How to Transfer Music from iPod to Computer (El Capitan included)

This guide will show you how to transfer music from iPod to computer. In one click, you can copy music from iPod to computer for backup or further sharing.
Elva updated on 2021-11-26 14:55:09

"My computer recently crashed and I have got a new one. But all my music ripped from CDs is gone on the old computer. I now only have the music saved on my iPod. So is there any way for me to transfer all the music from iPod to my new computer?"-Johnny

As we all know, iTunes allows you to sync music, videos and other media files to your iPod easily. However, iTunes is helpless when it comes to transfer music from iPod to computer. There might be some cases that you lose your music accidentally deleted from iTunes library or due to computer crash, while fortunately the music is still on your iPod. If so, don’t feel upset. Here is the solution for you.

This article will help you to copy music from iPod to computer (MacOS 10.12 Sierra) with the help of iSkysoft dr.fone for Mac. This smart application can do whatever iTunes can, and even better than iTunes. It can detect your iPod and allows you to export all your iPod music to your computer in a single click. Besides, you can also export all your iPod playlists with rating and play counts to computer. The below step-by-step tutorial will show you how to process the media files transfer.

Note: dr.fone can work well with most iDevice like iPhone, iPod, iPad, and more. But for iPod series, it now only supports iPod touch. Please wait for the updated version.


How to Get Music from iPod to Computer (Mac or PC)

Step 1: Download dr.fone and connect iPod to Mac

Click Free Trial button to get the .dmg file for your program. And you can open the instruction menu and follow up prompts to set up the program. After that, launch the program. Now you can connect your iPod to your Mac with USB cable.

songs from ipod to computer

Step 2: Copy iPod music to computer

dr.fone can automatically detect your iPod and show your device information as the below image. Click the 'Music' tab at the top of the main surface and this program will display the music from your iPod. Check the music/playlist you want to export and click on the 'Export' option. Then it will start transferring the music. Alternatively, you can right-click on the chosen music to choose the 'Export' option to continue the process.

songs from ipod to computer

(Optional) Export iPod playlists to iTunes library

You also can export all songs from an iPod playlist to iTunes library in one click. You can click on "Rebuild iTunes Library" in the Home screen. You can find Playlist that can be transferred.

music from ipod to computer


Video Tutorial: Get Music from iPod to Computer

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