Why do "stream" songs keep showing up? Help!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cali shot doc, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. cali shot doc macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Just got a new 64gb iPhone6+ and added music to it a couple nights ago. Everything was perfect. I synced it so i could work on some playlists and all of these phantoms songs showed up. I deleted them all and went on with my work. I hit sync at the end to confirm all of my work and they popped up again. It happens each time i sync it. I checked my settings and everything is off regarding music in iCloud i believe. It drives me nuts seeing all of these phantom songs. They don't show up on my iPhone either. How do i get rid of them!!!!!!


    Never had issues before i tried iTunes match. All it did was screw up my library...:confused:
  2. rigormortis, Dec 13, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2014

    rigormortis macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2009
    it is HIGHLY recommended you delete all music on your iPhone before turning on tunes match. when itunes match says this will replace your music library don't trust it

    fix your library and then turn itunes match back on and try to keep updating it until it is fixed before you delete anything

    itunes match is not supposed to allow syncing. if you have itunes match enabled you can't sync itunes music to it

    any music you stream from your iCloud match music library is permanently saved to your iPhone. and does not get deleted.

    those songs need to be deleted from your main itunes library if they do not belong there.

    that is how syncing works. anything in iTunes gets put on your phone. if your itunes library is messed up your iPhone library will be messed up

    putting music from the iPhone to the itunes library requires the music to be PURCHASED and you to click " Transfer purchases "

    you can delete all the music you want on your iPhone and delete all the music playlists you want on the iPhone, it will not fix your itunes library because syncing is ONE WAY ONLY

    im not sure if i helped you. I'm not exactly sure what your problem is or how to solve it. please write back if you have more questions.

    have you tried dragging all the contents from the itunes library folder to an external hard disk, then deleting the whole itunes library,and then readding it?

    maybe rebuild the iTunes database??

    have you tried "organizing the library" and clicking on "consolidate"??

    call apple. you get free phone support for anything itunes or itunes match , you don't need applecare or anything under warranty to ask them for help. they will solve your problems

    if i am wrong and they want a serial # off your iPhone tell them you want an exemption because you recently installed iOS 8 . that is like the mothership coupon of free limited phone support
  3. cali shot doc thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2011
    i only did it for one year. I am no longer using iTunes match so idk why this is still happening

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