It’s Too Hard to Manage Music Now: Why It’s Okay to Miss the Old iPod – The Atlantic

It's Too Hard to Manage Music Now: Why It's Okay to Miss the Old iPod - The Atlantic

The author feels that using an iPhone for music is complicated and that streaming services like Spotify aren’t reliable. I wonder if he would feel the same if he used Rdio that I wrote about earlier, and if he had his music offline. Streaming services are a huge convenience and many people find iTunes to be overwhelming and confusing.

via It’s Too Hard to Manage Music Now: Why It’s Okay to Miss the Old iPod – The Atlantic.

HOWTO: Fix the Family Sharing not working: “Redownload Unavailable with This Apple ID” issue with IOS 8 | Five Watt Ramblings @ SourceOpen.com

HOWTO: Fix the Family Sharing not working: “Redownload Unavailable with This Apple ID” issue with IOS 8 | Five Watt Ramblings @ SourceOpen.com. This is unfortunate. It makes sense why this would occur, but still a surprising oversight.

HOWTO: Fix the Family Sharing not working: “Redownload Unavailable with This Apple ID” issue with IOS 8 | Five Watt Ramblings @ SourceOpen.com

Here’s how to fix it:

  • Go to the App Store and find the app you are trying to install. You will see the little cloud icon with the down arrow indicating you have already purchased this app (by a family member) and can install it from the cloud. Go ahead and try and you will receive the error message.

  • Go to Settings->iTunes & App Store. Tap on your Apple ID. Tap Sign Out.

  • Go BACK to the App Store where you are trying to download the app. The little cloud with the down arrow icon should now change to FREE. Tap FREE and tap INSTALL.

  • Log back in to your AppleID when prompted.

  • Your app should download and install.


    NOTE: if you want to install another one of the problematic apps you must go through the whole process again for each app (Sign Out, try to install, and sign in only when prompted)