How to Transfer Music from iPhone to iPod with or without iTunes

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: Dec. 24, 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 effort.

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 the iPhone/iPad/iPod. Since you can export your purchases on iTunes to your computer, then add them to your 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 your 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.

iTunes can only help you sync purchased music. To transfer all the music from iPhone to iPod, we recommend two iTunes alternatives to transfer iPhone music to iPod with ease.

Transfer Music from iPhone to iPod with PhoneTrans [Quick Transfer]

PhoneTrans is a professional Phone to Phone Transfer Solution, with it you can make a smooth data transferring between any two mobile devices. Check it’s main features:

  • Transfer music from iPhone to iPod quickly, and vice versa.
  • No data will be erased when transferring music from your iPhone to iPod.
  • Transfer music and more between any two devices, from Android to Android, from iOS to iOS, from Android to iOS, and from iOS to Android.
  • Backup iPhone/iPad/iPod data to a computer, and restore selectively without losing data.

Step 1. Download PhoneTrans on computer and run it > Connect both your iPhone and iPod nano/classic/shuffle/iPod touch.

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Step 2. Choose Phone to Phone > Quick Transfer.

Phone to Phone - Quick Transfer

Phone to Phone – Quick Transfer

Step 3. Click the Switch button to confirm the device you want to transfer from or to.

Connect the iPhone and iPod

Connect the iPhone and iPod

Step 4. Choose Music and click Transfer Now.

Choose Music and Click Transfer Now

Choose Music and Click Transfer Now

Transfer Music from iPhone to iPod with AnyTrans [Selectively Transfer]

If you need a professional iOS Data Manager, you can also try – AnyTrans. It also makes it easy to transfer iPhone music to iPod, and it also features some other outstanding iOS data management features like:

  • Support selectively transfer songs from iPhone to iPod, and vice versa.
  • Enable to transfer music from any iPhone/iPad/iPod to iTunes or to the computer.
  • No data erase. Unlike iTunes, it will erase no data on the target iPhone.
  • Transfer music, contacts, messages, videos, photos, and more between iOS devices, and from an iOS device to the computer.

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* 100% Clean & Safe

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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 on your computer, and connect both your iPhone and iPod to the computer. Run it, 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”.

Connect the iPhone and iPod

Connect the iPhone and iPod

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.

Choose Music and Click To Device

Choose Music and Click To Device

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

Further Reading: How to Fix Purchased Music Missing from 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 to 3 ways to sync iPhone music to iPod. iTunes can help you transfer purchased music with ease. PhoneTrans is your first tool to try when switching to a new phone. AnyTrans is far beyond an ordinary iPhone transfer, it gives you more freedom on managing your iOS content.  Any problems with this guide are warmly welcomed, please feel comfortable to contacts us. Take a tour with the free trial of PhoneTrans or  AnyTrans now!

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.