How to Put Apple Music on iPod? Fixed!

By Noah Brown

Updated on February 27, 2021

As of 2020, more than 72 million people are using Apple Music for listening to music. And Apple Music has become increasingly important to Apple over the years – especially for those Apple users. With an Apple Music subscription, you can stream as much music as you like on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and other devices. As a portable entertainment device, iPod gives you a chance to enjoy music with the perfect hearing experience. In this article, we’ll share a method about how to put Apple Music on iPod with you.


Part 1. Method to Sync Apple Songs to iPod Nano/Shuffle

With the advanced mobile operating system – iOS 13, you can get an Apple Music subscription to stream 60 million songs on the iPod touch. But this feature is not available on the iPod nano or shuffle as both of them don’t have the capability of network connection. This means that you cannot directly enjoy songs from Apple Music on your iPod nano or shuffle.

Meanwhile, all the music from Apple Music is streaming content that cannot be kept forever. Thus, you can sync your songs to iPod shuffle or nano for listening. To avoid such a situation, you can only convert Apple Music songs to a playable format and break DRM restrictions from Apple Music.

To remove DRM protection from Apple Music and convert Apple Music songs to a playable format, you may need the help of a third-party tool like Tunelf Audio Converter. It is an easy-to-use yet professional application that can help you convert Apple Music tracks, iTunes songs, and Audible books to a widely-used format. With it, you can keep songs downloaded from Apple Music forever and constantly stream them to your device without limits.

Key Features of Tunelf Audio Converter

  • Remove built-in DRM protection from Audible, Apple Music, and iTunes
  • Convert Apple Music, iTunes audios, and Audible books to MP3 and more
  • Cut large Audible or iTunes audiobooks into small segments by chapters
  • Keep audios with ID3 tags and lossless audio quality at 30× faster speed

Step 1 Select your Apple Music files

audio converter interface

Launch Tunelf Audio Converter on your computer, and meantime iTunes app or Apple Music app will load automatically. Then you can click the Add icon to import Apple Music files you want to convert to the program. Or you can simply drag and drop your target audio files from Apple Music to the Tunelf interface.

Step 2 Customize your output settings

select output format

Once your Apple Music files are loaded into Tunelf app, click the Format icon at the bottom left-hand corner. A window of format setting will appear where you can set the output format, codec, channel, sample rate, and bit rate. The iPod nano can play several audio file formats including MP3, AAC, M4A, and WAV. You can set the output format like MP3 or AAC.

Step 3 Start to convert Apple Music files

add audio files to converter

After all your settings are done, you can now click the Convert button and Tunelf Audio Converter will automatically convert Apple Music songs to MP3 or other audio formats you want. You can then locate all your converted audio files by clicking the Converted button and begin to transfer them to your iPod Nano.


Part 2. How to Transfer Apple Music to iPod Nano/Shuffle

After converting Apple Music songs to iPod supported formats, you can start to move Apple Music to iPod nano or shuffle. There are two ways for you to transfer your converted Apple Music songs to your iPod nano or shuffle. You could use the iTunes app to complete it or directly copy your music files to your iPod nano or shuffle. Here’s how to.

2.1 Transfer Apple Music to iPod Nano with iTunes

Step 1. Connect your iPod nano or shuffle to your computer using a USB cable.

Step 2. Launch iTunes on your computer then click the iPod icon in the top left corner of iTunes to load the iPod management screen.

Step 3. Click Music near the top of the list then check the box next to Sync Music. You can choose to Add Entire Music Library or Sync Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres.

Step 4. Click the Apply button at the bottom of the screen to save your choices and sync the converted Apple Music to your iPod nano or shuffle.

Step 5. Finally, check whether the sync is complete, click the Eject icon next to the iPod nano icon in the left sidebar of iTunes, and you can stream Apple Music to your iPod nano.

2.2 Import Apple Music to iPod Nano without iTunes

Step 1. Use a USB cable to connect your iPod Nano to your computer.

Step 2. Navigate to your computer and choose your iPod nano or shuffle.

Step 3. Choose the tool option on the top of the file manager window then go down to the folder to click on Show hidden files and folders.

Step 4. Find the folder named iPod control and then go to the music folder where you save music on your iPod nano or shuffle.

Step 5. Now copy or drag your converted songs to your iPod nano or shuffle for listening without limit.


Part 3. How to Download Music from Apple Music on iPod Touch

If you are using an iPod Touch, to get Apple Music on iPod touch could be never easier. With the operating system iOS 13, you have access to 60 million songs with an Apple Music subscription. Or you can load iPod touch with songs you love from the iTunes Store. Here are the ways to add your favorite tunes from Apple Music or iTunes to your iPod touch.

3.1 Use Apple Music to download music

If you subscribe to Apple Music, you can use the Apple Music app to get Apple Music on iPod touch. Here’s how to add music from Apple Music to your iPod touch.

Step 1. On your iPod, launch the Music app then find music that you want to add to your library.

Step 2. When you find the music you want, tap the add button to add a song to your library. Or if you want to add an entire album or playlist, tap + to add them.

Step 3. To download music so that you can listen to it offline, add it to your library. Then tap the download button.

Step 4. Now you have added your favorite songs to your iPod Touch, and start to listen to them on your iPod touch.

3.2 Buy music from the iTunes Store

If you want to buy a song or you don’t subscribe to Apple Music, use the iTunes Store. You could also purchase music from the iTunes store and listen to them on your iPod touch.

Step 1. Open the iTunes Store app then tap Music at the bottom of the screen.

Step 2. Find the song or album that you want and tap the price to buy it.

Step 3. The music appears in your library in the Apple Music app. To download music so that you can listen to it offline, tap the download button.

Sep 4. Now you can listen to your songs purchased from the iTunes Store on your iPod touch.

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