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Best Way to Sync Spotify Music to iPod Classic

By Iris Holmes

Updated on February 20, 2020

You may run into a weird problem when trying to sync Spotify music to iPod Classic. That is, all the downloaded Spotify playlists, albums, and even single songs are hard to sync to your iPod Classic. Because of the annoying DRM protection, and since there is no Spotify app on iPod Classic, both Spotify Free and Spotify Premium users aren't allowed to play or sync Spotify playlists on iPod Classic. So what should you do?


In this post, we will walk you through to the best way to sync Spotify Music to iPod Classic with a Spotify Music Downloader. Let's go and learn about the whole tutorial below.



Tool Required: TuneFab Spotify Music Converter & iTunes

No.1 TuneFab Spotify Music Converter

To sync Spotify Music on iPod Classic, the first step is to download music from Spotify and then save as frequently used audio format like MP3. And TuneFab Spotify Music Converter is a professional tool designed for it. Let's see the main features of it.


Main Features of TuneFab Spotify Music Converter

#1 Convert Spotify Playlists/Albums/Tracks/Songs to various audio formats.

#2 Multiple audio formats are optional, such as MP3, FLAC, WAV(Windows), M4A.

#3 Support 5x super fast conversion speed.

#4 Customize your music parameters, such as bitrate(reach up to 320kbps) and sample rate(reach up to 44100hz).

#5 Keep ID3 tags and metadata with high quality.

#6 Try and dig out more.


No.2 iTunes and USB Cable

To sync music to iPod Classic at ease with few steps, you'd better install iTunes on your computer. Before adding Spotify Music to iPod Classic, please bear in mind that a USB cable is also required for syncing your Spotify Music to iPod Classic.


Full Tutorial: How to Sync Spotify Music to iPod Classic

Section 1. Convert Spotify Music to MP3/FLAC/WAV/M4A

Step 1. Get TuneFab Spotify Music Converter

Download TuneFab Spotify Music Converter and then install it on your computer. When the whole installation is over, run Spotify Music Converter on your Windows or your Mac.

Spotify Music Converter Main Interface


Step 2. Analyze A Spotify Playlist

After navigating to the built-in Spotify web player, login Spotify account and open a Spotify playlist for starting the auto-analysis. When the well-analyzed playlist prepared, directly select the Spotify tracks you need to convert and download.

Choose Spotify Songs to Convert


Step 3. Choose Output Format as MP3/FLAC/M4A/WAV

Now, hit "Menu" > "Preferences" to activate the Options page. On the main interface of Preferences, choose "Advanced" and then you can choose your favorite music format from the drop-down lists of Format. There are MP3, M4A, WAV and FLAC. After selecting your output format, you can move onto the next step, converting Spotify Music to MP3.


For your reference: We highly recommend setting the music parameter as MP3/M4A with a bitrate of 256Kbps and a sample rate of 44100 Hz.

Select Output Format


Step 4. Convert Spotify Music to Plain MP3

Just hit "Convert All" or "Convert X Items" so that you can run the whole conversion. Right after a moment, you can get the Spotify formatted as plain MP3 format. With the plain MP3 Spotify Music files, you can set about syncing Spotify Music to iPod Classic.

Convert Spotify Music to MP3


Section 2. Sync Spotify Music to iPod Classic

Step 1. Add Spotify Music to iTunes

Run iTunes and open the folder of the converted music. On the main interface of iTunes, right-click and select "New Playlists" under the Music Playlists column to create a music playlists for your Spotify Music.

Create New Playlists in iTunes

Step 2. Sync Spotify Music to iPod Classic

Now, connect your iPod Classic to your iTunes with the USB cable. When it is successfully connected, choose Music under the Setting columns. Then you will catch sight of Sync Music page on the right side. Tick the checkbox of Sync Music and then a window will Pop up, asking whether to remove existing music, movies, and TV shows from this iPod and sync with this iTunes Library or not.


Hence, please make sure to back up your iPod Classic music first before syncing Spotify Music to iPod Classic. After that, you can hit "Remove and Sync" to proceed with the whole sync.

iPod Classic Remove and Sync

Now, on the new page of Sync Music, please choose the Playlists that you have created for enjoying Spotify Music on iPod Classic and then hit "Apply".

iPod Classic Sync Selected Music


When it is fully synced, you will see Finishing sync in the middle and center of the menu bar. After that, you have successfully managed to transfer Spotify Music on your iPod Classic.

iPod Classic Syncing Selected Music


Until now, you may successfully transfer your Spotify Music to iPod Classic or can't wait for giving the step above a shot. Enjoy your incredible Spotify Music experience on your iPod Classic from here. That's the end of today's topics. See you later.


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