How to Use iTunes Match

Use iTunes Match on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or your computer

Turn on iTunes Match on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or computer to get access to your entire music library.

Your iTunes Match subscription includes access to iCloud Music Library, which allows you to enjoy your entire music library from all of your devices.When you sign in to iTunes on a computer or iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with the Apple ID that you use with iTunes Match, you associate that computer or device with your account, and get access your iCloud Music Library.

How to Use iTunes Match On a Mac or PC

If you’re using iTunes 12.3 or later, iTunes Match turns on automatically the first time you sign into iTunes on a new computer with the Apple ID that you use for iTunes Match.

If you need to turn on iTunes Match manually, change your iCloud Music Library settings using these steps:

  1. Open iTunes. Make sure you have the latest version.
  2. Click Sign In, and then enter the Apple ID and password that you use for iTunes Match.sign in to itunes
  3. Mac: From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen, choose iTunes > Preferences.
    Windows: Hold down the Control and B keys on your keyboard to turn on the iTunes menu bar, then choose iTunes > Preferences.
  4. Click the General tab, then select iCloud Music Library.How to Use iTunes Match On a Mac or PC
After you sign in with the Apple ID and password that you use with iTunes Match and turn on iCloud Music Library, iTunes matches and uploads your library. You can watch the progress of the matching and uploading in the upper-right corner of iTunes, and you can pause and resume this process at any time.When iTunes is done, your matched and uploaded music appears in iTunes in the My Music tab. A download icon   appears next to any content that’s in your iCloud Music Library and not on your computer.


How to Use iTunes Match On an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Tap Settings > iTunes & App Store.
  2. Sign in with the Apple ID and password that you use for iTunes Match.
  3. In the upper-left corner, tap Settings.
  4. Tap Music.
  5. Turn on iCloud Music Library.
    how to use itunes match on iphone, ipad, ipod

iTunes Match replaces the music library on your device with your iCloud Music Library. (If you’re also an Apple Music member, you have the option to merge your music library instead of replacing it.) Your device might use cellular data for this download. Check with your wireless carrier for fees that might apply, or go to Settings > Music and turn off Use Cellular Data.


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