iTuns Match won't download some tracks to my iPhone ...

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Sirolway, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Sirolway macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2009
    There are some tracks I own that Match just refuses to download to my iPhone.
    There's 1 album in particular:

    -In iTunes on my MBP every track is listed as Matched

    -On my iPhone, there are 4 tracks from this album that have the circular icon that seems to indicate that it's about to download the tracks from the cloud, but it never happens

    I have tried downloading these tracks from Match lots of times, in lots of different locations, over 3G & WiFi & nothing seems to work

    It's making me dislike iTunes Match ...

    Any clues as to what's going on & what I might be able to do to resolve this?
  2. JUiCEJamie macrumors 6502a


    Mar 22, 2011
    I've got the same problem with a song by Panic! at the Disco..
    I bought the CD, so the quality is absolutely fine on my MBP..

    But the downloading circle icon is stuck on my iPhone.
  3. Sirolway thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2009
    OK here's how I seem to have resolved this...

    • Mac > iTunes > Store menu > Update iTunes Match
    • Mac > iTunes > Store menu > Turn Off iTunes Match, then turn back on (takes a couple minutes to re-match tracks, but not the hours it took first time around)
    • iPhone > Settings > Music > Turn off iTunes Match, then turn it back on

    I think it was the last that actually fixed it, but thought I'd include all steps taken, for completeness.

    a. The album that was showing all tracks on iTunes as matched, but only 5 showed up on my iPhone - all now appear

    b. The album where all tracks are listed on the iPhone, but 4 are unable to download from iTunes Match - now I am able to download them all

    So as at this point, I no longer have any serious issues with iTunes Match

    Hope it helps

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