Three Ways of Transferring Files Between iPod and Mac

When you are outside and want to listen to music with your iPod, what do you do? The answer is to transfer free songs from Mac to iPod for a portable pleasure. When you need to get lots of music on your iPod, how to do that? The solution is to extract music from iPod to Mac for freeing up space and making an iPod music backup. But how do you make it? This post will show you three ways of copying files between iPod and Mac.

Transfer files between ipod and mac

How to transfer data from iPod to Mac with iTunes

iTunes is the best way to copy music, video, photos, etc., from iPod to Mac. You can follow the steps below to transfer iPod music, photos, videos, etc., to Mac.

1. Launch iTunes on your Mac.
2. Connect iPod to Mac with USB cable.
3. Find iPod icon and click it. You will find its Summary information.
4. Click "Automatically back up" from "Backups" to "This computer" > "Back Up Now" > Also, you can restore data on iPod from this iTunes backup by clicking Restore Backup.
5. If you want to transfer contacts, calendars, mail and other to Mac, then you need to click "Info" on iTunes and tick them to sync iPod data to Mac with iTunes.

Transferring data (music, video, photos, contacts, calendars and other) from iPod to Mac is easy to follow with the above way. But you may note that iTunes seems does not transfer your iPod messages to Mac. And sometimes, iTunes will not sync music to Mac for some reasons. Such problems are really troublesome.

Transfer data between iPod and Mac with AirDrop

AirDrop is creative by Apple to make you copy songs from iPod to Mac with simple click, and move Mac data to iPod with easy guide. What you need is an iPod touch (5th generation) or later, a Mac with macOS Mojave, and certainly installation of AirDrop on both devices. And you are also required to turn on "Bluetooth" and "Wi-Fi" and turn off "Personal Hotspot".

Steps are as following:

Transfer all data between iPod and Mac with iPod Transfer for Mac

For ripping your iPod data to Mac or transfer Mac files to iPod safely and completely, we share the third way with a third-part app, iPod Transfer for Mac. This software enables you to transfer data between iPod and Mac easily and safely with simple three steps. Firstly, free download this app and install and launch it on your Mac.

Step 1

Connect iPod to Mac

Connect your iPod to Mac with USB cable, and wait seconds for this program to detect your iPod automatically.

Connect iPod to Mac
Step 2

Choose file to transfer from iPod to Mac

If you want to transfer music from iPod to Mac freely, then click "Media" > choose songs > click "Export to" > "Export to Mac" to transfer songs from iPod to Mac. If you want to sync contacts to Mac, choose contacts > "Import/Export" > "Export Selected/All Contacts" to Mac as you like.

Choose file to transfer from iPod to Mac
Step 3

Transfer data from Mac to iPod

If you are willing to sync music from Mac to iPod, then this iPod ripper for Mac also does a good job. Click "Add" > "Add File(s)" to rip music from Mac to iPod. And one of the best points is that this software will convert the video or music format for being compatible with your iPod.

Transfer data from Mac to iPod
This way of transferring data between iPod and Mac is very easy, and you do not need to connect Wi-Fi. Find the best one to have a try.
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