Want to learn how to sync music from iTunes to Android? We have 4 different methods to introduce to you! All of which will be different but effective in their own ways. This will include a convenient mobile version and a couple of desktop solutions that you can use if you want something a bit more stable and straightforward.
The first method that we’re going to be introducing is a bit unconventional, but it does work! By unconventional, we mean that we’re going to be syncing music from iTunes to Android with a mobile app. Specifically, the Sync iTunes to Android App — aptly named, as most apps are. Of course, that doesn’t mean that all the work will be solely on your device. You’ll have to download two programs separately to establish a connection between your Android and your PC with iTunes installed on it! Continue reading to see what we mean by that...
First, you’ll need to download and install Sync iTunes to Android. It’s a FREE app, but it does contain ads — which you might run into as you work.
Next, as mentioned previously, you’re going to have to get the desktop version of the program as well. You can get the link for downloading this FREE desktop software by selecting the GET SYNCTUNES DESKTOP option on the main page of the app (as shown below.)
Once you have installed SyncTunes on both your Android and your PC, you’re going to need to connect it via the provided IP and Port. Take note of the IP and Port provided on the top menu bar of the SyncTunes FREE app.
Then, type the provided IP address on the desktop version of SyncTunes (as demonstrated in the sample below.) Press Connect in order to proceed to the next step.
Note: Port should have automatically been filled. If not, you’ll have to make sure to match it up to the one provided on your device as well.
Finally, you’ll need to select the playlists you want to transfer (be it the entire “Library” or specific playlists on your iTunes library.) When you’re ready, click the Start Sync option to begin transferring files.
Note: Although SyncTunes claims to be FREE, there is a limit as to how much you can use it before you’ll need to download the premium version (specifically 100 file transfers.)
For our second recommended product, we have iMusic. This will connect your device’s library directly with iTunes. The only catch is that you’ll have to do a quick set-up if it is the first time you are using this Android device to sync music from iTunes. Of course, we’ll be showing you how to handle this set-up in the breakdown below. As well as the quick, practically one-step process, iTunes to Android sync.
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As was described, you will need to set-up your device the first time (this won’t be necessary for future times.) The set-up starts on the Settings > About Menu… of your Samsung device. On there, you’ll need to locate and select the “Software Information” option. Then choose "build number" and last toggle on the “USB Debugging” option.
If you have done the set-up correctly, then you should be able to launch iMusic and see this on the DEVICE page (refer to the image below.) If not, further instructions will be provided on-screen to show you what needs to be done.
In order to sync music from iTunes to Android with iMusic, you’ll need to select the Transfer iTunes to Device option. This will open up the secondary window shown in the following step.
We’re practically done! All that is left to do is to select what you want to transfer (it can be your iTunes “Entire Library” or select items from the library — playlists, etc.)
Once you’ve selected the files you want to sync to your Android, click Transfer!
For our third program, we’re going to feature the DoubleTwist transfer software. It’s not something that can be called a premium product, and that shows in the presentation and lack of stability in certain occasions. However, it does work. It’s just not something that we can consciously recommend to those who want a trouble-free experience. Still, we’re going to be showing you how you can use it with the available almost-”sync” options that it provides.
Of course, we’ll be using DoubleTwist to sync Music, so we’re going to have to be on the Music tab (as is shown in the image below.)
You can do this on Mac by right-clicking on the desktop and selecting the New Folder option on the drop-down menu that appears. For our sample, we’ve decided to name our folder “iTunes Music.” However, you can call it whatever you want.
What should happen, is that the available media on your iTunes library be replicated on the right-hand corner of the screen. However, with the recent iTunes update, this feature is not working as it should. That is why, even if it says that “no music was found,” you will need to… Select the Sync Now option in order to begin syncing.
Despite the lack of available scanned data, DoubleTwist should still be able to import Music from iTunes to your Android device. You’ll know if the right-hand side of the screen looks like the one shown in the image below.
For our last program recommendation, we have the Transfer Companion which is very similar to the first program that we introduced. At least in that, you’ll need to download and install both the mobile application and PC software in order to be able to use it properly. Unlike the first program, however, the transfer is completed via a USB connection (whereas the first app could be through Wi-Fi sync.)
First, you will need to download the Transfer Companion app on both your device and your Windows PC.
Next, give Transfer Companion permission to access the media on your device. As mentioned, you’ll need to have your device connected to your PC via USB connection for this. Select Allow in order to proceed to the next step.
This time, on your Windows PC, you’ll need to select the Music tab from the left-hand sidebar.
On the “Music” tab, the playlists and albums on your iTunes library should be available.
To sync files, you will need to select Add Music then either “Add Folder” or “Add Files.”
|Transfer Computer Music to iPhone||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Burn Music to CDs||Yes||No||No||No|
|Transfer Music Selectively||Yes||No||No||No|
|Transfer Home Videos||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Edit Info of Music files||Yes||No||No||No|
|Manage iTunes Library||Yes||No||No||No|
|Record and Download from 3000+ sites||Yes||No||No||No|
Conclusion: This concludes our “Sync Music from iTunes to Android” break-down. All of the programs we discussed were useful in their own ways. However, there is a winner in the midst of the ones that we discussed today. This ‘winner’ is the iMusic data transfer software. With it, you can experience quick and easy automatic syncs between your iTunes library and your Android device. Which is a lot more than can be said about most of the other data transfer programs available in the market.