At some point, enough is enough. That time has come for me – Apple Music is just too much of a hassle to be bothered with. Nobody I’ve spoken at Apple or outside the company has any idea how to fix it, so the chances of a positive outcome seem slim to none.
As if all of that wasn’t enough, Apple Music gave me one more kick in the head. Over the weekend, I turned off Apple Music and it took large chunks of my purchased music with it. Sadly, many of the songs were added from CDs years ago that I no longer have access to. Looking at my old iTunes Match library, before Apple Music, I’m missing about 4,700 songs. At this point, I just don’t care anymore, I just want Apple Music off my devices.
I trusted my data to Apple and they failed. I also failed by not backing up my library before installing Apple Music. I will not make either of those mistakes again.
Wait, you mean entrusting your data blindly to a company without managing your own local backup is a bad idea? I am so surprised.
The cloud should never be your only storage medium. It should be an additional storage medium. How on earth do supposedly tech savvy people make such a stupid mistake?
Maybe I’m missing something, but someone who “loves Apple “because they take difficult problems and come up with innovative, simple solutions.” doesn’t seem like a technically competent person to me.
Also, to normal consumers, the ‘cloud’ is sold to them as being the end all need for all storage. Personally I try to keep my shit out of the cloud as much as I possibly can. At least if I lose my own shit I only have myself to blame, rather than some nebulous company that can just say ‘oops’.