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Manually downloading iTunes Match content on iPad

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By Jesse Hollington

Social Media & Software Editor, iLounge
Published: Thursday, October 11, 2012
Articles Categories: Ask iLounge, iCloud, iOS, iPad

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Q: I just read your recent articles on iTunes Match, but I can’t seem to figure out how I download entire albums or playlists to my iPad in iOS 6? I’m not seeing any options for this.

- Eli

A: The iPad Music app is a little bit different from the iPhone and iPod touch version in this regard. Not only does it still provide the ability to delete entire albums from the locally downloaded storage, but the manual downloading options are a little bit different as well.

For example, to download an entire album from iTunes Match on the iPad, you must start from the actual Albums view, selecting the album from there. In this case, you will see the iCloud download button immediately below the album artwork.

Unlike on the iPhone and iPod touch, this option does not appear when browsing albums by artist, nor is there any option to download all of the tracks by a given artist.

Downloading all of the tracks in a playlist, however, does work more or less the same way as on the iPhone and iPod touch; simply scroll down to the bottom of the playlist where the iCloud download button should appear.

Although the iPad displays Genius Mixes alongside the playlists, however, this option only works for actual playlists—Genius, smart, or normal; there is no way to manually download Genius Mixes like you can on the iPhone and iPod touch, although as with any other iTunes Match track, any tracks you actually play from a Genius Mix will be downloaded and stored on the device.

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Huge props for using Rush as an example.

Posted by AndrewCCM on October 11, 2012 at 5:25 PM (PDT)


Have tried deleting music singles and albums from my IPad 1 through main PC ITunes both with tablet attached and then downloaded.  Music still shows up on my tablet.  How do I get rid of it?

Thanks for your help,

Posted by Peg Wheeler on January 29, 2013 at 8:50 PM (PDT)

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