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How to Put Music on an iPod (Apple Music Included)

By Claire Wilson

October 29, 2018

With plentiful features of communication, entertainment, iPhone seems to be more popular than iPod. However, in terms of listening to music, iPod is still the best choice for its portability, large battery life, and higher quality of tone. If you share the same idea with this and know little about how to put music on an iPod or to be more specific, can't put Apple Music to iPod, then this article will help you a lot in solving it.

On one hand, iTunes is a terrific tool to transfer music to iPod. On the other hand, its disadvantages are obvious as well. While syncing music from iTunes, the synced data will be erased and the remains you can see are the songs you sync this time. It is a headache if you are a music fan who collects abundant tracks on iPod but just want to add a few more without erasing the others. Therefore, you'd better sync music on iPod without iTunes so as to customize your demand of which to transfer. This post will introduce to you 2 ways to put music to an iPod, including Apple Music, iTunes music and more. Let's see!

iPod Touch


Part 1. How to Put Music on iPod Without iTunes

To prevent iPod music from being erased by syncing to iTunes, an alternative transferring tool is recommended: TuneFab WeTrans. It is a syncing and managing tool for iOS devices and computers. Apart from transferring music, TuneFab WeTrans can also move photos, videos, contacts, and massages. To transfer music to iPod touch, TuneFab WeTrans will not do any harm to the previous data. Therefore, you can add or remove any single song freely with the help of TuneFab WeTrans. Follow us and put music to iPod touch!

Step 1. Download TuneFab WeTrans

Click the button below to download TuneFab WeTrans on your computer. And then follow the instruction of installation to have the process done.

Step 2. Launch TuneFab WeTrans

Run the software and you will see its main interface. There are seven options on the left side:

• Home to bring you back to the main interface

• Photos to manage your photos on iOS devices and computers

• Music to transfer music between iOS devices and computers

• Videos to sync videos as you like

• Contacts to backup and save contact to computers

• Messages to backup and save to computers

• Toolbox to do more operations when you need

Main Interface


Please make sure that the latest version of iTunes has been installed on your computer, otherwise, TuneFab WeTrans may not work well as wished. If you already installed iTunes, please update to the latest version to get a better experience.

Step 3. Connect iPod to Computer

Connect your iPod to computer with a USB cable. The basic information of your iPod will display on the main interface.

Connect iPod to Computer

Step 4. Select Music from Computer

# Now click "Music" to bring up a new interface. All the songs in iPod will list in categories: iTunes U, Podcasts, Ringtones, Audiobooks, Voice Memos, and Playlists. Furthermore, you can check the information of each track.

# Then click the add icon beside the list. There are two choices waiting for you: if you want to pick up some songs, then choose "Add File(s)"; if you want to add the whole folder that contains all songs that you have prepared already, then choose "Add Folder".

Select Music

Tip: How to Transfer Apple Music to iPod

As we all know, the users can't download Apple Music unless they paid to subscribe the service. However, even though you download the songs from Apple Music to computer, you are still not allowed to play the songs because of DRM. To remove DRM and convert Apple Music, TuneFab Apple Music Converter provides a big favor. With it, you can download any song from Apple Music and convert it to DRM-free format. In this way, you can move the songs to iPod as you like. The details you can check the article below.

Sync Apple Music Playlist to iPod Classic

How to Play Apple Music on iPod touch!

Sync Apple Music to iPod Shuffle

Step 5. Start Transferring Music to iPod

After you have finished selecting, click the phone-like icon with an inward arrow, and the songs will start to be moved to iPod.

Now you just need to wait for a few seconds to have the process done. And then you can enjoy new track on the iPod.

Part 2. How to Sync Music to iPod from iTunes

This part will guide you how to add music to iPod from iTunes. If your iPod is new and empty, or you just want to replace all the songs on iPod with those in iTunes, then the following content will definitely satisfy your requirement. Now, let's cut to the chase—how to sync music to iPod from iTunes.

Step 1. Launch iTunes

It is important to ensure that your iTunes is the latest version. If not, please upgrade it or you might get some trouble transferring.

Step 2. Connect iPod to iTunes

Connect iPod to computer with a USB cable. The iPod icon will pop out at the top-left corner of iTunes interface.

Step 3. Select Music

In this step, you can pick up the songs you like from the iTunes library. Firstly, click on the iPod icon and the items that are available for Syncing will appear. And then choose "Music". Next, choose to sync the entire music library or some selected tracks.

#1. If you want to add the whole music library to iPod, then choose "Entire music library".

#2. If you just want to add a few tracks, then click the "Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres" option. After that, tick the tracks that you want to add to iPod and tap the "Sync" button at last.

Select Music from iTunes


That's it! Two methods are provided to sync music to iPod with/without iTunes, from which you can decide the most appropriate one and make good use of it. To sum up, if you want to add just a few songs to iPod touch without losing any other tracks, then TuneFab WeTrans is the best for you. But if you require to refresh the iPod music, then you can choose iTunes. From other aspects, TuneFab WeTrans enables you to transfer any audio format to iPod with limitation, which is better than that of iTunes.

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