Mac to iPod Transfer: How to Transfer Music from Mac to iPod

By Andre Cooper on October 5, 2015 21:10:00 PM.

"I now have a Macbook Air and obviously I want to start syncing my iPod on my Mac instead of the Windows PC. I want to use Mac iTunes for syncing and putting music from Mac to iPod, but I don't want to loose any of the music."

Mac to iPod Music Transfer

The iPod is a portable music player for you to enjoy the most popular songs, from a cup of coffee in a shop to a long trip to Egypt, it would be a pleasant experience to listen to your favorite songs with your iPod touch, iPod classic, iPod shuffle, or iPod nano.

If you just want to add some beautiful songs from Mac to iPod, you can get a much more easier and advisable method here. iPod users are able to transfer music from Mac to iPod easily with the help of iTunes. And all the music files saved in iTunes Music Library will be synced. You can also take advantage of the Mac to iPod Transfer software. The following guidance will show you how to transfer music from Mac to iPod with this software, and you are allowed to free download it to have a try.

How to Transfer Music from Mac to iPod without iTunes

The Mac to iPod Transfer Tool is used for transferring files among iOS devices, iTunes and Mac computers, and it enables users to transfer various kinds of files without the sync of iTunes. If you would like to sync music from Mac to iPod touch, iPod classic, iPod shuffle, iPod nano, it is an awesome option.

Download and have a try the professional Mac to iPod Music Transfer Software. It supports the latest iOS 9 (also compatible with older iOS versions) and iTunes 12.

Step 1Disable iTunes Automatic Syncing

On your Mac, run iTunes. Click iTunes which is on the right side of the Apple icon on the very top left. Select Preferences. In the window, find and click the Devices tap. And then check "Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically".

Connect Mac to iPhone Music Transfer and prevent iPod from syncing automaticaly

Step 2Transfer Music from Mac to iPod without iTunes

Run the Mac to iPod Transfer Tool and connect your iPhone with your Mac via your iPod USB cable. In a second, you can see that your iPhone appear in the main window of Mac to iPod Music Transfer.

Click Music on the left side of the window to enter the control window. From here, you can see all songs on your iPod are listed. Click the triangle below the Add button on the top. In the drop-down list, select Add File or Add Folder.

After then, a window will lead you to your Mac browsing for the songs or music collection folder. Choose the one your need and click Open to copy music from Mac to iPod.

Transfer Music from Mac to iPod

You can create playlists and add music and video,etc. to your iDevices. Click Playlist to create a new playlist, then click the Add button to import music from your Mac to iPod.

How to Sync Music from Mac to iPod with iTunes

If your iPod has been paired with your Mac, you can use iTunes on your Mac to sync songs to your iPod freely. Data on your iPod will not lose. To use iTunes to move songs from Mac to iPod, upgrade your iTunes to the latest version first. You can download the latest version from Apple official site. 

Please Note: When you have iCloud Music Library turned on, you can't manually manage music. You can still manage videos using the steps below. How to manually add items from Mac to iPod?

Step 1Connect your device to your computer.

Launch iTunes and connect connect your iPhone to PC via a USB cable(s).

Step 2Choose the content that you want to add to your device from your iTunes library.

Connect iPhone to Computer to Transfer Music from PC to iPod

Drag the content to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. A panel should appear. Locate your device.

Import Music from iTunes Library on PC to iPod

If you can't manually add or remove content from iTunes on PC to your iPod.
Check to make sure that the "Manually manage music and videos" option is turned on:

Step 1Connect your iPod to Mac to make Mac to iPod transfer.

Open iTunes. Connect your device to your computer. Locate and click on your device.

Locate your iPod to make Mac to iPod Music Transfer

Step 2In the left sidebar, click Summary.

Click Summary and scroll down to the Options section. Click the box next to "Manually manage music and videos."

Manually manage music and videos to transfer music from Mac to iPod

Step 3Click Apply.

You might see a message that your device is synced with another library. This means that you've used a different computer to sync your device in the past, and iTunes can't sync without first erasing and replacing all iTunes content on your device.

More information about the iTunes Alternative -- Mac to iPod Music Transfer:

Easily Transfer Anything on iPhone, iPod or iPad between iTunes & Mac
1. Directly import music from Mac to iPhone without syncing iTunes;
2. Transfer any song from any Mac to any iPhone without wiping iPhone;
3. No incompatibility problems will arise;
4. 100% compatible with iPhone 6S/Plus, 6/Plus, iPhone 5s/5, 4S, iPod touch 5, iPod nano, iPod classic, iPod shuffle, iPad mini, The New iPad, & more!

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