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You bought a new PC and are trying to transfer music, playlists, and videos from iPod to iTunes? This tutorial demonstrates how to copy the library from your device to iTunes on the PC. It works with all iPod, iPhone and iPad models including iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus & iPhone X, and supports all the latest Windows versions including Windows 10.

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Or follow the steps below:

If you recently lost the contents of your iTunes library due to a PC crash, don’t let the empty iTunes library sync with your iPhone as you run the risk of iTunes deleting the device songs. CopyTrans provides a quick solution to this problem. If your iTunes library looks as empty as the one below, just use CopyTrans to populate your iTunes library with all your iPhone music and playlists: Empty itunes library

How to transfer iPod music and playlists to iTunes

  1. Download CopyTrans from the following page:
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  2. Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans, please refer to this article

  3. Make sure iTunes is not running, then start CopyTrans

  4. Connect your iPod, iPhone or iPad to the computer. The songs, videos, podcasts, applications which are on your device will appear in the main program window. Playlists and ratings will also be displayed: transfer music from ipod or iphone to itunes via copytrans

  5. CopyTrans automatically compares the contents of your iPod, iPhone or iPad with the iTunes library and selects the tracks and playlists on the device. These files will be added to iTunes without creating duplicates. To start the transfer, click on the “Start backup” button: use copytrans to automatically transfer iphone songs to itunes

  6. After this, CopyTrans will start copying your iPod/iPhone/iPad contents to iTunes. In addition, all track-related data such as ratings, playcount, date added will also be automatically transferred and updated window showing transfer ipod music in progress

  7. That’s it! You now have your iTunes library that is an exact copy of your iPod/iPhone/iPad. Disconnect the device, close CopyTrans and run iTunes. open-itunes

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