Sunday, 22 March 2015

How to Transfer Music from your iPod to an iPad

There are a lot of things that Apple is good at, and keeping your money is one of them. One of the most annoying things is purchasing a song on iTunes, only to be forced into purchasing it again for a separate player. That's right. Apple has purposefully tried to discourage people from transferring your music from your iPod to an iPad. Not because they are afraid of you ruining the hardware, but because they want your money.

So call it a sense of duty, or just because I don’t want to see someone have to deal with this injustice, I decided to write this article to teach you how to transfer music from  iPod to iPad.  The process should work both ways. So if you want to transfer music from you iPad to your iPod you can do that as well.

When I wanted to transfer my music from my iPod to my iPad, I was unsure about how to do it. So I called the Apple Store, and they told me that it was impossible. After trial and error, I managed to figure out how to do this. By following these simple steps you will be able to transfer your music from an iPod to your iPad.  The best part about this is it is completely free.

This process may seem a little complicated, so I tried to make it as simple to understand as possible. Follow each step precisely and you shouldn’t have any issues. Mac users may run into problems, and I am sorry to say, I can't really help you with that. Should have bought a PC I guess.

In order for this process to work, you will need to make sure that iTunes is set to “manually manage music”.

Step 1.  

-        Connect your iPod to your computer, go to My Computer, and double click the iPod drive.
-        Choose Tools.
-        Choose Folder Options
-         Choose View
-        Select Show Hidden Files & Folders
-        Click OK

Step 2.

-        Right Click the iPod Control folder
-        Select Properties
-        Deselect Hidden
-        Click  OK
-        Apply Changes to This Folder, Subfolder and Files
-        Click OK

Step 3.

-        Click iPod Control
-        Open Music
-        The folders labled F00, F01, F02 and F03 and so on.  Place this folder side by side with the iTunes.
-        Make sure that Music Library is displayed.
-        Apply Changes to This Folder, Subfolder and Files
-        Click OK

Step 4.

-        Go to iTunes and select Edit
-        Select Preferences
-        Select Advanced
-        Check Keep iTunes Music Folder Organized
-        Check Copy Files to iTunes Music Folder When Adding to Library
-        Click OK

Step 5.
-        Drag and Drop all “F” folders into Music Library in iTunes

Step 6.
-        Synchronize your iPod to your computer in iTunes, and then do the same with your iPad. Make sure that it’s on the same computer.
Step 7.
-        Your music files on your iPod should have transferred to your iPad

This method works, and it will significantly reduce your iTunes costs. While there is no excuse for having to pay for songs you have already purchased, I can understand the logic behind the decision to try to prevent a customer from transferring their music. The problem with doing this, however, is that it encourages individuals to hack into their software, and often times, destroy perfectly good machines.