As an avid music lover, my iPod is as close to me as a good friend. On it, I have stored gigabytes of my favorite tracks, allowing me to compose my own life’s soundtrack as I go about my day, ease my daily pains and stresses, and ultimately fill my world with the sounds of music. Ultimately, my music is separate from my iPod, and I often need to transfer music from my iPod to iTunes in order to keep my library up to date.
The default method for transferring music from an iPod to iTunes isn’t always the best way to go about it. For example, when I bought my new computer, it was impossible for me to move non-iTunes-purchased tracks to the new computer—a transfer restriction in place to help reduce illegal sharing (and also, of course, to increase music purchases on iTunes). It’s also not very easy to pick and choose individual selections to move to iTunes, and if you’re not interested in the auto-sync function (which I hate, out of fear of my music getting overwritten), music transfer back and forth can be pretty tricky.
I’m gonna go ahead and say it: Don’t use iTunes to transfer music. It’s only going to give you hassle, if not today then tomorrow. We iPod users want to be able to craft our music listening experience exactly how we want, and there are tools that focus exactly on that goal.
KiwiG PhonTunes is one of these tools. PhonTunes is the world’s only completely free music transfer program that lets you move large or small playlists between devices as you please. It can help you get your music tidied up across all your music players, including PC, iOS, Android and external storage (great for backing up my precious tunes) without being a computer whiz. Give KiwiG PhonTunes a try when transferring your music from iPod to iTunes—you might just get hooked.
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