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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.
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:
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:
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.
Step 2. Browse to open the Music folder on your PC, select music files, and click "Open" to continue.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For you to make a better choice:
Apply the way best suited to your needs to transfer music to your iPod with ease.
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