Yesterday Apple and U2 introduced that the band’s latest album Songs of Innocence can be given away to all 500 million iTunes clients free of charge. Most customers possible assumed that they’d have the choice of downloading the album in the event that they needed it, however that’s not precisely the way it labored out.
In order to say the document for “largest album launch in historical past,” U2 and Apple wanted each single iTunes buyer to personal the album, in order that they added it to everybody’s account as a purchase order routinely. If you go into your iTunes buy historical past proper now, you’ll see it there. There’s one other place you may see it as nicely, despite the fact that you weren’t anticipating it…
Because iOS units and iTunes on desktop machines are often configured to routinely obtain any new purchases made elsewhere, all your Apple units might have began making an attempt to obtain the album all on their very own. Assuming each iTunes buyer downloads the album to only one system, Apple has despatched nicely over 50,000 TB of U2 music to clients.
Not to fret, there’s a method round this automated conduct that doesn’t contain turning the function off. Just open up your iTunes library in your pc, find the album (you might have to allow “Show iTunes within the Cloud purchases” within the Store preferences tab), proper-click on it, and hit delete. This will cover the album out of your iCloud account and cease it from routinely downloading to different units. It will even take away it out of your library.
You can even do that by opening the iTunes Store on a Mac or PC (doesn’t appear to work on iOS proper now), going to the Purchased hyperlink within the sidebar, clicking the X button on the album within the Music part. This will even disguise it from the Purchased record in your iOS units. If it’s already been downloaded to an iOS system, you’ll have to delete it manually.
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