It’s Now Apparently Safe to Upgrade to iTunes 12.2 Now

A couple of weeks back, thousands of iTunes users were flung into a panic when the upgrade to v12.2 scrambled their music libraries into a useless mish-mash. Something went very wrong when you clicked the option to merge your library with its new iCloud Music Library, which seeks to make your tracks available everywhere. For example, the Beatles aren’t on any streaming service. However, if you bought Beatles music from iTunes, this new service would recognize that an allow you to stream “Hey Jude” (or whatever tracks you purchased) as part of your stream.

There was a fix–a rollback, really–but the incident left people scared to do anything more with iTunes.

On Monday, Apple issued a patch that addresses these major bugs. I can’t comment on their success–I didn’t click anything to do with iCloud–but the company says everything is hunky-dory now. We’ll see.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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