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How to Transfer Music from An Old iPod to A New iPod?

Firstly, congratulations that you have got a new iPod. Instead of downloading and purchasing a great number of songs to fill your new device, you may prefer to transfer the existing music from your old iPod to the new one. How to do it? You just think of iTunes. However, iTunes is just a one-way manager for iPad, iPhone and iPod. You can only use it to sync files from computer to iPod. To transfer from iPod to iPod, you should depend on third-party software.

We know that music files in iPod are coming from various sources, including iTunes Store purchases and other sources. Therefore, we will tell your how to transfer music from iPod to iPod in two parts like below:

Part 1. Transfer music gotten from other resources from iPod to iPod

Part 2. Transfer music purchased from iTunes store from iPod to iPod

Part 1. Transfer Music from iPod to iPod (music from other resources)

iTunes is unable to copy music you got from other resources. Thus, you need a third-party tool like iOS Music Transfer to help you deal with media files between iPad/iPhone/iPod and computer/iTunes. You can use it to transfer music, photos, movies, books, etc. from iPod to computer and then re-sync them to your new iPod. It works like this:

Step 1. Run the transfer and connect iPod to computer

Preparations: Download the program, set up and run it on your Windows or Mac computer.

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Connect your old iPod and new iPod to the computer via 2 USB cables. The program will detect them automatically and show them in the primary window. Then select the "Phone to Phone Transfer" mode for transferring music between two phones.

connect two ipods for transferring music

Step 2. Copy songs from old iPod to new iPod

In the left panel, you should see all your iPod contents are categorized here. Just click the "Music" folder, choose the songs you decide to transfer and click "Start Transfer" button to export the music files from iPod to iPod.

Besides, please make sure the old iPod should be placed on the Destination side, if not, just click "Filp" button to change the position.

transfer photos from ipod to ipod

After exporting all your desired music to your computer, eject the old iPod and plug your new iPod into the computer. Launch iTunes and re-sync these music files to your new iPod. That’s all about how to transfer music you got from other resources from iPod to iPod.

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Part 2. Copy Songs from Old iPod to New iPod (music purchased from iTunes store)

If you only want to transfer iTunes store purchases from iPod to new iPod, you can accomplish the transferring task without installing third-party software. iTunes is enough!

1. Open iTunes on your Mac or PC. Choose the Store menu and choose Authorize Computer.

2. A dialog box would pop-up, just type your Apple ID or AOL screen name and password and then click the button of Authorize.

3. Dock your new iPod to the computer and iTunes will find your iPod. Just right-click on your iPod in the iTunes Source list and choose Transfer Purchases.

transfer music from old ipod to ipod

Now, you can choose either ways as need to transfer music from iPod to iPod.

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