Transfer music from old iPod to my new iPod or iPhone

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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" and then select to "Backup Content into iTunes"
  4. Once you're happy that music from your old iPod or iOS device has been safely copied to iTunes, use iTunes to sync your updated iTunes library to your new iPod or iOS device

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

Free TouchCopy Download For PC Free TouchCopy Download For Mac

Detailed Steps

How to transfer music from iPod to iTunes.

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. The screenshot above shows how TouchCopy displays music on the device you're trying to transfer from...

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
Transfer music from old iPod to new iPod, iPhone or iPad

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 load your new device with the content of your old device and let you add any new iTunes downloaded content to it.

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

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

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Latest Comments

Ryan wrote...
2018-08-09
Hello! So far I’m very satisfied with the transfer process. But why the sudden red ‘X’ next to many of my songs?
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
2018-08-10
@Ryan A red X indicates that those tracks did not copy to the chosen destination. Please open a support ticket on our online helpdesk detailing the type of device you are using as well as whether your are performing a copy to Mac or to iTunes directly. Any other additional information that you can provide will better enable us to resolve the issue.
Katherine wrote...
2018-07-23
I have just downloaded the newest version of iTunes on my new PC. Needed this program, as do not have access to my old PC. The moment I run the program, it says it could not communicate with my iTunes installation. Which version of iTunes do I need to have in order for TouchCopy to work?
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
2018-07-24
@Katherine If you have downloaded iTunes from the Windows Store, please ensure that you are running version 16.34 of TouchCopy. This latest update includes compatibility for the Windows Store version of iTunes. If the issue continues to persist with version 16.34, please open a support ticket on our online helpdesk where we will be able to investigate this issue further.
lori wrote...
2018-07-18
I purchased one year rental of touch copy 16. there are approx 2775 songs on my old ipod. am copying it to itunes. all the songs are from cds that I copied to itunes long ago & when I changed computers (from pc to mac) lost them all but they remained on my ipod. to make a long story longer.... as I check on the progress I am seeing many of the songs with a red x on the “copied” column & a blue check on the itunes column. what does that mean? seems like the software is not copying all the songs. it started out copying all the songs then got to a point where now it’s not copying any. is the one year rental ($29.95) for only a certain number of songs???
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
2018-07-19
@lori I can confirm that TouchCopy should copy all of your tracks. There is not a limit to the amount of tracks that can be copied within the full unrestricted version. Please open a support ticket on our online helpdesk detailing which version of TouchCopy you are using as well as the version of iTunes you are using. Our support team will then be able to provide assistance in getting your remaining tracks transferred.
Dawn J wrote...
2018-07-17
Will this copy songs I downloaded into iTunes from a CD (not purchased) that are only showing on my iPod (I no longer have access to the computer I originally used)? I want these songs to be available on my iPhone.
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
2018-07-18
@Dawn J I can confirm that TouchCopy can copy your music from your iPod to your iTunes library on your computer. This includes music that was added to your iPod that was not purchased through iTunes. Once in your iTunes library on your computer, it can then be synced to your iPhone.
Christopher Pietsch wrote...
2018-07-03
I tried to copy all the songs and playlists from my iPod classic onto my MacBook Air. However, none of the songs that were not purchased through iTunes copied. In addition, though the playlist names copied, only the songs purchased through iTunes are in the playlists.

Please help!

Thanks,

Chris
Charles V Saunders wrote...
2018-03-25
I tired this couldn't get anywhere with it tired for 4 hours was waiting for it to find the device then gave up
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
2018-03-26
@Charles V Saunders Please open a support ticket on our online helpdesk detailing whether you are using the PC or Mac version of TouchCopy. We will then be able to provide further assistance.
Malynn wrote...
2018-02-11
So I downloaded a version of TouchCopy and started the transfer when I noticed a message stating that it was running in demo mode and would only load 100 items. I stopped it and decided to purchase the program. After purchase when I tried to load it again, I once again got the demo mode message. What did I do wrong? I'm nowhere close to a techie so please let me know in easiest English terms! haha
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
2018-02-12
@Malynn Once you have purchased TouchCopy, you will receive an activation code by email. Please use this activation code to activate TouchCopy to the full unrestricted version by following the steps shown in our TouchCopy 16 Activation Guide.
Kat wrote...
2018-02-06
I used this again last night. I was happy with it prior to my experience last night. I recall it used to transfer purchases and artwork. My backup was disorganized, no artwork, but more importantly, no purchases transferred which is a headache because I don't want to go through my cloud and download the ones I want to my computer then transfer.
Did I miss something? Should it transfer purchases and artwork?
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
2018-02-07
@Kat I can confirm that TouchCopy will transfer purchased tracks as well as artwork that is stored to your tracks. If TouchCopy is failing to transfer your purchases, please confirm that they are local to your device and not stored in iCloud.

Please open a support ticket on our online helpdesk detailing this information, as well as the version of TouchCopy and iTunes that you are using. This will enable us to then investigate this issue.
Cindy wrote...
2018-02-04
if i purchase touchcopy now and get a new laptop soon, will my account show up on my mac? I want to get my music off my OLD ipod. got a new one. Could i then wait to put my music on my new mac instead of my old pc.Or do i download music to my pc that i have now. Having problems with Itunes so that is not an option. please let me know. thanks
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
2018-02-05
@Cindy The Mac and PC versions of TouchCopy are separate products. As such, a PC activation code will not work on a Mac. TouchCopy on Mac will be able to read the content from your device so it may be beneficial waiting for when you get your new Mac if you only wish to make a single purchase.
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
2018-01-02
@Krystel Please see the response to your latest support ticket where we have detailed how to select which tracks are synced to your device.
Krystel wrote...
2017-12-31
I already backuped the songs on the activated app. But how do I filter and only transfer the SELECTED backuped songs (and not my whole Itunes library) to the new ipod?
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
2017-11-13
@Sarah TouchCopy will enable you to copy your iPod music into your current iTunes library. Your iTunes library can then be synced back to a device using your the standard iTunes sync method.