How to Put Music on iPod Nano

iPod, just like all other Apple products, is very popular with users, especially iPod Nano. If you own one of it and want to know how to put music on iPod Nano, we bring to you three hassle free ways to do so.

It is given that all iPod users are music lovers and want all their songs stored at one place. This article will help you understand how to transfer all your music files from your smartphone and computer to your iPod Nano.

Part 1. How to transfer music to iPod Nano without iTunes

Many users are always on a lookout to put music on iPod Nano without using iTunes software. The reason being that third-party tools perform the same function in just a click on the computer.

MobileTrans - Phone Transfer tool is one such program that helps to put music on iPod Nano without using iTunes. It enables music to be transferred from an Android smartphone or an iPhone to an iPod Nano.

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Follow the steps given below to put music on iPod Nano via MobileTrans - Phone Transfer.

Step 1. Download, install and run the software on your PC.

How to put music on ipod nano -download MobileTrans

Step 2. Now connect your smartphone and iPod Nano to the PC via USB and wait for them to get detected.

How to put music on ipod nano -connect smartphone and ipod

Step 3. Only select “music” from the list that appears and then clicks “Start”. Once the process is completed, click “OK”.

How to put music on ipod nano -Start Transfer

The steps above describe how to put music on iPod Nano. Using MobileTrans is as easy as it solves your purpose in just a few seconds. Free trials for this software are available for you to test it completely.

Part 2. How to put music on iPod Nano using iTunes

This is the most conventional way to put music on iPod Nano. Using iTunes is the most common methods adopted by users when they are looking for options on how to put music on iPod Nano. iTunes is an Apple software and hence trusted by many. It has its own advantages but some may find using iTunes to be time-consuming, cumbersome and causing duplication of data. Nevertheless, it also one great way to put music on iPod Nano yourself.

Learn the step-by-step procedure about how to put music on iPod Nano using the help of iTunes:

Step 1. Download, install and run the iTunes software on your PC.

How to put music on ipod nano -install iTunes

Step 2. Add music to your iTunes Library. You may download music from iTunes Store or from the web.

How to put music on ipod nano -Add music

Step 3. Once this is done, connect iPod Nano to your PC via a USB and wait for it to get recognized by iTunes. You may be asked to run through a set-up process if you're using the iPod Nano for the first time with iTunes. Do so and wait for the main screen to appear.

Step 4. Now click on “Music” as shown in the screenshot below. And then click on “Sync Music” as shown in the screenshot above.

How to put music on ipod nano -sync music

Step 5. From the three options that appear in front of you, i.e., “Entire Music Library”, “Sync Selected”, “Include music video”, click on either the first or second option.

You may select particular songs/artists/albums to be exported to your iPod Nano or select the entire library and then de-select the files you do not wish to transfer.

Step 6. Finally, Click on “Apply” and the transfer will start automatically.

Part 3. How to Sync music to iPod Nano via a USB

Another way to put music on iPod Nano is via a USB/Pendrive/HardDisk. This is extremely easy to understand. All you got to do is follow the instructions given below:

Step 1. Connect iPod Nano and USB contains music to your PC. And visit “My Computer” to click on your iPod Nano.

How to put music on ipod nano -visit my computer

Step 2. Click on “Tools” to find the “Folder Options”. Click “Show hidden files and folders” as shown below.

How to put music on ipod nano -Show hidden files and folders

Step 3. Look for “iPod_control” to locate the music files folder.

Step 4. Drag or copy music from the USB to the above-mentioned folder.

The process will be completed in just a few minutes transferring your music from the USB to the iPod Nano. But the music has no tags and names.

The three methods and their detailed descriptions are given above not only answer your question of how to put music on iPod Nano but also introduce you two quick and easy ways to perform the task without the help of the most commonly used iTunes software. These methods have been tried, tested and recommended by many iPod Nano users. They are safe, quick and very user-friendly. So go ahead and try the now to put music on iPod Nano!

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Nicola Massimo

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