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    Brian MacNorius's Avatar
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    Default Retrieving lost iTunes songs

    I lost over 600 songs after buying iTunes match. I do not have a PC or MAC, I have an iPhone 6 ios 8. I already tried turning Match off then on. I am so upset losing $25 but mostly over 600 songs at $1.29 each. What is the simplest way to find out where these songs went and how to get them back???
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    zerog46's Avatar
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    Default Re: Retrieving lost iTunes songs

    Give someone a chance to answer. Try turning of iTunes Mach and then turn it back on.

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    Default Re: Retrieving lost iTunes songs

    You didn't lose them... They're still available to you under the iTunes 'purchased' items on your AppleID. You can download them anytime there.
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    Default Re: Retrieving lost iTunes songs

    Turn on the setting to show all songs (see top of screenshot)
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    joemd60's Avatar
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    Default How do I recover lost iTunes songs?

    That's not necessarily true. I got rid of my MacBook Air. And went with the iPad Air 2.
    Sometimes my music on my phone errors out on my car stereo.
    So, in the past when I had the Mac. I would remove the music from the phone, sync with iTunes, and install them again.
    That fixed the problem. Now, I am having the same problem.
    So I delete the music manually on my phone. Now, it is showing only 21 songs. I know I have purchased 56.
    Yet, I cannot find the complete collection anywhere.
    So now, 35 songs are missing, and I have no idea how to get them back.
    And my apologies, I did not subscribe to iTunes Match.
    But I did not want to start a new thread for a similar subject. Thanks for any help

    Edit: I did discover that the missing songs were purchased through Amazon Cloud.
    The problem is, without a PC or MAC. The music is forever stuck on the iPad.
    The Amazon MP3 downloader does not work on the iPad.
    So, to my knowledge. There is no way to import the songs to iTunes.
    The Amazon music app lets you export your music from iTunes, which is nice.
    But playing it on your car stereo is another story.
    That's what I like about the iPhone, and iTunes.
    The phone acts as an iPod which I like. But Apple needs to release their grip a little.
    Not everyone has or wants a PC or MAC.

    Without one, you're up the creek without a paddle when it comes to buying or importing music anywhere else but iTunes.
    Last edited by joemd60; 03-11-2015 at 06:52 AM.

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