How to Transfer Music from iPod to iPhone

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Many users use iPod as music play device, and when you have bought new iPhone or when you want to share some favorite music both on both iPod and iPhone; you need to transfer your iPod music to iPhone. Then, how to achieve this goal? Here are the 2 ways for you to transfer iPod music to iPhone.

Transfer iPod music to iPhone with iTunes

iTunes is not only the must-have tool to back up iPhone, iPad, and iPod but also an easy-to use data file transfer helper that allows data file transfer, including music among iPhone, iPad, and iPod. We just need to finish two steps to realize the music transfer from iPod to iPhone, first, transfer music from iPod to iTunes for backup and then sync music from computer to iPhone for storing and enjoying. 

NOTES before transferring music from iPod to iPhone:

1. Make sure that, when you transfer music from your iPod to iPhone, the iPhone iOS version should be higher than your iPod version.

2. Make sure that you have installed the latest iTunes version.

3. 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.

Backup iPod music with iTunes

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 ).

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

3. Choose your iPod on the left control panel.

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

backup ipod with itunes

Transfer music from iPod to iPhone

After you have accomplished the iPod music backup based on the above instructions, continue to transfer music from the backed files to iPhone.

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

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

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

transfer music to iPhone

Generally speaking, operation steps above can lead you a success 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.