iPod has come out for more than fifteen years, its fashion appearance and the convenience of carrying music form won the heart of everyone. With the iTunes Store you can load up your iPod with your favorite songs but what about without iTunes? Syncios Mobile Manager and Syncios Data Transfer both create a platform to transfer music without iTunes for your iPod. The specific tutorial is under below, let's start to learn these!
Tips: iTunes components are necessary for the installation of Syncios; however you should be noted that never initiate iTunes when you launch Syncios.
Step 1Connect your iPod then run iTunes. Warning! If iTunes loads when you plug in your iPod, and is set to automatically sync your entire library (erasing files from your iPod), you MUST stop it — hit the little "X" in the upper right hand corner of the window.
Step 2Now open your iPod. It should show up on "My Computer" as a "Portable Device", right click and choose "Open".
Step 3By default, Windows hides hidden files and folders (thus the name). Go to Folder Options (Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization), and on the View tab, check "Show Hidden Files and Folders".
Step 4Open Control Panel > The music is stored (in current iPods) in the directory "\iPod_Control\Music". This may have a lot of odd looking stuff in it — it doesn’t matter; select everything and drag and drop them to a folder on your hard drive.
Step 5Go to iTunes Preferences, and under the Advanced tab, check "Keep iTunes Music Folder Organized" and "Copy files to iTunes Music Folder when adding to the library" (settings move around a bit between versions of iTunes, but these settings will be there somewhere).
Syncios Mobile Manager is an easy-to-use and powerful iOS & Android Mobile manager, which is well-designed for users who want to manage device contents on PC. It allows you to export contacts, apps, photos, music, ringtone, videos, SMS messages, eBooks and more.
On the start-up interface of Syncios Toolkit, please choose Mobile Manager to install Syncios Mobile Manager. After the installation, tap Mobile Manager again to launch Syncios Mobile Manager.
Connect your iPod to the computer via a USB cable. (Any detection problem, please check our iOS tutorials). Once your device is successfully detected, the basic information of your iPod will be displayed on the screen.
Tap on Music option on the top menu bar and all the music files of your iPod will be displayed on the interface. Now you can either select all of the music files of simply tick off what you want to back up to PC.
After you select your desired music files, simply tap on Export button. A popup window will show up which enables you to choose saving path and then click on Export to confirm. After a while, you can go and check on your computer.
Syncios Data Transfer is a professional iOS & Android synchronizing tool, which enables you to backup or transfer messages, contacts, call logs, music, video, audio and other files between iOS & Android devices and computer with only few clicks or directly phone-to-phone transfer.
To begin with, start Syncios Toolkit on your computer after its installation. On the main interface, choose Phone Transfer to install the Syncios Data Transfer. After the installation, tap Phone Transfer again to launch Syncios Data Transfer.
Select 'Backup' option and connect your iPod, iPod Touch to your computer via USB cable. (Any detection problem, please check our iOS tutorials). Once it connect successful, your iPod will show on the left side of the primary window. Click 'Next' for the next step.
In the middle of the interface, all contents of your iPod are shown on it. Select the 'Audio' checkbox and click 'Next' button. After a few minutes, all your music files will be copied to your computer.
Above we mentioned how to back up iPod music to PC via iTunes as well as selectively and one-click transfer iPod music to PC without iTunes and you can choose the one that suits you best. If you just want to make data backup as easy as possible, we highly recommend Syncios to you！ More importantly, you won't be afraid of overwriting. Have more ideas about music transfer? Just leave your comments below!