iTunes Match users complain of upload issues
What you need to know
- iTunes Match users are reporting issues with the service.
- Specifically, it seems to be very slow in uploading music.
iTunes Match users are reporting issues with the service, stating it is extremely slow when it comes to uploading music on the platform.
A couple of threads on the Apple Communities support forums indicate users are having issues with uploading, and that they seem to be persisting on and off.
One user on July 18 stated (opens in new tab):
93 users have indicated they have the same issue, as have 30 others in a separate thread (opens in new tab). Whilst some users have reported that since raising the issue their service appears to have been restored, posts as recent as Wednesday and Tuesday of this week say that users are still having issues:
iMore has done its own testing and can confirm that uploading is extremely slow, with songs hanging on whilst waiting on iCloud. Users on reddit have also recently reported the issue.
Apple's iTunes Match service lets users upload their music library to the cloud so that they can listen to it across all of their devices. The service is now included as part of Apple Music, bringing the benefits of iTunes Match and the Apple Music library.
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