I lost my iPhone a couple weeks ago, and couldn’t find it anywhere. I bought an Android phone for my daily use, and it is now works well. Now I want to put some songs into the Android phone from the iTunes library. Is that possible? I’ll appreciate all of your suggestions, thanks in advance!
Some iPhone users switch from iPhone to Android phone, and live happy with the Android devices. The Android users are able to put files into the devices with no efforts, so users always put their favorite songs into the Android devices as their ringtones. Putting music into Android device is easy, but if you want to copy music from iTunes to Android device, you will find it is not that easy.
iTunes runs in a closed system to protect the data in its library and the iOS devices, and it allows users to add files into the library, and sync the files with the iOS devices. But it cannot sync with Android device, let alone import files into the Android device. Moreover, the purchased music files are saved in the iTunes library, and they are not saved the same as your own music files. Therefore, if you want to transfer music from iTunes to Android, you need to find other methods. The guidance mentioned below may give you some help.
The first method is to drag and drop music from iTunes folder on PC to Android devices. Although old fashioned, but it works just fine. All you need to do is connecting your Android phone to computer via USB cable. And following the steps below to transfer music from iTunes to Android device:
Step 1. Firstly, you’ll need to locate the directory to extract your iTunes Music.
For Windwos user, the iTunes music floder (by default) should be in : C:\Users\username\My Music\iTunes\;
For Mac OS X, The actual path of the iTunes folder is “~/Music/iTunes/” (to open it directly in Finder, choose Go > Go to Folder and type in the path, alternatively using the Command+Shift+G keyboard shortcut).
The first method works, but it’s not exactly elegant. You will need a piece of iPhone transfer software. I would like to introduce Leawo iTransfer to you. This software is used for transferring files among iOS devices, iTunes and PCs, and it allows users to transfer apps, music, movies, TV shows, ringtones, ebooks, photos and Camera Roll without the sync of iTunes. As the Android device can be read as the external hard drive by the computer, so you are able to transfer music from iTunes to Android device with ease.
The following guidance will show you how to accomplish the music transfer with Leawo iTransfer, and you are allowed to free download the software to have a try. Note that the trial version has limited transfer times.
Tips: Leawo iTransfer only works with iTunes installed on your PC.
Step 1. Run Leawo iTransfer and connect an iOS device to computer with the USB cable, meanwhile, plug the Android device into computer and enable the disk use on the device. The software will automatically detect the iDevice, and shows the libraries of the iDevice in the left sidebar, the iTunes library will display below the libraries of the iDevice. Click the “Music” Library of iTunes, and you’ll see the contents in the right part of the window.
Step 2. Hold the “Ctrl” key and click to select the music files in the iTunes library, then right-click the chosen files to “Transfer to > My Computer”. Or click the transfer button at the right bottom of the window to transfer all the music files.
Step 3. You will get a dialog of transfer settings after selecting files. Check “Save to Folder” and choose the folder in your Android device as the target. Then click “Transfer Now” to get music from iTunes to Android.
The music transfer will start immediately after you click the “Transfer Now” button. The progress bar in the pop-up dialog will show you the percentage of the transfer process. When the transfer is finished, you will get the music files in your Android device.
And third tool recommended is Google Play Music, it allows you to upload a maximum of 50,000 songs for free and it’s easy to upload your entire collection with the Music Manager. Follow the steps below to copy music from iTunes to Android with Google Play Music.
Step 1. Head to the Google Play store in a web browser and click on Music, then select My Music. You’ll need to log in with a Google account.
Step 2. Once you’re in the music section, open the menu on the left with the three lines by “Listen Now” and select Upload Music towards the bottom. You’ll be prompted to download the Music Manager but if you’ve already got it then open it up and sign in with your Google account.
Step 3. When you’re logged into the Music Manger select “Upload songs to Google Play” and hit Next.
Step 4. Now you can select which library or folder you want to upload – for this guide we’re choosingiTunes. The Music Manager will automatically find your library displaying how many song and playlists are available. You can choose to upload it all or selected songs by playlist plus the option to include podcast.
Step 5. Hit next and you’ll be asked if you want to automatically upload songs which you add to your library in the future, therefore keeping iTunes and Google Play Music synchronised. Make your selection, approve the next screen and your music will be uploaded. If you turn off your computer part of the way through, it will resume automatically when it’s switched back on.