How to Set up iTunes Match in iOS 8 on iPhone and iPad

iTunes Match provides the best integration of the songs that you purchase from iTunes Store and the songs you import from any CDs or purchase from elsewhere. It lets you have an immediate access to up to 25,000 uploaded songs as well as your purchased songs from iTunes across all compatible devices.

Built-into iTunes on computer and on Music app in iOS devices, iTunes Match has made it very convenient to have a mammoth library of songs without having to worry about space or storage on your device. Here is a complete guide if you wish to subscribe it to your iPhone/iPad running iOS 8. Though steps are almost the same as it was before (iOS 5.0.1, 6, 7) it is better to check them out.

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How to Setup iTunes Match on iPhone and iPad Running iOS 8

There are few things which you should know before subscribing it

  • It is available only in certain countries.
  • Its annual charge is $24.99.
  • It is compatible with iOS 5.0.1 or later and OS X 10.5.1 or later on your Mac or PC.
  • iTunes Match is limited to 25,000 songs
  • Purchased songs from iTunes Store don’t count in its limitation of songs
  • If song files are larger than 200 MB, then they will not be uploaded.
  • If song files are larger than two hours in length, they will not be uploaded.
  • If Songs contain DRM, they won’t be matched or downloaded to iCloud unless your computer is authorized.

How To Subscribe To iTunes Match On iPhone/iPad Running iOS 8 or later

Before moving on, make sure you are signed in with your iTunes account with your Apple ID.

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Step #1. Launch Settings

Step #2.Scroll down and tap on iTunes & App Store.

iTunes & App Store Setting for iTunes Match

Step #3. Tap on Subscribe to iTunes Match.

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Subscribe to iTunes Match in iOS 8

(This option is seen only when you are signed in with your iTunes account.)

Step #4. Tap on the Subscribe button (on iTunes Match) which shows the price for your country.

Subscription Charges for iTunes Match

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Step #5. A popup will appear which will ask you to confirm your subscription. Tap on Subscribe.

How to Subscribe to iTunes Match in iOS 8

Step #6. Enter Apple ID password when asked.

Step #7. Tap on confirm

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That’s it!

How to enable iTunes Match On iPhone/iPad In iOS 8

Step #1. Launch the Settings.

Step #2. Tap on iTunes & App Store.

Step #3. Turn on the option for iTunes Match.

That’s all there is with it! iTunes Match has been enabled. Depending on your need, you can disable it as well by following all the mentioned steps and then turning it off.

How To Enable iTunes Match Over Cellular Data In iOS 8

iTunes Match allows you to stream songs over cellular data as well as WI-FI. It is just as easy and requires just a few steps. Here is how.

Step #1. Launch the Settings appon your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Step #2. Tap on iTunes & App Store.

Step #3. Turn on Use Cellular/Mobile Data.

How To Enable iTunes Match Over Cellular Data In iOS 8

You are done! iTunes Match has been enabled on your cellular data as well as WiFi. However. There are some other things which you need to know.

  • When you turn on Cellular/Mobile Data, it will enable iTunes Match over LTE or 4 G. Simultaneously, it will turn on cellular data for automatic downloads and iTunes Radio.
  • To avoid this unwanted stuffs, you can disable automatic downloads or turn on Cellular/Mobile Data only when it is needed.

How To Play iTunes Match Music on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch the Settings.

Step #2. Scroll Down to Music and Tap on it.

Play iTunes Match Music on iPhone and iPad in iOS 8

Step #3. Turn On the option for Show All Music.

How To Play iTunes Match Music on iPhone and iPad in iOS 8

That’s it!

  • When you turn on Sow All Music, your Music app displays all the songs which are in iTunes Match library even those songs which you haven’t downloaded on your device.
  • When you turn off Show All Music, you will see only the songs which you have downloaded to your iPhone/iPad.
Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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