Two Ways to Transfer Music from iTunes to iPod touch/nano/shuffle

How to Transfer Music from iTunes to iPod

Flexible and tiny, iPod is still one of the most popular music playing tools for various people all over the world. As a portable music library, moreover, iPod is capable of carrying more than a thousand of songs. Definitely, you may want to add music from iTunes to iPod touch/iPod nano/iPod Shuffle, which lets you plug in your headphones and listen to iTunes music around in your pocket. However, how to transfer music from iTunes to iPod? In this article, we will show you some tricks and tips on how to transfer music from iTunes to iPod touch/shuffle/nano.

Part 1. How to sync songs and playlists from iTunes to iPod

How to download music from iTunes to iPod? Actually, iTunes can let you sync music from iTunes to iPod touch, iPod nano or iPod Shuffle with ease. With that, you can easily move your favorite songs or playlist from iTunes to your iPod. However, iTunes has its disadvantage when it comes to synchronizing data. iTunes will overwrite the existing music on your iPod once you sync iTunes songs. In this part, we will show you how to move iTunes songs to iPod in detail.

Download and install the latest iTunes on your PC or Mac. To begin with, you need to add songs to iTunes library. You are able to purchase music item from iTunes Store, import music from local storage on your computer or add songs from a CD or DVD.

Add Music to iTunes Library

Connect your iPod to computer via a USB cable and wait for iTunes to recognize it till there is a device button shows below the tool menu. Click the "iPod" button.

Click iPod Device iCon

You will enter another window. Click "Music" under the "Settings" tab, and then you are enabled to sync iTunes music from the main interface. You are allowed to sync entire music library or selected playlists, artists, albums and genres.

Click iTunes Music Tab

Mark the checkbox of "Sync Music". iTunes will prompt you of a warning message that synchronizing process will remove existing music, movies, TV shows, books and tone from this iPod.

Choose iTunes Music to Sync to iPod

Click "Remove and Sync" button and then choose to sync whole music library or selected songs. Finally, hit "Apply" to sync music from iTunes to iPod.

Choose iTunes Music to Sync to iPod

Part 2. How to copy music from iTunes to iPod with FoneTrans

From the Part 1, we've already known iTunes has it weakness when it synchronizes songs to iPod. Want to find another flexible way to transfer music from iTunes to iPod? Don't worry, we will sincerely recommend an iTunes alternative, FoneTrans to help you copy music from iTunes to iPod without any data loss. FoneTrans enables you to transfer not only music, but also other data like videos, TV shows, ringtones and more to your iPod touch, iPod nano, iPod Shuffle. Moreover, it can be regarded as a professional iOS data management tool, which allows you to create new playlists, edit and manage song information and so on. First, download and install FoneTrans on your computer.

Click "Remove and Sync" button and then choose to sync whole music library or selected songs. Finally, hit "Apply" to sync music from iTunes to iPod.

Sync Music to iTunes Media Folder

Launch FoneTrans and plug your iPod into computer with USB cable. The program will detect it and display the main information of iPod in the main interface.

Connect iPod Touch

Click "Media" from the left control, and choose "Music" from the upper option menu. Hit "Add" > "Add File" or "Add Folder". Then you are able to copy music to iPod that you keep from iTunes in the "iTunes Media Folder".

Transfer Music from iTunes to iPod

Where is the iTunes Media Folder?

Windows: C:\Users\username\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media

Mac: In the Finder, choose "Go" > "Home" > "Music" > "iTunes".

Once you've already chosen the preferred iTunes songs, click "OK" and the program will copy the songs to your iPod. That is the end. Check the "Music" app from your iPod to check if FoneTrans has succeeded in syncing iTunes songs. Moreover, the program enables you to edit ID3 information of the imported song. Besides, FoneTrans enables you to transfer music from iPod to iTunes directly as well.

Edit ID3 Information of the Imported Song

In this article, we mainly show you how to transfer iTunes songs to iPod via iTunes as well as FoneTrans. Regardless of whatever method you choose, hope you can manage to download music from iTunes to iPod with ease.

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October 29, 2016 08:13 / Posted by to iTunes, iPod, Music
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