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I have an iPhone running ios 6.1.2. I use match frequently, and I notice that from time to time it will completely fill up the space on my iphone. This tends to cause the phone to run very slowly until I delete some items off of the phone. I would like to limit the space of match on my phone so that it will never fill it up. Is this possible?

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This is not possible. iTunes Match will continue to fill up your storage space as you download tracks locally on the phone through it. I believe it will trim songs once the space is full, to clear off the least-played material.

If you would like, you can manage your storage in a few ways:

  • Go to Settings > General > Usage > Music. Here you can clear all downloaded music.
  • Go to the Music app. Locate downloaded material and swipe across artists, albums or songs to remove them from your local storage.
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I thought this might be the case. Thanks. – derivation Mar 18 '13 at 18:37
If you're using Match and running low on disk space, the iPhone will silently delete the least-recently-played music. – Alex Szatmary May 15 '13 at 20:25

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