If a song is matched, it won't be automatically upgraded on your hard disk - you have to delete the local copies and re-download.

    Just delete them (don't set the "also delete from iCloud" checkbox!) and then click the cloud icon to re-download in the upgraded format, or you can stream it without downloading (which will will also use the upgraded format)
  3. trvsglr, Dec 11, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2012

    trvsglr thread starter macrumors member


    Sep 20, 2009
    Thank you for your response, I was gonna take my iTunes library and stick it on an external hard drive Just in case. So that's what I'll so then. Back it up on external HD then delete off my main PC. Also should I leave iTunes match switched to on for this process? On my PC and my IOS devices? Thank you!

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