Living in the Digital Age requires us to be digitally ambidextrous, which partly stems from our constant urge to keep abreast of new developments and technological advancements. Say, you’ve been using iPhones since time immemorial and were quite satisfied with the way these devices did their job. Still, there was always that annoying inner voice inside your head telling you were losing the opportunity to try something new, fresher, and probably better. To further worsen the matters, your friends kept praising their new Android smartphone’s advanced features. It’s a rare person who can easily resist the temptation to try out this or that celebrated gadget. Thus, we often end up using different devices that run different operating systems. What may seem bothersome, in fact, proves to be quite fun and convenient. The only downside to this “gadget polygamy” is that you need to tinker with installing different software and syncing it across different devices sometimes. Fortunately, it’s not a big deal anymore. The majority of apps and programs initially designed for different platforms now can be used on the devices running different OS.
- Android isn’t the only non-Apple OS that can support iTunes. iTunes can work pretty well on Windows PCs and portable devices. Try out iTunes for Windows 10 64 bit! You can quickly download it from RocketFiles to be able to use the best media library management tool on your Windows 10.
Our today’s article will teach you how to transfer music from iTunes to Android smartphone.
1. Using a USB Cable
The first method we want to describe in our article is transferring files from iTunes to your Android device using a regular USB cable.
So, get your Android device ready and connect it to your other device where iTunes library is stored. Note that in some cases, you may be prompted to enable the MTP mode on your Android device to be able to export media files.
As soon as you plug the portable device to your PC, you’ll see the pop-up window asking you to confirm the connection. Then, you’ll see a notification prompting you to select a proper USB connection mode to transfer the files.
Once you select the preferred mode, open a File Explorer and head to the music folder on your Android device. To locate the folder, navigate to Android internal storage and select “Music.”
If you want to transfer music to your SD memory card, make sure to locate it. It should appear under “This PC” as a separate drive.
Without closing the window, proceed to open File Explorer windows and navigate to your multimedia in iTunes.
Once you open the iTunes media folder, copy and paste or drag and drop music from iTunes to your Android device music folder.
2. Using iTunes to Android Transfer
Those users who have an unwieldy iTunes library may find it inconvenient to export files manually. That’s when the iTunes to Android Transfer method comes in handy. If you’re into fast, out-of-the-box solutions, you’ll definitely appreciate it.
You can download the iTunes to Android Transfer app using the links provided above (it’s for pay, there is a trial option, or search in your App store for a free app). Go ahead and install the app on your PC. Select the “Switch” option in the lower left-hand corner of the screen and then click the iTunes backup file.
Next, plug your Android device into a PC using a USB cable and let the installed app do the job for you. As soon as it recognizes the device, choose “Music” and then “Start Copy.” By doing so, you’ll start exporting files.
In a minute or two, you’ll discover all your tracks and playlists in the Android music folder.
3. Using Google Play Music
If you want to access your iTunes music collection on all your Android devices without sacrificing valuable storage space, check out the method described below.
Visit Google Play Music and select the “Upload” option in the upper right-hand corner of the window. Thus, you’ll start downloading the Google Play Music Manager app to your PC.
Locate the new app in your default Downloads folder and install it. Next, log in to your Google account. From now on, you’ll be able to upload your multimedia files from iTunes to the cloud wherewith the Music Manager. You’ll be able to stream music online and download your favorite tracks for offline listening.
Once you upload your music to Google Play Music, you’ll be able to access your iTunes library in the Google Play music app on your portable device.
Let us know how these methods worked out for you. Was it easy enough to move your music from itunes to Android?