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M87

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Has anyone let their subscription expire and then subscribed again? I'm curious if there is any chance it will remember what my library was or if I'll really have to match my entire library again.
 

From A Buick 8

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Has anyone let their subscription expire and then subscribed again? I'm curious if there is any chance it will remember what my library was or if I'll really have to match my entire library again.

Not an answer to your question, but I am thinking about doing the opposite (kind of). I want to let it expire and then wait for all data to be gone. Fix all of my album art and then re-subscribe so that all of the correct album art gets uploaded right from the start.

When I originally signed up not all of my art was correct, so what was matched and uploaded was not correct and now i have found no good way to update what is in iTunes match.
 

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Not an answer to your question, but I am thinking about doing the opposite (kind of). I want to let it expire and then wait for all data to be gone. Fix all of my album art and then re-subscribe so that all of the correct album art gets uploaded right from the start.

When I originally signed up not all of my art was correct, so what was matched and uploaded was not correct and now i have found no good way to update what is in iTunes match.
You could try following the reply in this post on how to wipe out the iTunes Match cloud data without affecting your local library.

Also see if needed: iTunes: How to open an alternate iTunes Library file or create a new one


Has anyone let their subscription expire and then subscribed again? I'm curious if there is any chance it will remember what my library was or if I'll really have to match my entire library again.
I suspect you have at least 30 days to resubscribe to allow for credit card issues and such. It could be longer, but without definitive word from Apple don't expect longer than 30 days.

I'm guessing 30 days as that is what it officially was for MobileMe and before that .Mac
 

kriebe

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Has anyone let their subscription expire and then subscribed again? I'm curious if there is any chance it will remember what my library was or if I'll really have to match my entire library again.


Yes, I'm responding to a pretty old post, but I was looking for the answer to this question too and instead just figured I'd be the guinea pig and try it out myself. It's been 2 months since my subscription lapsed and I just resubbed and everything was still there. So I'm happy I didn't lose about 23k tracks.
 

Tech198

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Go under "Store tab in iTunes and under "Quick links find "iTunes Match"

If just re-subscribe, if would should be under "Accounts' from Quick links section, and then under Subscriptions" click "manage"
 

jimthing

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Yes, I'm responding to a pretty old post, but I was looking for the answer to this question too and instead just figured I'd be the guinea pig and try it out myself. It's been 2 months since my subscription lapsed and I just resubbed and everything was still there. So I'm happy I didn't lose about 23k tracks.
What's the cut-off then? If you leave it say 1/2/3 yrs later, would it still give you back all your tracks? Weird if so.
 

Brookzy

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What's the cut-off then? If you leave it say 1/2/3 yrs later, would it still give you back all your tracks? Weird if so.
I think I remember seeing that all Apple services have a 90 day cut off unless you request to have your data deleted earlier. Might be in the T&Cs.
 
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martinewski

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I found this thread searching for an answer. I then took the shot and resubscribed to iTunes Match after cancelling it more than 3 years ago. Less than 1 minute after resubscribing, all my old albums from my previous subscription came alive from Apple's servers.
 
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jimthing

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I found this thread searching for an answer. I then took the shot and resubscribed to iTunes Match after cancelling it more than 3 years ago. Less than 1 minute after resubscribing, all my old albums from my previous subscription came alive from Apple's servers.
Really, that's crazy! So you never lose anything years later, that's unbelievable.

And presumably you weren't an Apple Music subscriber? Or if you were, did DRM'd versions get replaced with DRM-free ones then?
 
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