How to Add Music to iPod Nano/Shuffle

Want to get music from computer to iPod nano or iPod shuffle? Read this guide to learn a quick method.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Apr. 22, 2020

Apple introduced its first iPod in 2001, and by 2014 there are more than 390 million iPod users according to a statistic. One of the most frequently asked questions is: How to download free music to my iPod (nano, shuffle, or touch)?

iTunes Store is the first place to go. It dominates up to 80% music downloading and purchasing market share. You can search, browse and download music videos through iTunes. Searching or browsing music videos by artist, album, song, genre or other categories. Free download a music video by clicking its free tag and entering the username and password of your Apple ID. Your selected music videos are saved to your iTunes library, which you could sync to your iPod nano or iPod shuffle.

Get Music on iPod nano without iTunes

Get Music on iPod nano without iTunes

iTunes is capable of syncing music to your iPod nano and shuffle but the syncing process will erase the existing songs. And sometimes you may just want to add music to your iPod directly, without iTunes, because you feel tired of iTunes sync. Luckily, you’ve come to the right page, here we will tell you an easier way to put music on iPod nano/shuffle.

Tool We Use to Download Music to iPod Nano/Shuffle

To transfer your downloaded music from the computer or iTunes library to iPod easily and quickly, you can try AnyTrans for iOS. It is designed as an iTunes/iCloud alternative. Here are the main features of this tool:

AnyTrans for iOS – iTunes Alternative

  • Directly download music from iTunes Library to iPod nano/shuffle.
  • Selectively or wholly manage of music are both available.
  • No harm to existing music and will be kept in original quality.
  • Work well with all iPhone models as well as iOS systems.

Free Download100% Clean & Safe

Free Download100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

It works well on both Mac and Windows computer. Click here to free download AnyTrans for iOS and follow the steps below to put music on your device from computer/iTunes without data loss.

How to Add Music to Your iPod Nano/Shuffle without iTunes

Please follow the step-by-step guide to put music on iPod nano/shuffle directly:

Step 1. Install and open AnyTrans for iOS on your computer, and connect your iPod nano/shuffle with your computer.

Step 2. Choose Device Manager > Go to the page of managing contents by category > Click Audio > Choose Music.

Choose Music in AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

Choose Music in AnyTrans for iOS – Step 2

Step 3. Click “+” button and select songs from computer and then click Open to transfer music to your iPod nano/shuffle.

Click Music to start to manage

Transfer Music to iPod in AnyTrans for iOS – Step 3

You can also directly transfer music from iTunes to iPod nano/shuffle with the help of AnyTrans for iOS:

Connect with your iPod nano or shuffle > Click the drop-down menu at the top > Click on iTunes Library option > Choose Music you need > Click the Send to iDevice button.

Transfer Music from iTunes in AnyTrans for iOS

Transfer Music from iTunes in AnyTrans for iOS

The Bottom Line

As you can see, AnyTrans for iOS can help you put music on iPod easily and quickly. If you are interested, why not click here to get a 3-day free trial? It will not let you down.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.