Since iTunes Match became available on Monday, America has gone bonkers uploading music to iCloud. Many people have had messages from the servers asking them to wait a while and try again as it became clear that Apple was being overwhelmed.
Some of my friends across the pond that have managed to upload their music have experienced other problems. After turning iTunes Match on and trying to access their music library they have had error messages they can’t get past. Very frustrating.
The most common errors have apparently been ‘4001’ and ‘4002’. Many complaints have been made to Apple and their engineers are said to be working on it.
In the meantime, though, here’s a possible solution to the problem that’s apparently worked for a lot of people. If you are experiencing these problems, I hope it will work for you, too.
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).
This might not work for everyone but it’s worth a try. Bonne chance.
Let me know if it works for you.