How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iPod

Want to play your iPhone music on an iPod? You can directly transfer music from iPhone to iPod with the help of this tutorial. Supports all iPhone and iPod models.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: May. 21, 2020

How can I transfer music from my iPhone to my iPod? I just upgraded to a new iPhone, and I saved hundreds of songs on it. Some of the songs are purchased from iTunes, and some are not. Is there any simple way to transfer some of my music from my iPhone to the iPod?

— A User from Apple Support Communities

Generally, you can’t transfer music from iPhone to iPod directly. Songs you purchased from iTunes can be re-downloaded to your iPod at no cost (as long as the same Apple ID is used), however, how about the songs you get from other sources? How to transfer all the purchased and non-purchased songs from iPhone to iPod? In this guide, we provide you the ways with iTunes and another simple & quick method to get music from iPhone to iPod with no efforts.

Transfer Music from iPhone to iPod

Transfer Music from iPhone to iPod

How to Sync Purchased Music from iPhone to iPod with iTunes

iTunes keeps your media files like music, movies, TV shows, podcasts and audiobooks, and it is the default program to manage your music on iPhone/iPad/iPod. Since you can export your purchases on iTunes to your computer, then add it to iPod. And you can also sync your purchased music from iTunes to iPod directly. So here are the steps that you can follow to add some purchased music from your iPhone to iPod:

Step 1: Connect iPhone with computer and open iTunes > Tap on File > Find Devices and choose Transfer Purchases from [your iPhone’s name].

Transfer Music from iPhone to iPod with iTunes

Transfer Music from iPhone to iPod with iTunes

Step 2: Connect iPod with computer > Click the iPod icon in the upper-left corner of the iTunes window > Click Music.

Step 3: In the Music tab, check Sync Music. Then, you can choose some of the available options:

  • Entire Music Library — syncs all the music in your iTunes library to iPod. If the size of your iTunes library is bigger than your iPod’s capacity, only some of music will be synced.
  • Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres — you can choose to sync which playlists, genres or artists you want to your iPod.
  • Include music videos — syncs videos if you have any.
  • Include voice memos — syncs voice memos.
  • Automatically fill free space with songs — keeps your nano full.

Step 4: Click Apply at the bottom of the screen to save your choices and sync the music to your iPod.

Further Reading: How to Fix Purchased Music Missing from iTunes >

How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iPod with AnyTrans for iOS

iTunes can only help you sync purchased music. To transfer all the music from iPhone to iPod, we recommend an easy-to-use iOS content manager – AnyTrans for iOS. Here are the reasons why choose this tool:

AnyTrans for iOS – iPhone Music Transfer

  • Support selectively transfer songs from iPhone to iPod, and vice versa.
  • Enable to transfer music from any iDevice to iTunes/computer.
  • No data erase. Unlike iTunes, it will erase no data on the target iPhone.
  • Work well with all iPhone models as well as iOS systems.

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And you can follow the steps below to sync iPhone music to iPod with ease:

Step 1. Download and install AnyTrans for iOS on your computer, and connect both your iPhone and iPod to the computer. Run AnyTrans, and you will see the main interface. Check the source device and target device.

Step 2. Go to the managing page of your iPhone, then click on “Music”.

Tap on Device Manager and Choose Music in AnyTrans for iOS

Tap on Device Manager and Choose Music in AnyTrans for iOS

Step 3. Select the songs you want to transfer from your iPhone to iPod, then click “To Device” to start transferring songs from iPhone to iPod.

Selectively Copy iPod Music with Device Manager – Step 2

Selectively Send Music to iPod

Also Read: How to Export Music from iPhone to iTunes >

This guide is also applied to sync music from iPod to iPhone, and the steps are almost identical.

The Bottom Line

Here we introduce you two useful ways to sync iPhone music to iPod. iTunes can help you transfer purchased music with ease. AnyTrans for iOS is far beyond an ordinary iPhone transfer, it gives you more freedom on managing your iOS content. I hope it can help you. Any problems with this guide or AnyTrans for iOS are warmly welcomed, please feel comfortable to contacts us. Take a tour with the free trial of AnyTrans.

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.