How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPod without Deleting

How to transfer music from computer to iPod (touch)? Read this guide to put music on iPod (touch) from computer, covering windows PC and Mac.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Mar. 24, 2021

iPod Touch (7th) was updated with a new 256 GB model, and Apple added more features on it different from the 6th generation iPod touch. You can enjoy AR and group FaceTime, also Apple Arcade on it. Certainly, when it comes to listening to music, the iPod series is still a wonderful choice because of its portability, long battery life, large storage for music with more GBs, etc.

If you need to put more music on your iPod, then this guide will help you to make Apple life easier. We will focus on how to transfer music from computer and iTunes to iPod (touch) in detail.

Transfer Music from Computer to iPod without iTunes

To put music on iPod/iPod touch from a computer, normally our first choice is syncing with iTunes. However, when syncing entire music and other iOS data like photos, iBooks, Movies with iTunes, all the synced data on our iOS device will be erased. Therefore, before showing you how to put music on iPod/iPod touch with iTunes, we would like to share with you a new way to transfer music from computer to iPod without iTunes, and you won’t lose any previous data.

AnyTrans is a safe and professional data management tool for iPhone/iPad and iPod. With AnyTrans, you can transfer music and playlists across your iPhone, iPad, iPod, iTunes, and computer without a sync block. All iPods are supported, including touch/shuffle/nano. Check its related features (iOS 14 supported) as below:

AnyTrans – iPod Music Transfer

  • Transfer music from computer to iPod without deleting.
  • It’s very easy & fast to transfer songs to iPod with drag & drop.
  •  Playlists, ratings, plays, and other info can also be transferred.
  • Also transfer music from iPod to iPodto iPhone, to iTunes library.

Free Download100% Clean & Safe

Free Download100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Follow the step below to put songs to iPod from computer easily:

Step 1. Connect your iPod to the computer.

Download and install AnyTrans on your computer firstly. Launch AnyTrans > Connect your iPod to the computer via a USB cable. Choose Music.

Connect iPod and Choose Music

Connect iPod and Choose Music

Step 2. Put music on iPod from computer.

Find and select the music you want to transfer from computer to your iPod, then click Open to start transferring. After transferring, all selected songs will be transferred to your iPod touch Music app or other iPod disk.

Select Music from Computer and Open them

Select Music to Transfer

Transfer Music from iTunes to iPod

When importing songs to iPod or iPod touch with iTunes, all the previous media files synced from computer or iTunes library (like songs, playlists, iBooks, photos, etc.) will be erased. If you don’t want to lose any existing data on your iPod (touch), you can move to Part 1 and transfer music from computer to iPod with AnyTrans. Now, let’s check how to put music on iPhone, iPad, iPod from iTunes:

Add music from computer to iTunes Library firstly:

  1. Make sure you’ve installed the latest iTunes on your computer.
  2. If you were a Windows Media Player user, you need to transfer songs from Windows Media Player onto iTunes library firstly.
  3. Open iTunes on your computer.
  4. Click the “File” option in the upper left corner.
  5. Choose “Add to Library” to import your music (Ctrl+O).
Add Music from Computer to iTunes Library

Add Music from Computer to iTunes Library

How to add music to iPod:

  1. Connect your iPod to the computer through a USB cable.
  2. iTunes will detect the iPod automatically.
  3. Then, tap the “Music” option on the left panel.
  4. Check the “Sync Music” box.
  5. If you want to transfer all your music, just click on the “Entire music” option.
  6. Click the “Apply” button to start syncing songs to your iPod.
Sync Music from Computer to iPod Touch Using iTunes

Sync Music from Computer to iPod Touch Using iTunes

If nothing is happening when you drag songs, you may have to go to Summary and check the Manually manage iTunes music and videos box. At last, you will find the selected songs, playlists, artists on your iPod device.

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 music into iTunes library before transferring to iPod/iPod touch. Actually, all these methods and steps also can be used to transfer music from computer to iPhone iPad. If you will have further needs to download music from your computer to your iPhone iPad, just follow the steps below to finish the job.

Bonus Tip: Transfer Music from iPhone/iPad/iPod to Computer

Most of our digital music are saved in two places, on our computer and iOS devices. The chances are we might lose our data on them due to a crashed hard drive, long-term usage or accidental damages. Even the worst 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.

So, backup your data is important. If you want to keep your music and other personal files in other storage locations, what to do? After downloading and installing AnyTrans, you can easily make it.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

To Download iPhone/iPad/iPod data to Computer:

  1. Launch AnyTrans and connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod like Part 1.
  2. Click Device Manager and choose the Music Category on the right side.
  3. Select the songs you want to transfer to computer.
  4. Click the “To PC” button to put music from iOS device to the computer. Also, you can choose to sync with iTunes or another iPhone/iPad/iPod.
Choices of Music Management

Choices of Music Management

Also Read: How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iTunes Library >

The Bottom Line

With the above methods, you can put music from a computer or iTunes on the iPod quickly. Also, AnyTrans is the best iTunes alternative to manage your iPod music as you like. Besides music, it also supports managing photos, videos, ringtones, voice memos, contacts, etc. on your iPhone/iPad/iPod. AnyTrans guarantees you 100% Safe & Security. During this process, all the contents on your iPhone will be kept safe, and you won’t lose any data or files. Now download it to have a try >

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

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