Hey Beta-testers? Anyone synced an iPod Classic on Catalina?


macrumors member
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Oct 22, 2018
Simple question:

IF (and its getting bigger everyday) I upgrade to Catalina, can I sync my iPod Classic without iTunes? All I'm hearing is iOS devices sync without iTunes. And my BELOVED iPod Classic?



macrumors regular
Nov 15, 2010
Reading, UK
Dunno about your iPod Classic. But I just successfully dusted off and synced my 1st gen iPod Nano.

It appeared in Finder as expected, and I was able to sync it from there.

ps. It's slightly flaky though, as most of the time it disconnect after its finished syncing. Finally I got it to stay alive long enough to uncheck the 'Automatically sync when this iPos is connected' checkbox(!)

pps... That flakiness could have been down to the dodgy 30-pin cable I was using - seems much better with a genuine Apple one...
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macrumors 65816
Apr 24, 2009
I didn’t sync mine but my Classic did show up and all the options showed up as usual as if it were iTunes - proper icon and color of the iPod and everything :) should be all good to go!
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macrumors newbie
Sep 10, 2014
How does that work with managing video playlists?

That's a key feature of the iPod Classic which somehow never made it into iOS devices.

I use this feature heavily. Also, in iTunes I routinely change Home Video types to TV Show, etc. in order to sequence them properly on iOS...is that still possible?