I hear that lots of people have been having very frustrating problems with iTunes Match. Some of my friends across the pond tell me that they have managed to upload their music but, after turning iTunes Match on and trying to access their music library they have had error messages they can’t get past, try as they might. How very annoying!
iTunes Match 4001 error seems to be the most common, but error 4002 is also cropping up, among others. I haven’t experienced any problems myself and have been merrily using iTunes Match, but apparently many complaints have been made to Apple and their engineers are said to be “working on it” (but they’ve been doing so for some time).
Whilst we wait for Apple to sort this out, here’s a possible solution to the problem that seems to have worked for a lot of people. Try this if you get the iTunes Match 4001 error (or any other, for that matter):
Open iTunes and click the Store tab on the menu bar.
Hold down the Option Key (⌥) and at the same time click ‘Turn Off iTunes Match’.
Click Store on the menu again, then click ‘Turn on iTunes Match’ (but don’t hold down anything this time, just click it).
And that’s about it! It probably won’t work for everyone but it’s certainly worth a try because I’ve had feedback that it has worked for some and has been air-punching and cries of “Yes” late at night in several states.
I hope it works for you! Drop me a line if it does. I love happy endings. Bonne chance!