How to Fix “iPod Won’t Sync” Problem

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Seeing your device throwing repeated errors is quite irritating. If you are facing the same issue while sycing your iPod, have some patience and follow the instructions to find the proper root cause of the problem and the ways to solve it.

Method 1: Simple iPod Sync with TunesMate

While you may face numerous difficulties syncing your iPod normally, iMyFone TunesMate brings to you the easiest option available to eliminate all your “iPod won't sync with iTunes” problems. Created by iMyFone, TunesMate is a renowned third party alternative specially produced for Window and Mac users with iPods, iPhones, and iPads. Talk about data sync, you get all the powers to establish a perfect hold on everything you need. Whether you want to sync, transfer, delete or organize your files, TunesMate acts a perfect solution to all your worries.

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  • It lets you transfer/sync data ifrom your iPod/iPad/iPhone to iTunes Computer or vice versa.
  • You can share your iPod media and iTunes library freely with your family and friends even if they use a different Apple ID.
  • Get a complete hold on what you transfer with preview and selectively transfer functionality.
  • With TunesMate all your data is protected and it will not have any data loss.
  • Break the limits that Apple imposes on its application and enter the all-new realm of possibilities with TunesMate.

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No more “iPod won't sync with iTunes” issues now. With only a few steps you can get it all done seamlessly.

  1. Install TunesMate and launch it on your computer, then connect your iPod.
  2. Click on the option “Transfer iTunes Media to iDevices” and select the files you wish to transfer/sync.
  3. Click the “Transfer” button to smoothly transfer/sync your iTunes data to your iPod.

Method 2: Check the iTunes Version and USB Cable

Many people get stuck here only. Proceed to check the iTunes version available in your computer. Check for the updates, and if any new version is available, continue to upgrade it.

Further, to ensure you are establishing a proper connection, check the connectivity of the USB cable by plugging it off and plugging it on again. If it is not working, try changing it; many times it is USB cable at fault.

Method 3: Authorize Your iTunes and Computer

If iPod won't sync with iTunes, it becomes quite crucial to check and authorize the computer. Especially if you are connecting to a new computer, authorization serves as vital.

For new computer authorization, proceed to open iTunes and click Store to see its pull-down menu. Now continue to click Authorize this Computer following by entering your Apple ID. If problems still persist and the computer is already authorized, deauthorize it once and initiate the authorization process again to solve the problem.

Method 4: Restart the Computer or Reboot Your iPod

When you get done with first two methods and still facing the problem, try

  1. Restarting your computer: Simply, restart your computer and establish the connection again. Sometimes this serves and iTunes works smoothly later.
  2. Rebooting the iPod: If you are facing the problem repeatedly, try switching off your iPod and reboot it again. Once On, try syncing it again.

Method 5: Reset and Restore Your iPod

If you have tried all of the above steps and still facing the issue, try resetting your iPod and restore it. Remeber to take a backup on iTunes or iCloud before proceeding.

  1. Open Setting > General > Reset All Settings.
  2. Restore the backup file and check if the problem is resolved or not.

Method 6: Sync iTunes with iPod via WiFi

When you are done with all the things, and still your iPod won't sync with iTunes, try using WiFi sync.

  1. Open iTunes in the Computer and see the iPod summary dialog box; now select the option- Sync with this iPod over WiFi.
  2. Now use your iPod to enter Setting > General > iTunes Wi-Fi Sync > Sync now, and check for the status now.

If you tried all these methods and make a comprehensive check on all settings, “iPod won’t sync” still exits. Don’t be frustrated, TunesMate is the best alternative to sync all your iPod media files freely between your iPod and iTunes/PC.