How to Put Music on iPod with/without iTunes

Looking for ways to add music to iPod? In this guide, we will show you how to put music on iPod with/without iTunes.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Apr. 26, 2020

Please help! I bought an iPod yesterday and I have my music saved on multiple computers. Problem is, I don’t know how to put music on iPod from my computer. Does anybody know the steps? Thanks!

For iPod users, if you have collected lots of sweet songs on your computer, you might want to add these songs to your iPod to enjoy. However, just like the user above, you may do not know the concrete steps to do the task. Since lots of iPod users are stuck on this issue,  in the following guide, we will share with you some quick ways to put music on iPod/iPod Nano/iPod Touch/iPod Shuffle from a computer.

Method 1. Transfer Music to iPod without iTunes

When it comes to adding music to iPhone/iPod, iTunes should be the most common way to complete the job. However, using iTunes can be a real pain when adding music with iTunes, and all the files on your iPod need to be erased first.

If you don’t want to erase anything, or just prefer a simpler and quicker way to download music to iPod, then take the assistance of some this professional music transfer tool named AnyTrans for iOS. It is said as the best iTunes alternative to transfer & manage music on an iPod. And below are its features on adding and managing music on iPod:

  • Multiple-Direction Transfer. It allows you to transfer music from computer to iPod, iDevices to iPod, and vice versa.
  • No Need to Erase Anything. Different from iTunes, it won’t erase anything. all data on your iPod will be kept 100% secure.
  • Convert Formats. Automatically detect the incompatible formats of the music files and convert them to iPod compatible formats.

Add Music from Computer to iPod

Now, here are the steps that you can sync music from computer to iPod using this iTunes alternative:

Step 1. First Download and install AnyTrans for iOS on your computer.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 2. Launch it and connect your iPod to the computer via a USB cable > Click on Device Manager and tap “+” on iPod screen to continue.

Click Add Content button on the main interface

Drag Files from Computer to iPod on the Main Interface

Step 3. Select the songs you want to add to your iPod > Click on the Open button to starting downloading music to your iPod.

Select Music to Transfer

Select Music to Transfer

Manage your iPod Music

What’s more, AnyTrans for iOS allows you to manage your iPod music. After you plug in iPod or sync music from computer, you can view and check the music: Tap Device Manager and Music from the main panel, and you will see the interface like below. Here you can refresh your iPod music, add music, delete any one of them, send music to computer/device/iTunes.

Manage iPod Music on AnyTrans for iOS

Manage iPod Music on AnyTrans for iOS

Method 2. Put Music on iPod with iTunes

If you have stored nothing on your iPod, then try iTunes to add music to your iPod.

Step 1. Open iTunes on your computer > Connect your iPod to the computer > Click the device icon. Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes.

How to Put Music on iPod with iTunes - Step 1

How to Put Music on iPod with iTunes – Step 1

Step 2. Choose Music > Check Sync Music > Choose the Entire music library or only selected songs you want > Click on the Sync button to start syncing to iPod.

How to Put Music on iPod with iTunes - Step 2

How to Put Music on iPod with iTunes – Step 2

The Bottom Line

And here are the ways how to transfer music from computer to iPod without iTunes, or with iTunes. AnyTrans can help you put music on iPod, which is only one of the brilliant features of it. Also, this iTunes alternative allows you to manage iPod music, export iPod music to a Mac/Windows PC/other iDevices, even it provides you the way how to download music to iPod. So you can try to take a tour with AnyTrans for iOS.

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.