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How to Transfer Music from iPod to iPod

By Emily Watson, Friday, April 13, 2018

"I was given an iPod touch. Now, I want to transfer all my music (more than 1,000 songs) from my old iPod nano to the iPod touch. Is this possible?"

When you got a new iPod while the songs remained in the old one, you can transfer music from iPod to iPod with iTunes or download all the songs again from iTunes Store. Of course, if you have music backups of the old iPod in iTunes, you can easily sync the songs with the new iPod. If you don't have any music on iTunes library, you can also transfer purchased songs from the old iPod to iTunes using the "Transfer Purchases" function of iTunes first, then, sync them to the new iPod. But you'll still encounter some difficulties. The difficultly comes when you want to share the music on your iPod with your friends or families. When you try to sync music to your friend's iPod from your iTunes library, iTunes will erase the data on your friend's iPod. Also, you are not allowed to transfer the songs that are not got from iTunes.

It seems that iTunes is not a perfect software in this aspect and that's why I write this article. I would like to recommend an iTunes alternative – FonePaw DoTrans to help you transfer music from iPod to iPod without any difficulties. It allows you to copy music from iPod to iPod directly and won't erase any data on both the iPods. What's the great is that this software supports transferring all of your songs, including those not got from your iTunes.

Now, free download the trial version and have a try.


How to Transfer Music from Old iPod to New iPod (Without iTunes)

1. Install the program and connect both iPod to PC

Download and install the iPod to iPod transfer program on your computer. Then run the programand connect both the iPods to the computer. A few seconds later, you'll see the interfac as below:

Install and Launch the iPod Transfer Program

Note: If you connect your iPods to PC but DoTrans cannot recognize your device, how comes?

Normally, we will suggest you change another USB cable and restart the program and computer to try again. Moreover, you should do more, like check whether you have the latest version of FonePaw DoTrans, check if you have installed iTunes before. Once you have tried all of those methods, please move to iTunes to see whether it can detect your iPod. If not, please follow the guide below:

  • Connect your device with iTunes. Select your device on iTunes, go to Summary > check the Enable disk use and Manually mange music and videos options.

  • When connecting to computer via USB cable, you can see the connected notice on your device which means you have connected successfully. If not, re-connect it until you see it.

  • After that, close iTunes and launch DoTrans to view whether your iPod can be detected or not.

2. Select music to transfer

On the left side panel, click "Music" under the iPod you want to export songs, and then click "Music". The songs will be shown in the right part of the software. Select the songs you need and then right click the chosen songs to "Export to Device" and select the other iPod.

Transfer Music from iPod to Another iPod

Note: With FonePaw DoTrans, here, you can also select to transfer music from iPod to computer.

3. Transferring music from iPod to iPod

When the transfer begins, a dialog of transfer process will show up. The progress bar in the dialog will notice you the percentage of the music transfer. You will get all the songs in the other iPod when the transfer finishes.

Succeed in iPod Transferring Music

Also, you can click Music Transfer to quickly move all songs from an iPod to another. 

Music Transfer in One Click

More about FonePaw DoTrans:

• Copy and backup iPod files to your computer;

• Share iPod files between different iOS devices;

• Detect device info and media info intelligently;

• Fully support iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, iPod touch and all iPhone and iPad.


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