A classic question that most new iPhone users tend to ask themselves is how can they transfer music from iPod to iPhone. If both devices are syncing from one iTunes library on the same computer, this will be a simple task. Just simply connect your iPhone to your computer and pick the playlists and albums you want to transfer to the phone and sync iTunes library to the new iPhone.
If, however, your iPod is not synced with the same library as your phone, the process will be much more complicated. The reason behind this is that Apple tries its best to prevent illegal music sharing and so, each of its device is allowed to pair to one specific computer. The problem arises when you have more than one computer or if for any reason, you are using two different libraries. Fortunately, everything is not lost as there are third-party tools available that will allow you to easily transfer music from iPod to iPhone. Three of them will be described and instructions on how to use them will be outlined here.
Wondershare TunesGo is an particularly interesting application that offers numerous features including fix ID3 tags and automatic conversion of media aand so on. It is compatible with all devices by Apple and has a user friendly interface to aid users to transfer music from iPod to iPhone. Follow the simple 3 step process below to get your valuable music collection on your new iPhone quickly and efficiently. Before getting started, make sure that both devices are connected to your computer.
Step 1 Launch TunesGo and connect iPhone and iPod to PC
Download, install and launch TunesGo software on your PC. Now using USB cables, connect iPhone and iPod to PC which will be detected by software. Click "Phone to Phone Transfer".
Step 2 Tranfer From iPod to iPhone
After you click "Phone to Phone Transfer", a new page which will show and click "Next" to continue the process.
From the given list, check the Playslist or other files and tap "Transfer" to tranfer iPod to iPhone.
The selected songs will be successfully exported to iPhone.
You can also select the songs to another iPod or iPhone by following this way: Click Music > Export > Export to iPod.
AnyTrans is a content management program specifically tailored to transfer all kinds of files including videos, playlists and photos between iPhone, iPod, iPad, Mac and PC. It also allows you to backup your files. What’s most important is that we can use it to transfer music from iPod to iPhone without deleting existing music files. Although it has some cool features, its customers find it very pricey and the loading speed is not fast. And this is why the other two programs listed in this article are preferred to it. If you want to use this software, follow the following steps to make sure that you get it right.
Step 1 First download and install AnyTrans on your PC.
Step 2 Open the software and connect both your iPhone and your iPod to your computer using USB cords.
Step 3 Then click on the tab that shows your iPod’s name.
Step 4 On this new interface, click Audio and then choose Music, as shown in the screenshot below.
Step 5 Subsequently, you should see all your digital music files. So, select the ones you want to transfer to your iPhone.
Step 6 Finally, click the To Device icon in the upper right corner to start the transfer and you will done in a few minutes.
Although it does not quite come close to Wondershare TunesGo in terms of speed and robustness, Senuti is a program that offers very similar features to TunesGo. In fact, they are frequently compared side by side when talking about file transfer and recovery for Apple devices. To use Senuti properly, refer to the following step by step instructions.
Step 1 First, connect your iPod to your computer.
Step 2 Whenever you connect an iPod that is not synced with your current iTunes library, you will come across the following error.
Step 3 Leave this window open and start Senuti.
Step 4 After the program has loaded, you will see all the contents of your device, including your playlists.
Step 5 Before doing anything, go to Preferences to make sure that you have chosen the adequate options. These are the options that I recommend:
• Default Location: itunes music Folder
• Tick Always add songs to iTunes Library
• Uncheck Add songs to playlist
• For File Handling, choose the Ask option
Step 6 Back to the previous window, choose Library and select all the music files that you want to transfer to your iPhone. It is possible to select everything or individual files only by holding the Command or Control key.
Step 7 When you are finished, click the green Transfer button and wait for the program to complete the transfer
Step 8 Remember the error window we left open in Step 2? You can now click Cancel to close it. Then unplug your iPod from your computer. If you want, double-check if you have the right files before proceeding.
Step 9 Next, connect your iPhone to your computer, go to iTunes and navigate to Music. Select all the music files you want to copy to your phone (from the Playlists and Artists lists as shown below) and click on the Apply button in the lower right corner of the window. That’s it, you are done.
The problem with using Senuti to transfer music from iPod to iPhone is that you have to connect and disconnect your iPod every time you want to do so. As a result, this method cannot be used as a long-term solution.
Having carefully analyzed the three best ways currently available to transfer music from iPod to iPhone, we can come to the conclusion that Wondershare TunesGo outperforms its two closest competitors. So, if you are looking for a long term solution, make the right decision and make it your software of choice for transferring music files between devices.