3 Methods to Complete iPod Music Transfer

Here are 3 methods about iPod music transfer. After reading, you are able to choose one that works best for you.


By Bryce / Updated on June 9, 2023

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iPod is a portable music player owned by Apple, and people often use it to listen to music, play videos, browse photos, and so on. Sometimes users want to share the music on their iPod to different electronic devices, like computers, iPhones, and iPad. In this following article, let’s discuss how to transfer music from iPod to a computer.

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How can I transfer my iPod music to my computer?

It gives 3 methods to readers about how to transfer iPod music to PC In this text, involves using iTunes, AOMEI MBackkupper, and Windows Explorer.

Using iTunes to transfer music from iPod to computer

If you have iTunes on your computer, you can use it to transmit music from iPod to the computer. To be honest, this way is kind of complex.

Before using it, you have to make sure iTunes won't automatically sync with your iPod, otherwise, it will may cause data loss.

Step 1. Don’t connect any devices, and then launch iTunes > Go to Edit > Tap Preferences.

Step 2. Find the Device icon and click it.

Step 3. Check “Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically”, and tap the OK button.


After completing the above operations, you can start to transfer music from iPod to the computer with iTunes. The steps are given below.

Step 1. Connect your iPod to your PC with a USB cable, and then run iTunes.

✍ Note: To prevent unforeseen problems, it is best to use the latest version of iTunes.

Step 2. Click Music in the list on the left.

Step 3. Choose  Entire music library or Selected playlist, artists, album and genres, and then click Apply button.

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Step 4. Open the iTunes folder in the C drive (usually, files are saved on this drive), and you will find the transferred music.

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iPod music transfer without iTunes to computer

You can also transfer music even if you don't have iTunes on your computer.

Option 1. Transfer music from iPod to PC with FoneTool

Here I recommend a professional iPod transfer software for you, FoneTool. It is a multifunctional transfer software that supports different iOS devices. It not only supports transferring data from iPod to PC but also iPhone to iPhone, computer to iPhone.

Compared with iTunes, it won’t erase data during transfer. Not only that, but It also has some other advantages。

▶ Stable: It is connected to the iPhone via USB, so the transfer process is very stable.
▶ Fast: Its transfer speed is fast and can transfer quite a lot of data in a short period of time.
▶ Easy to use: It provides a graphical interface, even people who are not very computer savvy can use it easily.

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Step 1. Install and launch the FoneTool > Connect your iPod to the computer via a USB cable > Enter the passcode on iPod > Click Phone Transfer > click Start Transfer under iPhone to PC.

✍ Note: When the iPod connects to the PC, a window will pop up on the screen, you need to click Trust to allow the computer to access your iPod.

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Step 2. Click Music and choose the music files that you want to transfer. Then, click Start Transfer.

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Option 2. Utilizing Windows Explorer to transfer music from iPod

You can also connect your iPod to your computer and then copy the  music files. When your iPod is plugged into the computer, the computer will report finding a new drive, and you can get the relevant data directly from the iPod drive.

Step 1. Connect your iPod to your PC, go to File Explorer and click the iPod control.

✍ Note: If the folder is empty, then you should look for all hidden files or folders.

Open the Start menu, search for This PC, and choose This PC

This PC

Tap the View, and enable the Hidden items checkbox to check the hidden files

Hidden Items

 Step 2. Select the music, and copy and paste them to your computer.

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Final words

3 iPod music transfer methods are mentioned in the article, which includes utilizing iTunes, Windows Explorer, and FoneTool. You can use your preferred method.

In reality, you can use FoneTool to backup your data as well. It also does a good job of backing up data, and it has two backup modes, full backup and selective backup.

Bryce · Editor
Bryce is an editor of AOMEI Technology, he covers backup & restore, hard disk & partitions management, cloud files transfer, website & database backup and so on for AOMEI. He enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. He loves traveling, Sleeping, reserching and so on. He enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. He loves traveling, Sleeping, reserching and so on. He would like to spend all time on reaserching computer problems. He is a very cute boy.