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On my mac, i deleted a bunch of songs and checked "delete from iCloud" checkbox. On my iPhone (10 minutes later), songs are still there.

Is there a way to force the sync between devices on demand? (and ultimately delete them from iPhone)

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There is no way to force iCloud to sync on-demand. It is an automated process and runs after changes have been made. Albeit, often, changes to iOS Apps may take longer than changes made to other OS X machines. This is something Apple has been improving upon since the release of iCloud.

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I've tried updating my icloud.com e-mail account in Mail app on my iPhone and it helped.

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How exactly did you "update" your account? Log out and in again? –  patrix Apr 26 '14 at 9:30
No. Just checked for new mail. –  Yahoo Apr 27 '14 at 11:36

For Windows, one way I found was to bring up iCloud control panel from system tray, uncheck iCloud Drive checkbox, Apply and then recheck the checkbox and apply again. This will delete your existing iCloud Drive folder and recreate it.

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One other thing to playaround with is to look at folder C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Apple Inc\iCloudDrive. This folder contains sync status of iCloud drive files in .db and partial files in Staging folder. This can leave your iCloud drive however unusable so I would suggest to use above method.

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