How to transfer iTunes music fr iPhone to iPod?

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  1. Vinny123

    Vinny123 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I recently received a gift of a used iPod. I have a bunch of iTune music on my iPhone. What’s the easiest way transfer this music fr the phone to the iPod? Do I have to involve a pc ? Can I somehow connect the phone to the iPod and go direct? As you can tell I’m pretty ignorant in this area so any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Gaslight

    Gaslight Kokomo or My Ding-a-Ling : Shoulda been a poll

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    Depends on what kind of iPod, and where your music is located.

    If this is an iPod Touch and your music exists in Apple's Cloud, then you can access or download from the cloud to the iPod Touch. But if you're talking about a "Classic iPod" (no Wifi / no iOS) then you'd need a PC / Mac to sync music to the iPod.
     
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  3. Vinny123

    Vinny123 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Yeah, it’s a classic iPod, no internet connection. Any tips would be great.
     
  4. cdash99

    cdash99 Forum Resident

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    If it’s cloud music from Apple Music you won’t be able to transfer it. If it’s your own you’ll need a computer as others have indicated.
     
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  5. head_unit

    head_unit Forum Resident

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    @Gaslight is correct. Do you mean music PURCHASED from iTunes? Or do you mean from the monthly subscription fee Apple Music service?
     
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  6. Vinny123

    Vinny123 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    It’s the monthly subscription Apple Music Service
     
  7. Sevoflurane

    Sevoflurane Forum Resident

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    No way of transferring that onto an older iPod. Music purchased from the iTunes Store, ripped from CD into iTunes or otherwise imported into iTunes can be transferred.
     
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  8. Vinny123

    Vinny123 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the help.
     
  9. Time Is On My Side

    Time Is On My Side Forum Resident

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    Try out a software called CopyTrans - Home . I'm not sure how much it lets you transfer before having to pay for the software, but might be worthwhile to look into.
     
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  10. Vinny123

    Vinny123 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Thanks. Will do.
     
  11. BayouTiger

    BayouTiger Forum Resident

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    Still can't copy music from the Apple Music service to a non-Touch iPod. The files you download for offline listening are locked to that device and have an expiration date when they will cease working.
     
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  12. Vinny123

    Vinny123 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Looks like Apple has the lock on
     
  13. Gaslight

    Gaslight Kokomo or My Ding-a-Ling : Shoulda been a poll

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    Yeah my bad wasn't even thinking of that.

    As mentioned, Apple Music isn't backwards compatible to iPod Classic(s), not even via a sync from iTunes. It's a shame actually as that would have been a great way to use the old iPods in a new way but they probably would have had to revamp the iPod firmware too heavily, plus not wanting to put resources towards unsupported hardware to do that.
     
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