iTunes Match on iPhone and iPad

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by mikemj23, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. mikemj23 macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2010
    maybe this is a dumb question but I've matched my library and can access it on a remote computer (works flawlessly), but I cannot access my library on my iPhone and iPad. I've got iTunes Match turned on for both devices and still no dice.

    Anyone have an idea as to what I'm doing wrong?

  2. Diode macrumors 68020


    Apr 15, 2004
    Washington DC
    Turning it on is still a little buggy - I find that turning it off and back on a few times and letting the phone sit for a while helps.
  3. mikemj23 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2010
    ok thanks. I figured it out. You need to go into settings>store>use cellular data and turn it on. For some reason mine was set to off.

    Next question - when i enable itunes Match on my iphone it says that iTunes Match will replace the music library on the device. I thought that this meant all current music on the device will be removed (thus freeing up space on my iphone) and you would then stream from the cloud 100%.

    However, when I go into my library all of the songs still reside on my iPhone and only a few albums I haven't synced show as in the cloud.

    Am I missing something?
  4. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    No, it's a lie. In all of my tests last night, it never actually removes your media from the device. You also aren't technically streaming it. It only streams while it's downloading to your device. Once the song is over, it's now on your device.

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