2 Methods to Transfer Playlist from iPod to iTunes


You might have accidentally deleted the playlists on iTunes, but you found that you still have them on your iPod, iPad or iPhone. In this case you might want to transfer the playlists from your iOS device to iTunes so that you can play music on your iTunes, too. So, this article is going to show you a simple way to transfer playlists from iPod to iTunes. And this way is also suitable for iPhone and iPad users.

Method 1. Transfer iPod Playlist to iTunes via iTunes

Method 2. Best Way to Transfer Playlist from iPod to iTunes

Method 1. Transfer iPod Playlist to iTunes via iTunes

You can directly use iTunes to import playlists from iPod to iTunes, here is what you should do:

Step 1. Connect iPod to computer with a USB cable, and launch iTunes.

Please make sure iTunes is the latest version. You can either download the latest iTunes from Apple official website, or get a latest iTunes version by going to Help > Check for Update on iTunes window.

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Step 2. Under the "Devices" menu on the left of iTunes window, locate the playlist that you want to copy from iPod to computer, then right-click the playlist name, and select Export option.

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Step 3. Rename the playlist and choose "XML" as the file format, then select the place to save the file like desktop, where it is easy to be found.

Step 4. Then click File > Library > Import Playlist on top on iTunes, and choose the XML playlist that you have exported to desktop.

After that you can find the playlist from your iTunes. If not, press the F5 key on your keyboard to fresh the window.

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Method 2. Best Way to Transfer Playlist from iPod to iTunes

If you are looking for a more easier way to transfer playlist from iPod to iTunes, you can directly skip to this method. To easily share iPod playlist to iTunes, it is highly recommended to use a professional 3rd-party transfer tool - iPod to iTunes Playlist Transfer.

With it, you can not only transfer playlist from iPod to iTunes library, but also the other files like videos, photos, contacts, books and etc. from iPhone/iPad/iPod to iTunes library.

Here is the download link in Mac and Windows version, you can download it on your computer.

2 Steps to transfer Playlist from iPod to iTunes:

Step 1. Connect iPod to PC

Launch the installed software on your computer and get a USB cable to link iPod to computer. Then this software will detect the files from the connected iPod and display them in different categories on the interface.

connect ipod to pc

Step 2. Select music files for transferring to iTunes

Then you might visit Media tab to select desired items, and click "Export to" > "Export to iTunes Library" button to sync iPod playlist to iTunes immediately.

For example, click "Media" > "Music" option to preview all music files on the interface. Then mark the song you want to transfer to iTunes and hit "Export to " > "Export to iTunes Library" button on the top to start transferring selected music files to the iTunes Library immediately.

sync ipod plylist to itunes library

The Bottom Line

Looking for a way to transfer playlist from iPod to iTunes? Go through the two solutions above to sync iPod playlist to iTunes library. Just pick the one that suits you best.

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