How to Extract Music and Playlists from iPod

By Emily Watson, Thursday, March 17, 2016

So, you've got music on your iPod that you don't have on your computer? Or you just want to copy all music and playlists off iPod before wiping the device and give it away? Yes, it's not often that you find yourself having to extract music and playlists from iPod to PC. But when it is the case, it's kind of a problem because iTunes won't do it for you.

No need to worry. Here's a no-iTunes way that can help you extract music from iPod. First of all, you need to get an effective and professional data transfer program – FonePaw iOS Transfer. It's a recommended tool capable of extracting songs, playlists and more from iPod/iPod touch/iPod nano/iPod shuffle/iPod classic. You can either save the extracted music or playlist to computer or transfer them to iTunes library directly. Aside from music and playlists, it lets you get access to and manage photos, books, podcast, iTunes U, voice memo, etc. on iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. If you have doubts about the functionalities of this program, keep reading and see more for yourself!

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How to Extract Music and Playlists from iPod

Step 1: Launch FonePaw iOS Transfer on PC

As usual, you need to download and install the program first. Then launch it on computer. Meanwhile, you can connect the iPod touch with PC via the USB cable. A few seconds later, you will see the interface as follow. Your device will be detected and all the basic information will be displayed on the main interface.

Connect iPod to PC


Step 2: Extract Music and Playlist from iPod

Now take an overall look of the left column where displays all the transfer-supported data. Select "Media" and all media categories will be listed on the top of the main interface. Go to "Music" and you will see all songs on iPod appear on the main window. Select the items you would like to extract, and then click on "Export to" > "Export to PC" or "Export to iTunes Library" to get the files.

Extract Music from iPod


As for extracting playlist from iPod, the steps are same with music. Select Playlist from the left column and mark down the playlists you want to extract. After that, click on "Export to" > "Export to iTunes Library" or "Export to PC".

Extract Plsylist from iPod


So there you have it. It can't be easier to have your iPod music on your computer or iTunes library. You should note that FonePaw iOS Transfer supports both Windows and Mac computer. The music or playlist will be transferred without any restrictions. You can even transfer songs ripped from CDs to iTunes library with this program!

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