iTunes to Mobile

1. Put Songs to iPod
  1. 1.1 Put Songs on iPod
  2. 1.2 Put Music on iPod Without iTunes
  3. 1.3 Transfer Music to iPod Without iTunes
2. Music Transfer between iTunes and iPod
  1. 2.1 Transfer Music from iTunes to iPod
  2. 2.2 Transfer Playlist from iPod to iTunes
  3. 2.3 Transfer Music from iPod to iTunes on Mac
  4. 2.4 Transfer Music from iPod to iTunes Windows 10
  5. 2.5 Transfer Music from iPod to iTunes Free
  6. 2.6 Transfer Music from iPod to iTunes
  7. 2.7 Transfer Songs from iTunes to iPod Shuffle
  8. 2.8 Pod to iTunes Transfer
  9. 2.9 Sync Music from iPod to iTunes
3. Music Transfer between iTunes and iPhone
  1. 3.1 Copy Playlist from iPhone to iTunes
  2. 3.2 Move Music from iPhone to iTunes
  3. 3.3 Copy Music from iTunes to iPhone
  4. 3.4 Copy Music to iPhone without iTunes
  5. 3.5 Transfer Playlist from iPhone to iTunes
  6. 3.6 Transfer Music from iPhone to iTunes
  7. 3.7 Transfer Music from iPhone to iTune
  8. 3.8 Move Songs from iTunes to iPhone
  9. 3.9 Transfer Music from iTunes to iPhone
  10. 3.10 Sync Music from iPhone to iTunes
  11. 3.11 Sync Music from iTunes to iPhone
  12. 3.12 Add Music From iTunes to iPhone
  13. 3.13 Get Music from iPhone to iTunes
  14. 3.14 Sync Music from Multiple Mac to iPhone
  15. 3.15 Get Music from iTunes to iPhone
4. Music Transfer Software
  1. 4.1 iPod Transfer Software
  2. 4.2 Music Transfer Apps
  3. 4.3 Music Transfer App for Mac
  4. 4.4 Android File Transfer Review and Alternative
  5. 4.5 Android Data Transfer Review and Alternatives
  6. 4.6 Free iTunes Music Downloader for Android
  7. 4.7 iTunes Download for Android
5. Music Transfer between iTunes and Android
  1. 5.1 Transfer iTunes Playlist to Android
  2. 5.2 iTunes to Android Transfer
  3. 5.3 Put Music on Android for Free
  4. 5.4 Put Music on Samsung Galaxy from Computer
  5. 5.5 Sync Music from iTunes to Android
  6. 5.6 Get iTunes Music on Android
  7. 5.7 Get Apple Music on Android for Free
  8. 5.8 Download Songs from iTunes
6. Transfer Music to Hard Drive
  1. 6.1 Move Music to SD Card
  2. 6.2 Copy Music from iTunes to USB Flash Drive

Did you get yourself a new iPod to store your favorite songs? Well, then you’re in luck! We’re going to be teaching you how to transfer music from iPod to iTunes, be it on a Mac or Windows PC, without too much effort on your end. Believe it or not, there are countless of ways of doing this. Although some are more troublesome than others, especially iTunes itself which poses limitations on the types of music that you can sync with your iTunes library! Fortunately, there are plenty of other iPod to iTunes data transfer programs that we can use. Stick around till the end and learn the other methods of transferring songs from your iPod to iTunes!

Part 1. Transfer Music from iPod to iTunes on Mac or Windows via iTunes 12

For the most part, data transfer between iPod to iTunes is usually handled directly on iTunes itself. However, this is very limited. If you use iTunes, you won’t be able to properly transfer songs unless they were purchased from the Apple Music store. That is why we’d recommend checking out a third-party program instead — which we will introduce in just a bit. However, if you do still want to learn how to use iTunes to sync iPod to iTunes music, then keep reading!

Steps to Transfer Music from iPod to iTunes on Mac or Windows via iTunes 12

Step 1 — Connect Device

The first thing that you’re going to have to do is connect your iPod to your computer. If you have iTunes installed, then it should automatically launch the software for you once your device has been completely connected.

Select the ‘Device’ icon on the left corner of the screen (marked in the image below), in order to view your iPod settings.

How to Transfer Music from iPod to iTunes on Mac or Windows -launch iTunes

Step 2 — Sync Music

If you have only Apple Music, then all you need to do is select Music (under Settings) and toggle the “Sync Music” option on. That will allow you to automatically transfer and copy songs from your iPod to your iTunes (and vice versa.)

Select Sync in order to initiate the transfer, wait until the data sync is complete, and you’re done!

How to Transfer Music from iPod to iTunes on Mac or Windows -Sync Music

Problems of Using iTunes to Transfer Music from iPod to iTunes on Mac or windows

The process of syncing data, as demonstrated above, is fairly straightforward. However, there are some issues that you might run into depending on the contents of your iPod device. It is Apple’s way of forcing its users to purchase songs directly from them only, which is really not all that realistic considering the numerous amounts of music resources these days.

Issue 1 :Remove & Sync

The most common issue is the “Remove and Sync” issue. This is a message that might pop-up after you toggle-on the ‘Sync Music’ option (as is demonstrated in Step 2 of our iPod to iTunes demonstration.) If you don’t particularly care about your music being deleted, then you can simply select the Remove and Sync option. However, just be aware that this will lead to the deletion of all non-Apple Music songs on your device.

How to Transfer Music from iPod to iTunes on Mac or Windows -Remove & Sync

Issue 2 : Transfer Purchases Issue

Another way of transferring the songs from your iPod onto your iTunes library is to use the “Transfer Purchases Issue.” This will move any non-duplicated song from your iPod music library and transfer it onto your iTunes library. It’s pretty helpful if you just want to do a quick transfer. However, the issue is that (once again) you won’t be able to transfer any song that was not directly purchased from the Apple Music store.

How to Transfer Music from iPod to iTunes on Mac or Windows -Transfer Purchases Issue

Issue 3 : Wrong Account

Another common issue is if you happen to lose access to your account. You won’t be able to transfer iPod purchases unless you’re signed up on the same account that the music was purchased with. It’s an understandable limitation. However, that doesn’t change the fact that it can be frustrating to lose access to all your music just because of an accounting failure. In this case, there’s no real method of fixing it either. All you can do is repurchase each song separately.

How to Transfer Music from iPod to iTunes on Mac or Windows - Wrong Account

Part 2. Transfer Music from iPod to iTunes on Mac or Windows via Third-party Software

Now, as for our non-iTunes solution, we’re going to be using a third-party software called iMusic! Which, unlike iTunes, will not limit the type of music that you transfer between your device and your PC library. As we will demonstrate in the step-by-step breakdown, later on, iMusic will do most of the work for you! However, that doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to enjoy premium and advanced features that will allow you to micro-manage which songs/playlists get transferred to your PC!

Transfer Songs from iPod to iTunes with Simple Clicks - iMusic

  • Transfer music from ipod to itunes without erasing existing data.
  • 1-click to backup iPad music to iTunes Library/Mac.
  • Transfer music from Mac/PC/iTunes to iPhoneXR/XS/8/8plus/Android phone easily.
  • Download music from over 3000 music sites, including download YouTube to MP3.
  • Record music from any radio stations with music tag, covers, album name attached.
  • Built-in library collected thousands of songs for free download.

Key Features of iMusic

  • Automatic & Manual transfer of music from iPod to iTunes and vice versa.
  • Full Back up and Easy Restoration features .
  • Premium Toolbox for micro-managing data transfer.
  • Device to Device transfer available.
  • Convenient no-duplication system and tool for saving space.

Transfer Music from iPod to iTunes on Mac or Windows via iMusic

Step 1 — Connect Device

The first thing that you will have to do is connect your device and launch iMusic (which you can download on the iMusic official website.) Once your device is connected, select the Device icon on the top menu bar.

How to Transfer Music from iPod to iTunes on Mac or Windows -Connect Device

Step 2 — Allow Access

The first time you connect your device to iMusic, you will have to allow its access. Don’t worry, it’s pretty easy! Just click the Trust this computer option that appears on your iPod screen.

How to Transfer Music from iPod to iTunes on Mac or Windows -Allow Access

Step 3 — Transfer to iTunes

If you look back at iMusic now, you’ll notice that the screen has changed to display all the different options you have of transferring, backing up, and managing your device. In order to transfer music from iPod to iTunes, select the “Transfer Music to iTunes” option.

How to Transfer Music from iPod to iTunes on Mac or Windows -Transfer to iTunes

Step 4 — Scan

A secondary screen should have now popped up onto your screen (refer to the image below.) This is iMusic’s notice that it will scan your iPod and iTunes library to determine what files are available on either (to prevent duplication.) Initiate the scan by clicking the Start button.

How to Transfer Music from iPod to iTunes on Mac or Windows -Scan

Step 5 — Transfer

After the scan, you will be given the option to select which of the scanned (non-duplicated) items you want to transfer from your Device to your iTunes library. Once you’ve chosen which files to transfer, click “Copy to iTunes” in order to initiate the automatic transfer, and you’re done!

How to Transfer Music from iPod to iTunes on Mac or Windows -Transfer

Part 3. Other Helpful Solutions to Transfer Songs from iPod to iTunes

Music transfer programs are really your best solution when it comes to transferring songs to your iTunes library, and fortunately — there are plenty of them around! Other than iMusic, you can also try out the following programs. Each of them will allow you to move your songs from your iPod to iTunes fairly easily. In fact, many of them work identically to iMusic which is more than what can be said about iTunes convoluted limitations.

1. Syncios

URL: https://www.syncios.com/data-transfer/

Price: $29.95

Platform: Windows, Mac, & Android Mobile Devices

The first program on this list is Syncios. It’s one of the programs closest to iMusic when it comes to features and efficiency, and so it deserves its own spotlight. Syncios has been around for a while now, at least long enough for it to warrant several renewals — so make sure that you download the right version if you are going to use it! Part of the beauty of this program is its sleek design, after all. Although there is a reason to believe that the complex nature of it might prevent smooth sync procedure.

5 iPod Transfer Software for Windows 2019 - Syncios

Pros:

  • Data transfer for iOS and Android Device.
  • Full Data Recovery with backup and restoration tools.
  • Premium toolkit for micro-managing manual transfers.

Cons:

  • A FREE trial is available, however certain features are limited.
  • Cost of the full program is at $29.95 .
  • The complexity of the design interface might result in confusion and bugs have been reported that prevent the smooth transfer of data.

2. Tenorshare iCareFone

URL: https://www.tenorshare.com/products/icarefone.html

Price: $39.95 per year (Subscription-based) OR Full-License for $49.95

Platform: Windows & Mac

iCareFone is what we would describe as an older or more basic version of the iMusic software. It offers a lot of the same features. However, there are areas in design and options that it is somewhat lacking in. That may or may not matter depending on how you want to use your data transfer software, but the extra features are always nice to have (especially when you consider just how expensive iCareFone can be — especially if you decide to go with the subscription.)

5 iPod Transfer Software for Windows 2019 - Syncios

Pros:

  • Media Transfer between iPod and iTunes.
  • One-Click photo export feature for transferring photos from device to PC.
  • Extra Toolkit for transfer management.

Cons:

  • FREE trial is limited .
  • Both subscription cost and the cost of the full-license is rather expensive.
  • Older and less sleek interface.

3. iMyFone TunesMate

URL: https://www.tenorshare.com/products/icarefone.html

Price: (Subscription-based) $39.95 per year OR (Full-License) $49.95

Platform: Windows & Mac

iCareFone, and our number three — iMyFone are practically identical. There really isn’t much to differentiate between the two. Outside from the color of the design and the graphics. Features-wise, however, and that is the most important — they do the same thing. The only reason iMyFone is below iCarefone is because of its interface. Which you may or may not prefer to iCareFone. It’s really just a subjective kind of view.

5 iPod Transfer Software for Windows 2019 - Syncios

Pros:

  • Music Transfer between iPod and iTunes.
  • Data transfer (including videos, music, photos, apps, etc.) .
  • Full back up and restoration available.

Cons:

  • Both the cost of the subscription and the full-license are expensive.
  • The interface is very basic.
  • It lacks some of the advanced features featured on other transfer programs.

4. iSkysoft iTransfer

URL: https://www.iskysoft.com/itransfer-for-windows.html

Price: (Subscription-based) 49.95 per year

Platform: Windows & Mac

In all actuality, iSkysoft probably deserved a higher spot on our list. It was just a matter of cost that left it as our fourth choice. Of course, that doesn’t mean that it is a bad program. It’s actually one of the closest the other data transfer programs could get to iMusic (which is the one that we recommend the most.) It offers the same advanced and premium features, but it also makes sure that it’s got the basics down to pat — allowing you to transfer data as quickly and as trouble-free as possible.

5 iPod Transfer Software for Windows 2019 - Syncios

Pros:

  • Completely rebuild iTunes library based on your iPod library.
  • Data transfer available for iTunes library to Device.
  • Photo, video, apps, etc. data transfer option also available.

Cons:

  • Most expensive subscription-based software — 49.95 per year.
  • Although similar to iMusic, the iTransfer is a lot older, and as such is lacking when it comes to certain upgrades .
  • It’s video and music format support are also rather limited.

5. dr.fone - Transfer (iOS)

URL: https://drfone.wondershare.com/ios-transfer.html

Price: $39.95 per year

Platform: Windows & Mac

Again, similar to iSkysoft, dr.fone could probably have earned a higher spot on this list. The only reason why it is so low was, again, the price. It’s a subscription-based program, and as such you’re expected to pay annually if you do decide to keep it. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However, if you want to use it for the long term, the cost of upkeeping might be a lot more than you’d want to spend for something you might use just every now and then.

5 iPod Transfer Software for Windows 2019 - Syncios

Pros:

  • High-quality design with a very intuitive interface.
  • Efficient device to iTunes transfer.
  • Premium transfer tools for a variety of data options.

Cons:

  • FREE trial is available but highly limited.
  • A subscription-based program that costs $39.95 per year.
  • Because it offers so many features, it might get a bit confusing because there are so many tools that can be used.

Conclusion: It can get pretty complicated to use iTunes to transfer music or data of any kind really. There are a lot of limitations posed in order to maintain the status quo of their services. Which isn’t really that bad of a thing. However, there’s no denying that life can be made 100% easier if you use a third-party program to do most of the work for you! For that, we recommend the iMusic software. Check it out for yourself and see just easy it is to use!

Last article   |   Next article
Back to top