There are four different ways for you to transfer music from an iPod to an iPhone, depending on whether these songs are purchased or not. If you wish to transfer purchased songs to an iPhone, then iTunes, Apple Music, and iTunes Store are good options for this purpose. While if you wish to transfer non-purchased music to an iPhone, you may need different transfer solutions. 

In either case, we will offer some workable methods to handle this task with ease. Now, you can apply any of the methods below to transfer music from iPod to iPhone.

How to Transfer Music from iPod to iPhone Directly

If you've ever used iTunes to deliver files, you must know how sluggish it acts. If you don't want to waste too much time exploring iTunes, you can consider using an iTunes alternative or an iPhone data transfer tool like EaseUS MobiMover to handle this task. EaseUS MobiMover boasts a lot of data management functions that can help you organize your device. These functions include transferring data from an iPhone to another, moving data between an iPhone and a computer, managing WhatsApp data, downloading videos from websites, etc.

No matter what kind of data you want to transfer and no matter how large the files are, this worry-free iOS data transfer tool can help you transfer at a rapid speed. 

To transfer music from iPod to iPhone:

Step 1. Connect two iOS devices to your computer with compatible USB cables and tap on "Trust This Computer" on the devices when asked. Run EaseUS MobiMover and choose the "Phone to Phone" mode. You need to choose a direction to transfer data from the source iOS device to the destination iOS device. Click "Next" to continue.

how to transfer data from one iOS device to another - step 1

Step 2. MobiMover enables you to transfer files between two iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, or iPod). The supported files include photos, messages, contacts, music, playlist, videos, books, notes, voice memos, and so on. Choose the desired files, and click "Transfer" to begin to sync data.

how to transfer data from one iOS device to another - step 2

Step 3. Wait patiently until the process finished. Later , you can go to the corresponding apps to check the synced files. Such as pictures in Photos, music, and playlist in Music, audiobooks and PDF in iBooks, TV shows and movies in Videos, etc..

how to transfer data from one iOS device to another - step 3


How to Transfer Music from iPod to iPhone via Apple Music

The easiest way to transfer your iPad music to an iPhone or other Apple devices is actually using Apple Music. With Apple Music subscriptions, you will be able to sync and access your music library across your devices that use the same Apple ID. You can take a look at the Apple Music service first. If you decide to subscribe to it, there are the steps to enable iCloud Music Library to transfer music from an iPod to an iPhone or vice versa.

Step 1. On your iPod, go to the Settings and tap "Music."

Step 2. Toggle one "Sync Library."

Step 3. Repeat the process on your iPhone.

Sync music from iPod to iPhone via Apple Music

How to Transfer Music from iPod to iPhone Using iTunes

If you want to transfer purchased songs from iPod to iPhone, iTunes is a nice option. You can first sync music from your iPod to iTunes and then sync these songs to your iPhone. To start with iTunes, you'll need to do some preparations:

  • Make sure that the iPhone iOS version is higher than your iPod version.
  • Make sure that you have installed the latest iTunes version.
  • Turn off Find My iPhone.

To transfer music from iPod to iPhone:

Step 1. Connect your iPod to the computer and launch iTunes.

Step 2. In iTunes, go the "Account" > "Authorizations" to authorize this computer.

Step 3. Then, go to "Files" > "Devices" > "Transfer Purchases from [your iPod name].

Step 4. Connect your iPhone to this computer and click on your device icon.

Step 5. From the expanded section, choose "Songs."

Step 6. Right-click the music files you want to transfer and choose "Add to Device."

Transfer music from iPod to iPhone via iTunes

How to Move Songs from iPod to iPhone via iTunes Store

If you've ever purchased songs from the iTunes Store on your iPod, you can also sync songs to another iPhone by signing in to the same Apple ID on both devices and downloading all music to your iPhone. Here are the steps.

Step 1. Make sure your iPhone uses the same Apple ID as that on your iPod.

Step 2. Next, go to the iTunes Store > "More" > "Purchased."

Step 3. Tap "Music" > "Not on This iPhone."

Step 4. Tap "All Songs," then tap "Download All" to save music to your iPhone.

The Bottom Line

Actually, in addition to the ways introduced in this guide, you can also use cloud services like Dropbox to transfer music or other data. Whichever way you prefer to use it, we hope you can transfer music from iPod to iPhone successfully. If you find the methods included in this guide really useful, don't forget to share them with others who need help!

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Updated by Daisy

Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Written by Myra

Myra joined EaseUS in 2017. As a big fan of Apple products, she mainly focuses on iOS data transfer and iOS troubleshooting tips. Meanwhile, she is expanding her knowledge and skills in other fields like data recovery and disk management. Myra is open-minded and likes both extensive and intensive reading. Other than reading and writing, she is also fond of mobile games and K-pop stars.

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