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How to Transfer Music from iPod to iPhone

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There are five different ways for you to transfer music from an iPod to an iPhone, depending on whether these songs are purchased or not. If you wish to transfer purchased songs to an iPhone, then iTunes, Apple Music, and iTunes Store are good options for this purpose. While if you wish to transfer non-purchased music to an iPhone, you may need different transfer solutions. 

In either case, we will offer some workable methods to handle this task with ease. Now, you can apply any of the methods below to transfer music from iPod to iPhone.

How to Transfer Music from iPod to iPhone Directly

If you've ever used iTunes to deliver files, you must know how sluggish it acts. If you don't want to waste too much time exploring iTunes, you can consider using an iTunes alternative or iPhone data transfer tool like EaseUS MobiMover to handle this task. EaseUS MobiMover boasts a lot of data management functions that can help you organize your device. These functions include transferring data from an iPhone to another, moving data between an iPhone and a computer, managing WhatsApp data, downloading videos from websites, etc.

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. 

To transfer music from iPod to iPhone:

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

How to Transfer Music from iPod to iPhone Using iTunes

If you want to transfer purchased songs from iPod to iPhone, iTunes is a nice option. You can first sync music from iPod to iTunes and then sync these songs to your iPhone. To start with iTunes, you'll need to do some preparations:

  • 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.

To transfer music from iPod to iPhone:

Step 1. Connect your iPod to the computer and launch iTunes.

Step 2. In iTunes, go the "Account" > "Authorizations" to authorize this computer.

Step 3. Then, go to "Files" > "Devices" > "Transfer Purchases from [your iPod name].

Step 4. Connect your iPhone to this computer and click on your device icon.

Step 5. From the expanded section, choose "Songs."

Step 6. Right-click the music files you want to transfer and choose "Add to Device."

Transfer music from iPod to iPhone via iTunes

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

How to Transfer iPod Music to iPhone via Apple Music 

If you have subscribed to Apple Music, then you can directly sync music from one iOS device to another by turning on "Sync Library" on both devices - make sure they use the same Apple ID. Now, you can follow these steps to enable "Sync Library" on your iPhone and iPod.

Step 1. On your iPod, go to the Settings and tap "Music."

Step 2. Toggle one "iCloud Music Library" or "Sync Library."

Step 3. Repeat the process on your iPhone.

Sync music from iPod to iPhone via Apple Music

How to Move Songs from iPod to iPhone via iTunes Store

If you've ever purchased songs from the iTunes Store on your iPod, you can also sync songs to another iPhone by signing in to the same Apple ID on both devices and downloading all music to your iPhone. Here are the steps.

Step 1. Make sure your iPhone uses the same Apple ID as that on your iPod.

Step 2. Next, go to the iTunes Store > "More" > "Purchased."

Step 3. Tap "Music" > "Not on This iPhone."

Step 4. Tap "All Songs," then tap "Download All" to save music to your iPhone.

How to Transfer Music from iPod to iPhone via AirDrop

If you wish to transfer one or two non-purchased songs, you can use AirDrop to get this done. 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. 

How to transfer music from iPod to iPhone

In Conclusion

Actually, in addition to the ways introduced in this guide, you can also use cloud services like Dropbox to transfer music or other data. Whichever way you prefer to use, we hope you can transfer music from iPod to iPhone successfully. If you find the methods included in this guide really useful, don't forget to share them with others who need help!

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