How to Transfer Music from YouTube to iPod/iPhone/iPad

YouTube is one of the most popular online sites across the globe for enjoying videos and music. The site has a huge collection of music in an array of categories from where you can select the one as per your choice. As YouTube only provides online service, there is not an option to allow you to download music. So if you want to enjoy them offline and transfer to other devices like iPod, iPhone, iPad and others, you need to find a third-party solution. There are many rare songs and music files present on YouTube, and if you wish to enjoy these files whenever and wherever you want, you have to download them from YouTube and transfer them to your iOS device. Don't worry, below given article will guide you on the best ways to transfer music from YouTube to iPod/iPhone/iPad.

Part 1: Download and Transfer YouTube Music with One App - Using iMusic

iMusic is an amazing application from that allows the users to not only download/record music but also transfer them to Android device, PC, Mac, iTunes, iPhone, iPod or iPad without any restrictions. The software allows downloading MP3 music from more than 10,000 music and video sites, including YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud and others. Below given are the steps to download and transfer YouTube music using iMusic.

iMusic is All-in-One Music Downloader and Management Tool.

  • Download music from more than 300 music sites by copying and pasting the URL.
  • Record unlimited music from any website for playback in your computer with just one click.
  • Built-in music library let you browse and preview the lattest and hottest music.
  • Automatically save downloaded/recorded music to library for management and easy transfer.
  • Identify and tag music with artist, title, album, genre, and more with the latest technology.

Steps on how to transfer music from YouTube to iPod/iPhone/iPad

Step 1. Download YouTube Music with iMusic

Download install and launch iMusic on your PC. On the home page of iMusic, select GET MUSIC > DOWNLOAD. Now search the YouTube song in the browser which you wish to download and paste the URL in search bar of iMusic. Select MP3 and then click on Download button.

Download and Transfer YouTube Music with One App - Start iMusic

Alternatively you can also click YouTube option on the bottom of the page and then search for the song on the site and download.

Download and Transfer YouTube Music with One App - Click YouTube on Homepage

Download and Transfer YouTube Music with One App - Find Music You Need

Step 2. Transfer Downloaded Music to iPod/iPhone/iPad via iMusic.

Connect iPod to PC using a USB cable and the connected device will be detected by iMusic.

Download and Transfer YouTube Music with One App - Connect iPod to Computer

Click ITUNES LIBRARY on the home page of iMusic and then click the Downloaded icon that will open the list of all downloaded songs. Select the song that you want to transfer, right click the song, select “Add to” option and from the list select iPod.

Download and Transfer YouTube Music with One App - Transfer Music to iPod

Alternatively, you can also select the song, then click Export icon at the top-right corner and from drop down menu, select "Export to My iPod".

Download and Transfer YouTube Music with One App - Export Music to iPod

The song will be successfully transferred and you can check the same by clicking on DEVICE and then Music icon of the device that will show the list of available songs.

Bonus Tip: Additional Features of iMusic

Besides downloading and transferring music, there are a host of other features facilitated by iMusic as mentioned below.

·   Besides music, iMusic allows to transfer other media files like Playlists, Podcasts, TV Shows, movie, iTunes U and others.

·   Allows organizing and managing music library by tagging music, removing duplicates, updating cover art and removing missing and broken tracks.

·   Facilitates backup of iTunes library to any PC or hard drive.

·   Allows to burn music to CD

·   Convert any music file to the format compatible with iTunes and device.

Part 2: Download and Transfer YouTube Music with Different Apps

Besides iMusic, there are many other apps and software that enables the users to download music from YouTube and transfer them to different devices including iPhone, iPad and iPod. These apps and software comes packed with an array of features. Depending upon your requirements, you can select the one that proves to be appropriate. Moreover to get the best features of all the apps, you can download music with one app that allows quality and quick downloading and then transfer the music using another app. Below given are the steps to download and transfer YouTube music with different apps.

Steps to transfer music from YouTube to iPod/iPhone/iPad

Step 1. Download YouTube Music to PC with one YouTube downloader

One of the best software to download YouTube music to your PC is iTube HD Video Downloader that allows quality download with simple steps. Download, install and launch iTube HD Video Downloader on your PC. Now launch Internet Explorer or Firefox and play the desired video on YouTube. Select option of “YouTube MP3” from the drop down menu of integrated “Download” browser plug-in.

 Download and Transfer YouTube Music with Different Apps

Alternatively you can also copy the URL of the YouTube video on “Paste URL” option of iTube HD Video Downloader and select “YouTube MP3”.

 Download and Transfer YouTube Music with Different Apps

Step 2. Transfer downloaded YouTube music from PC to iPod/iPhone/iPad with one transfer tool

Once the music file is downloaded and saved on your PC, they now need to be transferred to iPod/iPhone/iPad.  Here we provide two solutions for you to transfer YouTube music from PC to iPod/iPhone/iPad. The first one is iTunes which is an official app from Apple to manage and transfer music in iTunes; The other is a third-party iOS transfer expert iMusic Retro which provides two-way transfer between iTunes and iDevices.

Method 1. Using iTunes

Launch iTunes on PC. Click File > Add file to library.

 Download and Transfer YouTube Music with Different Apps

Select destination folder on PC where the downloaded music file is saved. Select file and click Open that will transfer the file to iTunes library.

 Download and Transfer YouTube Music with Different Apps

Using the USB cable, connect iPod to PC and the connected device will be detected by iTunes.

 Download and Transfer YouTube Music with Different Apps

Now click the Music icon at the top-left corner and select “My Music” that will open the list of songs in iTunes library.

 Download and Transfer YouTube Music with Different Apps

Select the song, drag it to the left side and drop it on the option of iPod.

 Download and Transfer YouTube Music with Different Apps

To check the transfer, click the iPod icon on iTunes, select the option of “On This iPod” and the transferred song can be checked.

 Download and Transfer YouTube Music with Different Apps

Pros and Cons for Using iTunes to Transfer Music

Pros: It is free to use.

Cons:One of the issues concerned with transferring the music file using iTunes is that it will cover the original music files that are already present on the device to sync iTunes with device. In case if you do not wish to cover these original files, you can use other third party tool like iMusic Retro.

iMusic is All-in-One Music Downloader and Management Tool.

  • Download music from more than 300 music sites by copying and pasting the URL.
  • Record unlimited music from any website for playback in your computer with just one click.
  • Built-in music library let you browse and preview the lattest and hottest music.
  • Automatically save downloaded/recorded music to library for management and easy transfer.
  • Identify and tag music with artist, title, album, genre, and more with the latest technology.


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