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How to Transfer Music from Mac or PC to iPod

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

This article explains how to copy music from computer to iPod.

The iPod is a line of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It has come a long way since October 2001 and changed the way people listen to music, and laid the foundation for the powerhouses that Apple has had with the iPhone and iPad.

Although iPhone is fitted with much more functions than iPod, and even can replace it completely, when it comes to listening to music during runs, hikes, and trips, iPod is still the best choice due to its portability, long battery life, enough storage for music, etc. Here in this article, we are going to show you the complete guide of how to transfer your music stored on Mac or PC to iPod for streaming.

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Tip 1: Transfer Music from Mac to iPod with iTunes

To put music on iPod from computer, normally our first choice is syncing with iTunes. Here are the detailed steps.

Step 1 Connect the iPod to your computer using the provided dock connector.

Step 2 Launch the iTunes software. Under the Devices section in the left window pane, click on your iPod.

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Step 3 Click on Music menu at the top of the main iTunes screen.

Step 4 Make sure the Sync Music option is enabled -- click the check box next to it if not.

Step 5 If you want to transfer all your music, click the radio button next to Entire music library. Alternatively, to cherry pick songs from your iTunes library, click the radio button next to Selected playlists, artists, and albums.

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Step 6 To start transferring music to your iPod, click the Apply button to start syncing.

Step 7 When the sync is complete, disconnect your iPod.

Tip 2: Add Music from PC to iPod with Syncios

For PC users, you can also transfer music to iPod via iTunes. However, besides using iTunes, there is an easier alternative to help you add music from PC to iPod without iTunes. All you need to do is installing Syncios Free iPod Manager on your computer, with which you can transfer or copy songs, music videos, audio files, albums to iPod from PC without using iTunes.

Step 1 Launch Syncios Manager on computer and connect iPod to computer.

Step 2 Click Media button on the left panel of Syncios, then click Add button on the top left corner. You can choose "Add file" or "Add folder" to iPod. After selecting the music folder, click Open to import the music to iPod.

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Extra Tips: How to Sync Apple Music to iPod

Even though most of iPod models such as iPod Classic, Shuffle, Nano has retired from market, only the iPod Touch with larger screen remains in production, there are still a fair amount of people prefer to sync and enjoy music on those tiny devices, especially on iPod Shuffle or Classic.

However, many Apple Music users may find it seems not possible to sync their Apple Music tracks to iPod Shuffle/ Classic /Nano, as Apple needs WiFi to authenticate an Apple Music subscription, and these iPod models aren’t built with WiFi capabilities. Really frustrating, isn’t it?

However, things changed with the coming out of some professional Apple Music to iPod Converters. With the help of such tools, we can easily convert any Apple Music to MP3 or other widely used formats and transfer to iPod for playback.

Here we meet NoteBurner Apple Music Converter, a smart Apple Music to iPod converter which can record Apple Music songs and playlists and convert Apple Music files, audiobooks, or other downloaded music from iTunes or Apple Music to MP3, FLAC, AAC, AIFF, WAV, or ALAC format. And it is capable of converting any Apple Music files, iTunes audio file at 10X faster speeds with keeping lossless audio quality.

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Step 1 Add Apple Music Songs

Launch NoteBurner Apple Music Converter and and choose to download songs from the "iTunes App". 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. You can choose any song you want to convert.

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Step 2 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 3 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 conversion, click the "Converted" button to find the output audio. And then launch iTunes or Syncios to transfer these converted Apple Music songs to your iPod for streaming.


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