How to Transfer Music from iPod to Computer

Written By Axel Nash | Jul 25,2020

If you already have an iPod, then you might know how user-friendly the device is. While iPods are mostly used to listen to our favorite songs, sometimes users wish to transfer music from iPod to computer. In this way, they can take a backup of their music and make it available on their computers as well. The good news is that learning how to transfer music from iPod to computer is pretty easy. In this guide, I’m going to discuss two surefire ways to transfer music from iPod to computer for free that anyone can implement.

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Part 1: How to Transfer Music from iPod to Computer with iTunes: A Stepwise Solution

You might already know that iTunes is a freely available desktop application that is developed by Apple. Therefore, using it, you can simply sync your iPod music to your iTunes Music Library. Once you have synced your iPod with iTunes, you can access your music on your computer. This won’t directly transfer music from iPod to computer, but would rather “sync” it with iTunes Library. To learn how to transfer music from iPod to computer in Windows 10 or Mac, follow these steps:

Step 1: Connect your iPod to the computer

At first, just connect your iPod to your computer using a working cable and launch iTunes on it. If you have an iPod Touch, then you will get a security prompt on the screen. You can tap on the “Trust” button to continue and let your computer access the connected device.

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Step 2: Sync iPod music with iTunes

Once your iPod is connected, you can go to the devices icon on iTunes and select it. Afterward, go to the sidebar to visit the Music section. From here, you can just turn on the option to sync your music. You can choose to sync the entire library or select the playlist, artists, or albums of your choice. In the end, just click on the “Apply” button and wait as it would transfer music from iPod to computer for free.

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Bonus: Backup iPod to iTunes

If you want, you can take a backup of your iPod to iTunes as well. For this, connect your iPod to the system and launch iTunes on it. Now, go to the Summary section of iTunes and click on the “Back up Now” button under the Backups section. Just make sure that you take the backup on the local computer instead of iCloud.

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Limitations

  • • The entire process can be a bit complicated
  • • Your music won’t be transferred to your computer, but will only be synced with the iTunes library
  • • You would find it hard to later copy the transferred music and move it anywhere else.

Part 2: How to Transfer Music from iPod to Computer without iTunes [using MobileTrans – Backup]

Since iTunes has so many limitations, users often look for other ways to transfer music from iPod to computer. In this case, I would suggest using MobileTrans – Backup which is an extremely user-friendly desktop application. Since it is available for both Windows and macOS versions, you won’t encounter any compatibility issues using it on the platform of your choice.

  • • With MobileTrans – Backup, you can directly move the music files from your iPod and save them to your computer’s local storage instead.
  • • Apart from music, you can transfer any other data type (like photos or documents) stored on your iPod.
  • • You can also use MobileTrans – Backup to transfer data from other Android and iOS devices since it works with 8000+ different models out there.
  • • You can easily locate the transferred backup on your computer and can later use MobileTrans – Restore to move it to the same or any other device.
  • • The application is extremely easy to use, works pretty fast, and does not harm your device in any way.

To get things started, you can just go to the official website of MobileTrans and download the application on your system. Later, you can follow these steps to learn how to transfer music from iPod to computer.

Step 1: Connect your iPod and launch the application

Firstly, connect your iPod to your computer using the right cable and simply launch MobileTrans on it. From all the provided options on the home screen of MobileTrans, just click on the “Backup” feature.

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Step 2: Select what you wish to backup

Once your iPod is connected, it will be detected by MobileTrans and its snapshot would also be provided. In the middle, you can see different types of data that you can save. From here, you can enable “Music” or any other kind of data and click on the “Start” button.

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Step 3: Complete the backup

This will start the process and the application will automatically transfer music from iPod to computer in no time. Once the data transfer process is over, MobileTrans will let you know, so that you can safely remove your iPod from the computer.

Advantages

  • • Extremely fast and easy to use
  • • Can also backup other types of data (apart from music)
  • • Besides iPod, it can back up other Android and iOS devices too

There you go! Who knew it would be so easy to transfer music from iPod to computer for free. As you can see, I have come up with two different iPod music transfer solutions in this guide that anyone can implement. Since iTunes can be a bit complicated and you might encounter compatibility issues using it, why not prefer using MobileTrans – Backup. The application is super easy to use and supports every other kind of data. Feel free to give it a try and share this guide with others to teach them how to transfer music from iPod to computer on Windows 10/8/7 or Mac systems like a pro.

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