How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPod

Apple’s iPod needs no introduction. It is an excellent device to store all your music files and enjoy listening to them anywhere, anytime. iPod doesn't have any built-in music. You must transfer music from computer to iPod to use it. So a very valid question arises here, i.e., how to transfer music to iPod, or more specifically, how to transfer music from computer to iPod. This article aims to provide you with two extremely simple and user-friendly methods to transfer music from computer to iPod and answer all your queries, such as how to transfer music from computer to iPod nano, how to transfer music from computer to iPod Classic and so on.

Read on to find out ways and means to solve your problem of transferring music from computer to iPod. The methods given below not only teach you how to transfer music to iPod but also explain how to transfer songs from computer to iPod without iTunes. Let's find out more.

Part 1. How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPod in 1 Click

If you have a backup of your music files on your computer, for example, iTunes or iCloud, you will be able to restore all these files to your iPod with just a click using a software called Wondershare MobileTrans. It enables users to restore/transfer backup music, videos, messages, contacts, etc to the iPod without directly using iTunes.

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Let's understand the working of MobileTrans with the help of the following guide:

Step 1. Download install and run MobileTrans Phone Transfer tool on your PC. Now connect your iPod to the computer using a USB. On the main screen of the software, click on “Restore from backups” to see multiple options as shown below.

Transfer music from computer to iPod-download MobileTrans

Step 2. Now click on the option which contains your backup music which you wish to transfer to your iPod. Just select Music and then click “Start Transfer”.

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MobileTrans Will starts restoring your files to the iPod.

Transfer music from computer to iPod-restore to ipod

Restoring/Transferring music via MobileTrans to your iPod is easy and very quick. It is very useful when your want to transfer files to your iPod and prevent any previous data from being wiped off. It is compatible with Windows and Mac. So go ahead and try it for free now.

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

In the previous segment, we learnt about how to transfer songs from computer to iPod without iTunes. Now let us focus on transferring music from computer to iPod via iTunes. Many iPod users prefer to use iTunes to transfer music from computer to iPod. If you also wish to, then follow the steps given below carefully and add all the music on your computer to your iPod.

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

If your media library is empty or you want to add more music to it, then all you have to do is copy and paste or drag the music folders in your computer to the iTunes main window and your songs will be transferred to iTunes as shown in the image below.

Transfer music from computer to iPod-drag into itunes

Step 2. Connect the iPod to your PC and wait for it to get recognized. Once your iPod’s name appears on the iTunes main window, just drag and drop the music you want to transfer to it as shown below.

Transfer music from computer to iPod-drag into ipod

Step 3. Now click on the iPod icon at the top.

Transfer music from computer to iPod-click ipod

Step 4. Finally, click on “Sync” to start the transfer process.

Transfer music from computer to iPod-click sync

Note: If you are using your iPod for the first time, you may be prompted by iTunes to set it up. Follow the instruction that appears on the screen to do so. The transfer will take a couple of minutes and its status can be checked at the top of the iTunes window.

These were two ways to transfer music from computer to iPod. They are as easy as described in the explanations above. Let's move on to comparing the two methods in the following segment.

Part 3. Comparison Table

When we talk about how to transfer music to iPod or how to transfer songs from computer to iPod without iTunes, the first things that come to mind is Wondershare MobileTrans. It is one software that not only does the job in a single click but also offers unparalleled efficiency and speed.

The following table highlights the differences between the two methods to transfer music to iPod:

Features Wondershare MobileTrans iTunes
Sync There is no need to "Sync" to transfer music from computer to iPod It is essential to "Sync" iTunes music with iPod for transferring music from computer to iPod
Data Loss There is no loss or alteration in music that already exists in the iPod when you transfer songs from computer to iPod without iTunes using MobileTrans The "Sync" feature sometimes caused previously stored music files to get wiped off while transferring music from computer to iPod using iTunes
Data Duplication As mentioned above, there is no duplication or alteration in music files The "Sync" feature causes certain music files to be duplicated if they already exist in the iPod
Speed MobileTrans takes less than 3 minutes to transfer music from computer to iPod iTunes could take a while longer to transfer the files to iPod

Conclusion

It is clear from the explanations and table, given above that MobileTrans is the best way to transfer music from computer to iPod. Its distinct features and exceptionally user-friendly software attract many users. It is not support restore from iTunes, iCloud, onedrive etc, but also can transfer between phones. So go ahead and try it out now to enjoy your music on your iPod and do not forget to let us know your experience.

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