How do I sync iTunes to my Android phone?
I have always had Android phones and a MacBook Pro and have tried for years to get all of my music from iTunes on my Android phone and it has never worked. I tried various methods , but they were always unsuccessful. I really had hope that DoubleTwist would do it, but in my opinion that was a total waste of money to spend on their app. I could never get the music to transfer- very little of it anyways and it was certainly not stored like it was in iTunes, something that is done very well actually. It would not work over Wi-Fi or via USB. Wi-fi would work, but it was so slow and eventually one of two things would happen, the app on my MBP would crash or it just slowed my MBP down so much that it was unusable. I have now finally found the Apple Music app for Android and currently am syncing my library to the iCloud and am keeping my fingers crossed that this might finally be the solution to getting all of my music onto my Android device.
iTunes is an excellent music player and organizer. If you have an Apple device such as an iPhone, you can easily sync your music collection from iTunes to iPhone, and vice versa. However, what if you have an Android instead of an iPhone. Can you still sync your iTunes music collection with your Android phone? Then in this guide, I’ll teach you how to transfer music from iTunes to your Android phone.
Manually coping the music files
One way to transfer your iTunes music collection from your desktop to your Android phone is by manually coping the music files. This is actually easier than it sounds so it’s a manual method.
- First, create a temporary folder on your computer desktop.
- Then, in iTunes, select the music tracks you’d like to copy, and drag and drop the selected music tracks into the temporary folder on your desktop.
- Afterwords, connect your Android phone as a storage device to your computer.
- Then, copy the files from computer to phone.
There’re also other methods that allow direct transfer of music files from iTunes itself to your Android phone. Such methods however need third-party tools.
Transfer music from iTunes to Android phone with an iTunes Android data transfer
Android Transfer is such third-party tool for both Mac and Windows that lets you sync music, videos and playlists from iTunes to Android phone with a simple click. By providing a direct loading or iTunes library, Android transfer enables you to transfer the entire iTunes library or selected playlists from iTunes to Android. This iTunes to Android data transfer features other functions:
- Transfer files between Android and computer, including contacts, photos, music, SMS, and more.
- Manage your Android phone or tablet via desktop.
- Transfer music and videos from iTunes to Android (vice versa).
- Get access your Android device under Disk Mode.
Step 1. Install and launch iTunes music to Android Transfer
Once you have installed dr.fone on your computer, double click the icon to open it. A home window will appear as below.
Go to Android transfer function by clicking “Transfer” module from the primary window.
Step 2. Connect your Android phone or tablet
Now connect your Android phone to your computer. One end of cable is to be connected to USB port of Mac / PC and the other end to the Android device. The device will appear under the “Device” option on left side of the panel.
Step 3. Transfer music from iTunes to Android phone
From the provided shortcut options, select “Transfer iTunes Media to Device”.
This will loading up your iTunes content you can transfer, you can simply select the playlist of your choice or the “Entire library” for syncing.
After making your selection, click on the “Transfer” button. The software will begin copying music from iTunes to Android Samsung or Nexus phone. Just keep your device connected during the whole process.
When the process completes, the songs you selected will be transferred to your Android device. You can enjoy your iTunes music on Android anytime and anywhere.