How to Move Music From One iPod to Another


The iPod is a very popular digital media player that allows users to store and play a variety of music and video files. Due to piracy concerns, though, the iTunes software that functions as the operating system for iPod generally doesn't allow you to move music from your iPod to your computer -- only from computer to iPod. Therefore, in order to transfer music files from one iPod to another, you will need a third-party application to pull the songs from the first iPod onto a computer and then onto the second iPod.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • SharePod
  • Two iPods
  • USB connection cable
  • Download an application that will allow you to transfer music from your iPod to your computer. One application that does this is SharePod. You can download from the link below in Resources.

  • Open SharePod and then plug the first iPod into your computer using the USB cable. Your iPod should be instantly recognized by SharePod.

  • Select the songs you want to copy to your computer and click the "Copy to PC" button on the top of the application.

  • Select a destination folder where you want the files to be saved. Click the "Browse" button next to the text box that reads "c:/".

  • Click "Ok" and the files will be copied to your computer. When the files are finished copying, click the "Eject" button and remove the first iPod.

  • Plug in the second iPod using the USB connection cable.

  • Click the "Copy to iPod" button on the top of the application.

  • Click either the "Add Files" or "Add Folder" button. You can transfer individual songs or an entire folder of songs to the second iPod. Click "Ok" to proceed to the next screen.

  • Choose a destination folder and click "Ok." Another screen will appear asking if you would like to copy sub-folders. Click "Yes" if you want to include sub-folders. Your files will now be transferred to your second iPod.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make sure iTunes is not open when using SharePod.

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