How To Transfer Music From iTunes To Android


With modern technology, access to music has become quicker, easier, and nearly instantaneous. Especially with music-capable portable devices such as phones, laptops, and media players, which allow people to carry around thousands of songs in just one small device.

Music organizing software such as Apple’s iTunes allows music lovers to sync their music with their various mobile devices. iTunes, in particular, makes it very easy for you to sync your media files to your other Apple devices. But the problem here is that transferring your songs from this service to Android devices isn’t always straightforward, while possible.

In this guide we will show you how to transfer music from iTunes to any Android phone.

Copy the files manually

The basic way of transferring music is by manually copying your iTunes music files into a temporary folder on your PC (or just transferring them directly from your iTunes library folders. Then one can simply connect any Android phone to the computer using a USB cable and open the phone’s music folder. Simply transfer your music files from the computer to your phone’s music folder. You can copy-paste, drag-and-drop, or use any other equivalent method.

If you find the iTunes-folder-Android phone combo inconvenient, it’s also possible to use third-party software and apps to instantly transfer music from iTunes to Android.

Three words: Google Play Music

Gone are the days when you needed to go through complicated methods just to get your music on your phone. The cloud is one powerful tool, and Google Play Music harnesses its power to make music syncing convenient to all.

First, let’s talk about the caveats of using Play Music. You will need an internet connection, at least for the initial set-up (try to make it an unlimited one). Because Google Play Music is essentially a music streaming service/cloud storage, you will pretty much be using your data all the time… unless you pin all your albums. Pinning simply downloads the music to your phone’s storage.

There’s also a 50,000 song limit for free account users. Not like that’s an issue, but something to keep in mind for those of you with massive libraries.

If you don’t mind dealing with that, simply use Google Play Music. The computer tool will allow you to sync your music folders with Google, adding all your songs to the cloud, from which you can play them using any compatible device. Just set iTunes’ default file folders for upload and you will be good to go.

Syncing iTunes and Android with doubleTwist

Several third-party programs allow you to directly transfer your iTunes music to Android. One of our favorites happens to be the doubleTwist app for both Windows and Mac. This application lets you transfer your playlists, music, and videos from iTunes to your Android phone.

iTunes has a very strong association with Apple and Apple products. Yet, it is not impossible to transfer music from iTunes to your Android phone. In fact, these tools make it quite easy! Which of the methods worked for you? Are you using a method not described here? Share your experiences with us by leaving a comment.

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by techtalks @TechTalks June 16, 2016 6:04 AM UTC


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