Microsoft announced that iTunes would be coming to the Windows Store by the end of the year. It means iTunes will get both more popular on Windows PCs and Macs. This ancient but robust software utility has rich features, like ripping CDs, compressing high bit rate music tracks to better AAC audio format, and much more. The truth is it also comes with lots of disturbing limits.
For instance, somehow if you've messed up your iTunes library, you definitely need an efficient and secure approach to rebuild your music collection. Under normal conditions, the music library on your iPod stays the same as on your iTunes. So why not import music from your iPod back to iTunes? As we know iTunes syncing is one-way method, which means you cannot get songs off your iPod. Don't worry, in this article, we'll show you how to copy music from your iPod to iTunes and keep everything safe.
- Part 1: Important Checks Before Starting
- Part 2: How to Transfer Music from iPod to iTunes
- Part 3: How to Transfer Purchased Music from iPod to iTunes
Part 1: Important Checks Before Starting
In case the music library on your iPod gets oeverwriten by iTunes, it's suggested to pre-check the settings below to ensure the safety of your music.
- In iTunes Preferences, enable "Prevent iPods, iPhones and iPads from sysncing automatically".
- Enable "Manually manage music" option in iPod summary tab.
- Try to stop iTunes syncing your iPod whenever it asks.
Part 2: How to Transfer Music from iPod to iTunes
Transferring music from iPod to iTunes is not as easy as normal iPod syncing, because iTunes doesn't allow you to do so. At this moment, you'll need a third party software to accomplish this task. SyncBird is free and reliable iPod Music Transfer software that's made to restore your iTunes library from scratch. Follow steps below to import music from your iPod to iTunes soon.
Step 1: Connect your iPod to your computer > Open SyncBird > On the left side, click Music option in menu bar.
Step 2: Choose the music tracks you'd like to transfer from iPod to your iTunes:
Step 3: Click To iTunes button and SyncBird will start transferring music back to your iTunes.
Part 3: How to Transfer Purchased Music from iPod to iTunes
You can both transfer and redownload songs, albums, and music videos on your iPod back to your iTunes. The procedure is easy and straight.
Step 1: Make sure the computer you're transferring music to is authorized to play iTunes Store purchases (choose Account > Authorizations > Authorize This Computer, then click Authorize).
Step 2: Connect your iPod to your computer.
Step 3: Click Transfer Purchases in the window that appears, or choose File > Devices > Transfer Purchases From iPod.
The Bottom Line
To rebuild your intact iTunes library, SyncBird preserves your playlisys, play counts, songs' ratings and other personal information. This way you'll get your treasure iTunes music collection perfectly restored. Download SyncBird, it's for free now >