How to Transfer Music from iPod to iPod

“I wanted to transfer music from my friend’s iPod to mine, but I can’t seem to do the iPod to iPod transfer. Is there any simpler way to transfer music from iPod to iPod?”

We have recently heard plenty of feedback, in which users ask how to transfer music from iPod to iPod. It has been found that while it is quite easy to simply move music files from computer to iPod, transferring music from iPod to iPod might require users to walk an extra mile. If you are going through the same dilemma, then don’t worry. In this guide, we will teach you how to transfer music from iPod to iPod with iTunes and other alternatives as well.

Part 1. Best Way to Transfer Music from iPod to iPod

MobileTrans by Wondershare provides the best way to perform iPod to iPod transfer. It is an extremely reliable and easy to use application that can let you move your data files from one device to another with a single click. Not just to perform phone to phone transfer, it can also be used to backup your device or to restore its backup from various sources. Presently, MobileTrans is compatible with more than 3000 devices, which includes every leading iPod version.

You can simply install MobileTrans on your Mac or Windows system and use it to manage almost every major iOS device (compatible with iOS 10.3 as well). It is also widely used for transferring music from iPod to iPod. If you wish to learn how to transfer music from iPod to iPod using MobileTrans, follow these steps.

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Step 1. Connect both the iPods

Download MobileTrans by Wondershare from its official website right here and install it on your system. Whenever you wish to transfer music from iPod to iPod, connect both the devices to your system and launch MobileTrans. From the welcome screen, choose the option of “Phone to Phone Transfer” in order to proceed.

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Step 2. Transfer music from iPod to iPod

The interface will provide a screenshot of both the devices. You can also use the “Flip” button to interchange their positions. Now, just select the kind of data files you wish to transfer from one iPod to iPod (i.e. Music). Click on the “Start Transfer” button to initiate the iPod to iPod transfer.

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Wait for a while as MobileTrans will transfer music from iPod to iPod. Make sure that you don’t disconnect either of the iPods during the process. You will be notified when the operation would be successfully completed.

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That’s it! With just one click, you can perform iPod to iPod transfer using MobileTrans. If you wish to learn how to transfer music from iPod to iPod with iTunes, then move to the next section.

Part 2. Transfer Purchased Music from Old iPod to New iPod with iTunes

You can also use iTunes for transferring music from iPod to iPod. Though, you can only move the music files that are purchased from App Store. If you already have a few existing music files on your iPod, then it can’t be transferred using iTunes. Nevertheless, if you only have purchased music on the source iPod, then it can easily be moved to another device without much trouble. Learn how to transfer music from iPod to iPod with iTunes by following these steps:

Step 1. Connect the source iPod

Firstly, connect the source iPod to your system and launch iTunes. Wait for a while as iTunes will automatically recognize your iPod.

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Step 2. Import music from iPod

Now, you need to import the music files that are already present on your source iPod. To do so, go to Files > Devices and select the “Transfer Purchases from …” option. It will include the name of your source iPod. By clicking on it, all the purchased music from your source iPod will be imported to your iTunes library.

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Step 3. Transfer music to another iPod

Lastly, disconnect your source iPod and connect the target one. Wait for a while for iTunes to recognize the new iPod. Your existing music (from the source iPod) will already be included in your iTunes library. All you got to do is drag and drop it to the target iPod.

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Part 3. Transfer Music from iPod to iPod with TouchCopy

We know that even after learning how to transfer music from iPod to iPod with iTunes, you could be looking for an alternative. After all, it is not the most convenient option. You can take the assistance of TouchCopy to transfer music from iPod to iPod. Even though it doesn’t provide a direct iPod to iPod transfer like MobileTrans, you can still use it to learn how to transfer music from iPod to iPod. To do it, you need to follow these steps:


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Part 4. Comparison Table

You already know how to transfer music from iPod to iPod in three different ways by now. This might be a little confusing. To help you, we have come up with a quick comparison table of the above-listed options.

Methods MobileTrans iTunes TouchCopy
Can perform direct iPod to iPod transfer Yes No No
Can transfer non-purchased music Yes No Yes
Can transfer music without taking backup/sync Yes No No
Available for Windows and Mac Yes Yes Yes
Compatibility with iOS versions Fully compatible (even with iOS 10.3) Compatible (after updating) Fully compatible till iOS 10
Freely available Only trial version Yes Only trial version

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Simply pick your preferred option to transfer music from iPod to iPod. We recommend using MobileTrans by Wondershare for transferring music from iPod to iPod. It is quite time-efficient and provides a direct way to do a device-to-device transfer. Now when you know how to transfer music from iPod to iPod, feel free to teach the same to others or share your views with us in the comments.

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