How to Transfer Music from Old iPod to New iPod Conveniently on Mac

Would like to transfer your songs from iPod to iPod, say, your new iPod touch 4? As a Mac user, you have hundreds of methods to do so. You can transfer movies, music from iPod to iPod by copying your iPod contents to your Mac (Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion included), then sync or copy them to new iPod. This article introduces 2 different methods to transfer iPod to iPod.

Note: If you would like to transfer all movies or music including iTunes Store purchases or other sources, please refer to method 1. If you only would like to copy some videos or music from iPod to iPod without replacing the original iPod contents, refer to method 2!

Method 1: Copy iTunes Store purchases from iPod to iPod

To transfer the iTunes purchases including songs from iPod to iPod touch 4, your new iPod model, you can:

Note: If the iTunes Store purchases on your iPod were purchased with multiple accounts, you will need to authorize the computer for each one.

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. In the Store menu, select Authorize Computer.
  3. In the pop-up dialog, the Apple ID option has been selected by default. Suppose that you have got an AOL account, choose AOL.
  4. Input your Apple ID or AOL screen name and password, then click the Authorize button.
  5. Connect your iPod to the computer.
  6. Click the Transfer Purchases button, Or, you can right-click (Windows or Mac) or Control-click (Mac only) your iPod in the iTunes Source list, then choose Transfer Purchases from the shortcut menu that appears.

Well, you may be confused with those multiple steps and authorization things. To make the task simpler, you are highly recommended to the method 2 here, which is accomplished successfully and efficiently within two simple steps:

Method 2: Transfer old iPod touch videos, music to Mac then sync them to new iPod touch

TunesOver is an user-friendly program that enables you to transfer your videos and songs to Mac without iTunes. You are able to copy movies and songs to Mac easily with only a few clicks, saving lots of trouble of changing the settings on your Mac.

Note: This smart application allows you to intelligently transfer your music from iPod touch to Mac without any duplicate contents. You can also easily transfer your videos, photos and other media files. It can perfectly support iOS 7 and the new OS X 10.9 Mavericks.


Download and install TunesOver then connect your iPod touch to Mac

Launch the Mac app and the main interface would like the image below. You will see your device information shown in the main interface.

iPod touch music to Mac


Transfer iPod touch music to Mac iTunes

This TunesOver enables you to transfer videos and songs from iPod touch to Mac freely by directly clicking the "Export Music to Mac". Alternatively, you can go to the "Music" menu and select the songs you want, and then click the "Export to Mac" button on top of the primary window. The files will be transferred to your Mac immediately.

export your file

TunesOver supports iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 4, iPhone OS 3.0, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 4G, iPad and more. And you can manage all your iPod touch and iPhone files conveniently.

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