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Transfer music tracks from iTunes to Android

Introduction

If you have been using iTunes to manage your music collection over the years but have recently moved to using an Android device, this article will help transfer your iTunes music library to Android. iTunes is great for managing your music on Apple device's, but unfortunately, you can use iTunes on Android.

The application which can assist you to sync iTunes to Android is Droid Transfer, which not only transfers music from your iTunes to your Android phone, but also keeps the media on your Android Phone in sync with your iTunes library as you continue to add music to either iTunes or your Android device.

Summary

To sync music to and from your Android device, follow these steps...

  1. Download and install Droid Transfer on your Windows PC
  2. Download and run the Transfer Companion App on your Android device
  3. Connect to your Android Device using the steps shown in our Start Guide
  4. Click Music in the features listed in Droid Transfer
  5. Click 'Sync with iTunes'
  6. Droid Transfer compares your iTunes music with that on your device. Select to transfer from Android to iTunes or from iTunes to Android (or both!)

You can get the Transfer Companion app completely free on the Google Play Store, while Droid Transfer for PC is available as a free trial download. Both apps are needed to sync your Android device with iTunes. The free version of Droid Transfer allows you to copy up to 50 songs to and from your Android device, while the full version is unlimited.

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Detailed Steps

Run Droid Transfer on your PC and connect to your Android Device running Transfer Companion as described in our Setup Guide.

In Droid Transfer Click the Music Icon - Droid Transfer lists the music currently on your Android Device.

Droid Transfer select music

View music in Droid Transfer


Click the "Sync with iTunes" button on the control bar.

Sync control bar

Droid Transfer will run iTunes and read your iTunes contents. Droid Transfer will compare the music on your Android device and compare it with your iTunes music library.

Sync Music from Android to iTunes

Droid Transfer will show how many tracks are on your Android device that are not in iTunes. Click "Copy tracks to iTunes".

Droid Transfer will begin to transfer the missing iTunes tracks from your Android device.

Sync Music from iTunes to Android

Droid Transfer shows how many tracks are in iTunes that are not currently on your Android device. You will also see the total file size of those music files. If your Android device has enough free (internal) memory space to hold all of the music, click "Copy Tracks to Android" to transfer all the tracks to your Android device.

If you do not have enough space on your Android device to hold all of your music in iTunes - Droid Transfer will tell you so. You have the option of selecting the music you wish to copy over from iTunes. See "Using Advanced iTunes Sync Mode"

See it in Action!


Keeping in Sync

Now that you have copied music to and from the Android device and iTunes - the music collection on your Android device and your iTunes library should be the same. If you add music to your iTunes library later on - run Droid Transfer again to copy that new music over to your Android device.

Using Advanced iTunes Sync Mode

Advanced Syncing allows you to see which tracks will be copied from and to iTunes before any syncing takes place. You can also select which tracks to copy to your Android device if you do not have enough space on your device to hold all of your iTunes music.

To start Advanced Mode - click the link "Click here to view and select which tracks to copy (Advanced Mode)". This will open the Advanced sync view.

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Latest Comments

William Pritchard wrote...
2018-07-23
I have purchased and downloaded you music transfer software to my computer. Do I also have to purchase software for my android?
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
2018-07-24
@William Pritchard The Transfer Companion app for your Android device is a completely free download from the Google Play Store. As such, you do not need to purchase software for your Android to use Droid Transfer.
Nah wrote...
2018-06-15
I am a little confused. What if the sync with iTunes button isn't an option? It is not showing up on my computer
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
2018-06-18
@Nah The iTunes button will not be displayed if Droid Transfer does not detect that iTunes is installed on your computer. Please confirm which version of iTunes you are using.
Susan wrote...
2018-06-03
I tried to sync Itunes to my LG phone yesterday and it worked great. In the process I realized that some albums were not in the library so I reloaded them and tried to sync again. I get the same error message every time. "Error loading music try to reload." After multiple attempts using both WIFI and the USB I give up. Can you help?
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
2018-06-07
@Susan Thank you for your comment. Please open a support ticket for this issue, providing the version of Android and iTunes that you are using. This will help us to try to recreate this issue.
Mikki wrote...
2018-04-28
I have downloaded the free demo, on the bottom of the open application it clearly states that I have 50 demo copies left. I click the iTunes to Android transfer button and it claims I do not have the ability to do this feature unless I purchase the app. It clearly even says on this site that I get 50 free transfers as well as on the app. I am trying to transfer 31 tracks, so either this "free demo" stuff is a scam or your app is messed up. I've been trying for over an hour to sync my music and it is not working. I'm a college student. I don't have the money to purchase this application. I just want to my apple music to listen to on my hour long bus ride to and from college. Please fix this.