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How to Transfer Music from iPod to Computer

“I purchase an old iPod classic from my friend. It has more than 1000 songs on it. I would like to transfer the music from iPod to computer. Is there any way that I can do that? Thank you very much.”
Asked by Brown

“My computer crashed and died last week. Today I get a brand new computer. But all the music on my computer is gone with the old computer. I have the music on my iPod. Do you know how to copy music from iPod to computer? Thanks a lot!”
Asked by Harris

Yes, of course you can copy music from iPod to computer. If you also want to get music from iPod to PC, you come to the right place. In this article, I will show you how to transfer music from iPod to computer. You know that iTunes won’t help you to do this. We will use iPod Transfer software in this article.

iPod Transfer is designed to help iOS devices users to transfer files from iPod to computer and vice versa. You can transfer music, photos, videos, movies, TV shows, messages, playlists and other data between two iPods and between iPod and computer.

Step 1. Run iPod Transfer and Connect iPod

Run this transfer software on your computer and connect your iPod to your computer. The software will detect your iPod easily and load it to the interface. You can see the basic info on the interface.

connect ipod

Tips: You need to install iTunes on your computer in order to help the software recognize your iPod. However, you don’t need to run iTunes while transferring music from iPod to computer.

Step 2. Select Music on iPod

On the left side of the interface, you will see “Media” section. Go to this section and select “Music” type on the top bar. All the music on your iPod is listed here. You can select the music you want to get to computer easily.

ipod music

Step 3. Transfer Music from iPod to Computer

After selecting all the music you want to transfer, you can click “Export to” option on the top menu. Select “Export to PC” in the drop-down list. All the selected songs will be transferred to your computer easily.

export to pc

You can also select “Export to iTunes Library” option in the drop-down list. All the music will be saved to your iTunes library.

For iPod users, this article shows you all the steps you need to transfer music from iPod to computer. This software can also transfer music from iPod to iPhone directly if you want to listen the iPod music on your iPhone.