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I accidentally asked iTunes to download all my music from match to the iPad. There are 2500+ songs in the queue now and they won't download before my flight tomorrow. The music downloads are blocking more important app upgrades.

I can't cancel each one individually since it would take hours.

How can you cancel all downloads in one go?

(iOS 6)

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Can you upgrade the apps in iTunes first and sync the iPad afterwards? –  patrix Sep 21 '12 at 22:16
    
No I don't use iTunes at all with my devices. –  James Sep 22 '12 at 6:54
    
I think the simplest and quickest way is to disable iTunes Match in Settings > Music. You can then download the app updates in queue without having to wait for your music. Once done, you can re-enable iTunes Match. I haven't tested this myself, but I'm fairly certain Music.app won't try to pull the content once the service has been re-enabled. –  cksum Nov 6 '13 at 23:35
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You'll have to email into iTunes and request they be removed from your pending downloads queue, otherwise you'll be there for quite some time trying to cancel items from your queue.

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Yep, that is the only way. It's annoying, but the truth. –  Josiah Oct 23 '12 at 19:14
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This happened to me today. I disabled iTunes Match and enabled it again. That replaces the music library completely hence resetting the download queue. I have iOS 7 and ipad mini

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If you need to fix the problem right away, you can perform a full reset of your phone, but do not restore from a backup, otherwise you'll be back in the same situation. Instead, set up as a new iPhone. A pain, I know, but you'll have your phone back in some kind of working order a lot quicker, and can then re-download apps, media etc. at your leisure.

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