How can I transfer my music from one iPod to another?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by sportsfrk214, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2007
    I currently have a 4th generation iPod, and I'm getting a iPod Touch soon. I need a way to get all my music from my old iPod to the new one. I don't get my music from iTunes, therefore the songs are not in my iTunes library, so I can't just sync the new iPod. I heard that if you take the iPods to an Apple Store, they can transfer the songs from one to the other. Is this true? If not, is there any other way to transfer the songs? I have almost 600, I'd hate to have to re-download them all again. Thanks
  2. macrumors 68000


    Jun 6, 2007
    Canada EH!!!
    If they are not iTunes purchased songs then you shouldn't have a problem.
  3. macrumors 6502


    Dec 23, 2007
    lakewood, ohio
    i am using podworks to transfer from one computer(pc) to ipod touch to another computer (mac) and it is working out well.

    they are itunes
  4. macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2007
    You must backup your files to computer again and then from computer to your new ipod touch. itune blocks this function, you must utilize other tools to achieve that. There're couple of tools for transferring the files between ipod and computer depends on your demands, e.g transfer only songs/videos, transfer photos etc. You can have a look of this review site, hope it useful.
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2007
    So there's no other way to do it, I have to use a program? I wish this was easier. I no longer have any songs on my computer. I simply have 600 songs that exist solely on my iPod, and I need to get them to the new Touch. Someone told me theres a hidden folder with the songs on my current iPod, but since you cant access folders like that on the Touch, I guess I cant do a copy-paste job. Any other suggestions?
  6. macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    There's plenty of programs to do this for you. Why are you against them?
  7. macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2007

    don't you have one of dem der compruders? they can does it for ya.
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2007
    Lake Elsinore, California
    Thanks for wasting bandwidth.

    Youre going to need to do this in three steps, off ipod, onto computer, and to new ipod.
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 3, 2007
    There are plenty of 3rd party apps that will allow this. Just check out Office Depot's software section next time you're in there.
  10. macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2008

    I found many applications that do this but none of them are free, and the ones that are free have limitations like "you can only transfer 40 songs."

    Anyone have ideas for me?
  11. macrumors G4

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    If you have a nano or a hard-disked based iPod, you can drag your music files off your iPod onto your computer. From a Touch, you can use DiskAid (don't have a link, sorry, please google) to copy the music. The files will have cryptic names, though, and you'd need an mp3 editor to rename them. That's kind of a lot of work, so I'm thinking for most people, it'd be better to use one of those programs that get the songs off your iPods and rename them properly for you, even if you do have to pay for it.
  12. macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2009
    Use iPod Rip ( i think)

    to copy your files from your old ipod into your mac and then transfer those music files into your new ipod and VUALA;)
  13. EdithTorino, Jul 14, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2014

    macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2014
    You can use iCloud Backup to back up your previous device and then restore the backup to a new device. Your saved messages, email accounts, photos, notes, and other personal settings will be transferred to your new device.
    1. Go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup.
    2. Turn on iCloud Backup.
    3. Tap Back Up Now.
    4. Wait until the backup finishes. How long it will take depends on how big the backup is and how fast your Internet connection is.
    5. Choose Restore from iCloud Backup from the new one.
    6. Enter your Apple ID and password.
    7. Choose the backup of your old device and tap Restore. Wait until the device finishes restoring from the backup.
    If it doesn't work, try this guide: How to Transfer Music from iPod to iPod
  14. macrumors 68000

    Feb 9, 2014
    Gosh maybe I need to go back to some forums I used to frequent 10 years ago and see if any of my old questions have been answered in the last few days. I wonder what's happening with Usenet these days too!:cool:
  15. macrumors G4

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    1. As another poster already pointed out, this thread is several years old.

    2. iCloud backup doesn't backup music, so it's not a solution to the question the OP was asking.
  16. macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2011
    Thank you very much for your post. It seems it's your first one:) . Your advice is useful for those who don't know how to use iCloud. (I had a sister with the same name)
  17. macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2014
    Also remember have iTunes installed first, sebastian...

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