A Full Guide to Music from iTunes Library to Android Phones and Tablets

After getting a brand new Android device, only to find that your songs, playlists, purchased movies, etc. are stuck in iTunes Library? What a pity! Apple doesn't provide any solution to transfer music from iTunes to Android, so does Google as well. Why we users have to suffer from the greate gulf between the two platforms? Actually, you don't have to once your know a few tips and tricks for how to transfer songs, videos, iTunes U, Podcasts, and more from iTunes to Android. Below are the 3 simple ways you can apply to do the job. Bonus: Here is an easy and safe solution to transfer any data between any phones, including music. See the details.

Note: the 3 ways are all available to transfer songs, playlists, movies, iTunes U, Podcasts, and more from iTunes to Android phones and tablets. However, to make it easier for you to learn how to do the task, below I will take how to transfer music from iTunes to Android devices as an example to show the steps.

Solution 1. Manually Transfer iTunes Music to Android Devices

If you're familar with iTunes Library, then you must know that you can arrange iTunes media folder and save all files to the iTunes media folder. This is the feature you should make use of. Once you have single songs copied to the folder, then you can manage them easier and hassle freely. Below are the steps for how to make use of iTunes media folder to transfer music from iTunes to Android devices.

Step 1. Copy files to the default iTunes media folder

In iTunes, go to Edit > Reference… > Advanced and check the option Copy files to iTunes media folder when adding to library. By doing this, music, video and other media files will be stored automatically in the media folder. Hence, you'll get the single files you need to copy to your Android phones or tablets. Below are the default iTunes media folder locations:

  • Windows 7: C:\Users\username\My Music\iTunes\
  • Windows 8: C:\Users\username\My Music\iTunes\
  • Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music\iTunes\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Users\username\Music\iTunes\
  • Mac OS X: /Users/username/Music/iTunes/

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Step 2. Transfer music from iTunes to Android phones/tablets

Find the location of iTunes media folder which I've mentioned above. Mount your Android phone as an external hard drive via a USB cable. After then, click to open My Computer or Computer to open your Android device SD card. Open the iTunes media folder to copy and past songs to your Android devices.

Note: Mac can't detect your Android phone or tablet as the Windows PC does. To transfer iTunes to Android on Mac, you have to turn to some third-party tool for help. Wondershare TunesGo for Android which I mentioned above is such kind of tool, you can try it. If you don't know where to turn to help, I think you should directly try solution 2.

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* Advantages and Disadvantages of Solution 1

  • Advantages: this way is totally free of charge and you can do it all by yourself without any third-party tool for help;
  • Disadvantages: 1st, this way can't transfer iTunes playlists from iTunes to Android devices; 2nd, if you have a large iTunes library, then this way will occupy too much space of your computer; 3rd, it takes too much time to copy songs one-by-one to your Android devices.
  • Solution 2. Transfer iTunes Media Files to Android Devices in 1 Click

    To transfer songs, movies, Podcasts, iTunes U and more from iTunes Library to Android phones or tablets, the quickest way is to use the iTunes to Android Mac transfer software - Wondershare TunesGo, which enables you to transfer music, playlist, podcasts, and iTunes U from iTunes to Android devices in 1 click. Additionally, you can also transfer music, movies and playlists from Android devices back to iTunes.

    Wondershare TunesGo - Transfer Music from iTunes Library to Android Devices

    Transfer music from iTunes to Android devices seamlessly;
    Allow to set SD card of Android devices are the default path for file transfer;
    Intelligently to set default sync path for files transferred to Android devices;
    Fully compatible with multiple Android phones and tablets;
    people have downloaded it

    Steps to Use Wondershare TunesGo to Transfer Music from iTunes to Android

    Step 1 Set up your Android device

    Install and launch the iTunes to Android transfer software on your Mac. Connect your Android phone or tablet with your Mac via a USB cable. Run the software and you will see it's displayed on the right side of iTunes.

    Download mac versionDownload win version

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    Step 2 Transfer Music from iTunes to Android

    In the primary window, click the Sync tab. You get two choices. One is to sync Entire library, the other is Selected playlists. Select one and click Syncto sync music, movies, podcasts, iTunes U, TV shows and more to your Android phone or tablet.

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    Solution 3. Top 4 Android Apps to Copy iTunes Media with Android Devices

    If you don't like using desktop software or spend much time to copy media files from lots of folders manually to your Android devices, you can also try the Android apps. These apps let you sync iTunes to Android wirelessly. Here, I list out top 4 iTunes to Android sync apps.

    Android Apps Price Score Supported Android
    1. AirSync: iTunes Sync & AirPlay Paid 3.9/5 Android 2.2 and up
    2. sync itunes with android Paid 3.2/5 Android 1.6 and up
    3. iTunes to android Sync-Windows Free 4.0/5 Android 2.2 and up
    4. iSyncr for iTunes to Android Paid 4.5/5 Android 2.1 and up

    1. AirSync: iTunes Sync & AirPlay

    AirSync: iTunes Sync & AirPlay makes it easy to sync iTunes between your Android phone or tablet and PC or Mac wirelessly. As for the content, you can sync music, playlists, and DRM-free videos with play counts, ratings, and more info. For more info, you can click the link below. Download AirSync: iTunes Sync & AirPlay from Google Play>>

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    2. sync itunes with android

    sync itunes with android is a little Android app. With it, you're able to easily sync iTunes songs, MP3, playlist, videos and podcasts from Windows computer to Android over WiFi. After syncing, you can feel free to enjoy iTunes media on your Android phone or table. Download sync itunes with android from Google Play>>

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    3. iTunes to android Sync-Windows

    As its name suggest, this app is used to sync iTunes media on Windows computer with Android phone or tablet. It allows you to sync music, podcasts and videos from iTunes library to your Android device. Other data, including music tracks, album art, will also be synced too. Then, after syncing, you can organize these media files by artists or albums. Download iTunes to Android Sync-Windows from Google Play>>

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    4. iSyncr for iTunes to Android

    This app allows you to sync iTunes in Windows or Mac OS 10.5 and later with Android phone or tablet. It makes it easy to sync iTunes music over WiFi or by using a USB cable. It not only sync music, but also play counts, sync ratings, skip counts, last played date, and last skipped date from iTunes to your Android phone or tablet to keep your smart playlists up to date. Download iSyncr for iTunes to Android from Google Play Store>>

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Product-related questions? Speak directly to our Support Team >>

Thomas Jones
Well, you can use MobileGo for Android to create a playlist to save the songs from iTunes. Right click Music and then click Create New Playlist.
I tried the above suggestion. I was able to locate my iTunes folder on my external drive. However, it still will not show my iTunes playlist.
Thomas Jones
Well, if you want to listen to a playlist, you can right click Music on the left column to create a playlist, then, import the playlist.
I imported my playlist with the trial version. The Mp3 files are copied and this is good, but in the "playlist" section of my Android Mp3 player (Poweramp) there are not the playlist i created. To listen to a song i have to go to "album" or "artists" .. is this a bug ?
Thomas Jones
Suzanne, you can try this way. First, open iTunes, click Edit > References... > Advanced, tick Keep iTunes media folder organized and Copy files to iTunes media folder when adding to library. Then, go to the iTunes media folder on your PC: C:UsersAdministratorMusiciTunesiTunes Media. All media files that you download from iTunes will be there.
Hey! I was just wondering. Is it also possible to transfer my whole Itunes libary to my android. I installed the Wondershare, but so far I can only copy all my playlists, right?
Thomas Jones
In this case, Sabbir, you can use this way. In the left column, click Music. In the music window, click the triangle under Add > Add Folder or Add File. Then, navigate to your iTunes save path to import the music in the iTunes.
I did install mobile go but my itunes library is not on C drive thus mobile go can not find the itunes playlist, how can i change the path for itunes in mobile go ? my itunes library is on F drive.
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