Can't transfer music from iTunes to iPod touch :(

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by scoutau, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2009
    Hey everyone! If anyone could help me with my problem, I would appreciate it. I can no longer transfer music from iTunes to my iPod touch. When I click on a file to drag it to the ipod device icon, it will not even highlight the icon, and no music is transferred. Someone told me that it was because I had synced my iPod, but it's not synced, I've installed the latest software updates for both iTunes and the touch, and I've restored my iPod...but no luck so far. I really don't want to have to reinstall iTunes on my computer, but I have almost all of my music backed up.

    It's a 1st generation touch, and I'm running iTunes on a Dell Inspiron 545 with Vista.

    Once again, any help anyone can give me will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  2. TA3
    macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2009
    Can't transfer music from iTunes to iPod touch


    I just ran into the same issue after unintentionally syncing my music on my iPod Touch. After messing with this and doing a little research, I noticed a checkbox under the "Summary" tab: Manually manage music and videos. Check this button and "Apply" the new settings. You should then be able to copy files from your iTunes library to your iPod Touch. Hope this helps.
  3. HumphreyBailey, Sep 1, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2015

    macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2015
    Launch iTunes on your computer and plug into your iPhone to the PC to transfer music from iTunes to iPod Touch. Click the "File" button and choose to add files or folder from your PC to iTunes library. Click the "Music" icon to sync the audio files. Check the "Sync Music" icon to decide to sync "Entire music library" or "Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres". If you want to copy the entire music library, check that option and it is done by clicking "Apply". While you want to transmit only certain files, just choose the corresponding option and check the specific groups in the classifications below. After clicking "Apply", the transfer begins.If you want to view the transferred files, click the "Music" button under "On My Device" in the left column.
  4. macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2011
    I would hope that in the 6 years that have passed since this problem was first posted, the OP has sorted it out !

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