What happens if you use iTunes Match and you get on an airplane?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by benguild, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. benguild macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2003
    How much of the music does it retain? None? How do you manage what songs are held on the device?

    Am I the only one who finds this unclear?
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    iTunes Match is not streaming. Once it's on your device it's on your device.

    EDIT: If you want to delete individual tracks just swipe to the right like you do for any other list item on iOS.

  3. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    When you are not connected to data, the music you downloaded from iTunes Match and any songs that were on your device before you enabled iTunes Match will be available on the device. Your music in the cloud will not be available for download.

    When connected, you can download songs and as the other poster mentioned, delete them anytime.
  4. benguild thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2003
    So when you stream stuff, it doesn't automatically store any music? Streaming music would leave your device completely empty for later?
  5. wackymacky macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2007
    38°39′20″N 27°13′10″W
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Streaming only works on a computer, the tracks download on iOS devices
  6. benguild thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2003
    Even if you just play them?
  7. Grandbrother macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2011
    What if I want to clear all the music that's been downloaded through Match onto my iPhone to free up space and start fresh? I'm currently over capacity memory-wise on my iPhone and am hoping I don't have to manually delete each individual track or album. I'm thinking there must be an easier way.

  8. Tonewheel macrumors 6502a

    Sep 28, 2007
    I'd like to know the same thing.
  9. KeithJenner macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2010
    Settings / General / Useage. Then find Music in the top section (Storage), select it and swipe across the "All Music" line that appears and hit delete. This will delete all the downloaded music on your phone.
  10. milo macrumors 604

    Sep 23, 2003
    Or you can delete entire playlists, artists, genres, albums, etc. There should be a button if you scroll down to the bottom of the various lists.
  11. maril1111 macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2010
    Itunes match is done in a way that when you get on an airplane, it self-deletes during takeoff....;)

    Jokes aside nothing happens, what you have synchronized stays so what you haven't is untouched but inaccessible unless the airplane has internet.

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