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How to Download Music from Mac to iPod

It is highly likely sometimes that you may have all your favorite music files stored in your Mac, but not on your iPod. Or maybe you have just purchased the iPod, and you need all the music filed in your device to enjoy them. Or you might just have lost your music files accidentally from your iPod, or deleted them wrongly.

In any of these scenarios, you would need to download music from your Mac to iPod. So now that you know the need, you would also need to know the steps for the same.

Method 1: Using iTunes to Download Music from Mac to iPod

Method 2: Easily Download Music from Mac to iPod without iTunes

Part 1. Using iTunes to Download Music from Mac to iPod

Being a member of the Apple Music offers a great advantage in this case. Also, if you are subscribed to iTunes Match, it automatically lets your iCloud Library to be active. This naturally helps your music to be well managed. All the contents of your iTunes library are managed by the iTunes. So when you have to download music from your Mac, all you need is to follow the right steps, which you can do either manually or through an alternative.

Related: How to Manage iPod Library

Manually downloading music from Mac to iPod

This one is a bit lengthy method but if your music library consists of only a few songs, you wouldn't mind following this method. Here is a look at some of the best ways to download music from Mac to iPod.

> Make your iPod's connection with your Mac device.

> Open the latest version of iTunes application.

> Go to your iTunes library and choose the music files you want to download.

> Drag the files on your iPod folder. There will be a panel where you will be able to locate your iPod device. Hence, this is absolutely easy to get done.

Alternative method to download music from Mac to iPod

What if there was a quicker way to download music from your Mac to your iPod? Turns out, there is.For this, the "Manually manage music and videos" option has to be kept turned on.

> Make your iPod's connection with your Mac device.
> Open the latest version of iTunes application.
> Locate your device on the panel, and click on it.
> Click on the "Summary" button on the left sidebar.
> Scroll below to reach to the available "Options".
>Select the option that states "Manually manage music and videos".
> Choose the "Apply" button.

Disadvantages:

Few disadvantages of using iTunes for downloading music from Mac to iPod include:

1. Very slow and sometimes poor performance of iTunes on Mac/PCs.
2. A computer device has to power on the use of the iTunes.
3. The computer needs to be authorized every year for using the iTunes application.

Learn More:

* Simple Ways to Share iPod Music

* How to Sync iPod to Mac Computer

Part 2: Easier Way to Get Music from Mac to iPod without iTunes

To overcome all disadvantages, here is the most advanced software that you can use to download music from your Mac to iPod device - iPhone/iPad/iPod to Mac Transfer.

 

(Note: If you are a PC user, here is the Windows version for you.)

Whether you lose your files from your iPod, or need to transfer the music files, this software helps you to readily export the files, just with a click. The software also allows you to view your files faster and easily, and manage them effectively for your use. You can backup all the files you need in one go so that even if you mistakenly delete the data on your phone, including media, apps and contacts, you can just recover them in a few clicks with Coolmuster. You also have both the selectable thumbnail and list view modes to choose from, as per your preference.

Simple steps to use this software:

> Open the installed software and then get your iPod device connected to the computer via the USB cord.

> Then all file folders will be arranged on the main interface for your reference.

> Enter the Music tab, hit the Import option and then navigate to the files saved on the Mac computer.

Finally, just wait patiently for the process to get completed within a little while.

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