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How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPod With/Without iTunes

Myra updated on Apr 30, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Four effective ways to transfer music from computer to iPad and other two tips to add music to iPod without iTunes.

To enrich your iPod music library and enjoy the songs you like wherever you go, you may need to put music on iPod from other devices. One of the common ways to add music to iPod is to transfer music from computer to the device. Like you can transfer music from computer to iPhone in different ways, you can also download music from computer to iPod using multiple solutions.

PAGE CONTENT:
Part 1. Transfer Music from Computer to iPod Without iTunes in 2 Ways
Part 2. Copy Music from Computer to iPod with iTunes/Finder
Part 3. Other Ways to Put Music on iPod Without iTunes

Part 1. How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPod Without iTunes

If you know the fact that iTunes will inevitably cause the loss of the existing files on your iOS device, you will probably want to add music to iPod without iTunes to avoid data loss. To transfer music to iPad without iTunes, there are two options for you:

Method 1. Download Music from Computer to iPod with iOS Data Transfer Software

The most popular solution to the question "How to transfer music from computer to iPod without iTunes" is to use a reliable iOS data transfer software tool, like EaseUS MobiMover. EaseUS MobiMover is compatible with iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch and supports all generations of iPod, including iPod Touch, iPod Shuffle iPod Nano, and iPod Classic, running iOS 8 and later.

With such a tool installed on your PC or Mac, you are able to:

  • Transfer files between a computer and an iPhone/iPad/iPod
  • Copy files from one iPhone/iPad/iPod to another
  • Manage iOS content from computer

As you can see, you can not only put music on iPod from computer but also transfer music from iPod to computer using EaseUS MobiMover. Except for music, it also supports photos, videos, ringtones, books, contacts, messages, and more.

Step 1. Connect your iPod to the computer and run EaseUS MobiMover.

Allow this program to access your iPod by clicking "Allow" on the program and "Trust" on your iDevice.

At the "PC to Phone" section, click "Select Files" and move to the next step.

how to transfer music from computer to iPad - step 1

Step 2. Browse to open the Music folder on your PC, select music files, and click "Open" to continue.

how to transfer music from computer to iPad - step 2

Step 3. Check the selected Music items and click "Transfer" to start the transferring process.

You can also drag and drop new items to this window and add more files before the transferring. 

After the process, you can open the Music app on your iPod to check the transferred files.

how to transfer music from computer to iPad - step 3

EaseUS MobiMover is not exclusively for iOS data transfer. It also serves the function of a video downloader. That allows you to save an online video from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and many other sites to your computer or iPhone/iPad/iPod for free.

Method 2. Transfer Music from Computer to iPod with Cloud Storage Services

Another popular way to transfer music from computer to iPod without iTunes is to use a cloud storage service. Cloud file-sharing services like Dropbox, Google Play Music, and Amazon Music can transfer music to your iPad from computer wirelessly over Wi-Fi. Unlike using EaseUS MobiMover which enables you to get music from computer to iPod via a USB cable, using such cloud-based services needs you to make the following preparations:

  • Make sure you sign into the service with the same account.
  • Make sure there is enough cloud storage for you to store the songs. If not, you will need to free up the cloud space or buy more storage.

If you are ready, follow the steps below to put music on your iPod. (Since these cloud file-sharing services work in a similar way, here I'd like to take Dropbox as an example.)

To sync music from computer to iPod:

Step 1. Download and install Dropbox on both your computer and iPod. (You can choose to install Dropbox on your mobile device only.)

Step 2. Sign in to Dropbox with the same account.

Step 3. Upload music from computer to Dropbox.

  • If you have installed Dropbox, open the program and click "Upload files" to select the songs you want to transfer to upload.
  • If you don't install Dropbox on your computer, go to Dropbox.com and upload the items to Dropbox.

Step 4. On your iPod, open the Dropbox app and you will see the songs from your computer. You can access these files directly from the cloud or download music to your iPod according to your needs.

How to transfer music from computer to iPod without iTunes

Part 2. How to Transfer Music to iPod with iTunes/Finder

On PC or Mac running macOS Mojave and earlier, iTunes will help to transfer music from computer to iPod. While if you are using a Mac running macOS Catalina, iTunes is no longer available. Instead, Finder will do the data syncing and device backup jobs for you.

Method 1. Put Music on iPod from Computer with iTunes

To ensure a smooth transfer process, you should install the latest version of iTunes on your computer and use a workable USB cable.

To sync music from computer to iPod with iTunes:

Step 1. Connect your iPod to the computer and wait for iTunes to run automatically.

Step 2. Unlock your iPod and trust the computer.

Step 3. If the songs you want to transfer are not in the iTunes library, go to "File" > "Add Files to Library" to add the items to iTunes.

Step 4. Click the device icon and choose "Music".

Step 5. Check "Sync Music" and select to transfer the "Entire music library" or "Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres".

Step 6. After selecting the songs and albums, click "Apply" to start transferring music from computer to iPod.

How to sync music from computer to iPod via iTunes

Method 2. Sync Music from Mac to iPod via Finder

This tip only works for users who are using a Mac running macOS Catalina and later.

To download music from computer to iPod using Finder:

Step 1. Open Finder and connect your iOS device to the computer.

Step 2. Unlock your iPod and trust the computer.

Step 3. In Finder, choose your device under "Locations" and choose the "Music" tab.

Step 4. Check "Sync music onto [your iPod's name]" and choose which content to sync.

Step 5. Click "Apply" to start transferring music from computer to your iPod.

How to download music from computer to iPod via Finder

Part 3. Other Ways to Put Music on iPod Without iTunes

The four methods above show you how to transfer music from computer to iPod. Actually, in addition to putting music on iPhone from a computer, there are other ways to add music to your iPod. None of them requires the installation of iTunes. For example, you can subscribe to Apple Music or buy songs and albums from the iTunes Store. For more details, check the guide on how to download music to iPhone.

The Bottom Line

For you to make a better choice:

  • EaseUS MobiMover can safely transfer music and other supported files to or from your iPod, iPhone, and iPad without data syncing via a USB cable.
  • Cloud services allow you to transfer music and other files wirelessly but you may encounter storage issues.
  • iTunes or Finder is Apple's solution for you to sync data between a computer and an iDevice but may cause the loss of the existing files on your iPod.

Apply the way best suited to your needs to transfer music to your iPod with ease.