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Have got a new iPod, but don’t know how to transfer music from Mac to iPod? Great! You just give me a reason to write this article: how to transfer music from Mac to iPod easily. It’s not a hard process, but need you to apply the way that’s right for you. Actually in the following, I’m going to introduce you 2 ways for your information: transfer music from Mac to iPod via iSkysoft iTransfer and iTunes on Mac. Both ways have their merits and drawbacks. You can compare them by learning the details below.

Part 1. Transfer Music from Mac to iPod via iSkysoft iTransfer for Mac

The first way is how to use iSkysoft iTransfer for Mac to transfer music from Mac to iPod. First take a look at iSkysoft iTransfer for Mac. It is a great tool from iSkysoft that for transferring music from Mac to iPod. It helps to get everything, including songs, videos, playlist, even photos on Mac to iPod, iPhone and iPad. So, it works great to transfer music from Mac to iPod as well. Besides that, from its official site, you can see that it is able to copy media files, like songs, playlists, photos and videos from Apple device, that are iPhone, iPod and iPad to computer and iTunes. Just take a few minutes to try this software. It meets your requirement greatly.

iTransfer

Transfer Music from Mac to iPod without Erasing iPod– iSkysoft iTransfer

Main Features:

  • Transfer Music from Mac to iPod without erasing data on iPod;
  • It supports almost any audio format. While transferring the songs, it will convert the songs to iPod friendly format.
  • 1 click to copy songs from iPod to iTunes library;
  • Supports multiple iPod models: iPod touch, iPod classic, iPod nano, etc.
  • Fully compatible with Mac OS X El Capitan, Mavericks, Yosemite and former operating system.
  • Convert iPhone live photos and videos to animated GIF images.

Step-by-step guide for how to transfer music from Mac to iPod with iSkysoft iTransfer

iSkysoft iTransfer allow you to copy music from Mac to iPod in 2 simple steps. And you’ll find within 3 steps, everything is done. Just prepare 2 minute to learn how to finish this process.

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Step 1. Click the download from its official site to download the installation for your Mac. It supports Mac OS 10.12 Sierra and the previous operating system. Install the software on your Mac and launch it. To use this software, you have to connect your iPod with your Mac via a digital cable. It can work under No Wi-Fi connection environment. Don’t forget to click the Trust button on your iPod if it is iPod touch. And then you can see the interface of the software looks like the screenshot.

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Step 2. In the main interface, there is a Music tap. Click it and show the music on your iPod in this software. From this window, you can see the Add button. Click it to access the folder/files on your Mac to upload the music that you want to transfer from Mac to iPod. It will only take a few seconds for the transferring process.

That’s it! You’ve successfully transferred music from Mac to iPod without erasing the data on iPod. By doing this, as the official site said, you can share any song on your Mac to multiple iPods, never worrying about the data erasing issue. It’s awesome, isn’t it? I don’t see any software in this market to help users do this. You know, they have to obey what Apple has said.

Part 2. How to Copy Music from Mac to iPod via iTunes

Besides using iSkysoft iTransfer for Mac to transfer music from Mac to iPod, you can still use iTunes to do the job, as it is the most widely used way. Here are the steps:

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Step 1. First, click the iTunes menu after opening iTunes and click the “Check for Update” to update iTunes to the latest version. It is a must step if you want to transfer music from Mac to iPod smoothly. And click File, choose add file to library to add the songs from your Mac to your computer.

Step 2. Then connect your iPod with your Mac. You can see it appears on the upper part of iTunes. From there, click it. Click Music, and check “Sync Music” and select songs to transfer to iPod. Last, click “Sync”.

Using iTunes to transfer music from Mac to iPod is an ordinary way that people could apply. However, if there are thousands of songs in your iTunes library, it will take you longer to select songs to transfer. And the iTunes library is bulky, it takes time to respond. If you don’t need to transfer music regularly, then iTunes is OK. If iPod is part of your life, you should look for some easier way to manage iPod music.

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