Transferring music from your iPod to your iPad or iPhone is not that easy as it seems. It is a time-consuming process when you use iTunes to do so. However, now you can solve this problem by reading our guide through which you can easily and quickly transfer music from iPod Shuffle to iPad/iPhone. This is a manual way, which incorporates using a third party program, namely dr.fone.
dr.fone allows you to transfer music from iPod Nano/Shuffle/Classic to iPad/iPhone in a simple way, without using iTunes. Plus, it also helps you to perform different types of operations using your Android as well as iOS mobile devices without any hassles.
How Can you Transfer Music from iPod to iPhone/iPad?
There are two ways through which you can transfer music from iPod Classic to iPad/iPhone. One is the easy way and the other is the manual way. So, let us look at both these ways so that you can choose the one that is more comfortable for you.
Part 2: Transfer music from iPod to iPad through the manual method – iTunes
Part 1: Transfer music from iPod to iPhone or iPad through the easy method – dr.fone
The first way is to transfer music from iPod Shuffle to iPad/iPhone in an easy and automated way. You can do this with the help of the dr.fonesoftware, which is offered by Wondershare. Through this program, you can transfer your music files from any mobile device, including both iOS as well as Android, to other devices without any limitations.
dr.fone – Switch is the best solution in the online market to transfer music from iPod Nano to iPad/iPhone. Furthermore, it can also transfer videos, mobile apps, contacts, messages, and any other information to any other device. It can also directly transfer your data from your Smartphone to your Mac or Windows computer since it is available in both Windows and Mac versions.
Before jumping to the steps, as to how you can transfer music from iPod Classic to iPad/iPhone, let us look at some of the key features of this great software.
Unique characteristics of dr.fone – Switch
- dr.fone allows iPod users to easily and quickly transfer music from iPod to iPad with just one click of a button without using iTunes
- It can easily transfer music from iPod to Android devices
- It can transfer music from different Apple devices to other iOS devices, including your Windows computer
- It allows users to backup iPod music to computer, rebuild their iTunes library with only one click of a button without any issues
- It allows users to transfer messages, contacts, mobile apps, videos, audios, multimedia messages, etc.
- It can easily and quickly identify and delete duplicate material on your phone
- Through it, Android users can root their Android mobile devices
- While transferring, dr.fone can automatically change incompatible music formats to supported formats
- It enables you to easily rename, delete, or edit music, contacts, or videos, without any problems
How to transfer music from your iPod to iPhone or iPad using dr.fone – Switch
Follow the below-mentioned steps in order to transfer your music from your iPod to iPad using dr.fone.
Step 1: The first step is to download and install dr.fone on your mobile device through the official website of dr.fone. Then, open the program after installing it. Then, you need to connect your iOS or Android Smartphone with your PC through the help of a USB cable.
Step 2: Click on the transfer option of ‘Switch.' When you have successfully connected your iPhone or iPod with your computer using a USB cable, you will see the dr.fone software on the home screen of your mobile device. Now, you need to choose the source device from here, in this case, it is your iPod, from where you want to transfer your music. Your receiving device, in this case, is your iPhone.
Step 4: Now, you need to check “Music” that you want to transfer from your iPod to your Apple mobile device. After choosing the preferred files, click on the Start transfer button. After this, the songs that you want to transfer will be successfully transferred from your iPod to your iPhone within a few minutes.
Part 2: Transfer music from iPod to iPhone or iPad through the manual method – iTunes
The second part involves transferring music from your iPod to iPhone or iPad through the manual method. This means to transfer music from iPod Shuffle to iPad/iPhone using iTunes. Before you opt for this method, let me tell you that this is a long and time-consuming process. It will also take plenty of efforts. Moreover, it requires you to alter some of the iTunes related settings on your PC. Look at the ways in which you can transfer music from iPod Nano to iPad/iPhone using iTunes.
Step 1: First, you need to transfer your music files from your iPod to your computer and then only you can transfer them to your iPhone or iPad. For this, you need to connect your iPod to your PC using a USB cable. Then, begin iTunes on your computer. Make sure that you have downloaded the latest version of iTunes on your PC before you continue with this procedure. Now, click on the icon of iPod on your computer and choose ‘Enable disk use' on the summary page from the options menu. Click on apply after choosing ‘Enable disk use.'
Step 2: Your iPod will now display on your PC screen as a removable device. Now open ‘My Computer' on your PC and click on the ‘View' option in the top bar. In this, you must check the option that says ‘View hidden items,' which will enable you to see all the hidden files on your iPod.
Step 3: Now, double click on the iPod option that you see in ‘My Computer' on your computer screen. Open this option in order to see the files that are there on your iPod.
Step 4: Now, open the iPod controls and then go to ‘Music.' In the music folder, you will see many different files. You must find your music files here by opening each and every folder. After you find your music files, copy and paste them anywhere in some other folder on your PC.
Step 5: Now, you need to remove your iPod from your computer and connect your iPad to your PC using a USB cable. After you do so, click on the icon of iPod that is displayed on your computer screen and then go on the summary page of iPad. Now, check the ‘Manually manage music and videos' option here and click on ‘Apply.'
Step 6: Now, you can easily transfer music from iPod Classic to iPad/iPhone. You must click on the ‘File' option displayed in the top menu bar of your PC screen and then choose the option of ‘Add file to library.' You will see a browsing window shortly after this, where you need to save your copied music as you may have done it previously. After you choose the location, where you want your music files to be transferred, click on ‘Open' and then on ‘Apply' button. Now, you will see your songs transferring to your iPad.
|Distinction basis||dr.fone for iOS||iTunes|
|1. Ease of use||Yes||No|
|2. Transfer music without the loss of music tags||Yes||No|
|3. Transfer music without using iTunes||Yes||Yes|
|4. Transfer music in batch||Yes||No|
|5. Automatically delete duplicate music||Yes||No|
|6. Automatically convert music into a compatible format by iOS||Yes||No|
|7. Recreate iTunes library in one click||Yes||No|
|8. Android device support||Yes||No|
|9. Root android device in one click||Yes||No|
|10. Directly transfer music between two devices||Yes||No|