How to Add Music to iPod Nano/Shuffle/Touch

Want to get music from computer to iPod Nano/Shuffle/Touch? Read this guide to learn quick methods with or without iTunes.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Nov. 03, 2020

Apple introduced its first iPod, which is iPod Classic 1st in 2001, and then iPod Mini, iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle and iPod Touch till 2019. Each new generation usually had more features, file storages and refinements. So you can enjoy your iPod life with more songs, videos, voice memos, audiobooks, or other supported content. 

However, for iPod series users, one of the most frequently asked questions is: How to put music to my iPod (Nano, Shuffle, or Touch) with ease? Here we will introduce some easy or free ways for you to get music on your iPods.

Get Music on iPod Nano/Shuffle/Touch

Get Music on iPod Nano/Shuffle/Touch

If you want to manage storage when it’s full, you may need to delete some unlike songs from iPod.

Get Music to iPod from Computer/iPhone/iPad

Firstly, we’d like to introduce a professional iPod management tool to you and you won’t regret using it. This software is named AnyTrans, which is an all-in-one manager for all iOS devices, including iPod models. With AnyTrans, you can get music to iPod from computer, iTunes library, another iPhone or iPad easily and quickly. Here are the main features of this tool:

AnyTrans – Professional iOS Manager

  • Directly sync music from computer/iTunes Library/iDevices to iPod.
  • Manage iPod music with easier way.
  • No harm to existing music and will be kept in original quality.
  • Work well with all iPod models, iOS versions as well as Mac/Windows.

Free Download100% Clean & Safe

Free Download100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Now, you can free download AnyTrans and follow the steps below to put music on iPod as you want.

To Get Music from Computer/iTunes

Step 1. Install and open AnyTrans on your computer, and connect your iPod with your computer. Choose Device Manager > Move mouse on iPod and click +.

Move Mouse to your iPhone Image and Click +

Move Mouse to your iPhone Image and Click +

Step 2. Tap on Add button > Choose Import from Computer or Import from iTunes > Click Import File or Import Folder.

Click Add Button and Choose Import from Computer

Click Add Button and Choose Import from Computer

Step 3. Then you can select music saved on your computer > Click Open button. AnyTrans will transfer songs from computer immediately. Check them on your iPod when finished.

Select Music from Computer and Open them

Select Music from Computer and Open them

You can also directly manage your iTunes Library or transfer music to iPod with the help of AnyTrans: Open AnyTrans and connect your iPod > Click on iTunes Library option > Choose Music you need > Click the To Device button. Just as the below picture shows.

Sync Songs from iTunes to Device

Sync Songs from iTunes to Device

Transfer Music from iTunes to iPod

iTunes Store is another place to go. It dominates up to 80% of music downloading and purchasing. 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. Still, iTunes is capable of syncing music to your iPod nano and shuffle but the syncing process will erase the existing songs, you can try this way if you need it.

Put iTunes Music to iPod

Put iTunes Music to iPod

Add Music from Windows Media Player to iPod

If you want to transfer Windows media player with iPod, you can follow the steps below:

  1. Open iTunes and click File > Tap Add File to Library.
  2. View and select music from Windows Media Player > click Open.
  3. Next, connect your iPod to computer, and it will be detected by iTunes.
  4. Click Music icon on iTunes and it will show the list of songs. Select the song that transferred from Windows Media player, and send them to the iPod.

Further Reading: How to Fix iPhone Not Showing Up on Computer >

Bonus Tip: How to Download Music and Videos for Free

Step 1: Go to AnyTrans > Click Media Downloader.

Choose Media Downloader Option in AnyTrans

Choose Media Downloader Option in AnyTrans

Step 2: Copy and Paste the URL to the search box.

Step 3: When the search result showing, you just choose one file type and click the Download button. Meanwhile, you are able to choose the path to save videos or music (Computer or Device).

Download MP4 Videos from YouTube with AnyTrans

Download MP4 Videos from YouTube with AnyTrans

The Bottom Line

The above methods show you how can you get music to iPod from computer without iTunes, or you can also use iTunes to sync windows media player to iPod. As you can see, AnyTrans can help you put music on iPod from computer/iTunes/iPhone/iPad, which is a full-way manager for iPod Nano/Shuffle/Touch and other series. If you are interested, why not download to try? It will not let you down.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

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.