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4 easy solutions to add iTunes music to Android phone and tablet

4 easy solutions to add iTunes music to Android phone and tablet

iTunes is a best music manager for Apple user, but if you are an Android user, sorry to tell you that iTunes is not compatible with any Android devices. Anyway, it’s still possible to add iTunes music to your Android phone or Android tablet with a few steps. Here are my favorite 4 ways to do that, I’m sure you will find the best method to add iTunes music to your Android device.

How to add iTunes music to Android

Solution 1. Add iTunes music to Android with phone transfer

The first tool I recommend is this phone transfer. With this powerful but easy-to-use app, you can not only add iTunes music to Android, but more as follow:

  1. Transfer files between smart phones like iPhone, Android, iOS, Blackberry and Symbian.
  2. Backup data from iPhone and Android to computer.
  3. Transfer iTunes music, videos and playlist to Android.
  4. Recover data from iTunes, iCloud or phone transfer backup.

Now, let’s start the guide.

Step 1. Download and install the phone transfer, it’s available on both PC and Mac. You can select the right version according to your computer system. Launch the software and connect your Android device to computer with a USB cable. The phone transfer will recognize your device automatically.

Step 2. Select the Phone to Phone transfer mode, and then click on the green “Restore From Backups” button on your screen. Under that tab, click “Transfer iTunes music to any phone”.

Add iTunes music to Android with phone transfer

Step 3. Check your iTunes music and select “Start Copy” when you are ready to transfer. That’s all. All your iTunes music will be on your Android device once the transfer is completed.


Solution 2. Add iTunes music to Android with Spotify

Add iTunes music to android with spotify

Step 1. Download and launch the desktop client to proceed with the process. The path that is to be followed is edit > preferences

Step 2. Click the add source button and select the iTunes music folder onto the system. This will sync all the iTunes music to the Spotify client.

Step 3. Attach the android handset to the system via USB cable. Select the device from the left panel of the desktop client.

Step 4. Choose the playlists that are to be synced manually. You can also select the playlists to ensure that they remain active for offline listening. Thus the iTunes music synced with spotify is now synced with Android device. This completes the process in full.


Solution 3. Add iTunes music to Android with Google Play Music

Add iTunes music to android with Google Play

Step 1. The Google Play Music is a service that has been preinstalled on every Android device. If you do not have it then it can be installed from the URL above. Launch it to proceed with the process and begin it.

Step 2. Sign into the Google account to proceed forward with the process. Download, install and launch the Google music manager for PC. Once done it is advised to sign on so that the following page appears.

Step 3. Press the upload button. Select the iTunes from the dropdown menu.

Step 4. The music from the iTunes will then start uploading to the music manager that can be viewed on the android device. This also completes the process in full.


Solution 4. Add iTunes music to Android with Double Twist

Add iTunes music to android with double twist

Step 1. Download and install the desktop as well as the android app of the double twist. Connect your Android device to computer with a cable.

Step 2. The Double twist will then detect your android device and list it under devices tab. Press the sync now button.

Step 3. The music tab is then to be synced once clicked. The sync now button is then to be clicked after the appropriate files has been selected. Once completed you will then find all the iTunes files onto the android device.

3 ways to transfer iTunes music and movies to Android

3 ways to transfer iTunes music and movies to Android

Android System is the most popular mobile system nowadays, you may wanna switch your old iPhone to the new Android phones like Galaxy S5, Note 4, etc or you buy a new Android tablet. If you’ve been a long time user of an iPod, iPhone or iPad, you will find all your music collection, playlist, movies, TV shows are organized by iTunes, but iTunes is not compatible with Android, don’t worry. Here is a step by step guide will show 3 ways to let you transfer iTunes music and movies to your android device.


I will use my Macbook and Galaxy phone as example in this guide, the operation steps are the same for other Android devices like Nexus, HTC, Tablet.


Solution1. Transfer iTunes files to Android with TunesGo (For Mac OS)


The tool you need is this iTunes to Android Transfer (also named TunesGo). Why I recommend this shareware? Because it’s not only work for iTunes music, but also work for iTunes movies, TV shows, playlists, iTunes U and podcasts. If you just want to transfer iTunes music, you can go to Solution 2 or Solution 3 directly, they are totally free.

Step1. Download and install the iTunes to Android Transfer, and then launch it. Connect the Galaxy phone to Macbook, the software will recognize the phone automatically. You will see your phone info in the primary window.

Step 2. Normally, the iTunes will run automatically. If not, please run it by yourself.


Step 3. Click Sync > choose Sync iTunes to Android. Tick either Entire library or Selected playlists, and click Sync to begin the transfer. When it’s complete, the iTunes music will be transferred to the Galaxy phone.


Tips: You can also click Sync > Sync Android to iTunes when you want to transfer music and playlists from Galaxy phone to iTunes.


Solution2. Transfer iTunes files to Android with Samsung Kies (For Win and Mac)

KIES is the a freeware developed by Samsung company to manage files for android device. It’s available for both Windows and Mac. According to my user comments, there are some connection issues on Mac sometimes. And Kies doesn’t support iTunes playlist, please refer to solution 1 when you want to transfer iTunes playlist to Android.

Step1. Download and install Kies (Kies download link). And then launch it.

Step2. Connect the Galaxy phone to computer with USB cable, the Kies will detect the phone automatically as follow.


Step3. Go to the top menu, click File > Import iTunes playlists to Library. Then, under Library directory, click New Playlist. All your iTunes music will be add into Kies.


Step4. Select the songs you want and click Transfer to Device. That’s all.


Solution3. Transfer iTunes music to Android Manually (Only for Win)

If you don’t want to install any software, you can find the iTunes music on your computer hard drive first, and then manually copy the music to your Android device. This way is totally free, but it can only transfer songs, not works for other files types like video, playlist, podcast, and movies.

iTunes stored music in this folder by default:

Windows 8/7: C:\Users\username\My Music\iTunes\
Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music\iTunes\
Windows Vista: C:\Users\username\Music\iTunes\

Step 1. Go to your iTunes music folder. Open it and you will find many folders named by artists. Songs are saved in these folders.


Step 2. Connect Samsung Galaxy phone to computer with USB cable. The computer will automatically detect it. And then go to find the external hard drive of Samsung Galaxy phone and open it.


Step 3. Go back to iTunes music folder and copy your wanted songs to Samsung Galaxy phone. Done.

How to stop iPhoto and iTunes Launching Automatically

How to stop iPhoto and iTunes Launching Automatically

iPhoto and iTunes will launch automatically when you connect any iOS devices to computer. This is really annoying when you just want to connect your iOS device to computer to just charge the battery or manually sync files to it. And this problem will happen when you connect iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to your computer. Here is a step by step guide will show you how to stop iPhoto and iTunes launch automatically problem.

For iPhoto:

1. Connect your iOS devices like iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to the computer through the USB cable. Let iPhoto open then quit it

2. Now open “Image Capture”, found in the /Applications/ folder. In the lower left corner, click the little pulldown menu next to “Connecting this iPhone opens” and choose “No application”

3. Quit out of Image Capture. That’s all. The next time you connect the your iOS devices to the Mac, the iPhoto app will no longer launch itself automatically.

For iTunes:

1. Connect your iOS device to the computer.

2. Inside iTunes, click on the device and then click on the ‘Summary’ tab. Scroll to the bottom of the Summary tab selections until you see “Options”.

3. Click on the checkbox next to ‘Open iTunes when this iPhone is connected’ – wording will be slightly different if your device is an iPad or iPod or whatever.

4. Close iTunes. That’s all. iTunes will no longer launch itself automatically when you connect the your iOS devices to computer.

How to stop iTunes auto syncing

How to stop iTunes auto syncing

Each time you plug in your iOS devices such as iPhone, iPod or iPad to computer. iTunes will automatically launch and sync with your iOS devices. This is very annoyed when your iDevices have different content with your iTunes library. Fox example, you upload songs or movies from your friends’ iTunes to your iPod, once you connect the iPod with your own computer, iTunes will auto sync your iPod and delete the songs that you got from your friends’ iTunes. And this step by step guide will show you how to stop iTunes auto syncing. You don’t have to connect your iDevices to the computer to make this change work.

    1.  Launch iTunes and click Preferences on the iTunes menu
    2. Click on the Devices tab
    3. Check the box next to Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically

      Click OK to exit out of Preferences

Fore more tips about iTunes, here is a step by step guide will show you how to copy songs from iPod/iPhone/iPad to iTunes.

How Will be iPod and iTune After Ten Years Later

How Will be iPod and iTune After Ten Years Later

2011 was the ten year anniversaries of Mac OS X, iPod, iTunes and Apple’s retail operations. Apple also launched iCloud、iAd and Siri in 2011. Then how will be iPod after ten years? Will iTunes continue to lead the mobile appliance platform? Let’s make an analysis together as followed.


The rapid advance of iPod and iTunes

Apple launched the first version iPod in October 2001, and then launched iTune one year later. iPod、iTune and iMovie build Mac as users’ “digital hub,” helping users to manage music files and edit video files. In the past ten years, Apple has built iPod and iTune into two businesses: iPod devices sales and iTune content platform.

iTune helped Apple to become the biggest merchant of music, and made many conservative music publishers accept this new business model. At the very beginning, the music publishers were resistant to this digital music, now they get benefitted tremendously. And then, Apple added TV shows、music videos and movies to iTunes, then added HTML based iTunes LP and iTunes Extra.

Apple also embraced Podcasting, making iTunes the central repository for freely available audio and video content created by any publishers. Apple also initiated iTune U service, enable the universities and other organizations to publish their own education contents, until now, the contents in iTunes are from over 1000 institutions in 123 countries. Apple has added iBooks to iTunes.

At the same time, iTunes as a central hub for content and data sync, device backup and software updates has become an activation platform for iPhone and iPad. iTunes expanded to become a download platform for iOS, the users can buy software、music and other contents from iTunes.


iTunes enters into cloud

By the end of its first decade, Apple has taken iTunes into the cloud times through iTunes Match、iCloud. The users can listen their loved music on any of their own devices. In iOS 5, users don’t need iTunes any more, they can set up, synchronize, and back up their iOS devices. iCloud offers free document, data, photos and content purchase availability between a user’s Macs and iOS devices. This DVD to iPod Converter can help you convert DVD movie and video to iPod iTunes.


The next decade of iPod and iTunes

iTunes will continue to play an important role in the next decade, there is  a rumor that Apple will deliver the third generation iPad in this quarter. Maybe this year we can see newly designed iPhone 5 and new iPod Touch.

FaceTime and iMessage delivered by Apple influence greatly to the carriers, providing the users with free charge videoconferencing and SMS services. These functions are expecting to land on Mac OS X soon, using the same secured and efficient push notifications system that drives iMessage

Not to be outdone, beyond software service, Apple also develops hardware, its iPhone 4S is the first device with Bluetooth 4.0. Until now, Apple has ability to develop mobile processor by itself. Both A4 processor in 2010 and A5 in 2011 are Apple’s works from its mobile processor department.

With the support of these software and hardware, Apple could expand the role of its iPod touch by giving it an expanded 4 to 6 inch screen, which will make iPod Touch become the most competitive handheld gaming devices. With App Store andGameCenter, iPod Touch will attract multiplayer.

A new iTunes alternative – iTool

A new iTunes alternative – iTool

ITools launched a new version that perfectly supported iOS5, wireless management, and Mac version.

If you want to transfer iPod songs, videos, photos, movies, playlists to Mac, please use this iPod to Mac Transfer

iTools Beta announced on Oct.28th: The new version fully and perfectly supports iOS5 and wireless management. The long-expected pictures importing function optimizes the show for music store in the media management. At the same time they grandly promoted iTools preview version for Mac OS X. Until now, iTools has been the NO.1 for the third party Apple management software which is cross platform and supports iOS5 in the world.

At 23:58 on Oct 28th,2011: After launched the version supported iOS5 one week ago, iTools launched again the new version 1028, which added the importing pictures function that the last version is lack of, and Wireless synchronization management function that the fans have been highly expecting, at this situation, iTools launched the preview version for Mac OSX

Thus, iTools has been the NO.1 for the third party Apple management  software that is cross platform and supports iOS5 in the world, which means iTools is not only for the windows users , it pays more attention to the serials users of Apple products.

iTools 2011 for Mac OS X features 

  • Support iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone, iPod touch 1/2/3/4
  • Support iOS 1/2/3/4/5
  • Support to connected numbers of iOS devices
  • Support iOS devices information test
  • Support to import application program in the local program library automatically
  • Support to install, upgrade, uninstall for numbers of devices at the same time
  • Support to query the upgraded information of program in the local program library
  • Support to manage the iTunes’s backup function
  • Support to change pxl format into ipa format
  • Support to install, delete, backup for the application program of the devices
  • Support the management function, documents information show for the document system

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