How to Backup iPod to Computer Quickly

It is important that you regularly backup your iPod so that you have a safe copy of your important data. There are multiple ways on how you can backup your iPod and here we show some of the best methods to do the task.

By Faye Clarke | Posted on: Jul. 15, 2019, Last Updated: Jul. 15, 2019

Although you now have tons of options to choose from when it comes to enjoying multimedia content, Apple iPod is still one of the best devices you can purchase for your entertainment. Those who already own an iPod, you may want to keep a backup of your iPod data on your computer or with iCloud. Keeping a backup ensures you have something to fall back on when an accidental action gets all the data deleted on your device.

With a backup handy with you, you can restore all of your multimedia and other content on your iPod with the click of a button. It could be a lifesaver for you when things do not work well on your device.

How to Backup iPod to Computer

How to Backup iPod to Computer

Apple provides some of the finest ways to create backups of their devices. Whether you have an iPhone, iPad, or an iPod, you can easily create a full backup of your device using Apple’s very own tools. In case you are not a big fan of Apple’s tools, you have a few other ways as well to back up your iPod. The following guide covers multiple methods to help you backup your iPod or iPod touch device:

How to Backup iPod with iTunes

When most of you think of creating the backup of an iOS device, the first thing that hits your mind is iTunes. It is a great app that allows you to create and store backups of your iOS devices including the iPod on your computer. The app works on both Windows and Mac machines.

The following are the steps on how to create an iPod backup with iTunes on your computer:

Step 1. Download and install the latest version of the iTunes app on your computer.

Step 2. Launch the iTunes app and connect your iPod to your computer.

Step 3. Click on your iPod in the app, select the tab that says Summary, and click on the Back Up Now button.

Back up iPod with iTunes

Back up iPod with iTunes

iTunes will start creating a backup of your iPod. It will let you know when it has finished creating a backup of your device. That answers your “how do I backup my iPod” question.

How to Backup iPod to iCloud

iCloud is yet another option offered by Apple to let you create backups of your iOS-based devices. With iCloud, though, you must have a stable Internet connection as all the data of your device gets uploaded to the iCloud servers via your Internet connection.

If you are ready to back up your iPod to iCloud, the following are the steps on how to do it.

Step 1. Launch the Settings app on your iPod and tap on your name followed by iCloud. It will open the iCloud settings menu on your screen.

Access the iCloud menu on your iPod

Access the iCloud menu on your iPod

Step 2. Enable the iCloud Backup option if it is not already. Then, tap on the option that says Back Up Now to start backing up your device to iCloud.

Turn on iCloud backups for your iPod

Turn on iCloud backups for your iPod

Wait while your iPod creates and uploads the backup to your iCloud account. Once the backup is uploaded, you will see the timestamp of your last backup in the iCloud menu on your device.

How to Backup iPod with AnyTrans for iOS

Although both the methods shown above allow you to easily create a backup of your iPod, these methods do not offer the flexibility of choosing content to be backed up on your device. What if you would only like to back up your photos and nothing else? Unfortunately, the option to select content for a backup is not offered by the above two methods.

What’s more, iTunes and iCloud does not offer users access to the backups. In other words, although you have backed up your device to the computer, you can’t view or check the backup files.

However, there is a third-party app that allows you to do just that.

Enter AnyTrans for iOS, an application that allows you to selectively create a backup of your iOS devices including your iPod. With the app installed on your computer, all you have to do is to connect your iPod and select the content you want to be backed up. The app will only back up the chosen content to your computer and nothing else.

Here are some of the reasons why users trust AnyTrans for iOS for their backup tasks:

Below are the steps on how you can create an iPod backup with selected content using the AnyTrans for iOS app:

Step 1. Install the latest version of AnyTrans for iOS on your computer. Plug-in your iPod to your computer and launch the newly installed app.

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Connect the iPod and open the AnyTrans for iOS app

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Step 2. Click on the categories icon to manage your content by categories. On the following screen, select the option that says Photos followed by Camera Roll.

Select content to back up to computer

Select content to back up to computer

Step 3. Select the photos you would like to back up to your computer and click on the To Computer button at the top.

Back up selected content to computer

Back up selected content to computer

The app will create a backup of your chosen photos on your computer.

Not only does AnyTrans for iOS help you create photos backups but it lets you create backups for pretty much any file you can ever have on your iPod or any other iOS device. If you are interested in it, just download and have a try!

The Bottom Line

If you have been waiting for an easy and quick way to backup your iPod to your computer, you now have the method, so go ahead and get your device backed up to your machine. After all, precaution is better than cure.

Faye Clarke

Member of iMobie_Inc, an enthusiastic fan of Apple and Jazz music, always ready to offer advice and solutions to any iOS & Android related issues.

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