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Apple Music FAQ: Everything you need to know

Apple Music has arrived. Confused? We've got the beats and the deets. Updated July 22 with information on Connect, burning CDs with Apple Music content (you can't), troubleshooting, and iPod compatibility.

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How to contact Apple about your Apple Music problems

Sometimes, you need the experts for your Apple Music issues. Here's how to get in touch with them.

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How to control automatic downloads for music, books, and apps

If you have an iPhone and an iPad, or a Mac of any kind, iCloud can automatically download any music, books, or apps you buy on one device onto any or all of the others. Here's how!

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How to use iTunes Match: The ultimate guide

iTunes Match isn't the same as Apple Music. With Apple Music, you can stream Apple's song catalog. With iTunes Match, you can upload up to 25,000 songs from your iTunes music library to iCloud, where you can then stream and download them—DRM-free—to up to ten other registered devices in your possession. Here's how to set it up and get the most out of it!

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How to back up your iPhone or iPad before updating to iOS 9

Whether you haven't updated to iOS 8.4 yet or you're considering joining iOS 9's public beta, it's always a good idea to make sure you've backed up your iPhone and iPad first. Here's how.

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Getting weird iTunes 4010 errors, bad album art, or mismatched songs? Here's how to reset your iCloud Music Library

Running into 4010 errors or mismatched artwork and need to clear out your matched and uploaded songs? Here's how to go about doing it.

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iCloud services back online after extended service disruption

A service disruption which took many iCloud services down for several users, including backups, iCloud Drive, and iMessage has now been resolved by Apple.

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Apple Music vs iTunes Match: What's the difference?

With the arrival of Apple Music—and its broad claim to make your library's songs streamable alongside its primary streaming collection—those with iTunes Match accounts might be a wee bit confused as to whether they still need the service. Here's what you need to know!

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How to set up your accessories with HomeKit

Just picked up a HomeKit-compatible gadget? Awesome. Here's how to set it up.

Apple has made it incredibly easy to set up your new home automation accessories with its HomeKit system — assuming, that is, you've picked up an accessory which works with HomeKit. (If you're not sure, look for the "Works with Apple HomeKit" badge on the accessory's packaging; additionally, this list from Apple currently lists all the currently compatible devices.)

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iCloud and the App Store hit with widespread outage [Updated]

iCloud appears to be experiencing a disruption, with several users reporting that they are unable to use Apple's cloud services. Others note that the App Store also seems to be affected by an outage.

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