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How to Transfer Music from iTunes to iPod Touch?

author 2014-04-29 posted by Gabriel Rutberg in Melbourne

So you’ve got an iPod Touch, and want to put your iTunes music onto it. You already know the default method to do this: Plug it in, open up iTunes, and sync or drag/drop your tracks onto the iPod Touch. Works fairly well, as iTunes and the iOS suite (iPod, iPad, iPhone) were designed with each other in mind. But, there are some cases in which using iTunes to transfer music isn’t ideal. For example:

  • You don’t want to risk overwriting existing songs on your iPod Touch with the iTunes sync function.
  • You are using a new computer and aren’t able to register it as a recognized device for your iTunes account.
  • You’re sick of iTunes and want to break free! Now’s the time to pull your files out of the iTunes library, and your iPod Touch is your preferred storage device for your music.

Regardless of your reason, there are situations in which moving music from your iTunes library without opening iTunes is preferable, if not necessary. Because of the complex way in which iTunes makes itself compatible with iOS devices, it’s especially difficult to manually move music. Aside from the restrictions that keep you from just copy/pasting music to your iPod Touch, the iTunes library directory in the computer is labyrinthian in nature, separating your music into small files and scrambling song details. The manual method is extremely time consuming and requires a decent understanding of your computer and iPod to accomplish. But, there are easy ways to get the job done..

KiwiG PhonTunes is KiwiGeeker’s easy-to-use freeware, geared towards letting you freely transfer music between mobile devices, computers, and external storage devices with no hassle and no charge. Not only can it help you get your music from iTunes to iPod Touch, but it can also meet your other song transfer and management needs down the road. You can make playlists, edit song details, check for duplicate tracks (to save you disk space), and even listen to your songs with the new player in the latest version. Other software like PhonTunes will give you a 20-100 track free trial, after which point you have to buy a license, but PhonTunes itself is completely free for life.

Now we’ll show you how to move your music from iTunes with KiwiG PhonTunes, and give you a feel for this software. If you like what you see, give it a try, today!

Step 1.Plug in your iPod Touch to the computer and launch KiwiG PhonTunes. First, click on iTunes on the left side of PhonTunes to open your library.

Step 2.Select all the songs you want to transfer to your iPod Touch. You can also choose or make playlists, and listen with the player at the top, to make sure you’re moving exactly what you want.

Step 3.Click on the iPod Touch tab on the far-right to open up the directory. Then, click the To device arrow between the iTunes and iPod Touch music directory.

Step 4.A window will open, asking if you want to transfer X number of songs to your iPod Touch. Click Start. In a few minutes, all your songs will be successfully transferred!

Keeping your music environment how you like it across all your devices doesn’t have to be a hassle. Give KiwiG PhonTunes a try, and say goodbye to transfer barriers.

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