How to Transfer Music From iPod to Computer


iPod is a vast series of movable media players that work as multimedia players in the form of your pocket device. iPod is designed, developed, and circulated by Apple. The first edition of the iPod was introduced after a few months of the release of Macintosh edition of iTunes came into the digital market. It runs on iTunes software of Apple that can be summarily used for moving images, movies, videos, contact data, and much more. The primary feature of the iPod is to provide various music for its users, and today it is coming in many variants having large storage capacities.

Transferring data such as music from an iPod to your PC or laptop seems a very complex task as you wish to transfer your favorite songs from your iPod that you have stored on it. It becomes a more complex one if you wish to mix and match various tracks from previous days having your existing device location.

Here, we are going to provide you best of the transferring tricks for your desired songs from iPod to your Windows desktop.

Setting Up Apple Device to Your PC

  • First of all, you need to check for all the software and your Apple device, whether it is working properly.
  • After that, download iTunes on your PC and even on Mac computer running on Catalina edition.
  • Next, ensure to install the recently updated version of your system’s OS.
  • Then, make sure that your smartphone is also updated to the latest version.
  • Now, try to connect your device to the PC via USB cable. A prompt will appear, then you have to hit the appropriate option there.
  • Note: Sometimes, some 3.0 USB ports didn’t work smoothly on older models of iPods.  In this case, you are requested to try USB 2.0 in this place.

  • Once you have performed all the instructions mentioned above carefully, then follow these instructions to transfer your music to PC:
  • Transferring Music Files by Using Sync Library Feature

    This feature works smoothly to control all your songs through the iCloud library. It’s one of the big advantages of Apple to enforce its devices to use the feature. There is one downside of this feature; it can only be used on newer Apple gadgets through Apple Music.



    It won’t work if you have an iPod model earlier to iPod iTouch. This feature even works, having your device is disconnected to PC. The most important feature of iTunes that it syncs your music files automatically on your synced devices.

  • First of all, navigate to the Settings application of your iPod.
  • Then, hit the option Music and enable Sync Library feature.
  • Next, launch the Music app on your system and press the Music section there.
  • Tap on the “Preferences” option, and after that, activate the feature that is located just beneath the tab “General.”
  • Note: In case you haven’t subscribed to your device for Apple Music, then you will not be able to view other options.

    Bringing Back All Your Past Purchases

    In case you wish to access songs and music tracks you have purchased from iTunes Store, then you can install earlier music purchases on your Mac or PC even if you haven’t subscribed to Apple Music. The process is so simple for both Mac and PC desktops:

  • In the beginning, hit the Account option.
  • After that, tap on the “Purchased” section. It will launch the music window that you made purchase some time ago.
  • In case you wish to fetch other songs that are not stored on your system or device’s library, then tap on the “Not in My Library” option. It will be located at the top area of the expanded page. This action will fetch you all the music tracks that are not stored on your system.
  • Next, hit the Cloud shaped symbol to download all the available music albums in your music library. This icon will be located at the top right-hand side edge of your album page.
  • Ensure to have a strong internet connection as it may take some extra time to process the operation.
  • Once the download finishes, all the selected albums will be stored in the music library.
  • There are multiple applications available on the web to which you can take assistance to manage all your media, including music on your Apple gadget. These applications work on Mac and PC both for your compatibility with ease.
  • Daniel Ryan is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security. He writes about the latest updates regarding and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.




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