Apple first launched the Macintosh, commonly known as Mac, in 1984. As the first personal computer targeting the consumer market, Macintosh is the first Apple product that's regarded as revolutionary. The line of Apple's Mac computers has evolved over time and, includes seven Mac computer models – MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, Mac Pro, iMac and the new iMac Pro announced at WWDC this month.
One of the most attracting cults of Mac is for its consistent trying on bringing new features. It also push consumers constantly update the Macs so as to stay tuned with new Apple technologies, and for Apple fans, it has been reached a broad agreement that the best frequency of replacing a Mac with a new model is about 2-3 three years. This is why the sales of Mac computers (Have a PC? Read Also: How to Transfer Music from iPod to Computer) have consistently increased over the years, showing to be a rather stable yet growing source of revenue for the company.
If you're in the same boat and have just got a new Mac, rebuilding your iTunes library is one task you're about to undertake. Many traditional iTunes immigrating methods are suggested but among them, transferring music (and other media content) from your iPod to your iTunes on your new Mac is the most efficient one. Read on this tutorial to find out how to transfer music from iPod to your new Mac in few steps.
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- Part 1: Tools You Need and Important Checks Before Starting
- Part 2: How to Transfer Music from iPod to Mac
Part 1: Tools You Need and Important Checks Before Starting
We know iTunes doesn't allow us to transfer music from our iPods back to our Mac computers, so you'll need a third party iPod Music Transfer software, like SyncBird, to finish this. Also don't ignore the iTunes automatically sync this iPod feature as it may overwrite your iPod music with your current iTunes library. Here are the pre-checks you need to have a look before starting transfer music from iPod to your Mac.
- 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 Mac
SyncBird is a new and free iPod to Mac Music Transfer software that's made to liberate you from all kinds of iTunes limits. With its Export to Mac feature, you can easily put your music off your iPod so as to save on your new Mac. Apart from that, you can also count on this freeware to manage your iPhone and iPad, upload and offload your iPhone photos and add news songs to your iPod without iTunes. To transfer music from iPod to your Mac, here are the steps.
Step 1: Connect your iPod to your Mac > 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 Mac.
Step 3: Click To Mac button and SyncBird will start transferring music back to your Mac.
The Bottom Line
The precedure of moving music from iPod to your Mac has been simplified by SyncBird to a great extent. Managing your iPod music could be as easy as organizing your files in Mac Folders. The iPod to Mac music transfer speed varies based on the volume of your music library. On average, SyncBird copies 1000 tracks in less than 10 minutes. Start download now to have a try with it.