How to transfer music from iPod to computer?

Apple iPod can be called as a high-tech product. So far, Apple releases various kinds of models of iPod and more and more people love to use Apple iPods. Listening to songs on their iPods is a common thing.

I believe enjoying your favorite songs anytime and everywhere will make you pleased. But friends around me complained to me that they can’t transfer music from iPod to computer for having a backup. Do you have the same puzzlement as my friend?

Transfer iPod music to computer

If you have the issue of how to transfer music from iPod to computer, don’t worry! In the following paragraphs, you can find the key that you are looking for.

First, I cite a detailed question of how to transfer music from iPod to computer.

Is it a perfect way for me to transfer music from my iPod to my computer?
My old desktop died along with losing my stuff in it. Luckily I have 300 songs in my iPod Touch 4. Some songs are purchased from iTunes Store, the other ones are imported from audio CDs. I want to transfer them all back to computer, but I don’t how to set about doing. – Bob

If you don’t tide up main threads of the affair like Bob, you can learn the process of analysis of this problem below.

Then, I list analysis procedure of transferring music from iPod to computer.

In order to protect the copyright of music, Apple stops us from copying music from iOS devices to iTunes or computer. However, if your songs on your iPod are purchased from iTunes Store, you can transfer iPod songs to computer with iTunes.

How to transfer purchased music from iPod to computer?
Premise: Before linking up your iPod, please authorize your computer. The steps of how to authorize the computer are easy, here I omit them.

The guide of how to transfer iPod music that is purchased from iTunes Store to computer:
Step1: Attach your iPod to the authorized computer.

Step2: Click “Transfer Purchases” to transfer the purchased songs from iPod to computer.

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But many iPod users imported their songs from audio CDs or other sources, how should they transfer iPod music into PC.

If you are one of the people who are encountering the trouble, you can’t use auto-sync to transfer music from iPod to computer. I suggest you to use manually-sync mode.

How to transfer music from iPod to computer with the manually-sync mode?
iPod to computer Transfer is an outstanding third party tool, which can help you transfer any files from Apple iPod to computer. Hence, I recommend it to you.

Facing with transferring music from iPod to computer, you can use the tool to transfer your purchased songs or imported songs from your iPod to computer. In other words, as long as your music files are on your iPod, it can help you transfer them back to your PC.

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The program is easy to operate. Are you interested in how to apply it to transfer iPod songs to computer?

Guide: How to transfer music from iPod to computer with iPod to computer Transfer
Step1: Connect your Apple iPod to your computer and run the tool.

Step2: Choose your songs and press “Export”.

Step3: Select “Export to Disk Only” and press “OK” to transfer music from iPod to computer.

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Step4: Check your output songs in your computer.

At last, I get the conclusion as follow:

1. If all your iPod songs are purchased from iTunes, you can authorize your computer and transfer iPod music into PC without using a third party tool.

2. If there are some songs are purchased from iTunes Store and some songs aren’t purchased from iTunes, I advise you to use the third party program – iPod to computer Transfer.

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  • Sherman Permalink Jul 28, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    I am tired of complicated process of transferring music from iPod to computer.
    Thank you for sharing the easy way to transfer ipod music to computer.
    It is a good idea. :idea:

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  • Natasha Permalink Aug 11, 2010 at 2:54 am

    well, its a nice way but an easy one enabled me to copy all my songs and photos from and to my ipod, try it :)

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  • Howe Permalink Nov 24, 2010 at 2:04 am

    iTunes does not provide me the opporunity of transferring music from my iPod Touch 4 to my computer. So I always look for a way to transfer music from iPod to computer.

    Thanks for sharing your suggestion! I am benefit from your article.

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  • Reagan Permalink Dec 1, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    I am successful in transferring music files from my iPod to my computer. With iPod to computer Transfer, I can even transfer my music from iPod to computer by title, artist, playlist, genre or album.

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  • Tenney Permalink Mar 3, 2011 at 3:42 am

    I have my songs in my laptop no longer but majority of them are on my iPod Nano. Thanks for your way. I follow it to transfer music from iPod to computer without having to re-download it.

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