How to Transfer Music from iPod to iPhone

By Techwalla Contributor

As technology improves and new products come on the market, we abandon the old for the new. Most people who purchased the iPhone don't plan to carry their iPods around with them any more. However, they need to transfer the music from the iPods to the iPhones. Using iTunes on your personal computer, the transfer is simple.

Step 1

Launch iTunes on your computer. Connect the iPod to the computer using the USB connection cable that came with the device. When you connect the device, it syncs with iTunes according to the settings you chose in the past. In addition, it copies any music you purchased on the iPod to the iTunes music library.

Step 2

Click the eject icon next to the iPod's name under "Devices" in the left navigation panel of iTunes. Disconnect the iPod from the computer.

Step 3

Connect the iPhone to the computer in the same manner as you did the iPod.

Step 4

Click the name of the iPhone under "Devices" in the left navigation panel of iTunes. Click "Music" at the top of the main iTunes screen.

Step 5

Place a check mark in the box next to "Sync Music" and in the box next to "Entire music library." If you prefer to copy only some of the music to the iPhone, indicate your choices in the boxes provided. Click "Apply" in the lower right corner of the iTunes screen to save these settings. Click "Sync" in the same area to initiate the transfer of the music from the computer to the iPhone.

Step 6

Wait until the music transfer is complete. Click the eject icon next to the iPhone's name in the left navigation panel. Disconnect the device.

Step 7

Look in the "iPod" app on the iPhone home screen to locate all the music you transferred.

Tips & Warnings

  • This should also work for moving music from an iTouch to an iPhone.