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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


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.

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Detailed Steps

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

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 below shows how TouchCopy displays music on the device you're trying to transfer it from...

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

Charles V Saunders wrote...
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...
@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...
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...
@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...
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...
@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...
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...
@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...
@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...
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?
Sarah wrote...
I am having trouble adding new itunes music to my old 2008 ipod classic. I have been told by Apple that the music on itunes is not compatible with my ipod. If I transfer all the music on my ipod to itunes using your software will I be able to sync the new music along with the old back on to my old ipod?
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@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.
Jentson wrote...
Just wanted to say thank you Wide Angle Software for TouchCopy! I had tried multiple ways to transfer music from my old iPod to my new one and got very frustrated and almost gave up. None of my friends could help me and I'm not very tech savvy in the first place. I stumbled upon your website, downloaded the program and started using the trial version and once I saw how well it was working I went ahead and purchased the full version! Was well worth the money! So easy to use and worked great! Thanks again! I will definitely recommend to all my friends!
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Jentson Thank you for your kind feedback. I am happy to hear that TouchCopy was able to meet your requirements and succeeded where other solutions did not. I will be sure to pass on your positive feedback to our developers.
Jim wrote...
I have an iPod classic 120gb with a possible damaged hard drive. Can it still be saved and transfer? Please help.
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Jim If the hard drive is damaged, TouchCopy may be unable to access the device or its contained files. I would recommend downloading the demonstration version as this enable you to see whether TouchCopy can access your device and which content can be copied if so. The demonstration version will allow you to copy up to 100 tracks for free.
Danielle wrote...
How long will it take for touch copy to find my iPod? I've been waiting about 20 minutes and no result yet. I do have this little message:
"TouchCopy could not load the required iTunes information. TouchCopy will not detect iPhone, iPod touch or iPad without the correct version of iTunes being installed." this message was there before I even plugged my device in via USB.
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@Danielle Please ensure that you have iTunes installed on your computer. We recommend installing the latest version if you have not already. TouchCopy requires iTunes to be installed in order to be able to detect your device.
dennis wrote...
Will this transfer all the songs from ipod to ipod including those not purchased from iTunes?
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Wide Angle Software wrote...
@dennis TouchCopy will allow you to copy all of the tracks on your iPod to iTunes on your PC or Mac, including those not purchased from iTunes. iTunes can then be used to sync the tracks to your other iPod devices.