If you are just in need of a guidance on how to transfer music from Mac to iPod, this guidance is useful to you. You can use iPod to listen to your favorite music everywhere. By taking advantage of iTunes, you can sync songs to iPod without any difficulty. However, if you try to transfer a few audio documents that are not bought in iTunes from your Mac to iPod, you will find it is a little hard. Don’t worry. The following contents will tell you the ways to transfer music from iMac to iPod with/without iTunes.
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Part 1: How to Transfer Music from Mac to iPod without iTunes but Leawo iTransfer Mac
If you want to know how to download all songs from iMac that are not already on the iPod, a professional iPod transfer program is useful on the issue of iPod music syncing. Here I would like to recommend you an easy-to-use iTunes alternative, Leawo iTransfer for Mac. This tool is fairly simple to use and can sync all kinds of media documents among iDevices, iTunes and computers. Leawo iTransfer also helps you to store your private files in your iDevices by making your iDevice as a flash drive. With this powerful software, you can transfer music from Mac to iPod without iTunes and transfer music from iPod to Mac without iTunes. This part will show you how to transfer music from MacBook to iPod with Leawo iTransfer Mac.
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Step 1: Run Leawo iTransfer and Connect iPod to Mac
Run Leawo iTransfer, and plug your iPod to Mac with USB cable. The information of your iPod will display on the left window.
Step 2: Open “Music” Tab and Add MP3 Files
Navigate to “iPod> LIBRARY > Music” tab on the left sidebar and the content will show in the right side of the window. Then tap on “File > Add > Add File/Add Folder” to add music from Mac to iPod, or drag and drop the music into Leawo iTransfer Mac.
Step 3: Transfer Music to iPod
After choosing music files, Leawo iTransfer will start to transfer music from iMac to iPod. The procedure in the pop-up window will display the process rate to you. When the transfer process is over, you can open the songs in your iPod to enjoy them.
This software is fairly easy to use and you can refer to this part to copy music from Mac to iPod. Thus, you can listen to nice music on your iPod in any place and at any time you like.
Part 2: Transfer Music from Mac to iPod via iTunes on Mac
iTunes can help you to copy music from Mac to iPod as well. If you don’t mind covering all the existed music in your iPod in the sync process, you can choose this program. You can also buy music in iTunes store. The following steps will show you the detailed steps to transfer music from MacBook to iPod with iTunes.
Step 1: Launch the latest version of iTunes on your Mac and connect your iPod with USB cable. Then navigate to “File > Add File to Library” in the interface of iTunes. The added songs would appear in the “Music” library of your iTunes.
Step 2: Then you need to click on the iPod icon and head to “Settings > Summary > Music” panel. There you could see all music in your iTunes library on the right interface.
Step 3: Tick “Sync Music” option on the right interface and then choose the music files you want to transfer to your iPod.
Step 4: After you choose the music files, click on “Apply” on the bottom right corner of the window to start syncing music to iPod.
Step 5: Wait until the process is completed. Finally, you can listen to the songs on your iPod happily and freely.
The process is easy to finish and it is great for you. Have a try and you will find it is really a nice way to transfer music from MacBook to iPod with iTunes.
Part 3: How to Transfer Music from Mac to iPod via iTunes Music Store
There are various songs in iTunes Music Store. If you find your favorite music in the store, you can buy the songs and enjoy them on your iPod. After you plug your iPod to Mac and launch iTunes on Mac, iTunes will detect your device automatically. The following guidance will introduce the detailed steps to transfer music from Mac to iPod via iTunes music store.
Step 1: If you want to transfer music on Mac iTunes music store to iPod, you have to go to “Store > Authorize This Computer” tab. Then you need to fill in the Apple ID and Password.
Step 2: Then you can search the songs you like and tap on the price of the album or track you want to purchase. After you click on “Buy”, a pop-up panel will ask you to enter your Apple ID and password for security. Then you can pay for the songs. Your songs will be downloaded and be available for playing in your iTunes library.
Step 3: On your iPod, open the iTunes Store app, and then click on “More > Purchased > Music > Not on This iPod”. Find the music that your would like to download to your iPod and then click on it.
Step 4: Click on the cloud-like download button at the right side of the music title to download the music to your iPod. Finally you can enjoy the purchased music on your iPod.
In conclusion, you can transfer music from MacBook to iPod without/with iTunes. As for the big shortcoming of iTunes, I recommend you use Leawo iTransfer to help you. You can try it now and I am sure you will find it quite easy and powerful to transfer files.