How to Transfer Music from iTunes to Nexus 5/7/10/4

Google Nexus 5 is the first Android smartphone powered by Android 4.4, KitKat. It's hands-free with voice actions. Whenever you want to send a message, get directions, find an image and more, you can just say "Ok, Google". How convenient it is! If you just ditch your old iPhone and bought the shiny phone, and have stored lots of songs and playlists in iTunes, you probably can't wait to transfer them to your Nexus 5.

However, iTunes is a professional iPhone, iPod and iPad manager, which doesn't let you transfer music to your Nexus 5. Thus, you have to ask help from a 3rd party tool to transfer music from iTunes to nexus 5. Among the 3rd party tools, Wondershare TunesGo for Android is highly recommended. it makes it quite easy to transfer iTunes playlists to your Nexus 5/7/10/4.

Method 1. Transfer iTunes Music to Nexus 5/7/10/4 with a Third Party Tool

As you know, Mac computer is created by Apple and it can't recognize Android device. You can't mount Android phone or tablet as an external hard drive and then copy iTunes music to it. In case like this, Wondershare TunesGo for Android (Mac) or Wondershare TunesGo for Android (Win) comes for you. With its help, you can easily transfer all or selected music and playlists from iTunes to Nexus 5/7/10/4 effortlessly. Download the software and give it a shot.

Step 1. Download and install Wondershare TunesGo for Android on Mac or PC.
Step 2. Connect your Google Nexus 5/7/10/4 to Mac by plugging into a USB cable.
Step 3. Run the software and Mac will remind you if running iTunes too. Follow it. Then, you will see Wondershare TunesGo for Android appears on the right side of iTunes.

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Step 4. In the primary window of TunesGo for Android, click the Sync tab.Then, you can choose either sync the whole iTunes library or sync selected iTunes music, movies and playlists to Nexus 5/7/10/4 . Choose one option and then click Sync.

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Step 5. Or, you can click the Drag&Drop tab, and drag and drop your wanted music and playlists to Google Nexus 5/7/10/4.

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Method 2. Find the iTunes Media Folder and Copy iTunes Songs to Nexus 5/7/10/4

In part 1, I show you how to transfer music from iTunes to Neuxs 5/7/10/4. What if you don't want to buy any software and do iTunes to Nexus music transfer? There is also a way out. It's just a little inconvenient.

Step 1. Open iTunes and go to Edit > Reference... > Advanced. Check whether you have ticked Copy files to iTunes media folder when adding to library. If so, you can go to the iTunes media folder.

Step 2. The iTunes media folder is saved in different place, according to the Windows OS. Check here:
Windows 7/8: 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\

Step 3. Navigate to the iTunes media folder and find the music folder under its directory. Open the music folder, and you will see songs are saved in different folders based on their artists.

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Step 4. Connect your Nexus 5/7/10/4 to computer via a USB cable. Your device will be mounted as an external hard drive. Find and open it. Copy music from iTunes music folder to your Nexus 5/7/10/4.

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