How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPod

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No matter you are a senior iPod user or not quite familiar with it, on this page you'll find the most convenient and time-saving tips about how to transfer music from computer to iPod.

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May 19, 2014

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We received a nice bit of requests asking about how to transfer music from iPod back to a Windows or Mac computer. If you have the same question, please jump to our bonus tip: How to Transfer Music from iPod to Computer >

How to Copy Songs from Computer to iPod

How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPod

Since the first generation of iPod, there were more than 300 million iPod units sold worldwide, and the iPod line has dominated digital music player sales in the US, with over 90% of the market for hard drive-based MP3 music players.

Must Read: How to Transfer Music from iPod to iTunes >

Now we are discussing this outdated topic 'How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPod' by hoping that someone may get better understanding about iPod and iTunes.

How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPod with iTunes

  • Have iTunes installed on your computer. Tip: If you were Windows Media Player user, you need to transfer songs from Windows Media Player onto iTunes library first.
  • Open iTunes, click File > Add File to Library to import your music (Ctrl+O).
    Transfer Music from Computer to iPod Step 2

    Transfer Music from Computer to iPod Step 2

  • Connect your iPod to the computer through USB cable. And then you can copy and paste the songs from the iTunes library over to the iPod device, which is supposed to show on the left side of iTunes. If nothing is happening when you drag songs, you may have to go to Summary and check the Manually manage music and videos box.
    Transfer Music from Computer to iPod Step 3

    Transfer Music from Computer to iPod Step 3

  • At last, you will find the music you selected has transferred onto iPod devices. This approach would be very annoying if your music files did not put together, because you need to find them one-by-one and import them into iTunes library before transferring to iPod. Read this How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPod without iTunes guide, and you may learn about:

1. MUCH EASIER & FASTER computer to iPod transfer method with drag-n-drop interface;

2. Import music to iPod from any computers. You even don't have to authorize that PC;

3. Freely add new iPod music without erasing existing ones. Start Taking A Tour >

 

Bonus Tip: How to Transfer Music from iPod to Computer

Most of our digital music are saved in two places, on our computer and on our MP3 player like an iPod. The chances are we might lost our computer (or the data on it) due to crashed hard drive, long-term usage or accidental damages.

Even the worse news is that the music you purchased disappears along with it. So what's left? A handicapped iPod, as Apple restricts its gadgets to sync with one music library. Feel like getting a life-saving straw? Not yet, you should keep it in mind that any attempts to sync your iPod with a different computer will result in an iPod with all your music deleted.

At this moment, you need an all-in-one iPod Music Transfer program like AnyTrans, which is meticulously designed for copying iPod music and everything back to computer hard disk. Without bringing up bulky iTunes & tedious iTunes sync, you can freely backup iPod music and never mind the original music collection get lost. Download and Start Free Trial >

Follow us to transfer music from computer to iPod with steps bellow:

Run AnyTrans > Connect iPod to computer with USB cable > Click Music on Homepgae of AnyTrans > Click Plus button to add music from computer to iPod > Select the songs you want to transfer to iPod > Click Open.

How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPod with AnyTrans

How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPod with AnyTrans

Important Note: Compared to sync music with iTunes, you won't lose any previous song on your iPod when transferring music from computer to iPod with AnyTrans. By the way, if you are moving music from computer to iPod after iOS 8 update, here is a to-do list about what you should do after updating to iOS 8.

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