Open the Dropbox mobile app. Open the Dropbox folder where you'd like to store your files. Tap the ' +' (plus sign) at the bottom of your screen. Tap Upload files (Android) or Create or Upload File (iPhone/iPad). Prefer to directly download a file linked from Dropbox rather than preview it in your browser? Five simple characters gets the job done. Downloading Dropbox. Your Dropbox download should automatically start within seconds. Once the download finishes, click Run to start installing Dropbox. Now all the iTunes music and Apple songs you get are in plain music format, thus it's an easy job to upload them to Dropbox. Dropbox offers computer apps for Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS, and Linux computers, and mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone smartphones and tablets. Even they download these Music songs so as to play them offline, they still can’t transfer them to other devices like Dropbox, because of Apple Music's DRM. With DRM limitations, when you stop subscribing Apple Music, all the files including the downloaded files can't be playable, until you subscribe it again.
'I'd like to transfer music from iPod to computer. My old PC crashed, and my music is only on the iPod. I've already uploaded and purchased music on the new PC, that wasn't on my iPod before. I'm afraid to hook the two together, for I've heard it can lose music. Any ideas on what I can do?'
For the purpose of protecting the copyright of songs, Apple has limited its iPod to sync music to computer strictly. Any attempts to get the songs off the device to a different computer as a backup will lead to an erased iPod. And as we know, iTunes is not an ideal synchronization tool. For instance, when you plug an iPod into computer, and select the Auto-Sync feature, iTunes will delete songs automatically.
So, to get around the restrictions set by Apple, how to transfer music from iPod to computer without iTunes can be an urgent problem to be resolved. OK, fret not! This page will discuss 3 great ways to complete iPod music transfer without iTunes.
- Way 1: How to Transfer Music from iPod to Computer without iTunes with One Click[Hot!]
Way 1: How to Transfer Music from iPod to Computer without iTunes with One Click
Compared with moving songs from computer to iPhone/iPod/iPad, it's a little bit complex to work in reverse. Because iPod and other iDevices can only be synced manually, and with just one computer. It is apparent that these restrictions can be overcome by MobiKin Assistant for iOS (Windows and Mac), as this powerful software is an all-around player, enabling you to make iPod file transfer without iTunes. In terms of managing your iPod, it has performed fairly well in hundreds of thousands of trials done by its users.
Key Features of MobiKin Assistant for iOS:
- Move up to 14 types of data from iPod/iPad/iPhone to computer easily, including all the music, videos, pictures, eBooks, contacts, SMS, notes, Safari Bookmarks, voice memos, podcasts, ringtones, etc.
- Backup iPod files to iTunes default location or any other places on your computer.
- Restore any iTunes backups for iPod/iPad/iPhone in one tap.
- Add or delete backups on computer without any limitations.
- Manage your iDevice contents freely (e.g. add, delete, edit contacts, and install or uninstall any apps, etc).
- Work well with various iDevices, including iPod touch 5/4/3/2, iPod shuffle 4/3/2/1, iPod classic 3/2, iPod nano 6/5/4/3/2, as well as all models of iPhone and iPad, with iOS 4 and up.
Guidance on how to transfer music from iPod to computer without iTunes using MobiKin Assistant for iOS:
Step 1. Download, install and open MobiKin Assistant for iOS, and get your iPod linked to computer via an applicable USB cord.
Step 2. Tap 'Trust' button on iPod as you're prompted. Then hit 'Continue' on the tool to generate a successful connection. After that, the main interface will show you at once.
Step 3. Press 'Music' from the left panel of the interface. Then you'll see all the song files there. Just preview and tick off the wanted ones from the music lists.
Step 4. After the selection, hit the 'Export' button from the top menu to save the chosen songs on any folders of your computer.
Way 2: How to Get Music off iPod to Computer without iTunes Directly
If you buy a new computer or there's a hard disk failure on the old one, or in other cases, you can take this method to reload the music library to computer. After iPod is connected, you need find the 'iPod Control' item before going any further. And of course, you can do this on your Mac too.
Want to know how to get songs off iPod without iTunes directly? Go ahead please.
Step 1. Once you've plugged your iPod to computer via a suitable USB cord. Tap on 'Yes' or 'Trust' on iPod as prompted to grant the access for your computer.
Step 2. Open 'My Computer'/'This PC' to click iPod icon. Now, if the 'iPod_Control' doesn't appear, just head to 'Tools' > 'Folder Options' > 'View', and then tick off the option of 'Hidden items'.
Step 3. You'll find the 'iPod Control' and the Music folder now. Simply choose the song folder and drag it to any location of the computer.
Note: After the transfer, you can switch to 'Tiles view' on Windows Explorer to reveal the names of the transferred music and other file tags. Plus, you can rename the files as needed.
Way 3: How Can I Get Music off My iPod to Computer without iTunes with Dropbox
Some cloud storage, like Dropbox or Google services, can also help do this. Take Dropbox as an example. You should install it to your iPod and computer respectively. And if you don't have an account, you should register one first, and then log in to the account on the two devices successively to complete the transfer task.
How To Download Music To Dropbox On Iphone
Let's check out how to copy music from iPod to PC without iTunes using Dropbox:
Step 1. Open Dropbox on your iPod after the download and installation, and sign in the account to access it. Next, duplicate the iPod songs you need to the location of the Dropbox.
Step 2. Download Dropbox installer on computer, and start the tool after the installation. Then click the folder to find the songs stored there.
Step 3. Just tap file names of your desired songs, and copy them to your computer. Besides, this service can also be used to transfer movies, photos, apps from your iDevice to computer with the similar steps.
Extra Tip: How to Transfer Music from iPod to Computer with iTunes
As we mentioned in the preface, there are some qualifications on how to get songs off iPod with iTunes. But you can change do the manual sync instead of syncing your iPod music with iTunes automatically. Yet this solution only works for purchased songs.
Step 1. Ensure you have upgraded to the newly released iOS on iPod, and also the latest version of iTunes on computer. Then log in your iPod with your Apple ID. Next, go to the iTunes Store on computer to choose 'Authorize This Computer' and sign in the same ID.
Step 2. Tap on 'File' > 'Devices' > 'Transfer Purchases from...' from the left menu of iTunes to proceed. Afterwards, you can access the transferred folders on computer by going to C:Users/Administrator/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media.
Tips: Your iPod won't sync with iTunes? Click here to get the full solutions.
iPod is a sheer music device, and today, its features are being shared by iPhones and other smart devices. Meanwhile, some iPod products, such as iPod nano/iPod shuffle, have been removed from the shelves. Thus, it is suggested that you keep your iPod from sitting around and gathering dust. Years later, it will become uncommon, and you can pick it up to enjoy wonderful memories. While in terms of how to extract music from iPod, you can go for MobiKin Assistant for iOS, which can help you bypass the restrictions placed by iTunes, and thus get the best of your iPod.
Download Music To Dropbox On Iphone
Some days ago, my friend asked me that is there any way to move Apple Music playlist to Dropbox, so he can listen to them via Dropbox.
Dropbox is a file hosting service operated by American company Dropbox, In, and is also a modern workspace designed to reduce busywork-so you can focus on the things that matter. It offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software.
Dropbox can create a special folder on the user's computer, the contents of which are then synchronized to Dropbox's servers and to other computers and devices that the user has installed Dropbox on, keeping the same files up-to-date on all devices. Dropbox uses a freemium business model, where users are offered a free account with a set storage size, with paid subscriptions available that offer more capacity and additional features.
Dropbox is widely used, which offers computer apps for Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS, and Linux computers, and mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone smartphones and tablets.
Since Dropbox is so powerful, why we can't move or copy Apple Music songs to Dropbox?
Apple Music is a streaming music service. The subscribed users can freely listen to and download Apple Music songs as they like. Even they download these Music songs so as to play them offline, they still can’t transfer them to other devices like Dropbox, because of Apple Music's DRM.
With DRM limitations, when you stop subscribing Apple Music, all the files including the downloaded files can't be playable, until you subscribe it again.
That's why, even you can copy the folder to other devices, but you can't open them. If you want to move Apple Music playlist to Dropbox, it is helpful to record Apple Music.
How to record Apple Music and transfer to Dropbox
To simplify the recording process, let Macsome iTunes Converter help you.
Macsome iTunes Converter supports recording Apple Music and converting Apple Music files and purchased Audiobooks into plain MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV format with fast conversion speed and excellent output quality
First, free download the Apple Music files you want to move.
Open your iTunes, and find your whole Apple Music category. And then select the Apple Music files, click '...' to add them to 'Playlist'. After this, you can choose the Playlist and click the cloud icon to download it to play offline.
Second, free download the latest version of Macsome Apple Music Converter, install and run it.
Third, when you click '+' button, all the music files including the downloaded Apple Music files will be listed, now select them and click 'OK', and all the music files has been added. Batch conversion is also supported.
Forth, after you add these music files, now you can click the setting icon to set the output format and output folder. Here are MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV for kinds of users.
Fifth, you can click 'CONVERT' button and start conversion.
Finally, Move Apple Music Tracks to Dropbox
Once you finish the above conversion, you can easily transfer all your Apple Music to Dropbox or upload them to other cloud storage service for accessing and playing them on your mobile devices.
Now you can listen to or play Apple Music files wherever you like.