How to Transfer Playlists from iPod to iTunes

By Emily Watson, Wednesday, Jan 15, 2015

"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?"

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. In order to do that, you'll need an iPod to iTunes transfer tool such as FonePaw iOS Transfer.

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

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 transfer 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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