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How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPod

By Claire Wilson

October 22, 2018

As more and more functions are integrated into iPhone, it has become a powerful media player apart from contacting people. When it turns to listening to music, many people will still choose iPod for its larger battery life, portable size and weight, and the high tone quality. As we all know, iTunes is the official and traditional tool to transfer music from computer to iPod. However, it is not that convenient if you just want to put a few music to iPod without refreshing the previous music file. Once you sync music to iPod with iTunes, the former data will be erased and all replaced by the new ones. If you want to upgrade your iPod playlists completely, you can choose to sync iPod with iTunes. To figure it out, this post will offer you an alternative way to add music to iPod and the traditional way to do so as well.

New iPod Touch


Part 1. How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPod without iTunes

From the very beginning, we are going to provide you with the simplest way to sync music from computer to iPod touch. TuneFab WeTrans serves as a transferring and syncing tool that moves your photos, music, videos, contacts, and messages between PC and iOS devices, and between iOS devices. With a fast transferring speed, TuneFab WeTrans will also maintain the original data for you. As a perfect alternative of iTunes, TuneFab WeTrans can transfer all kinds of music file from computer to iPod. Click the button below to download a TuneFab WeTrans.

Step 1. Install and Launch TuneFab WeTrans

Follow the instruction of installation, and then launch the software. There are 7 options on the main interface: Home, Photos, Music, Videos, Contacts, Messages, and Toolbox. You can know the function of each option through the names.

Main Interface


Before you launch TuneFab WeTrans, please make sure that you have installed the latest version of iTunes on the computer. TuneFab WeTrans could work smoothly and perform well with the cooperation of iTunes although iTunes will not be activated.

Step 2. Connect iPod to Computer

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

Connect iPod to Computer

Step 3. Select Music from Computer

Click the "Music" option from the left side and a list will appear, which contains several categories of music on iPod, such as Music, iTunes U, Podcasts, Ringtones, Audiobooks, Voice Memos, and Playlists.

#1. Click the add button at the top center menu bar, you are able to choose "Add File(s)" to add single songs from computer, or choose "Add Folder" to put the whole folder to iPod.

Transfer Music from Computer to iPod

#2. Click the pencil icon at the end of each track, you are free to edit some of the tags of the songs.

Select Music from Computer

Step 4. Transfer Music from Computer to iPod

After you finish picking up music from computer, you can start to sync music to iPod now. Just click the second phone-like icon with an inward arrow, and the songs you selected just now will be added to your iPod touch.

Part 2. How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPod with iTunes

If you have a new iPod or you just want to clean all the old data, then how to transfer music from computer to iPod may puzzle you. Now, this post will give you a guide on putting music to iPod from PC with iTunes. Let's move on!

Step 1. Download and launch the latest version of iTunes

You can download the latest version of iTunes from the official website. If you have already installed iTunes, just check whether it is the latest version, if not, just upgrade it.

Step 2. Add Music to iTunes

Click the "File" option to bring up a list, and then choose "Add to Library" to select a folder you save songs from your computer. You can add single song or choose all from a folder.

iTunes Add File to Library

Step 3. Connect iPod to Computer

Connect your iPod to the computer with a USB cable. When your iPod appear in iTunes, click it.

Step 4. Sync Music to iPod

Click "Music" under "Summary" panel, and then choose "Sync Music".

#1. If you choose "Entire music library", then all the music in iTunes library will be copied to your iPod.

#2. If you just want to add a part of the songs, just click "Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres" to pick up the songs that you are fond of.

#3. When you finish selecting, click "Apply" to transfer music from iTunes to iPod touch.

Sync Music to iPod

Part 3. Bonus: Transfer iPod touch Music to Computer

In this part, on more thing is about to be unveiled—transfer iPod touch music to computer. Follow the steps with us to copy music from iPod to computer.

Step 1. Launch TuneFab WeTrans

Step 2. Connect iPod touch to Computer

Step 3. Select Music from iPod touch

Click "Music" from the left column and all music on iPod touch will be listed on the right side. You can tick the songs that you want one by one or select all at the same time. Also, click the pencil icon is the quick way to edit the song tags.

Select Songs from iPod touch

Step 4. Transfer Music to Computer

After the selection, just tap the "Export to PC" icon and then wait a minute to have the process done.

Transfer iPod Music to PC


Some may wonder how to download iPod music and play it on any other devices. The most possible difficulty may be that the music downloaded from Apple Music can't be played on other unauthorized iOS devices because of DRM. To remove DRM, TuneFab Apple Music Converter is highly recommended. It is a user-friendly DRM remover and Apple Music downloader with a high conversion speed and high output quality.


Here are all the solutions to transfer music from computer to iPod, from which you can choose the appropriate method according to your need. Either way to put music on iPod with or without iTunes are acceptable in different situations. Just make clear that what your demand is and follow the steps to add music to your iPod!

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