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You have perfected your music collection for years throroughly selecting tracks and creating playlists, but then your PC has crashed, and now your iTunes is empty? Or maybe you have reinstalled Windows, bought a new PC or accidentally wiped your iTunes? Whatever the reason may be, now you need to copy songs from iPod to iTunes. Fear not! We have a solution.

Follow our simple tutorial to learn how to transfer music from old iPod to iTunes library including: ✅ artist and album name, ✅ artwork, ✅ playlists, ✅ play count and ratings.

We offer two methods of copying music from iPod to iTunes. They also work for trasnferring music from iPad or iPhone to iTunes.

How to transfer music from iPod to iTunes Windows 10

Simple one-step method

You’ve just bought a new computer or reinstalled your Windows, and now your iTunes library is empty and all the music is on your iPod? Looks like it’s time to tranfer iPod to iTunes!

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⭐ It transfers your music library to iTunes and keeps its structure intact;
⭐ Can transfer selected tracks and playlists;
⭐ Can manage songs, videos, TV shows, audiobooks, and podcasts;
⭐ Saves track meta data, artworks, and playlists;
⭐ Lets you change the library structure before populating iTunes.
  1. Download and install CopyTrans from the download page or by pressing this button. Refer to the Installation guide if necessary.
  2. Make sure iTunes is not running, then start CopyTrans. Connect your device to the computer and wait for the music library to load.
  3. Choose iTunes. transferring song from ipod to itunes
  4. That’s it! CopyTrans will now start importing music from iPod to iTunes. The music will be transferred automatically.

How to transfer music from iPod to iTunes

Advanced method: Select what tracks you are about to transfer

If you don’t want to transfer all of your library at once, or you need to change some export parameters, the Manual backup feature is your choice. It allows you to transfer only the chosen music files, track information, artworks and playlists to iTunes. You decide what to transfer. Full control and 100% customizable.

Do a manual backup to iTunes when:

  • you do not want to transfer all your iPod tracks to iTunes;
  • you don’t want CopyTrans to automatically update all track information in iTunes;
  • your iTunes library folder is not where iTunes places it automatically;
  • you want to be able to choose whether to import playlists.
  1. Download and install CopyTrans from the download page. Refer to the Installation guide if necessary.
    Back your music up to iTunes with CopyTrans
  2. Make sure iTunes is not running, then start CopyTrans. Connect your device to the computer and wait for the music library to load.
  3. Click on the Classic mode button. how to transfer music from ipod to itunes windows 10
  4. Your iPod songs and playlists will appear on the screen. transferring playlist from ipod to itunes
  5. Switch to the Manual backup mode. Choose the tracks or playlists you want to transfer to iTunes by ticking the boxes next to them. Start the transfer by tapping on the iTunes button. transferring iPod music to iTunes
    Customize your backup: Before hitting Start backup, you can alter some parameters and change the way your music will be transported to iTunes. Please refer to this guide to learn more: CopyTrans Manual Backup.
  6. Click Start backup. CopyTrans will start transferring iPod music to iTunes. It will automatically compare the contents of your device with the iTunes library to avoid duplicates. In addition, all track-related data such as ratings, playcount, and date added will be automatically transferred and updated. window showing transfer ipod music in progress
  7. TIP: You can transfer up to 200 songs from iPod to iTunes for free.

  8. That’s it! The chosen tracks have been added to your iTunes library. transferring from ipod to itunes
BONUS: If you wish to transfer music from iPod to a folder on your PC rather than iTunes, please refer to this guide: Manual Backup option and copy iPod music to any folder on your computer.

Transferring from iPod to iTunes

YouTube tutorial


Transferring playlist from iPod to iTunes

If you need to copy one or several playlists from your iPod to iTunes and want to leave the rest of the library intact, use the Manual Backup feature of the CopyTrans app. Here’s how to transfer playlist from iPod to iTunes:

  1. Download and install CopyTrans from the download page. Refer to the Installation guide if necessary.
    Get your music to iTunes
  2. Make sure iTunes is not running, then start CopyTrans. Connect your device to the computer and wait for the music library to load.
  3. Click on the Classic mode button. Transferring playlist from iPod to iTunes
  4. Switch to the Manual backup mode. how to transfer music from old ipod to itunes library
  5. Choose playlists you want to transfer to iTunes by ticking the boxes next to them. transferring playlists from ipod to itunes
  6. Start the transfer by tapping on the iTunes button. how to transfer playlist from ipod to itunes
    Customize your backup: Before hitting Start backup, you can alter some parameters and change the way your music will be transported to iTunes. Please refer to this guide to learn more: CopyTrans Manual Backup.
  7. Click Start backup. CopyTrans will start transferring playlists from iPod to iTunes. It will automatically compare the contents of your device with the iTunes library to avoid duplicates. In addition, all track-related data such as ratings, playcount, and date added will be automatically transferred and updated. how to add ipod to itunes
  8. That’s it! The selected playlists have been copied to your iTunes library.

To sum up the topic of transferring songs from iPod to iTunes, let me share an article by our fellow IT-enthusiasts on why you should think about quitting iTunes: iTunes on Mac isn’t dead, it’s just been replaced.

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