What exactly happens if I cancel iTunes Match?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by profmatt, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. profmatt macrumors 65816

    profmatt

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    #1
    My iTunes Match subscription is up for renewal soon. I'm not actually that clear what I'm paying for and what the consequences are if I don't renew.

    Can you help?
     
  2. rugmankc macrumors 68000

    rugmankc

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  3. rigormortis macrumors 68000

    rigormortis

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    whatever music you downloaded is yours to keep forever. the rights won't expire

    use this time to try and match all your older purchases to itunes store copies. once matched delete the old ones
    and download the cloud copies

    use this time to upgrade your music to itunes store copies and then download the cloud copies

    im not sure if you can access the music afterwards. so download everything

    what you want to do is make a smart playlist , this one will find all the music with less then 256
    bitrate is less then 256
    media kind is music
    iCloud status is matched

    you delete all the songs in that playlist and then download all of them from iCloud match

    with store bought music you make a smart playlist like
    bitrate is less then 256
    media kind is music
    iCloud status is matched
    iCloud status is purchased

    im not sure about the play list but what you want to do is find all the "m4p" files that you bought from itunes
    and then trade those in for itunes plus files.


    back up everything
    do this stuff before cancelling itunes match
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    if you cancel apple music , then whatever music you download cant be played anymore
     
  4. profmatt thread starter macrumors 65816

    profmatt

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    That's super helpful. Thanks.
     

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