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 that allows people to carry around thousands of music files in just one small device.
Music organizer 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. You can also transfer your iTunes music to your Android phone if you need to.
In this guide, learn how to transfer music from iTunes to your Android phone. For our video guide, jump to the end of this post.
The basic way of transferring music is by manually copying your iTunes music files into a temporary folder on your PC. Then, connect your Android phone to the computer using a USB cable and open your phone’s music folder. From there, you can then transfer your music files from the computer to your phone’s music folder.
If you find the iTunes-folder-Android phone combo inconvenient, you can use third-party software and apps to instantly transfer music from iTunes to Android.
Several third-party programs allow you to directly transfer your iTunes music to Android. One is the doubleTwist app for both Windows and Mac. This application lets you transfer your playlists, music, and videos from iTunes to your Android phone.
Not all Android users, however, can use this software because this tool is designed for 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 using doubleTwist, take note that the copied music files will stored in the Music folder inside the internal SD card of the phone or tablet.
From here, you can use doubleTwist to transfer all music files, playlists, or selected music files from iTunes to your Android phone.
For Android devices that don’t support USB Mass Storage, you can wirelessly transfer music with the help of a doubleTwist add-on app called AirSync, available on the Google Play Store for about US$5.00.
For AirSync, you’ll still need the doubleTwist app on your Android phone and the doubleTwist desktop client on your computer. Both devices must also be connected to the same local area network (LAN) for AirSync to work.
For less expensive wireless syncing of your music files, you can try the free and ads-supported Synctunes free for iTunes app. The free version lets you sync one playlist at a time with a maximum of 100 songs. Or, buy the paid version, Synctunes for iTunes/Android, for about US$3.00 and remove the limitations and ads. Here’s how to use the app.
Check out our video guide on how to transfer music from iTunes to Android:
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. This article showed several of the ways to sync your iTunes music with your Android phone.
Which of the methods worked for you? Are you using a method not described here? Share your experiences with us by leaving a comment.
(with contributions from Elmer Montejo)