As soon as Apple has released iTunes Match service, for many users a question has raised – how to enable iTunes Match on iPhone/iPad? With this pretty cool service, the entire music library can be accessed through iCloud on any Apple device like iPhone and iPad. With device’s settings, the iTunes Match can be enabled simply.Once you enable it, the iTunes Match will let you download and play your favorite tracks on multiple iDevices that you have uploaded. All you need to do is enable the iTunes Match in iTunes on the desktop. Once it is done, you can easily enable this service on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Moreover, the Apple TV also supports this iTunes Match service so that you can get on the floor with your favorite music tracks anytime.
Before you start, you should know that once you enable iTunes Match in iOS 5, it will delete your locally stored music as well as replace everything with iCloud music tracks. As soon as you enable iTunes Match, you will see the warning that iCloud is going to replace all of the music on the iDevice with which you have uploaded to iCloud. Here, one thing you need to ensure is that all of your music tracks you did not attained from the iTunes Store is stored on the computer.
How to enable iTunes Match?
To turn on iTunes Match, go to the Settings app in in iOS 5.
Go to the Music division where you will find iTunes Match toggle on the top of the screen. Just Swipe this toggle.
To login and enable iTunes Match, enter Apple ID password to enable iTunes Match
Once the iTunes Match is enabled in iOS 5, you would have two options. You can go for the “Show All Music” option, and all the music tracks which are matched in iCloud will be available in Music app.
It means that user will have the tracks which are downloaded together with tracks of iCloud which you can download with a tap on a cloud icon next to each album and track. Regardless of this, if you have kept the “Show All Music” option OFF, then you will be able to access to the locally stored music. Hope now it’s clear how to enable iTunes Match on iPad/iPhone.
If you would like to subscribe to the iTunes Match for a year, then it will cost you $24.99 which can be purchased from iTunes Store.
Here is some information that you need to ensure…
Minimum system requirements for iTunes Match:
OS X Lion 10.7 or later /Windows Vista or later
iTunes 10.5.1 or later
iOS 5 or later on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S iPod touch (3rd and 4th Generation), iPad, or iPad 2
iTunes Match has limit of 25,000 songs and you can uploaded each song with maximum size of 200 MB
You need to have Apple ID and have to Subscribe for iTunes Match