How to Transfer Music from Laptop to iPod Shuffle

iPod shuffle is a music player from Apple in very small size. You can carry this iPod everywhere in your pocket because of the small size. When you are going for a business meeting and need an audio file from your computer or going for a ride and looking to listen something, you need to transfer music from laptop to iPod Shuffle. We will share how to transfer music from laptop to iPod shuffle in this article using iTunes and without using iTunes.

Part 1. How to Restore Music from Laptop to iPod Shuffle

Wondershare MobileTrans is a simple but very effective laptop to iPod and iPod to laptop music transfer software with windows and Mac devices compatibility. You can backup iPod shuffle files to computer and restore all or selected data types from computer to iPod shuffle using this program. This laptop to iPod transfer tool is fully compatible with windows phone, Android, iOS devices, and Symbian. It supports over 3000+ mobile devices for transferring data between devices directly. With songs and music you can also transfer text messages, contacts, photos and any other file type from laptop to iPod Shuffle or iPod shuffle to laptop or directly between other devices.

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How to Restore Music from Laptop to iPod Shuffle using MobileTrans:

Step 1. To transfer music from laptop to iPod shuffle using MobileTrans you must have the backup files on laptop first. Once you are ready download and install the program the launch it. For example we will transfer from iTunes backup here. Click on “Restore from Backups” and click on “iTunes”.

Transfer Music from Laptop to iPod Shuffle -Restore from Backups

Step 2. MobileTrans will scan your computer and search for iTunes backup automatically now. After finding backup files it will be displayed in the left side. Check any backup file now and from the middle toggle windows check “Music” and click on “Start Transfer”.

Transfer Music from Laptop to iPod Shuffle -Start Transfer

Step 3. After clicking on the “Start Transfer” button music transfer tool will automatically transfer your selected music files from laptop to iPod Shuffle.

Transfer Music from Laptop to iPod Shuffle -transferring

Part 2. How to Transfer Music from Laptop to iPod Shuffle with iTunes

iTunes is official software of Apple to transfer content from and to iOS devices and obviously it can also help you to transfer songs from iPod to laptop by installing it on your desktop. It can transfer songs but the transfer process is risky because it will replace your all your existed music files with new music. After the completion of transfer you can easily find the new music files on iPod Shuffle but your old files will not be there. But before transferring music from laptop to iPod Shuffle you must have files in the iPod supported format because iTunes doesn’t provide any conversion feature. If you still want to know transfer music from laptop to iPod Shuffle with iTunes, then please follow the steps below.

Step 1. First thing you must have latest iTunes installed on computer. If you don’t have it, please install and launch it then connect iPod shuffle with computer. It will be detected and shown in the list of devices.

Transfer Music from Laptop to iPod Shuffle -launch iTunes

Step 2. Make sure you have added music in iTunes library otherwise your iPod will be sync with empty library and all previous files will be deleted. Now click the Music and check “Sync Music” option. Choose from where you want to sync music as per your need and then click on “Sync” button. All music files will be transferred from computer to iPod Shuffle.

Transfer Music from Laptop to iPod Shuffle -Sync Music

Part 3. How to Transfer Music from Laptop to iPod Shuffle Manually

Transferring music from laptop to iPod shuffle is possible directly using windows as well. This functionality is provided only for iPod by Apple that you can use iPod as removable devices and transfer files from iPod to laptop or laptop to iPod shuffle easily. This way is good but there are few drawbacks of using it. You can’t get the proper id3 information of music files and it is very hard to find the actual music folder in the internal storage of iPod. If you transfer songs from iPod to laptop or laptop to iPod shuffle using this way then please do not sync iPod with iTunes because it will wipe all new songs from iPod.

Step 1. First plugin iPod on computer and run iTunes then click on iPod icon. From the summary tab check “Enable Disk Usage”. You iPod will be visible in my computer with this step.

Transfer Music from Laptop to iPod Shuffle -Enable Disk Usage

Step 2. Open “My Computer” and then click on “View” > Check “Hidden Items” option. Now hidden files on your computer become visible.

Transfer Music from Laptop to iPod Shuffle -Hidden Items visible

Step 3. Click on double click on iPod. Go to iPod_Control > Music and search open every folder to see music files. Copy the songs from computer now and paste them in that folder. That’s it now your music will be available on your iPod without using iTunes.

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As we have learned three ways about how to transfer music from laptop to iPod in this guide. These all ways will work perfectly and transfer songs from iPod to laptop but only Wondershare MobileTrans will work perfectly and transfer music from laptop to iPod without losing any file. It you use iTunes then there are chances of losing previous music files of iPod and with the manual way you have to do lot of efforts. In the manual way it is very hard to find the exact songs folder because you have to open each and every folder to search music files.

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