2 Methods on How to Transfer Music from iPod to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR

If you have no idea how to transfer music from iPod to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR, come to read this post and you are going to learn about two solutions. Also, this article will contrast the advantages and disadvantages of these two methods.

By Christian Chus | Posted on: Sep. 03, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 17, 2018
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When you get an new iPhone, you may have difficulty transferring favorite songs from your iPod to it. As an iOS user, you instantly think whether the iTunes works. Unfortunately, it only does in some certain cases. So what can you do to transfer music from iPod to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR? Keep reading this article and you’ll get two methods to solve your problem.

Method 1: Transfer Music from iPod to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR with iTunes

For some old iOS users, iTunes is always the first choice if it’s helpful. In some cases, it actually does. If your iPod songs are purchased on iTunes, you can follow the guide below to transfer music from iPod to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR with iTunes.

But there are two shortcomings about iTunes you should notice. Except for purchased songs, it doesn’t support other music such downloads as. Then your existing songs on your iPhone will be removed in the process of syncing.

Step 1Launch the iTunes and connect your iPod. Click File > Devices > Transfer Purchases from ‘iPod’.

Transfer Music from iPod to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR with iTunes - Step 1

Transfer Music from iPod to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR with iTunes – Step 1

Step 2Then eject your iPod and connect your iPhone. Click ‘iPhone’ button on the top left corner to manage your device.

Transfer Music from iPod to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR with iTunes - Step 2

Transfer Music from iPod to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR with iTunes – Step 2

Step 3Choose ‘Music’ in the list of ‘Summary’ on the left and turn on ‘Sync Music’. Apply this setting and then you finish it successfully.

Transfer Music from iPod to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR with iTunes - Step 3

Transfer Music from iPod to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR with iTunes – Step 3

Method 2: Transfer Music from iPod to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without iTunes.

Nevertheless, iTunes doesn’t work when it comes to downloading music. So how to transfer them from iPod to your iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR. At this moment, AnyTrans for iOS appears to you, which is a comprehensive iOS data management tool. In comparison with iTunes, it boasts the following features:

  1. Your existing songs will disappear if you sync iPod music to iPhone with iTunes, it never happens with AnyTrans. Your existing songs will be kept safely with it;
  2. Direct transfer between iPod and iPhone. AnyTrans opens a super-fast tunnel that enables your iPod and iPhone to share music with each other;
  3. Flexibly two-way transfer. Not just transfer your purchased songs from iPod to iPhone, but export any kinds of music and videos between your iDevices;
  4. The process of transferring is much simpler and quicker. It allows you to transfer dozens of songs in seconds with original quality.

Why not download it right now. You can follow the direction below to easily transfer music from iPod to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR.

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Step 1Launch AnyTrans and connect to your iPod and iPhone. Notice that your iPhone is your target device. Go to Device Manager and then choose the Category Page.

Transfer Music from iPod to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without iTunes – Step 1

Transfer Music from iPod to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without iTunes – Step 1

Step 2Come to ‘Device Manager’ page. Choose ‘Audio’ and then ‘Music’.

Transfer Music from iPod to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without iTunes – Step 2

Transfer Music from iPod to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without iTunes – Step 2

Step 3Select the songs you want to transfer and Click ‘ to device’ on the top. Waiting for a while, you can go to check on your iPhone.

Transfer Music from iPod to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without iTunes – Step 3

Transfer Music from iPod to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without iTunes – Step 3

The Bottom Line

To sum up, it’s much more convenient to transfer music using AnyTrans than iTunes. It’s selective and safe. Besides, you can choose your beloved songs to transfer and your existing music is kept safely. So have a try and download AnyTrans to help you transfer music from iPod to iPhone X/XS (Max)/XR without iTunes.

Christian Chus

Member of iMobie team. A typical Gemini. Addicted to Apple and music stuff. Always like solving issues related to iOS & Android.

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