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How to Use iTunes Match?


Do you know what is iTunes Match and how to use iTunes Match? The iTunes Match is a feature of iTunes in the Cloud ( one of iCloud Services ) that allows you to access your entire personal music library from any computer with iTunes. Now more and more iDevice users begin to subscribe iTunes Match and transfer the music during different Apple devices. Now you must want to know the way to use iTunes Match, right?

The following passages will introduce 3 simple guides on how to subscribe to, turn on and turn off auto-renew iTunes Match to give you a hand.

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Guide 1: How to subscribe to iTunes Match


iTunes Match minimum system requirements:
* Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later; or Windows Vista or later.
* iTunes 10.5.1 or later.
* iOS 5 or later on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch, iPad, or iPad 2.

Step 1. Run iTunes on your computer and then choose Store > Turn On iTunes Match.

Step 2. Click "Subscribe for $24.99." on the main interface.

Step 3. Sign in you Apple ID and click Subscribe, then review this article if you want to use the same Apple ID for iTunes Store purchases and iCloud.

Step 4. You may be asked to validate your billing information at this point. After you have added a valid payment method, click "Subscribe" to continue.

Step 5. Once you agree to the iTunes Match Terms and Conditions, iTunes will automatically scan your iTunes library for matches. Once iTunes has completed scanning, matching, and uploading any unmatched songs, click Done.

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Next let's look at how to turn on and use iTunes Match after subscribing to it.

Guide 2: How to Turn on iTunes Match


Step 1. Choose Store >Turn On iTunes Match in the iTunes on your PC.

Step 2. Open your target iOS devices, such as iPad, iPod, iPhone and so on, then tap Settings > Music > Turn On iTunes Match.

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Step 3. The iTunes Match service will automatically match all the music files onto the iCloud. You can download them to the other devices from iCloud whenever you want.

That's all the steps for using iTunes Match on your Apple devices. You may don't know that the iTunes Match supports up to 10 devices — including your computer, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Apple TV.

Guide 3: How to Turn off iTunes Match


Note: You know when you subscribe to iTunes Match with $24.99, it only works for a year, and iTunes Match will automatically renew your subscription at the end of your 1 year subscription by default. If you don't want to use the iTunes Match any more, you can turn off Auto-Renew with the following steps.

Step 1. Launch iTunes 10.5.1 or later, then choose Store > Sign In.

Step 2. Enter your Apple ID and password and click Sign In.

Step 3. Choose Store > View My Account. You may be asked to re-enter your Apple ID password. In the "iTunes in the Cloud" section, click Turn Off Auto-Renew to the right of iTunes Match.

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