How to Transfer MP3 Files to iPod without iTunes

By Emily Watson, Thursday, May 19, 2016

Nowadays, music becomes part of our daily life. You can see people wearing earphones with melody leaking out of their ears. Listening to music is so enjoyable that people simply cannot live without it. iPod, this innovative device, enables you to listen to MP3 anytime anywhere you want. However, you may come across problems concerning copying MP3 to your iPod touch/nano/shuffle. You have lots of songs to add to you iPod while iTunes runs so slowly. Or perhaps due to format error, some songs fail to be synced to your iPod. Take it easy! This tutorial is going to show you how to add MP3 to iPod without iTunes in a second.

With a few clicks, FonePaw iOS Transfer enables you to finish copying MP3 from computer to iPod in a while. If you want to add a load of MP3 to your iPod, the program allows you to copy them in batch. What's more, it can automatically convert your files to the iOS supported formats. Whether you are using iPhone, iPod or iPad, you can transfer MP3 songs between iDevices and computer without any limitation.

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Transfer MP3 to iPod without iTunes

Step 1: Download FonePaw iOS Transfer, Install and Run it

First of all, please download FonePaw iOS Transfer. After the installation, just run it. When you are prompted to connect your iPod to FonePaw iOS Transfer, connect it via USB cable.

Connect iPod to PC

Step 2: Navigate to "Media" > "Music" > "Add"

As is showed on the left sidebar, please click on "Media" and then select "Music" at the top of the interface. Under "Music" item, click on "Add", and you are allowed to add either files or folder to iPod. Collect those MP3 files you want to transfer and choose "Open". After uploading, the MP3 songs you just added will be listed on the interface.

Add Music to iPod


• If you right click on a song, you are able to play the song, or edit the information of the song.

• If there is a pop-up prompting you that "one or more files are not in music format? Do you want to convert these files to iOS supported formats and upload to the device", you’d better choose "Yes".

Convert iPod Music

Two-step is all it takes. With FonePaw iOS Transfer, all will be easier. It allows you to export and delete MP3 from iPod/iPad/iPhone as well, which will definitely more convenient than you do with iTunes. More surprise? Download FonePaw iOS Transfer free trial version and give it a try!

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