iCloud + MobileMe + iTunes + Match (HELP!!!)
I hope that someone can help me.
I've been using email@example.com as the email address associated to my iTunes account for many years.
About a year ago, I got a MobileMe (@me.com) account which I used for, MobileMe. It is the account where my email, contacts, calendar, and photos are stored.
Yesterday, I decided to update to iOS 5 and iCloud. The update to iOS 5 went well.
After my phone was back in order, I decided that I wanted to signup for Match as I have over 4000 songs. It asked me for a @me account so naturally, I gave it my MobileMe email address.
Today, when I went to switch from MobileMe to iCloud, I did as instructed and it moved my @me.com account to iCloud.
The problem is that on my iPhone, I have to use my @me/iCloud account in the Settings > iCloud. Because of that Music > iTunes Match tries to use the same @me.com account but my apps and Match are associated with my original firstname.lastname@example.org iTunes account.
How do I access Match on my iPhone and get this in working order?
Thanks in advance.
- 01-19-2012, 06:20 PM #2
- 01-19-2012, 07:55 PM #4
In the settings, for app store, you should be able to simply type in the name@domain account (and password) and it will use that account for purchasing apps and matching your music. If it is associated with that account, you should then be able to download any music you want.
If it is associated with @me, then when you switch accounts, there won't be any music there to download from the cloud.
The problem I have is that my purchases are associated with my @domain.com account.
In iTunes, I signed out of my @domain.com account and signed into my iCloudemail@example.com account and started the iMatch setup. I then received the following message.
"This computer is already associated with an Apple ID. If you subscribe to iTunes Match with your Apple ID, you cannot use iTunes Match, auto-download or download past purchases with a different Apple ID for 90 days." I then have the option to Transfer or Cancel.
I don't care about paying an extra $25. I just want to get it setup the right way and I'm not certain that transferring will be the long-run solution.
Well, I think I may have found a solution that worked for me. It is oulined here for those that may come across this.
iCloud and Apple IDs – Quick Fix
I ended up hitting 'Transfer' and hope to not run into any issues later.
iCloud is working as it should with Mail + Calendar
iMatch is working using the original iMatch account I created
iTunes is working and is associated with the iMatch/App account I have been using for a long time.
It still requires that I have the @domain and @me account but from here, I can manage.
Thanks Christ for your help.