Stop iPad automatically downloading music?

marty1990

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Nov 25, 2011
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If I purchase a song through iTunes on my laptop, intended for my iPod, I find it already downloaded onto my iPad.

How can I stop this? I have different songs for different devices.
 

stiligFox

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If I purchase a song through iTunes on my laptop, intended for my iPod, I find it already downloaded onto my iPad.

How can I stop this? I have different songs for different devices.
Go into Settings on the iPad, tap iTunes and App stores, and from there you can disable (or enable) automatic downloads.

Hope that helps!

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Shouldn't the purchase of a song on iTunes allow you to put it on as many of your own devices as you like???
Yes, it does, but that was not his question.
 

marty1990

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Nov 25, 2011
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Thanks mate!

I thought as much, but when I attempted to turn it off yesterday by going through the iTunes/App Store settings, it just showed my email address, and would only let me interact with that. At the time I was having issues 'connecting to the iTunes store', but since I changed the date and back again, I can connect - weird, hey?

And since am able to connect to the iTunes store again, the other settings are showing up, so I've disabled automatic downloads. I didn't realise that those settings only appeared when you were connected to the iTunes store?
 
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