iPod Touch is one of the best choices when it comes to listening to music on the go. There are a number of ways to transfer music from your computer to iPod Touch. Let’s talk about it.
How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPod Touch without iTunes?
One of the best ways to manage and transfer iDevice media without using iTunes is the use of a third-party iTunes alternative. iMyFone TunesMate is a reliable iTunes alternative that offers a lot more features and allows you to manage and transfer iDevice media with ease. You can easily transfer music from your computer to iPod Touch via TunesMate. This software allows you to transfer songs between your computer and iDevice individually as well as all at once.
Following are some features of TunesMate:
- Transfer files between your computer/iTunes and iPod Touch without hassles.
- All types of media files are supported including music, movies, photos, podcasts, playlists, videos, etc.
- Bypass various iTunes limits such as limited one-way transfer, support for up to five iDevices, erase data while syncing, etc.
- Transfer both purchased as well as non-purchased music between your iPod Touch and computer/iTunes.
- Manage playlists efficiently. With TunesMate you have options such as create, rename, delete, import, export, etc.
Steps to Transfer Music from Computer to iPod Touch
Step 1. Connect your iPod Touch to your computer via USB cable and launch iMyFone TunesMate.
Step 2. From the home interface of TunesMate, click on Music tab and then choose Add > Add File.
Step 3. Now navigate to the folder on the hard drive of your computer that contains your favorite music, select the songs you want to transfer to your iPod Touch, and then click Open. The transfer process will begin and all your selected songs will be transferred to your iPod Touch.
How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPod Touch with iTunes?
You can transfer music from computer to iPod Touch via iTunes easily. The process seems a bit lengthy but it is pretty straightforward. Follow these instructions:
Step 1. Launch iTunes on your computer.
Step 2. You will need to first add music to your iTunes library in order to transfer it to your iPod Touch. There are two ways to do this:
- Drag and drop the songs from your computer’s hard drive to the iTunes window.
- Choose File>Add File/Folder to Library
Step 3. Once the music is added to your iTunes library, connect your iPod Touch to your computer via USB cable.
Step 4. Now drag the songs you have just added to iTunes library to the side of the iTunes window. As you add songs to your iPod Touch, the items list will expand.
Step 5. After all the songs have been added, select the iPod Touch from the upper-right corner and then click on the Sync button.
Depending on the number of items, it may take some time for music files to sync. The progress of the file transfer will be shown at the top of the iTunes interface.
Bonus: Transfer iPod Touch Music to Computer
Following are the most popular 2 ways to transfer iPod touch music to computer:
1 Via TunesMate
TunesMate offers a convenient way to transfer music from iPod Touch to computer. It’s easier and quicker than the method described above.
Step 1. Open TunesMate and connect your iPod Touch to your computer via USB cable.
Step 2. Click the Music tab on TunesMate and then select the iPod Touch songs you want to transfer. After selecting the songs, choose Export > Export to PC option.
Step 3. Now navigate to a folder on your computer’s hard drive where you want to copy the songs and then click Select Folder. The transfer process will begin.
2 Via USB Cable
A simple way to transfer music from iPod Touch to computer is by using a USB cable and File Explorer of Windows.
Step 1. Connect your iPod Touch to your computer via compatible USB cable.
Step 2. Open one of a folder on your computer and navigate to File > View.
Step 3. Find and tick/mark an option ‘Show hidden files, folders, and drives.’
Step 4. Now iPod Control will be visible in File Explorer. Open it and then navigate to the Music folder, it contains all the songs available on your iPod Touch.
Step 5. Select the songs you want to transfer to your computer and then copy and paste them on your hard drive.