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Have bought a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus and would like to transfer your iPod music to your new iPhone? I know that many people have used iPod as a device to save songs. If you don't know how to transfer music from iPod to iPhone, or share songs between iPod and iPhone, this is the right place you're in. Here are the 2 ways for you to achieve your goal.

Part 1: Transfer iPod non-purchases and Purchases to iPhone

Apple iTunes is able to help people copy songs and playlists to iPod. However, when it comes to transfer songs from iPod to iTunes or any other Apple device, iTunes doesn't work so nicely. It only transfers iTunes Store purchased songs from iPod to iTunes. As for non-purchased ones, like free music downloaded from apps or shared from friends, you either give up transferring them or use iSkysoft iTransfer - transfer songs, playlists, videos and photos from iPod to iTunes, computer and to iPhone.

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1 Click to Transfer Songs from iPod to iPhone

iSkysoft iTransfer is the best iTunes companion to do what iTunes can't, helping you enjoy an easy mobile life!

  • 1 click to export all songs from iPod to iTunes Library on your computer, without any duplicate;
  • Transfer songs and playlists (smartplaylists included) to iTunes with play counts and ratings;
  • Export songs, videos, and photos from iPod to computer;
  • Sync songs, videos and photos to iPod without erasing any existing data (especially helpful for people who have several devices and several computers)

Tutorial on How to Get Music from iPod to iPhone

Step 1: Launch iTransfer

iSkysoft iTransfer has seperate version for Windows PC and Mac. Both of them are able to help you copy songs from iPod to iPhone. There difference is that now iSkysoft iTransfer for Windows allow you to connect iPod and iPhone simutaneously and copy songs from a device to another; while the iSkysoft iTransfer for Mac needs one more step to do that: export songs from iPod to Mac and then import songs from Mac to iPhone. Below I'm going to tell you how to get music from iPod to iPhone via iTransfer for Mac.

Install the iTransfer and then launch it. It will automatically load your iPod touch contents if you have connected your iPod touch to the Mac.

Step 2: Start to transfer iPod music to iPhone

If you need to copy all songs from iPod to iPhone, then you're supposed to click the "To Mac" to save them on your Mac. To copy selected songs, navigate to Music management tab > select songs > click "Export".

Note: you many have noticed that, iTransfer allows you to copy songs from iPod to iTunes library as well. For further management, I suggest you export songs to iTunes. Of course, later you can sync all these songs to your iPhone via iTunes as well. If you exported songs to your Mac first, then you have to do as step 3 tells you to continue the process of transferrings iPod music to iPhone.

Step 3: Transfer iPod music to iPhone

Connect your iPhone to Mac. Click the "Add" button to select the songs you've saved to Mac in step 2 and transfer them to your iPhone. It also works with any kind of files, say, videos, playlists, photos, etc.

Video Tutorial: How to Import Songs and Videos from iPod to iPhone

Part 2: How to Copy iTunes Store Purchases from your iPod to Mac

1. Go to iTunes.
2. Select Authorize Computer in the Store menu.
3. In the appeared dialog, the Apple ID option has been selected by default. If you own an AOL account, select AOL.
4. Input your Apple ID or AOL screen name and password, then click the Authorize button.

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

5. Connect your iPod or iPhone to the computer. If you have synced iPod with another iTunes library, the following dialog may appear:

ipod to iphone

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.

ipod to iphone

Note: If you would like to import all movies and music as well as iTunes Store purchases or other sources, or you only would like to copy parts of movies or music to iPhone but not would like to replace the original contents, go to Part 1!


iSkysoft iTransfer, the Easy-to-use iPhone/iPod/iPad Transfer Tool

  • Copy music, videos, photos, and more from iPhone/iPad/iPod to Mac or iTunes
  • Transfer music, videos, photos and other contents to iPhone/iPad/iPod
  • Convert media files to iPhone/iPad/iPod friendly formats
  • Manage iPhone/iPad/iPod contents with ease

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Steve Rabie
Great, no where does it say that you need to PURCHASE this as it will only transfer 20 songs for free!
Having the same issue with my iPhone 6 (128 GB) as well. Trying to sync about 75GB of music to the phone and it will not allow for it to happen. Getting hung up on applications as well.
I finally got my music to was fairly easy. Be sure "Home sharing" is on in ITunes. then go to your Iphone...go to Music. Click on "More" Click on "Shared" Be sure your Library is checked!!!!!!!!!! that will transfer all your music from your library to your phone.

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