Modern technology has led to a easier and more instant access to music. This is even more advantageous, if you own a portable music device such as a laptop, ipod or even smartphone, which allows you to save as many songs as you wish in one device. For apps developed for music organization like Apple’s iTunes, music lovers are allowed easy synchronization of their music to multiple devices. However, there is no iTunes app for Android, so how can you get music from iTunes to your Android phone?
Manually copy the files
The most straightforward way of getting music to your phone is by manually moving your iTunes files to your Android device.
Create a temporary folder on your PC then copy your iTunes music files to the folder; or alternatively, move them directly from the iTunes library folders.
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Using a USB cable, connect the Android device to the PC.
Transfer the music files from your computer to music folder on your Android device. Either copy-paste, cut-paste, or drag-and-drop, whatever method you prefer.
Transfer using Google Play Music
Google Play Music offers a cloud storage limit of up to 50,000 songs, which can be accessed from your desktop as well as your phone, and on top of that, it is compatible with iTunes. Before you cn sync the two softwares, to your phone download the Google Play Music app then onto your computer install the Google Music Manager onto your PC or the Google Play Music app for Chrome browser.
Launch the application and sign in to your Google account. Choose the location from which you want to upload, e.g iTunes. The Google Music Manager will automatically begin uploading the all the music files contained in the iTunes music folder.
Both the desktop version and the Google Play Music program on your phone will sync automatically. Launch the program, then check if the music has started to copy by tapping “My Library” option. Large music files may take a while to upload, but you can do other things as the Music Manager does its magic.
Since Google Play Music is basically a music streaming service, you will need an internet connection to listen to the uploaded iTunes music files. In addition, you will use less space on your device, and you can also pin songs or albums, which downloads them to your device storage for offline listening.
Transfer with iSyncr
The Google Play Store offers variety when it comes to apps dedicated to iTunes music transfer to Android devices. iSyncr is one of the simpler, more efficient options.
To begin, install the iSyncr app to your device from the Play Store and the desktop version onto your computer.
Connect your device to the PC using a USB cable, then launch the iSyncr app on your computer.
By default, it opens a window prompting you to choose the files you want synced with your device. Check the iTunes box and then tap Synchronise. iSyncr automatically transfers your iTunes songs onto your device.
Once the transfer process is complete, tap End. Now you can play the music files with your choice of music player. iSyncr also provides you with the option of transferring the iTunes music files via Wi-Fi, so long as both the computer and phone are connected to the same network for internet.
Transfer using doubleTwist
doubleTwist is an Android app that lets you transfer your iTunes files directly to your Android device. Apart from being compatible with both Mac and Windows, this allows you to copy iTunes videos, music and playlists to Android.
Remember that all the files synced with doubleTwist will be stored in your device’s inserted SD card.
Download and then open the doubleTwist desktop app on your PC.
Connect your Android device to the computer and ensure you enabled the MTP or USB Mass Storage on your device.
Once your device is recognized, a sync window will appear. You will now be able to select the iTunes files to transfer to your Android.
How do you transfer your iTunes music files to your Android device? Let us know in the comments.
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