Transfer Non Purchased and Purchased Files from iPod to iTunes
I want to transfer my music from my iPod to my iTunes. I don't get why apple make it so complicated!!!! My sister has all our songs on her iTunes and has forgotten the password and can't get into an email so I can't authorize my computer! Anybody knows a simple way I can easily transfer music across (without downloads.) Thanks.
Forgot to backup your iTunes library before reinstalling the computer? Lose your iTunes library due to the computer crashes or formatting by accident? Or, like the user above, you just forget your Apple ID and password, which makes you fail to transfer purchased files to iTunes? Fortunately, you have stored all data on your iPod. In these cases, you probably want to transfer files to iTunes right now. This article here is going to show you two methods about how to transfer purchases and non purchases files from iPod to iTunes. Now, read on them.
Pros: Transfer all or selected purchases and non purchases.
Cons: Not free.
To transfer non purchases as well as purchased files from iPod to iTunes, the Wondershare TunesGo or the Wondershare TunesGo (Mac) is undoubtedly a good choice. It's a reliable and trustworthy iPod to iTunes transfer software, letting you copy selected or all music, movies, iTunes U, podcasts, music video, audiobook and TV shows from iPod to iTunes within a few clicks.
Preparation: Ensure that you've downloaded and installed the right version of the iPod to iTunes transfer software on the computer. Here, we try the Windows version to transfer files from iPod to iTunes. Mac users can take the similar steps.
Step 1. Connect your iPod to the computer via USB cable
Use an Apple USB cable to connect your iPod to the computer. This iPod to iTunes transfer software will detect and show your iPod and its contents in the primary window.
Note: The Windows version works well with iPod touch 3/4/5 with iOS 5, 6 and 7, iPod nano 1/2/3/4/5/6/7, iPod classic 3/2/1, and iPod shuffle 1/2/3/4. As for the Mac version, it's fully compatible with iPod touch 5/4 running iOS 7, 6 and 5.
Step 2. Copy files from iPod to iTunes
Go to Media in the left column. You get different media categories on the top line. Choose one category and click it to show its window.
1. Transfer music from iPod to iTunes
Click Music on the top line to enter the music management window.
- Click Smart Export to iTunes. This software will detect all the songs and filter the song existing in iTunes and only copy those that iTunes don't have to iTunes.
- Check the songs you want to transfer to iTunes or choose all, and then click the triangle under Export to > Export to iTunes Library. More details about transferring iPod music to iTunes>>
2. Move Movies from iPod to iTunes
Go to the Movies tab on the top line. Select the movies you want to move to iTunes. Then, move iPod movies to iTunes selectively. More info>>
3. Copy playlists from iPod to iTunes
What about transfer playlists from iPod to iTunes? In the left column, click Playlist. On the right, choose your wanted playlists and export them to iTunes. The detailed info about iPod playlist to iTunes transfer.
4. Switch podcasts, iTunes U, audiobook, music videos and TV shows
To switch these media files, you just need to click the media files on the top line one by one. Then, in the corresponding window, tick the media files and export them to iTunes.
Pros: Totally free. Transfer all purchased files.
Cons: Fail to move non purchased files. Need Apple ID. Should authorize the computer.
Follow the step-by-step-tutorial below:
Step 1. Run iTunes on the computer.
Step 2. Click Store and in the drop-down menu, click Authorize This Computer…
Step 3. When a dialog comes out, input the Apple ID and password that you use to buy files from iTunes. If you have used many Apple IDs to purchase files, you should authorize the computer for all of the Apple IDs.
Step 4. Connect your iPod to computer
Step 5. Under DEVICES, right click or control click your iPod. In its drop-down list, click Transfer Purchases.
Note: A computer can be authorized at most for five Apple IDs.