Your iPod comes in handy when you want to share song ideas for a business presentation or you'd like to play music at a company party. When you connect your iPod to a computer, iTunes asks if you want to sync the device to that computer and the music library on it. If you try to sync your iPod with iTunes on a different computer, iTunes will delete your music. By backing up your music before syncing, you can prevent iTunes from deleting it. Click the "Start" button and type "folder options" in the search bar. Click "Folder Options" from the resulting search results.
Copy Music From Your iPod to Your Computer
Part 1. The Easiest Way to Sync iPod Music/Videos/Photos to New Computer (Fully Recommended)
Join , subscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles. But what if this computer with which you sync the iPod dies? All the content on your iPod is at stake, because syncing it with another computer will erase everything. Ah, poor lonely iPod. So keep reading to see how you can sync your iPod with a new computer without the risk of losing data. This is the first part of the guide, more focused on iPods Shuffle, Nano, Classic.
Part 2. Sync iTunes Store Purchased Items from iPod to New Computer (Only for Purchases)
To create this article, 24 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. The wikiHow Tech Team also followed the article's instructions and verified that they work. This article has been viewed , times. Learn more Transferring music to your iPod is usually simple enough, but things get a lot more complicated when you're trying to go the opposite direction. As a copyright protection measure, Apple only allows you to use iTunes to transfer content to your iPod.
Before syncing your content, consider using iCloud, Apple Music, or similar services to keep content from your Mac or PC in the cloud. This way, you can access your music, photos, and more on your iOS devices when you aren't near your computer. Learn more about using Apple Music or iCloud Photos instead of your computer. Sync with Finder If you're using macOS Mojave or earlier or a PC Sync with iTunes Information about products not manufactured by Apple, or independent websites not controlled or tested by Apple, is provided without recommendation or endorsement. Apple assumes no responsibility with regard to the selection, performance, or use of third-party websites or products. Apple makes no representations regarding third-party website accuracy or reliability. Contact the vendor for additional information. Information about products not manufactured by Apple, or independent websites not controlled or tested by Apple, is provided without recommendation or endorsement.