How to Transfer Playlists from iPod to iTunes

By Emily Watson, Sunday, December 17, 2017

"I accidentally deleted my iTunes playlists but they are still on my iPod touch 5. How can I copy them to iTunes on my computer?"

"There are many music songs including various kinds of styles and artists in my iTunes. I sync them to my iPod so that I can enjoy it, anytime and anywhere. Recently, I bought a new computer, and how to back up the playlist from iPod to my new computer?"

-questions from the Apple forum

If you meet the similar problem like the above descriptions above, this guide will help! Here you will learn how to easily transfer playlist from iPod to iTunes library.

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Taking advantage of iTunes is the most common way to transfer playlist from iPod to iTunes. Connect iPod to iTunes and export the playlist you want as .xml file on the desktop. Then, import the playlist you saved to iTunes library. As you can see here, iTunes doesn't allow you to copy iPod playlist to iTunes directly. If you don't want to take much time on this, you'll need an iPod to iTunes transfer tool such as FonePaw iOS Transfer to added a playlist from your iPhone, iPad or iPod to iTunes.

FonePaw iOS Transfer makes transferring playlists from iPod to iTunes easy and convenient. You can use the software to transfer On-the-Go playlists, your playlists missing from iTunes or even your friends' playlists from any iPhone/iPad/iPod to your iTunes. The following tutorial outlines the simple steps required to import playlist from iPod to iTunes.

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Transfer Playlists from iPod to iTunes Library

To import playlist from iPod to iTunes, you can refer to the below YouTube video, which will show you all the details of the steps. But if you don't want to see a video, just scroll down and check the guide on how to copy playlist from iPod to iTunes with FonePaw iOS Transfer tool.



1. Connect iPod with PC

Download and install FonePaw iOS Transfer on your PC. After installing, run the program meanwhile connect your iPod to computer. When the device is detected, you will see the window below:


Connect iPod and Run iOS Transfer


2. Transfer Playlists from iPod to iTunes

From the primary window, you can see Playlist on the left side. Click it to reveal all playlists on iPod. Select wanted Playlists and click Export to > Export to iTunes Library.


Transfer Playlist from iPod to iTunes


Tips: If you migrated the iTunes library from C drive to other hard drive, you can't directly transfer your playlists from iPod to iTunes. Nonetheless, you can move the playlist from iPod to computer first, then drag and drop those exported playlists from computer to iTunes.

In seconds, you'll found that iPod playlists have been transferred successfully to iTunes library on your computer. You can apply this tutorial to import playlists from iPhone to iTunes, too. With FonePaw iOS Transfer, you can also transfer your favorite music, videos, photos, audio books, TV shows, and more to PC and backup the whole iPod touch contents to PC/iTunes.

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