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How To: Transfer Music from iTunes to Android

Transfer Music from iTunes to Android

Transfer Music from iTunes to Android;

In this guide, I’m going to be showing you how to Transfer Music from iTunes to Android. With the advent of modern technology, access to music has become quicker, easier, and nearly instantaneous with portable devices that allow people to carry around their entire music collection around with them. To Transfer Music from iTunes to Android there are a lot of different ways to do so, from a simple copy and paste to using software specifically designed to transfer music from iTunes to Android.

The well-known media organizer software known as iTunes allows music lovers to sync their music and other media with their Apple-made devices. But, what if your don’t have an iDevice? iTunes becomes useless, right? Wrong! It’s entirely possible to transfer your iTunes music to your Android phone, if need be, and if you read past the break, you can learn just how to.

Basic File Transfer

The most basic way to transfer music from iTunes to Android is to manually copy your iTunes music files to a temporary folder on your PC. Then, connect your Android phone using a USB cable and open your phone’s music folder. After that, you can transfer your music files from the computer to your phone’s music folder.

This is the most basic ways to transfer music from iTunes to Android devices. Fortunately, there are many third-party applications that instantly transfer music from iTunes to Android.

 

Syncing with doubleTwist

doubleTwist is an app for both PC and Mac that lets you transfer your playlists, music, and videos from iTunes to your Android phone.

The only problem with doubleTwist, however, is that the software only works with Android devices that support USB Mass Storage. For Android devices that use Media Transfer Protocol (MTP), wireless syncing is a viable solution and will be discussed in a later section.

When syncing files with doubleTwist, take note that the copied music is stored in the Music folder inside the internal SD card on the Android device. 

  1. Install and launch doubleTwist on your computer.
  2. Connect your phone to the computer. Make sure USB Mass Storage mode is enabled on your phone or tablet.
  3. Your device will appear under Devices in doubleTwist. Click on your device’s name to view the device info page.

From here, doubleTwist will transfer all music files, playlists, or selected music files from iTunes to your Android phone.

Transferring all music to your Android phone

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  1. On the General tab in doubleTwist, place a check mark beside Music (All Music).
  2. Tap the Sync button to transfer your music to your Android device.

Transferring playlists to your Android device

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  1. On the left side of the window, click Playlist Setup under Playlists.
  2. Select either Import (to import your iTunes playlists to doubleTwist) or Create New Playlist (to create new playlists in doubleTwist).
  3. On the device info page, go to the Music tab.
  4. Place a check mark beside Sync music to my device and select Only the selected.
  5. Mark those playlists that you want to transfer to your device.
  6. Tap the Sync button at the lower-right corner to transfer your playlists and music files to your Android phone.

Selecting songs to transfer to your Android device

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  1. In doubleTwist, click Music under Library.
  2. Select a song(s) from the list.
  3. Drag and drop the selected song(s) to your device’s name listed under Devices.

Wireless Syncing

AirSync by doubleTwist

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For the devices that don’t support USB Mass Storage, you can transfer music wirelessly using doubleTwist’s add-on app called AirSync, which is available for $5.00 from the Google Play Store.

To use AirSync, you’ll need the doubleTwist app on your Android device and the doubleTwist desktop client on your computer. Both devices must also be connected to same network for AirSync to work.

  1. Launch doubleTwist on your Android device.
  2. Navigate to the Settings tab and activate AirSync.
  3. Tap Set up AirSync to configure the AirSync connection
  4. The app will display a 5-digit passcode. Take note of the passcode.
  5. On your PC, launch doubleTwist.
  6. Your device name with the AirSync logo will appear under Devices. Click on the device name to open the passcode entry screen.
  7. Type in the 5-digit code to initiate the pairing process.
  8. Once pairing is successful, you can now begin transferring your iTunes music to your Android phone (as in the previous section).

Synctunes for iTunes

 

A less expensive wireless syncing method that’s available is Synctunes free for iTunes, which is free and is ad-supported. The free version allows you to sync one playlist at a time with a maximum of 100 songs. If you don’t want any ads or limitations, you can get the paid version of Synctunes for iTunes/Android. The app is $3.00 USD.

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  1. Download and install Synctunes free for iTunes on your Android phone and the Synctunes desktop client for your Windows PC.
  2. Launch Synctunes on your Android handset and take note of your IP address that is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Launch Synctunes on your computer and type in your IP address.
  4. Select a category or a playlist from the list and click Start Sync.
  5. A window will appear, showing the media files to be synced on your phone. Click Yes to continue.
  6. A pop up dialog will eventually appear, indicating successful transfer of music files.

iTunes is a very useful program with Apple products, but that doesn’t mean that it is impossible to transfer music from iTunes to your Android device, as we just learned in this guide. With these methods, its very easy to transfer your iTunes music collection to your Android phone or tablet.

If we have helped you Transfer Music from iTunes to Android, let us know in the comments. If theres a specific “How-To” you’d like to see, please feel free to ask.

[Source: Kevin]

3 comments

  1. Another way is to use Style Jukebox.

    It’s similar to Google Music, only that it’s cross-platform and has app for Windows too.
    You get Style Jukebox for your computer and any song you add there will be automatically uploaded to your Cloud account. You can upload up to 2000 songs for free.

    Then with any device you have (Android, WP or iOS) you can instantly access your music and playlists, from anywhere.

    www,.get-jukebox.com

    • Great suggestion Alex. I’ll take a look at your product and perhaps include it in a post, I’ve been looking for something like this myself, however I don’t think my current Data package allows for streaming :D, thankyou !

  2. There are numerous ways to get iTunes music transferred over to an Android device.

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