I have two questions that I’m hoping you can help me with.
I just turned on iCloud Music Library in iTunes on my Mac, and when I look at the “iCloud Status” column, I see 5 songs showing up as “uploaded” and 6 songs showing up as “matched” - and all my other songs (a few thousand) are showing up as “removed”.
I know what the categories “matched” and “uploaded” mean, but still: what’s the logic behind what just happened there? Is “removed” the default category for all songs, until I decide to manually add them to the iCloud Music Library, at which point they turn into either “matched” or “uploaded”? But if so, why did it pick a handful of songs automatically and make them “matched” and “uploaded”, respectively? Why those 11 songs and not others? Not clear to me.
I have a playlist in iTunes on my Mac that I sync to my iPhone. That’s the only music that’s on my phone (maybe about a thousand songs). Now, when I turn on iCloud Music Library on my iPhone, it asks me whether I want to merge the music on my phone with my iCloud Music Library or replace the music on my phone with what’s in my iCloud Music Library. Not sure which option I want, because I don’t know what the implications are. If I say “merge”, will I end up with duplicates? If I say “replace”, will it automatically turn off syncing of my iTunes playlist? Or will iTunes on my Mac continue to show that I’m syncing the playlist, but it won’t actually do it? And then if I want the playlist to sync again, how do I go about doing that? Turn off iCloud Music Library? Or simply uncheck the playlist from syncing in iTunes and then re-check it again? None of this is clear to me.
I’m sure many of you have tried this out already and know how this works. Thanks for any insights you might be able to share!