How to Copy iPod Music to iTunes

I would like to transfer my music collection to my girl friend’s iTunes. She has about 200 songs and I would like to add my songs from my iPod to her iTunes. This might be simple thing that I overlooked but I can’t think of a way to do it without either deleting my songs or hers.

Sometimes, you want to copy iPod music to iTunes for many reasons. Maybe, your computer crashes and you have to reinstall computer operating system. Fortunately, songs are on your iPod, like iPod touch 5, thus you want to do music transferring. Maybe, you lose iTunes playlists accidently, or you reinstall iTunes, so you want sync music to iTunes. Maybe, you just intend to back up music to iTunes and enjoy it.

No matter what problems you encounter, I beg, the most important thing you’re concerned about is to move iPod music to iTunes. Actually, it can be tackled easily as long as you get an iPod to iTunes transfer tool. Wondershare TunesGo Retro (for Windows users) or Wondershare TunesGo Retro (Mac) (for Mac users) is the right one for you. With it, you can transfer music and playlists to iTunes in batch quickly. The music information, like ratings, play counts and more, will be exported to iTunes too. Besides music, it enables you to transfer and convert videos, TV shows, Podcast, iTunes U and more.

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How to Sync iPod Music to iTunes Easily

Here, I'd like to show you how to transfer iPod to new iTunes with the Windows version. If you use a Mac, you can transfer iPod music to iTunes on your Mac as well.

Step1. Connect Your iPod to your computer

First of all, install and launch this iPod to iTunes transfer tool on your computer. Then connect your iPod to your computer with a USB cable. Normally, this iPod to iTunes transfer tool will detect your iPod immediately after your iPod touch is connected. Then, your iPod will be displayed on the main interface like the screenshot shows:

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Step2. Import iPod Music to iTunes

Well, at the bottom of the primary window, you see a button – “Copy iDevice to iTunes”. Click it. Then click "Start". With all media files ticked off, you should remove the marks before iTunes U, videos, Podcast and more. After that, click "Copy to iTunes".

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And then, click "Media" in the left pane of the primary window. As you see, there are many options. Click "Music", the first button, to open the music window. In the music window, check songs you want to export and then click "Export to". In its drop-down list, select "Export to iTunes Library".

If you have exported some iPod songs to iTunes before, you can also click "Smart Export to iTunes". It helps you copy music that not in iTunes, which avoids exporting the same music repeatedly.

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Note: Both versions are compatible with iOS 5, 6 & 7. Click here to get more info about the supported iPod models.

As I mentioned above, this iPod to iTunes transfer tool empowers you to copy playlists as well. Click "Playlist" tab in the left column. Then, you will see all playlists on your iPod are listed. Choose your wanted playlists and click the inverted triangle under "Export to". Select "Export to iTunes Library" in the drop-down list. Then, playlist transferring begins. Just keep your iPod connected all the time.

sync ipod music to itunes

Note: The Mac version doesn’t support transferring playlists from iPod to iTunes library for the time being.

Actually, the steps are similar when you back up TV shows, Podcast, iTunes U and more to iTunes. You can do the transferring like the steps above.

With the help of this program, iPod to iTunes transfer is no more a question to you. In addition, if you get tons of photos in your iPod, it can help you backup all photos to your computer and iPhone, iPad and another iPod. You can create albums to classify photos, for easy search as well.

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