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The Ultimate Guide to Sync Apple Music Playlist to iPod Classic

Updated on: April 28, 2024
Category: Apple Music Tips

Anyone know if playlists created in Apple Music will sync for offline use on an iPod Classic or Nano?

With the explosion of smartphone, the dedicated music player was pretty much rendered irrelevant. But it doesn’t means that these music players are completely useless for people. Actually, in today's world a portable player is a simple supplement for your phone, an accessory for uninterrupted listening of music or podcasts during a commute, workout or leisure time.

However, things in life don't always go smoothly. It's really saddening for some Apple Music subscribers to find out that all their attempts to sync and play songs or playlist from Apple Music on tiny iPod Classic will be killed by the popup message "Apple Music songs cannot be copied to an iPod".

Yes, Apple blocks the way to sync Apple Music songs or playlist on iPod Classic by adding music protection into their songs. So if you own a version of iPod Classic, and long to play Apple Music playlist on it, you will need to record Apple Music firstly.

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Tool Required: NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter

To record Apple Music playlist and sync them to iPod Classic, here we strongly recommend NoteBurner Apple Music to iPod Converter, which is a smart Apple Music converter that is designed to record and convert the music tracks from M4P to common MP3, FLAC, AAC, AIFF, WAV, or ALAC audio formats with original CD quality preserved.

By recording Apple Music songs with this powerful Apple Musis Converter, Apple Music users can freely transfer the unprotected Apple Music songs to any device to enjoy, including iPod or other MP3 player.

Features of NoteBurner iTunes Audio Converter:
  • Record Apple Music, iTunes M4P music, podcasts, audiobooks;
  • Convert Apple Music files to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC;
  • Convert iTunes audio at 10X faster speed with lossless quality;
  • Keep ID3 Tags & lyric after conversion;
  • 1-click to burn Apple Music to CD, edit ID3 tags, etc;
  • Easy-to-use with an intuitive and streamlined user interface.
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Tutorial: How to Transfer Apple Music to iPod Classic or Nano

The following is the detailed tutorial to guide you to convert Apple Music and sync songs from Apple Music to iPod Classic. Please download NoteBurner Apple Music Converter first before getting started.

Step 1 Download and Launch NoteBurner Apple Music Converter

Download and install NoteBurner Apple Music Converter. After it, please launch the software and choose to download songs from the "iTunes App".

main interface

Step 2 Add Apple Music Songs

Click the button "+ Add" to add music, it will pop up a window, which will show you all of the songs you have downloaded from Apple Music. Or you can also directly drag & drop the downloaded Apple Music files to NoteBurner. You can choose any song you want to convert.

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Step 3 Choose Output Format

After the successful adding, please click the button "Settings" to choose the output format as you need, in the pop-up window, you can set output path, output quality, and output format including WAV, AAC, MP3, AIFF, FLAC, and ALAC.


Step 4 Convert Apple Music to MP3

After completing the above steps, the final one is clicking the button "Convert". Just a few second, it will succeed. After converting, the output folder will be open automatically. Or you can click the "Converted" button on the left side to find the converted music. Now all of Apple Music songs are free to use, you can sync them to your iPod via iTunes for enjoying.

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