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How to Transfer iTunes Library to Android Phone

Portable devices such as phones, laptops, and media players have made it possible for people to carry numerous music files wherever they go in a single device. Portable devices manufacturers are competing to remain relevant in the ever changing world of technology.

To achieve this, manufacturers have come up with different software packages that can support large music file storage and one that is user friendly. Apple’s iTunes music organizer software is one of the most popular music storage software. It is easy to use and it is easy to synchronize music stored in iTunes to other mobile devices such as android phones or tablets.

There are several ways in which you can transfer iTunes library to android phone. Here are some of the ways in which you can transfer iTunes library to an android phone.

Manual Music File Transfer

Manual music file transfer involves manually copying your iTunes music files into a temporary folder on your PC and later transferring them to your android phone. Here are steps to manually transfer iTunes library to android phone.

Step 1

Connect your Android phone into your PC and turn your phone to MTP mode so as to enable file transfer.

Step 2

Open a new File Explorer window and navigate to your device’s music folder on your PC.

Step 3

Open a new File Explorer window by right clicking on the PC and selecting open in a new window.

Step 4

When the two windows open and are next to each other on your desktop, drag and drop the music you want to transfer to your Android device.

Using Third-Party Programs to Transfer iTunes Music to Android

There are several third-party programs available in the market that can assist you to directly transfer iTunes music to Android. One of the well known programs is the doubleTwist app; this app is compatible with both Windows and Mac. This app allows you to easily transfer music and videos from iTunes to your Android phone or tablet. It is however important for you to note that not all android devices can use the app. The app is designed for Android devices that support USB Mass Storage. To transfer iTunes music to an android phone using doubleTwist, there are several steps that you need to take.

Step 1

Download and install doubleTwist app on your computer.

Step 2

Enable the USB Mass Storage mode on your phone and connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable.

Step 3

Your device will appear under Devices in doubleTwist. Click on your device’s name to view the device information page. You can now transfer all the music files from iTunes to your android phone.

Wireless Transfer of Music from iTunes to Android

Android devices that do not support USB Mass Storage and instead use Media Transfer Protocol can use wireless transfer of music from iTunes to android with the help of a doubleTwist add-on app called AirSync. AirSync is available on the Google Play Store at a fee.  To use the AirSync app to transfer iTune music to an android phone, you will need to install doubleTwist on your Android phone.  Here are the other steps to take to transfer iTunes music to your android.

Step 1

Start doubleTwist on your android phone and navigate to the Settings tab.

Step 2

Activate AirSync by tapping on Set up AirSync to configure the AirSync connection.

Step 3

A 5-digit pass code will appear, take note of the pass code and launch doubleTwist on your PC. Your device name with the AirSync logo will appear under Devices list.

Step 4

Click on the device name to open the pass code entry screen and type the 5-digit code so as to enable pairing.

Step 5

Wait for the pairing process to be complete and start transferring your iTunes music to your android phone.

Image attribution : By Sebastiano Dazzan

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