1 Transfer iTunes Files
2 iTunes for Android
3 iTunes Playlist
4 iTunes Library
5 Play in iTunes
6 iTunes Sync Problem
7 Tips & Tricks
8 iTunes Backup & Recover


1 Transfer iTunes Files
2 iTunes for Android
3 iTunes Playlist
4 iTunes Library
5 iTunes Sync Problem
6 Tips & Tricks
7 iTunes Backup & Recover

How to Transfer Music from iPod shuffle to iTunes

Is there a way to transfer music on my iPod Shuffle Gen. 3 to iTunes on my computer? I'm afraid to try syncing because I think that is a reverse process where music in iTunes is transferred to the iPod. I don't want to erase music on the iPod. Thanks.

Want to transfer music from iPod shuffle to iTunes after losing your iTunes library? Intend to backup music on iPodc shuffle to iTunes? However, as a one-way program, iTunes only syncs music to your iPod shuffle. It can do nothing to transfer music on your iPod to it.

In this case, I highly recommend you to use an easy-to-use and powerful iPod to iTunes transfer tool - Wondershare TunesGo Retro - iOS Transfer or Wondershare TunesGo Retro (mac). With it, you're able to transfer all or selected songs from iPod shuffle to iTunes quickly and easily. Besides transferring music, you can also copy movies, playlists, podcast, TV show, music videos, and audio books to your iTunes library as well. In addition, all the music added previously won't be removed during the music transfer.

Part 1: Transfer Music from iPod shuffle to iTunes with TunesGo Retro

Click the "Download" button to download Wondershare TunesGo Retro on your computer.

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Easy steps to copy music from iPod shuffle to iTunes

Below are the easy steps about the transferring music files and playlists from iPod shuffle to iTunes. Now, let's check out them.

Step 1. Run this program and connect iPod shuffle with PC

First of all, install and then run this iPod to iTunes transfer tool on your PC. If you haven't installed iTunes on your computer, this program will remind you of installing it. Thus, in this case, you should install iTunes on your computer.

Then, connect your iPod shuffle with your computer via a USB cable. This program will detect your iPod shuffle immediately. Then, the main interface will be shown on your PC screen. From the left column of this main interface, you can view contents on your iPod shuffle.

transfer music from ipod shuffle to itunes

Step 2. Move music from iPod shuffle to iTunes

To sync music from iPod shuffle to iTunes, you can click "To iTunes" > "Start" at the bottom line on the main interface. Then, remove marks before other media except for music and playlists. Click "Copy to iTunes". It will transfer songs to your iTunes library.

transfer songs from ipod shuffle to itunes

Note: Wondershare TunesGo Retro is fully compatible with iPod shuffle 4, iPod shuffle 3, iPod shuffle 2, and iPod shuffle 1.

You can also move songs to your iTunes library in another way. On the left column, you should click "Media". Then the media window will be displayed on the right. Select your wanted songs. After that, click the inverted triangle under "Export to". When the pull-down list pops up, you should choose "Export to iTunes Library".

Or you can only click "Smart Export to iTunes". This frees you from exporting the same songs to iTunes repeatedly.

ipod shuffle to itunes

If you want to copy playlists back to iTunes library, yuo can click "Playlist". After selecting your favorite playlists, you ought to click the triangle under "Export to". Choose "Export to iTunes Library".

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Video Tutorial for How to Transfer Music from iPod shuffle to iTunes

Part 2: Comparison Between TunesGo and TunesGo Retro

In view that some customers are confused about the functions between TunesGo and TunesGo Retro, we have listed a detailed comparison table between them for further reference. Through the table, you can easily distinguish their differences: TunesGo focuses on freeing your music to discover, download, manage and enjoy your favorite music with a relatively higher price; meanwhile, TunesGo Retro is mainly to transfer music, photos, videos, playlists from your iPhone, iPad& iPod to iTunes Library& PC for backup, to manage music and photos freely with a relatively competitive price. Following are the details:

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 3: Transfer Music from iPod to iTunes Manually

If you plan to transfer songs from your iPod manually to your iTunes music library on your computer, you will need a sync cable to connect your PC with your iPod.

Step 1: Plug in your iPod and launch iTunes. Check on ‘Enable Disk use’ and press OK.
Step 2: Open iPod drive in My computer section because you will need to make hidden files become visible.
Step 3: Click Tools > Options >View and check ‘Hidden files and folders’
Step 4: On iPod, go to Music and drag the chosen tracks to the folder on your computer.
Step 5: In iTunes, click File menu and select "Add Folder to Library". Browse your computer for the music folder you’ve copied from your iPod and add files from it to your iTunes Library.

Your files have been successfully transferred. On the computer, your files will be unorganized but if you put back to your iTunes, they will become organized.

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TunesGo Retro

TunesGo Retro

(iOS Transfer)

Copy music, playlists, videos from iPod, iPhone & iPad to iTunes Library, and to your PC for backup.
Fully compatible with iTunes 12.1, iOS 9, and support iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus New icon

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