Match Question

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by wrkactjob, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. wrkactjob macrumors 65816

    wrkactjob

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    Just joined Match and understand at least I think! that the music still resides on my home laptop. On my pad and phone I have a little cloud sign next to each album.

    But Im guessing here that I can only listen to this music if I have an internet connection, so if I'm on a beach somewhere chances are I cant listen to music and even if I do find a connection will have to pay to listen to my music as I need to pay the the necessary data charges to download it.

    So at home with a wifi connection how can I easilt get the music onto my pad and phone?.....do I really have to laboriously click each cloud one at a tme by every album/song title?

    Isnt there a quick way to download from the cloud match?
     
  2. Feed Me macrumors 6502a

    Feed Me

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    If you view an album you can just tap "download all" to download the entire album. Rinse & Repeat.

    As far as I know, there's no way to download your entire library in one go.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    You can download the music to your iPhone and iPad ... but you have to click the cloud icon, or scroll to the bottom of the playlist/album/artist and click Download All.
     
  4. wrkactjob thread starter macrumors 65816

    wrkactjob

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    OK thanks! guess you only have to do it once so I better start clicking.

    ~clicks~
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Be warned that it can eat up a lot of cellular data ...
     
  6. wrkactjob thread starter macrumors 65816

    wrkactjob

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    hmmm am at home on wifi...god its taking years.
     
  7. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    If you're at home with the computer... just plug in the cable and sync. iTunes Match won't be turned off by doing so, it just places local copies on your iPhone. You can also use the Wifi sync, which will be faster than downloading from Match but not as fast as USB.

    iTunes Match isn't an either/or thing, it can be used in conjunction with USB syncing if you choose.

    jW
     
  8. wrkactjob thread starter macrumors 65816

    wrkactjob

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    Thanks the 'links' to the music have all been copied to my pad and phone but the links contain no music thus for the need to download each album one at a time.
     
  9. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    I don't know for sure if this'll work, but can you make a playlist with all of your songs in it, sync with iTunes Match, then do the Download All feature for that playlist?
     

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