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How to Add Music to iPod without iTunes

By Zoe Clarke

April 12, 2019

Playing your favorite songs in the workplace with an iPod brings many benefits, for example, it can reduce stress levels and increase staff morale. Before you use your iPod, you can download songs online and then add the music tracks from your iPhone/iPad/PC to your iPod.

For most users, adding music to iPod with iTunes is their first choice as this tool is specially designed for syncing music to an iDevice. However, as iTunes is cumbersome, slow and bulky, and it can auto-sync your iPod, more and more users have been seeking for a more user-friendly alternative to add songs to iPod touch 5, iPod touch 4 without iTunes.

If you're having issues with iTunes, consider using the other free iPod music transfer tool such as TuneFab WeTrans.


Part 1. Add Music from iPhone to iPod with TuneFab WeTrans

TuneFab WeTrans is a desktop app that is compatible with Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP (32 & 64bits) and iOS 6 or above (iOS 10.3, iOS11 and iOS12). It has a variety of supported iOS devices including iPad Pro, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPod touch 5, iPod touch 4, etc. With the help of TuneFab WeTrans, you can transfer music tracks, playlists and albums from PC/iPhone/iPad/iPod to iPod easily without using iTunes.

Step 1. Launch TuneFab WeTrans

Click the download button below to download TuneFab WeTrans from our website. This will take several minutes, mainly depending on the network speed. When download completed, click the installation package to install the program into your computer. After installation, you can open WeTrans.

Main Interface

Step 2. Connect iPhone and iPod to PC with USB Cable

Plug your iPhone (e.g. iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8) with music and iPod to your Windows computer with the USB cables that respectively came with them.

Important Note: At present, TuneFab WeTrans is not yet compatible with iPod nano, iPod classic, and iPod shuffle.

Step 3. Authorize the PC to Access Your iPhone and iPod

After you plug your iPhone and iPod to the computer, then windows will pop up on the iPod/iPhone to confirm the connection. Make sure to unlock the iPod/iPhone and touch the "Trust" button on iPod/iPhone. Then you can see the user interface with your iPod/iPad information below.

Trust Your PC

Step 4. Select Your iPhone with Songs

In the main interface of TuneFab WeTrans, there is a device list with all the plugged devices. In the list, choose your iPhone that contains songs you want to transfer.

Choose iPhone

Step 5. Choose Music Tracks to Transfer

At the left pane of TuneFab WeTrans, locate and click the "Music" button. Then TuneFab WeTrans will load all the music data from your iPhone device. Once the computer finishes loading music/songs/album/playlist from your iPhone, you can choose the music playlists and then selectively check the boxes in front of the tracks you want to transfer to iPod.

Select Music to Transfer

Step 6. Add Music from iPhone to iPod

After choosing items for transfer, click the iPhone-shaped icon. Then select your iPod devices to receive music. After that, you can view the transfer progress. Please wait before transfer is finished. Once transfer is done, you can enjoy songs with your iPod.

Transfer Music from iPhone to iPad

Part 2. Add Music from PC to iPod without iTunes

Step 1. Open TuneFab WeTrans

Activate TuneFab WeTrans from your computer.

Step 2. Connect iPod to PC

When TuneFab WeTrans is activated, you can connect iPod to your computer with the USB cable that came with it.

Step 3. Choose Music File from PC

In TuneFab WeTrans, go to "Music" section. Then click the "+" icon > "Add File(s)/Add Folder". After that, choose the song or the entire folder. In addition, you can directly paste the song address. Then click the iPhone-shaped icon and choose your iPod to receive music items.

Add Files

Once songs are added successfully, you can click the Close button to finish transfer.

Add Music Successfully

Part 3. More Features of TuneFab WeTrans

Feature 1. TuneFab WeTrans is also the best iPhone ringtone maker which can create M4R ringtone.

Feature 2. TuneFab WeTrans can also convert iPhone/iPad HEIC photos to JPEG/PNG files, which are more compatible and commonly-used.

Feature 3. You can add, delete and transfer contacts on your iPhone.

Feature 4. It can transfer all kinds of files like photos, videos, and messages between iOS devices.

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