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How Do I Move Music From My iPod To the Music App?

I have a iPod nano with music from my cd’s and what I got from iTunes.On my MacBook Air M1 all it shows in music is what I purchased from iTunes. I can’t get my other music to transfer from my iPod to the MacBook. My iPod was setup on a Windows 10 computer. I’m new to the Mac. only been using since September this year. I’m trying to set everything up and move to Mac.
Thank you for all the help.
Scott Carr

Comments: 5 Responses to “How Do I Move Music From My iPod To the Music App?”

    2 years ago

    You can't transfer music from an iPod to a computer. It goes the other way. You sync TO the iPod, not from it. It has been that way since the beginning for all iPods, both on Mac and Windows.

    The way to get that music on your Mac is to get it from your old computer and transfer it over. Or, re-download it from whatever source you got it from before. So if you don't have that old computer around anymore, then you'll need to re-import the music from the CDs.

    Dana E. Stevens
    2 years ago

    Gary, I'm curious why you didn't recommend the iMazing application. The description of iMazing's capabilities on appear to be just what Scott is looking for.

    2 years ago

    Dana: I've never used it. That's a pretty expensive solution when Scott should be able to get it down for free by just moving his music over from his old computer to his new one.

    Taylor Francis
    2 years ago

    I've actually done this before. It's not exactly convenience, but use the iPod as an external drive and then explore around on it. You'll find the songs (as .mp3 files). You'll lose the meta data in the copy and the names are cryptic, but you *can* copy the songs to your local drive. You'll then need to listen to each track and rename it with the song title. But this *is* possible. Just really annoying... (Note: it's been a couple of years since I had to do this...)

    Carol N
    1 year ago

    As Dana mentioned, iMazing will work. My Mac crashed several years ago and I couldn't get my music from my iPod to my new Mac either. Most of it was taken from my now archaic cd collection which would take hours to restore. An Apple employee unofficially told me about iMazing. I've been using it ever since.

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