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How to Transfer Music from iPod to iPhone

Cedric Grantham
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The process of transferring music from iPod to iPhone is easy once you have all the music from your iPod synced to your iTunes Library. But this way only applies to transfer purchased music. If some of your music were not purchased through the iTunes store and are not linked to your Apple ID, you have to use EaseUS MobiMover or AirDrop to transfer music from iPod to iPhone 6/7/8/XS/XR/11. 

Whichever the way you're planning to use, this guide will explain the detailed steps for you.

Part 1. How to Transfer Purchased Music from iPod to iPhone via iTunes
Part 2. How to Transfer Music from iPod to iPhone via EaseUS MobiMover [Easy and Fast]
Part 3. How to Transfer Music from iPod to iPhone via AirDrop

Part 1. How to TransferPurchased Music from iPod to iPhone via iTunes

When it comes to transferring files, especially media files, iTunes is undoubtedly the first choice. To use iTunes, you'll need to do some preparations before starting.

  • Make sure that the iPhone iOS version is higher than your iPod version.
  • Make sure that you have installed the latest iTunes version.
  • Turn off Find My iPhone: For iOS 10.2 and earlier: go to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone>slide Find My iPhone off. For iOS 10.3 and later: go to Settings > YOUR NAME > tap iCloud > Find My iPhone > turn it off.

After that, then you can follow the steps below to transfer music from iPod to iPhone. The steps are divided into two parts. First of all, you'll need to sync music from iPod to iTunes through backing up. Later, connect your iPhone and sync music from iTunes to your iPhone. 

Sync iPod Music to iTunes

Step 1. Run iTunes on your Windows PC/Mac (if you are unlucky to encounter iTunes cannot connect or iTunes can't recognize issues, click to get fixing suggestions ).

Step 2. Connect your iPod to the computer with a compatible USB cable.

Step 3. Choose your iPod on the left control panel.

Step 4. Click "This computer" and then choose "Back Up Now." Then, wait for all your iPod data transfer, including iPod music.

backup ipod with itunes

Sync Music from iTunes to iPhone

Step 1. Drag out iPod out of the computer, and plug your iPhone into the computer with a USB cable.

Step 2. Choose your iPhone icon, and then click the Music item within the Summary panel on the right below.

Step 3. Choose "Sync Music" to transfer music from iPod to iPhone.

transfer music to iPhone

Note: Generally speaking, operation steps above can lead you to a successful iPod music transfer, if you are faced with iTunes won't sync to iPhone problem, it won't go smoothly, click and check how to fix it.

Part 2. How to Transfer Music from iPod to iPhone via EaseUS MobiMover

As you can see, iTunes comes with a lot of limits when it comes to transferring data. To transfer iPod music to the iPhone more straightforwardly, use EaseUS MobiMover. As a professional iOS data transfer tool, it offers a 100% secure and reliable way to move your music between iPod and iPhone. No matter what kind of data you want to transfer and no matter how large the files are, this worry-free iOS data transfer tool can help you transfer at a rapid speed.

It works smoothly on all iPhone (iPhone XS/XR/12 are included), iPad, iPod touch, as well as iOS 12/13. You can now download it on your computer (Mac & PC) to give it a try!

Step 1. Connect two iOS devices to your computer with compatible USB cables and tap on "Trust This Computer" on the devices when asked. Run EaseUS MobiMover and choose the "Phone to Phone" mode. You need to choose a direction to transfer data from the source iOS device to the destination iOS device. Click "Next" to continue.

how to transfer data from one iOS device to another - step 1

Step 2. MobiMover enables you to transfer files between two iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, or iPod). The supported files include photos, messages, contacts, music, playlist, videos, books, notes, voice memos, and so on. Choose the desired files, and click "Transfer" to begin to sync data.

how to transfer data from one iOS device to another - step 2

Step 3. Wait patiently until the process finished. Later , you can go to the corresponding apps to check the synced files. Such as pictures in Photos, music, and playlist in Music, audiobooks and PDF in iBooks, TV shows and movies in Videos, etc..

how to transfer data from one iOS device to another - step 3

Part 3. How to Transfer Music from iPod to iPhone via AirDrop

If you have one or two songs to transfer, you can use AirDrop to transfer them easily. It is totally free without using any applications or even the internet. But it will be time-consumming if you have a large number of songs to transfer. Now, you can follow us to transfer files via AirDrop.

Step 1. Turn on AirDrop, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi on both two devices.

Step 2. Open the Music app on your iPod and tap the song you'd like to transfer.

Step 3. Tap the three-dots to show detailed information about the song. From this page, choose "Share Song."

Step 4. Choose AirDrop and then choose the iPhone to send music. 

Step 5. On your iPhone, tap "Accept" to receive the song. If you want to transfer more music, just repeat the steps above. 

How to transfer music from iPod to iPhone

The Bottom Line

That's all methods on how to transfer music from iPod to iPhone. With iTunes, you can transfer purchased music from iPod to iPhone. And with EaseUS MobiMover, you can transfer all non-purchased music. If you want to transfer one or two songs wirelessly between two iOS devices, then AirDrop in Part 3 is a good choice. 

We do hope this guide is useful to you. If you find it really useful, don't forget to share it with others who need help!

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