A couple of days ago, I found my lost iPod in my drawer. That is an iPod nano, and it has thousands of songs inside. It still works, but I have got a new iPod touch to replace this iPod nano. So I want to transfer the songs from the iPod nano to iPod touch 5. Any good suggestions?

Many iPod users may come up with the similar problems. When a new iPod is released, some iPod users choose to update their old iPods to the new iPods. But the songs remain in the old ones. So users will have to transfer music from old iPod to new iPod if they want to enjoy music in the new iPod.

Part 1. Transfer Music from Old iPod to New iPod(Music Purchased from iTunes Store)

People can transfer music from old iPod to new iPod with iTunes or download all the songs again from iTunes Store. Speaking of iTunes, users can actually rely on the software to transfer music. If you have music backups of the old iPod in iTunes, you can easily sync the songs with the new iPod. If you don’t have backups, you are also able to transfer purchased songs from the old iPod to iTunes using the “Transfer Purchases” function of iTunes. But you won’t be allowed to transfer the songs from the old iPod to computer or new iPod if the songs are not got from iTunes. The following simple guidance is about transfer music from old iPod to new iPod with the “Transfer Purchases” function of iTunes:

  1. Plug the Old iPod into computer via the USB cable. Then launch iTunes.
  2. Click “File > Device > Transfer Purchases”. iTunes will automatically transfer the songs to iTunes library.
  3. Plug the new iPod into computer. Then import the songs from iTunes to the new iPod.

Part 2. Transfer Music from Old iPod to New iPod with Leawo iTransfer

It is easy for you to transfer the purchased songs from the old iPod to the new one. But if you want to move the whole music library between iPods, you’d better not use iTunes. I recommend you an easy-to-use iPod transfer tool called Leawo iTransfer. This software will help you to transfer music from old iPod to new iPod with ease. The software is an iTunes companion, but it can transfer files without the synchronization of iTunes. With Leawo iTransfer, you are able to transfer music from iPod to iPod with pretty short time (depends on the size of the music library). This guidance below will show you how to transfer music from old iPod to new iPod, and you can feel free to download Leawo iTransfer and have a try:

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Tips: Leawo iTransfer only works with iTunes installed on your PC.

Run Leawo iTransfer and Connect iPods

Run Leawo iTransfer and Connect iPods

Run Leawo iTransfer after installing it on your PC. Then connect your iPods to computer with the USB cables. The software will automatically detect your devices and show the libraries of each iPod in the left sidebar.

Select Music from the Old iPod

Select Music from the Old iPod

Click “Music” of the old iPod, and then the songs will be shown in the right part of the software. Click the transfer button (right arrow in a dark blue square) at the right bottom to transfer all the music files. Or you are allowed to hold “Ctrl” and click to choose songs, and then right click the chosen songs to “Transfer to > My New iPod”.

Transfer Settings

Transfer Settings

The dialog of transfer settings comes out after clicking the transfer button or right-clicking to choose songs. Check the “Transfer to List: My New iPod” and then click “Transfer Now” to start the music transfer.

Transferring Music from Old iPod to New iPod

Transferring Music from Old iPod to New iPod

When the transfer begins, a dialog of transfer process will show up. The progress bar in the dialog will notice you the percentage of the music transfer. You will get all the songs in your new iPod when the transfer finishes.

Leawo iTransfer makes the data transfers among iOS devices, iTunes and PCs easy. And it provides much convenience for the file transfers in our daily lives, so check it out.

Part 3. Transfer Music from Old iPod to New iPod with FoneTrans for iOS

You can also take advantage of another powerful and helpful iPod transfer program to transfer music from iPod to iPod: FoneTrans for iOS. It enables you to transfer music directly from one iPod to another directly. If you have tons of music stored in your old iPod and you are finding a easy way to transfer them directly to your new iPod, the third-party software can help you finish the task in few minutes. Follow the steps below to know how to transfer music from iPod to iPod with FoneTrans for iOS.

Run FoneTrans for iOS and Connect iPods

Run FoneTrans for iOS and Connect iPods

Download and install the FoneTrans for iOS and run it on your computer. Use USB cables to connect both iPods to computer. So you can transfer music from iPod to iPod directly. Wait moments for the software to recognize the devices.

Select Music from the Old iPod to Transfer

Select Music from the Old iPod to Transfer

On the left sidebar of the window, go to iPod which stores the music and find the “Music” section. You would see all the music displayed on the right side. Highlight the songs to transfer from iPod to iPod on your computer. If you are going to select all songs, just tick the box on the top of music list.

Transferring Music from Old iPod to New iPod

Transferring Music from Old iPod to New iPod

Find “Export to” button on the top navigation menu. Press the small triangle icon next to it. Then it appears a list, choose “Export to iPod” . Press OK to confirm selection to transfer songs from iPod to iPod.

Part 4. Comparison between iTunes, FoneTrans for iOS, Leawo iTransfer

Features iTunes FoneTrans for iOS Leawo iTransfer
Transfer data from iOS devices to computer
Transfer data from computer to iOS devices
Transfer data from iOS devices to iTunes
Transfer data from itunes to iOS devices
Backup iPhone, iPad and iPod files to computer
Transfer data between Android, iOS devices and computer
Transfer data between iPhone, iPad and iPod
Transfer Music (The Purchased Music)
Transfer Photos (Only in Camera Roll)
Transfer Videos (Only in Camera Roll)
Transfer Contacts
Transfer Messages
Transfer Apps
Transfer PDF
Transfer Podcasts
Transfer Ringtones
Transfer Voice Memos
Transfer non-purchased media files
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