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”.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Best iTunes Alternative

Best iTunes Alternative

iTunes is the best File Manager for iOS devices like iPhone, iPod and iPad. But for new Apple users, iTunes is a litter complicate. Moreover, iTunes happens error easily, like you do connect iPod to computer, but iTunes can’t recognize it. Or you switch your iPod to another computer, the iTunes has to erase the existing files on your iPod, this is really annoying. If you are looking for a good iTunes alternative, here is what you need.

MobileGo for iOS key features

  • Transfer songs, videos, playlists, iTunes U, Podcasts to iTunes/PC, and vice verse
  • Copy photos, albums from computer to iOS Devices, and reverse way
  • Manage iPhone contacts including import, export, duplicate removal, Outlook sync.
  • Import various kinds of music and video incompatible with iTunes

MobileGo supports iOS devices including

  • iPhone: iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS
  • iPad: iPad Mini, iPad with Ritina Display, The New iPad, iPad 2, iPad
  • iPod: iPod touch5, iPod touch 4, iPod touch 3

MobileGo System Requirement

System Requirements

  • Supported OS Microsoft Windows 7/XP/Vista
  • CPU 750MHz Intel or AMD
  • Free Hard Disk Space 1 GB or more
  • RAM 512MB or above

If you sick of iTunes, go and download this iTunes alternative for a try. Here is the free download link (23MB). If you want to know how to transfer files from iPod back to computer, this step by step guide will help you a lot.

How to disable iTunes auto backups

How to disable iTunes auto backups

You may have this problem, every time you plug In your iOS devices like iPod, iPhone or iPad to computer, iTunes will automatically make a backup. This is very annoyed if you already have a backup and you just want to upload a few songs. And this step by step guide will show you how to disable the iTunes auto backups. Let’s start the guide.

Step1. Close iTunes and then launch Terminal, found in /Applications/Utilities/

Step2. Enter the following defaults write command:

defaults write com.apple.iTunes AutomaticDeviceBackupsDisabled -bool true

Step3. Relaunch iTunes for changes to take effect.

 

If you want to re-enable the iTunes auto backup, you can follow these guides

Step1. Close iTunes and then launch Terminal, found in /Applications/Utilities/

Step2. Enter the following defaults write command:

defaults write com.apple.iTunes AutomaticDeviceBackupsDisabled -bool false

Step3. Relaunch iTunes for changes to take effect.

 

That’s all. If you want to know how to transfer iTunes library to another computer, here is a step by step guide for you.

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