Understanding iTunes Match and Photostream with iOS 6

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by D1G1T4L, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2007
    Savannah, GA
    Ok picked up my new iPhone 5 and have iTunes Match and Photostream enabled.

    First question is with iTunes Match:
    I wanted to use iTunes Match to stream music instead of having to store music on my phone. Seems like when I have been playing a song and then go into settings/about it says I have songs on my phone. Are they being downloaded? I thought iOS 6 would allow me to stream music instead of having to download it.

    Now Phtostream:
    I have photostream enabled in Apeture/iPhoto and it has 1000 of my most recent photos in that folder. Well when I enabled photostream on my iPhone it seems to be downloading these photos onto my phone. Well iTunes says I have space being taking up by photo's even though I haven't taken any yet. Is this how it works? It downloads the photos and stores them on my phone?
  2. verwon macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
    On iTunes Match, no it doesn't stream!

    I don't know on the other, since I don't use photo stream.
  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    I'm a little confused here.

    You're saying that photos that were already in your computer before are copying back to the iPhone? Do I have that right?

    That's possible but it's a setting in both iPhoto and Aperture's preferences on your Mac. It's a check-box for uploading photos FROM the computer to Photo-stream. If you don't want that to happen just un-check that and then photos will come from Photo-stream to your computer but won't go back the other way.
  4. Appleseeds macrumors regular

    Sep 2, 2012
    iTunes Match does not stream.
    When you select a song it will download.
    PhotoStream if enabled will download the photos you have stored in PhotoStream in the cloud.

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