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If you're running out of storage on your iPod, iPhone or iPad, you may wish to transfer your music and photos to an external hard drive, so you can free up space on your device.
If you have not done so already, you can download TouchCopy from here:Download TouchCopy For PC Download TouchCopy For Mac
First, please connect your external drive and start TouchCopy. Click on the Options button, it's in the top right hand corner of TouchCopy. In the "Copy" Options you can select for a default save location where you wish for TouchCopy to transfer your iPod and iPhone content. In the Default Save Path field, browse to a location on your external hard drive where you wish for your music and photos to be saved to. Close TouchCopy options and select songs you wish to copy and click on "Copy to PC" or "Copy to Mac". More details on how to copy your iPhone and iPod music can be found in the online TouchCopy user guide.
If you wish for your iTunes library to be located on your external drive, you can then import your music from your external drive into iTunes by selecting the File tab in iTunes and then Add folder to library.
You can also transfer your photos from your iPod, iPhone and iPad to your external drive by selecting the Photos tab in TouchCopy and clicking on "Copy Photos". Browse to a location on your external hard drive where you wish for your photos to be saved. More details on how to backup your iPod, iPad and iPhone photos can be found in the TouchCopy user guide.
Once you have transferred your songs and photos, they can be safely deleted from your iPhone, iPod or iPad. Here are some helpful tips on delete photos on your iPhone.