How to Transfer Music from iPod to Computer

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How to copy music from iPod to computer? Now get a quick way to transfer songs from iPod to PC or Mac computer.

Kelly Woods

Jun. 21, 2016

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It's hard to believe that everyday thousands of computer hard drives get crashed due to long-term use or accidental damage. And one headache is that only few of us have considered making a backup for our music collections, which may take several years to build up. The situation will get extremely terrible if a large amount of songs are downloaded from Internet or imported from CDs.

You will feel lucky if you still have these songs on your iPods. But as you may know, you can only transfer music onto iPod but no way is avail in the opposite side. This guide will help you find the best answer about how to copy music from iPod to computer (PC and Mac).

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This tutorial covers all iPods ever made, including iPod nano, iPod shuffle, iPod touch, iPod classic, iPod mni, iPod photo, etc.

The Tools You Need to Transfer Music from iPod to Computer

  • Your iPod with great many hot songs, plus an iPod USB cable;
  • A PC or Mac computer that you want to copy iPod music there;
  • An iPod Music Transfer – AnyTrans;

AnyTrans is said as the best alternative to iTunes that helps manage music on iPod, iPhone and iPad. It helps transfer music from iPod to computer, to iTunes, and vice versa, plus no existing music will be erased. With it, you can also copy music from one iPod to another directly.

Part 1. How to Transfer Music from iPod to a Windows Computer

If you are using a PC with Windows system, AnyTrans' intuitive interface will guide you through the whole transfer process in few clicks. Free download AnyTrans now and let it run on your computer.

Step 1: Connect your iPod to the computer. If you have several iPods and want to put all songs there onto your PC, AnyTrans takes it easy to support unlimited iPods at once.

Step 2: After plugging in your iPod, you will find it on the left side Media Classification Buttons. Click Music tab to access the songs list window > choose the songs you want to transfer from iPod to computer > click to PC tab:

Transfer Music from iPod to a Windows Computer with AnyTrans

Transfer Music from iPod to a Windows Computer with AnyTrans

Step 3. Choose the music you want to transfer, and click to PC button.

Transfer Music from iPod to a Windows Computer with AnyTrans

Transfer Music from iPod to a Windows Computer with AnyTrans

Regularly AnyTrans will transfer over 7000 songs from iPod onto PC hard drive in only about 25 minutes, but the transferring speed also depends on USB cable, computer hard disk format, as well as other external factors.

Also Read: How to Transfer iPod Music to iTunes >

Part 2. How to Transfer Music from iPod to a Mac Computer

To the Mac users, the good news is, AnyTrans also works for Mac OS X, including OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 and the latest OS X 10.9.2. Free Download AnyTrans on Your Mac >

Step 1. Open AnyTrans, and connect your iPod to Mac. Click on Audio tab, and choose Music.

Step 2. Choose the music you want to transfer, and click the to Mac button.

Transfer Music from iPod to Mac with AnyTrans

Transfer Music from iPod to Mac with AnyTrans

Important Note: If you are working with iPod touch 5th generation and plan to upgrade it to iOS 9 after backing up your music to computer, you can visit this iMobie Checklist to know more things you need to do before iOS 9 upgrade.

The Bottom Line

Please take the note that when transferring music from iPod to a computer with AnyTrans, you can also choose to copy music back to iTunes library. In this process, AnyTrans could help you preserve your playlists, music ratings and the play counts. It seems like you are allowed to rebuild a loss iTunes media library from your iPod. Start Copying 50 Songs from iPod to Computer For Free Trial >

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