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How to Add Music to iPod Classic from PC and iTunes

Bhavya Kaushik

Jun 03, 2024 • Filed to: Manage Device Data • Proven solutions

Among all iPod models, iPod classic owns the largest capacity. For music lovers, iPod classic is a good choice. If you get an iPod classic, you may want to add music to it. Here, I’ll offer you two ways to transfer music to iPod classic.

Part 1: Add music to iPod classic from PC and iTunes

To add music from computer to iPod classic, I’d like to advice you this program – Wondershare Dr.Fone. It gives you the power to add music from iTunes and PC to your iPod classic, iPod classic 2, iPod classic 3, iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, and iPod Touch immediately. It will retains song information and fix ID3 tags, like ratings, play count, will be added to your iPod classic, which lets you quickly find your wanted music. Surprisingly, it never deletes previous songs on your iPod classic when adding music to it. At the same time, if the music file has an incompatible format, this program will also convert it to iPod classic friendly format. The quality remains the same and there is no loss over the transfer.

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Step 1. Launch this program on your PC

Install and launch Dr.Fone on your computer. The primary window appears.

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Step 2. Connect iPod classic to the computer

To add music to iPod classic, connect your iPod classic to the computer via a USB cable. After detected, your iPod classic will be displayed in the primary window. Then click “iTunes Library”.

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Step3. How to add music to iPod classic from PC and iTunes

This program lets you not only transfer iTunes music to iPod classic, but transfer music from iTunes to iPod classic easily. Now, lets’ start! When the file browser window pops up, navigate to the location where you save music files. Choose your wanted music files and click “Transfer” to import them to your iPod classic.

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You can also simply click "Rebuild iTunes Library" to add music to iPod classic from iTunes library.

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Video Tutorial: How to Add Music to iPod Classic from PC and iTunes

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Part 2: Sync music to iPod classic with iTunes

It’s also easy to sync music to iPod classic. Connect your iPod classic to the computer. Open iTunes. If the sidebar is hidden, you can click "View" >"Show Sidebar". Then, click your iPod classic under "Device". Then, all info on your iPod classic is shown on the right. Click "Music". In the music sync window, choose a sync type to sync music to your iPod classic.

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Except Sync way, there is also a manual way to transfer music from computer to iPod classic.

Step 1. Open iTunes and connect your iPod to the computer. Click File > Add file to Library.

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Step 2. Select music from the computer, then hit OK.

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Step 3. You will find the music ono the iTunes "Recently Added".

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Step 4. Drag and drop the music to your iPod.

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Conclusion

Both ways work well in adding music to iPod classic in this artilce. I prefer the way in Part 1. That’s because you can not only convert and transfer music from PC and iTunes to iPod classic, but you will lose no songs during the transferring. Besides, this program enables you to export music on iPod classic to iTunes and PC, and delete songs on your iPod classic.

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Bhavya Kaushik

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