How to Put Music on iPod without iTunes

I want to add songs into my iPod from a different computer. But every time I try to add from a different computer, it wants to delete my existing music. I know there is a possible way to add music without erasing, but haven't found how. Please help.

Well, that's true. It's possible to put music on iPod with retaining previous songs. But, you need some help. This tutorial is about how to put music on iPod without iTunes, and several helpful methods have been mentioned in this post. The users don't have to learn special knowledge to put music on iPod without iTunes, as the following methods will introduces all the possible methods. After reading this post, the users don't have to worry about putting music on iPod without iTunes anymore.

Part 1. How to Put Music on iPod without iTunes Using Wondershare TunesGo Retro

Here is a nice iPod music transfer tool Wondershare TunesGo Retro(Windows) - iOS Transfer . As a Mac user, please turn to Wondershare TunesGo Retro (Mac) - iOS Transfer for Mac. With this iPod music transfer tool, you're able to put music from the iTunes library and their computer to your iPod seamlessly. Additionally, it does nothing to the songs added previously. That is to say, the previous songs will never be erased when you add new songs to your iPod.

Wondershare TunesGo Retro is a program that can be used to get the task done without hassle. The interface of this program is user-friendly, and users can handle it easily. There are several other features of this program besides transferring music. The following part introduces the key features of the program to help users make a better understanding of this program.

Key Features:
  • The users can easily transfer Music, Photo, Playlist, Contact, SMS, TV Shows, Music Videos, Home Videos, Podcast, iTunes U between iOS devices and iTunes/PC
  • The users can transfer files between one iOS device and another directly
  • The users can manage iOS devices without iTunes
  • The users can convert images to GIFs and share them to social media sites
  • The song info and music tags can be updated and changed
  • The users can deduplicate the contacts
  • The iTunes library can be restored and backed up easily
  • The entire iTunes library can be rebuilt with a single click

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Note: Please check your iPod and its iOS before using this iPod music transfer tool.

The following tutorial will introduce how to put music on iPod without iTunes using this program.

Choose the right version of this iPod music transfer tool. Install and launch it on your Windows computer or Mac. In this article, we're going to try putting music on your iPod with the Windows version.

After launching this iPod music transfer tool, you'll see this window on your computer screen.

How to Put Music on iPod without iTunes - Start Wondershare TunesGo Retro

Step 1. Try connecting your iPod to the computer with a USB cable

Before adding music to iPod, you need to use a USB cable to connect your iPod, like iPod touch 5, to the computer. After that, your iPod will appear in the main window.

How to Put Music on iPod without iTunes - Connect iPod

Step 2. Add music to iPod

This iPod music transfer tool gives you the power to adding music files or playlists in iTunes library and on computer to your iPod.

"Media" in the left sidebar. On the top bar in the right panel, choose "Music". Then, click "Add".

How to Put Music on iPod without iTunes - Click Media

In the file browser window, browse your computer to find your wanted music files. Add them to your iPod by clicking Open button to start transferring music from computer to iPod. If you want to add a whole music folder, you can click the triangle under "Add" > "Add Folder" instead.

How to Put Music on iPod without iTunes - Transferring Music

Note: Wondershare TunesGo Retro (Mac) doesn't support adding music or playlists from iTunes to iPod.

Instead of adding music files, you are capable of putting playlists from iTunes and the computer to your iPod. In the left column, click "Playlist" to show the playlist window on the right panel. Click the triangle under "Add". Two options show up in the pull-down list. They're "Add iTunes Playlist" and "Add playlist from computer".

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If you decide to add music to iPod without iTunes, you can choose "Add playlist from computer". Navigate to the playlist that you'd like to add and then add it.

If you have many favorite common and smart playlists in iTunes library, you should select "Add iTunes Library". In the pop-up window, all iTunes playlists are shown. Only tick off your wanted playlists. Click "OK" to put the playlists on your iPod.

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That's all. Music has been added to your iPod. Besides, the old songs are still there, aren't they? With TunesGo Retro, you never need to worry about music loss during the music transferring.

  • The program is easy to be handled so that the users don't have to be tech-savvy to use it.
  • Using this progarm to transfer media files is very easy, and users don't have to use iTunes to sync their devices.
  • The program will slow down if the computer OS is old.

Wondershare TunesGo Retro can be the best choice for the users who want to put music on their iPod. With this progarm, users don't have to worry about the data loss during the sync of iTunes anymore, and they will also find that this program bring much convenience in other fileds besides transferring music.

Comparison Between TunesGo and TunesGo Retro

Supported Devices
iOS Devices
Android Devices  
Music & Playlist
Add Music to iTunes  
Export Music from iTunes  
Convert Unsupported Formats of Music to iTunes  
Delete Music from iTunes  
Delete Music and Video on Device
De-duplicate Music in iTunes  
Remove Lost Files in Tunes  
Search and Delete the Repeated Music on Device
Fix Music ID Tags of iTunes  
Supplement Music Covers of iTunes  
Directly Fix, Edit and Save ID3 Information on Device.  
Download Music from YouTube,SoundCloud etc.  
Record Online Music on Music Sites, Like 8Track, Rdio etc.  
Record App Music, Like Spotify Music etc.  
Burn iTunes Music to CD  
Generate Car Playlist  
Transfer Music, Audio & Playlist:

iTunes <-> Device

Transfer Music, Audio & Playlist:

PC <-> Device

Transfer Music, Audio & Playlist:

Device <-> Device

Intelligently Transfer to iTunes:Only Transfer What's Missing in iTunes
Playlists Are Exported from iTunes with the Original Smart Sorting Rules.
Support to Transfer Users' Data Information: Rating,Play Counts, Skip Counts.
Convert Unsupported Formats to be Supported Ones Automatically via Transfer.
No Need to Use iTunes to Transfer Files to iOS Devices.

Part 2. How to Put Music on iPod without iTunes Using PC

To transfer music to iPod without iTunes, the users need to be little tech-savvy. The following method doesn't need users to install iTunes on their computer to transfer music, and it will help users to finish the task easily.

Step 1. Connect iPod to computer with the USB cable.

How to Put Music on iPod without iTunes - Connect iPod
Step 2. Double-click iPod in My Computer. If iTunes starts automatically, turn it off.
How to Put Music on iPod without iTunes - Double-click iPod in My Computer

Step 3. Click Tools > Folder Options > View > Show Hidden Files and Folders in the menu bar at the upper left corner.

How to Put Music on iPod without iTunes - Show Hidden Files

Step 4. Double-click iPod Control folder to open it.

How to Put Music on iPod without iTunes - Open iPod Control Folder

Step 5. Drag and drop the music files you want into this folder, and then the files will be transferred to iPod.

How to Put Music on iPod without iTunes - Add Music
  • Users don't need to install any other programs to get the work done.
  • The whole process is fast, and it's reliable as it doesn't need any other program.
  • Users need to handle the computer technology to finish the task.
  • The display of song info on iPod will be disordered .

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