How iTunes Match saved me from losing iTunes Purchases bought under previous Apple IDs
November 28th, 2020
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Recently two things happened to my
MacBook Pro (
2015: the battery expanded (and warped the bottom piece of my computer) and maybe as a result of the first happening, the software related to
Spotlight Search became corrupt. It misread the
free space on my computer (basically that I had none when that was SO NOT the case).
I finally got back my computer. It took the
Mac Repair shop no time to fix the first issue - they replaced the bottom (piece) of my computer where the battery was located. It was the second issue which took them forever to fix (just under two weeks), and there was virtually no communication between the tech and myself until the day I actually got back the computer. I didn’t even see his whole communication until after the fact.
The point is, when I rebuilt my computer
application configs (they had to wipe out the software installed on my computer and re-install it), I found that I could not retrieve certain music on my laptop that I had purchased in the iTunes Store over the (many) years, but I was able to access all that music on my iPhone. At first I couldn’t figure out why that was the case, but when I called
Apple Care, after some discussion, we both realized that it was thanks to my yearly subscription to
iTunes Match which saved me and my music.
iTunes Match keeps track of what an
Apple Customer has purchased no matter what their
Apple ID. I have been a very long time
Apple user/customer, and
Apple IDs have been ever evolving. Honestly, I have forgotten a couple of
IDs from years ago along the way. But once I realized that all I had to do was sync my
iTunes Match with my
MacBook Pro device, everything was fine!
iTunes Match only costs
$24.99/year (one can store up to
100,000 songs!), and it is worth every penny. In the long run, it saves a lot of headache. To learn more about
iTunes Match and how it works with
iTunes (now called
Apple Music), please visit the post Subscribe to iTunes Match
Apple Support web site.
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