How to Transfer iPod Music to Computer without iTunes

iPod Music Transfer Posted by Estrella H.| Last Updated: Dec. 28, 2016

iPod Music Transfer Guide: Easily Copy Songs/Playlists from iPod to Computer (PC & Mac) without iTunes

iPod users inevitably experience some of the following situations for music storage:
1. iPod cannot keep one more song due to no free space.
2. It's time to refresh the playlist for adding some new songs.

Compared with permanently removing old songs to free up space, it is better to make a copy of existing iPod music to computer in case someday you want to get those songs back. Well, how to transfer iPod music to computer for a backup? Does iTunes meet the requirement perfectly, or can other third-party iPod music transfer software make better performance? Read on and all what you want to know will be revealed.

How to Transfer Music from iPod to Computer with Ease?

WinX MediaTrans - The Best iPod Music Manager

  • Fast transfer songs/playlists from iPod to PC/Mac in No.1 easy way;
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  • Available for any devices running on iOS 7.0 and later.
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The most efficient solution to transfer iPod music to computer (PC/Mac) and vice versa.

What Is the Best Tool to Transfer iPod Music to Computer

iTunes is developed as a professional tool to organize iPhone/iPad/iPod data, especially for media files but it has obvious restrictions on file transfer. It can only sync purchased music, like albums, songs, playlists, from devices to computer. And, it transfers all contents at once without an option to select certain items. What's worse, iPod not syncing music with iTunes issue appears here and there. In order to catch a more helpful and reliable solution to transfer music from iPod to computer, most iPod users would like to take full advantage of third-party expert mobile transfer software.

WinX MediaTrans, is the new trending program featuring music, photo, video transfer between iOS devices and computer. It points out a pretty simple way to export one or more or all songs in a playlist as well as all playlists from iPhone, iPad, iPod to computer. In addition, WinX MediaTrans gives a super fast speed to realize iPod to PC transfer without data loss.

This WinX iPod music transfer software also integrates a music editor allowing users to modify metadata of a song (including title, artist, album, year etc.); delete unwanted or broken songs, create/manage playlists. It gives up-to-date to support all models of iPod (Touch) and other iOS (10) devices.

WinX MediaTrans can also make iPod as Flash/USB Drive to save any files, like Word, Excel, PDF and more.

WinX MediaTrans

How to Transfer iPod Music to Computer

Beyond Tutorial: Please download and install WinX MediaTrans on your Windows PC (available for Windows 10/8/7/Visa). Mac version also arrives for users to transfer music from iPod to Mac.


1. Access to Music Management
First of all, plug in iPod to your computer and launch WinX MediaTrans. Once the connection is done, WinX MediaTrans will automatically access to your iPod and the main interface with feature modules pops up. Click "Music Manager" to enter the page for music transfer.

Notice: WinX MediaTrans will suggest you to check "Prevent iPods, iPhones and iPads from syncing automatically" option in iTunes Devices Preferences with the purpose of stopping precious data being eliminated accidently.

Music Transfer

2. Transfer Music from iPod to Computer
Now, you will get all your songs listed. Check song(s) you want to transfer to computer and click Export button. The folder where synced music is stored will appear once the transfer process is finished. If you want to transfer iPod music to an assigned folder of computer, directly drag and drop selected songs to the path.

Transfer Music from iPod to Computer

Optional: After iPod music backup succeeds, you can use Delete button to remove original songs to get more storage on iPod. But please note that "Delete" just erases songs temporarily from software not from your device. You need to hit Sync button after deleting to remove songs permanently from iPod.

All-in-one File Transfer Software for iPhone, iPad, iPod – WinX MediaTrans

Transfer music, ringtones, e-books from iPhone, iPad, iPod and vice versa as well as manage/edit music.

Transfer videos between iPhone, iPad, iPod and PC with smooth playback. No worry about incompatibility problem.

Batch transfer photos between iPhone/iPad and PC. Create/delete photo albums on/from iPhone with ease.

Turn iPhone, iPad, iPod as Flash Drive to store any file: Word, Excel, PDF, PPT etc. without trouble.

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