I tunes Match

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    Hi.
    I would like to know that in using ITunes IMatch to send my music in the cloud,it gives automatically more space on my
    IPad.I am close to my limit of 16 go.
    Thanks in advance.
    R.V.
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    My understanding of iTunes Match is that all your music is "matched" and stored on Apple's iCloud. Then, you can play music on the iPad via streaming. So, you can pay for iTunes Match and then, once everything is matched, you can then delete all the music you physically have on the iPad. You'll just be streaming it.

    However, one thing to be aware of is that the music in the cloud will be downloaded to your iPad while it's streaming. So, you will have to go into the Music app and delete that music every now and then so that your iPad doesn't fill up [again].

    So, in a way, you'll still have to manage your music because you will have to keep removing it from the iPad. But, this way, you can have access to all your music versus just the music you can fit on the iPad.

    Hope that clarifies.

    Marilyn
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    Hi R.V. - Marilyn has already provided some great information - now I am not using iTunes Match, BUT have considered the option for a while. First, there is a charge, i.e. $25/year; second, ALL of your music is available online or as a download (i.e. music from iTunes, music ripped from your own CDs, or music purchased elsewhere, e.g. I use Classics Online a lot). AND, your own music is 'matched' w/ that in iTunes - much will already be available w/o having to upload a lot of files from your computer - pretty neat!

    NOW, once all of your music is in the 'Cloud Match' then you can certainly 'clean up' your iPad and delete the music from the device - the music will be available on all of your devices either through streaming and/or downloading, if desired; of course, you're need a wireless connection such as Wi-Fi to stream - and streaming does not involve DL your music files from the cloud (see quote below from HERE) - SO, yes you can recover space on your 16 GB iPad and still have your music available on that device and other ones - BUT for streaming, you'll still need a decent wireless connection. Dave

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    It does clarify.
    Thank you.
    Ronald
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    Thank you.
    Now I know.
    Ronald
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    Hi Ronald - ​glad to help - let us know what you do; may help others - Dave :)
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