Ya know, ALL I WANTED to do was play a couple of songs that I own that are loaded on my phone while I had a 10 minute break between things.
BUT that was not to happen.
WHY? because of this…
So then I tried on my iPad and got the same screen. GRRRRR! I just want to play my music why am I seeing this? What does it mean? Why is it going on and on and on and on? Why is there no message, no instruction, no prompt, NOTHING?
30 minutes later my phone still hadn’t changed or give me any indication about what the hell I was supposed to do or what the machine was doing. I reset both machines then tried again.
I actually started thinking Apple may have given me a perfect reason NOT to upgrade my Phone or iPad. After all, if I can’t access the 30GB of music on either device, then I can FLUSH music from the devices, and dump iTunes from the iPhone and iPad.
Then I wouldn’t need additional storage because without functional iTunes the music is useless and for that matter so is any movie that would be played through iTunes.
After letting it run in the background on my phone for over 1 hour the damn thing finally gave me a prompt that said something like….
Do you want to start a free subscription to Apple Music or Go to your Music.
You blocked my accessing my local music storage for over an hour while your stupid screen tried to figure out if it should present two freaking buttons?
AND this you’re doing after I already answered this same question months ago, and after I’ve been successfully using phone and pad to play music.
Obviously, something updated but didn’t bother to preserve my previous answers.
Nonetheless, my few minutes of listening to music was trashed, and every time I accessed my phone and pad, for text messages, or calendar stuff I had to deal with this stupid screen.
Apple, you’re better than this. I’m begging you, don’t make iTunes on the iPhone and iPad as hated as it is on the Mac.