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iPod Touch Won’t Sync? Here Are the Solutions!

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Tata Davis

April 24, 2018 (Updated: July 21, 2020)

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Why won't my ipod touch sync with itunes? Please help, your suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!

iTunes is the primary iDevice file management and syncing software of choice for many iOS users. However, a syncing problem can be very annoying especially if iTunes is the only tool you use to sync your iPod Touch files. Fortunately, there are ways to fix this problem.

Top Solutions to "iPod Touch Won't Sync" Issue?

Following are some effective solutions:

Try an iTunes Alternative to Avoid "iPod Touch Won't Sync" Issue

iTunes can be very annoying to use sometimes because of its various errors and bugs. To avoid the hassle altogether, it is recommended that you install and use a third-party iTunes alternative to manage and sync your iPod Touch music with iTunes.

iMyFone TunesMate is a recommended choice in this regard. It is a reliable, user-friendly, and feature-rich iTunes alternative that bypasses various limits of iTunes and allows you to conveniently manage and transfer your iDevice files to your iTunes/computer and vice versa.

Following are some features of this tool:

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Key Features:

  • Manage and sync iPod Touch media files without launching iTunes.
  • All types of media files can be synced including photos, music, videos, podcasts, playlists, audiobooks, and more.
  • Two-Way Sync: You can quickly transfer all your iDevice media to your iTunes/computer via 1-Click Transfer iDevice Media to iTunes mode. Similarly, all media from iTunes can be transferred to your iDevice as well via Transfer iTunes Media to iDevice mode.
  • One of the most annoying things of iTunes is that it erases previous user data when it syncs files with an iDevice. TunesMate does not have this problem, so your previous data is not erased when syncing.
  • Fully compatible with iPod touch 6, iPod touch 5, iPod touch 4, iPod touch 3, iPod touch 2
  • Highly recommended by many professional software review webistes, such as GetintopcGeekreply,, etc.

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Steps to Transfer iTunes Media to iPod Touch

Follow these instructions:

Step 1. Open TunesMate on your computer and connect your iPod Touch via lightning cable to your computer.

Step 2. From the home interface of TunesMate, click on Transfer iTunes Media to iDevice. Then click the Start button.


Step 3. On the next window, select the media file types you wish to transfer to your iPod Touch and then click Start. The transfer process will begin and your selected iTunes media will be transferred to your iPod Touch.


Use a Professional Tool to Fix "iPod Touch Won't Sync" Issue

iMyFone TunesFix is a professional iTunes repairing tool that has been designed specifically to help iOS users solve various iTunes-related issues. The software offers quick and easy solutions which you can take advantage of in order to fix problems such as iDevice not detecting, media not syncing, iTunes not launching, crashing, not updating, etc. If you cannot fix a problem via automatic repair feature, then you have variety of manual modes at your disposal to solve it.

Following are some key features of this tool:

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Key Features:

  • TunesFix automatically detects iTunes issues upon launch and allows you to quickly fix them via its powerful Repair feature.
  • There are no lengthy procedures to solve an iTunes issue. You simply need to use its Repair option to solve the problem with one-click.
  • All iTunes problems can be fixed via this software.
  • TunesFix is safe to use and does not delete your valuable iTunes data while attempting the fixes.
  • Free up space on your PC by erasing backup files, junk files, and other unnecessary files related to iTunes. It also boosts iTunes performance via this feature.

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Other Fixes You Can Try for "iPod Touch Won't Sync with iTunes" Issue

Following are some other fixes you can try:

Sync Over Wi-Fi

If you cannot sync your iPod Touch with iTunes via USB cable, then it is recommended that you try using Wi-Fi sync. Follow these instructions:

  • On iTunes, select your iPod Touch and then navigate to Summary and tick Sync with this iPod over Wi-Fi.
  • Now, on your iPod Touch, open Settings and navigate to General > iTunes Wi-Fi Sync and then tap the Sync now option.


Check the Connection

The problem may be with your iPod USB cable. Try plugging USB cable in another iDevice to see if it works correctly. If it doesn't, then use another compatible cable. You can also try different USB ports of your computer to see if the problem is solved.


Update iTunes to the Latest Version

Updating iTunes sometimes fixes such problems. Check for the latest version of iTunes and if it is available, install it. If you are already using the latest version, then it is recommended that you reinstall it.



If your computer is not authorized, then iTunes won't sync with your iPod Touch. That's why it is recommended that you re-authorize your computer with iTunes.
Follow these instructions:

  • Open iTunes and navigate to Account > Deauthorize This Computer.
  • Then input your Apple ID and de-authorize the computer by following on-screen instructions.

Now authorize your computer for a second time.


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