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How do I transfer music from old iPod or iOS device to my new iPod or iPhone?

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Transfer music from old iPod to my new iPod or iPhone

Summary

To transfer music from your old iPod to your new iPod or iOS device, follow these steps...

  1. Download and install TouchCopy
  2. Connect your old iPod, iPhone or iPad to your computer via the USB cable
  3. Click "Backup All" and then select to "Backup Content into iTunes" (or "Backup into Music" for macOS Catalina)
  4. Once you're happy that music from your old iPod or iOS device has been safely copied, use iTunes (or Finder on macOS Catalina) to sync your updated music library to your new iPod or iOS device

If you are using a Mac or MacBook running macOS Catalina, iTunes has been replaced with the Music app. For the purposes of this guide, replace mention of iTunes with "Music app". TouchCopy provides the option to "Copy to Music", rather than "Copy to iTunes" on macOS Catalina.

You can download the free trial of TouchCopy below, allowing you to try out the software.

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See how it's done in our video:

Detailed Steps

How to transfer music from iPod to iPod.

To transfer music from iPod to iPod, first use TouchCopy to copy music, videos and other content from your old iPod, iPad or iPhone into iTunes. You can then use iTunes to sync your iTunes library with your new iPod, iPhone or iPad to transfer the music across. The screenshot above shows how TouchCopy displays music on the device you're trying to transfer from...

1. How to transfer music from iPod to iTunes

From here, you can either use:

  • Backup All: Copy all Music, Video, TV Shows, Podcasts and Playlists from your device to iTunes.
  • Copy to iTunes: Transfer all of your Music from your device to iTunes
How to transfer music from ipod to itunes


2. Transfer music to new iPod with iTunes or Finder

Transfer music using Windows PC or macOS 10.14 and lower:

When you are satisfied that all your media is safely in iTunes, use iTunes itself to sync all that content with your new iPod/iPhone. This will replace any music already on your new iPod/iPhone with the music that you sync - so make sure all your music is in your Music library before syncing to avoid data loss!

To sync music from iTunes to your new iPhone or iPod:

  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer.
  2. Open iTunes if it does not open automatically.
  3. Click your device icon and click the music header.
  4. Tick the box to enable music syncing and choose to sync your entire library or only selected music.
  5. Click "Sync" to initiate the sync.
Transfer music to new iPad with iTunes sync

Please check out Apple's support article for detailed steps on how to sync your updated iTunes library with your device.


Transfer music using macOS 10.15 (Catalina):

Once you have copied your iPod music to the Music app with TouchCopy, you can use Finder to sync your music with your new iPod/iPhone. This will replace any music already on your new iPod/iPhone with the music that you sync - so make sure all your music is in your Music library before syncing to avoid data loss! To do this:

  1. To do this, connect your iPod/iPhone to your Mac, then open Finder.
  2. Click your device from under the Locations header in the Finder window.
  3. Click the Music header, then check the box to "Sync music onto [your name]'s phone/ipod".
  4. Choose to sync your entire library from Mac, or only selected music.
  5. Hit "Apply" to initiate the sync.
Sync music to iPhone with macOS Catalina
Image credit: Apple

Having troubles syncing iPod with Finder? Don't worry, find out how to sync your device with Finder safely.

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