Can I Transfer My iPod Data from iPod to Computer?
“I have a lot of files need to backup or transfer to computer or other hard drives so that I can delete my iPod to store more new data. I’m wondering if there is a way to do this.”
Sure – iPod to Computer Transfer is Easy!
Method 1: Transfer iPod to Computer Using iTunes
As we know, iTunes is a platform to manage your iOS device with computer. So you can certainly transfer/backup iPod data such as contacts, photos, text messages, notes and so on to computer. To transfer your iPod data to iTunes, you just need to connect your iPhone with a computer on which a latest iTunes installed. Then if you didn’t disable the automatic sync on iTunes, it will create a backup for you and saves the backup files on your computer. To check iTunes automatic sync is ON or Off from: Edit > Preferences > Devices > Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically
Note: The backup file is saved on your computer as SQLITE_DB files and different OS has different iTunes backup location.
The data in the iTunes backup can’t be accessed directly, if you want to view it, you need to use special iTunes data extractor to extract the data as viewable files.
Method 2: Transfer/Copy iPod Data with 3rd Party Transfer Tool
Since we know that the iTunes transfer to computer process is an inaccessible files transfer, how can we make a direct transfer just like we transfer files from one disk to another? This is possible with Tenorshare iPod data transfer tool (Also named iPhone data recovery).
To complete the transfer process, you need to download (a free trial version is available for a try) iPod to computer transfer program which can copy videos in camera roll, photos, notes, contacts, etc. from iPod to computer.
Simple Steps to Copy iPod Data like Videos, Photos, etc. from iPod to Computer
Step 1: Download iPhone Data Recovery and run it. Connect iPod with PC using an USB connector. Choose the first mode of “Recover Data from iOS Device” from the top menu.
Step 2: There will be progress windows for communicating with device to scan the lost data.
Step 3: Read data scanned from iPod
After the communication finished, all the data on the iPod will be listed in categories. That means the tool can transfer the listed files to computer.
Step 4: Begin the transfer by pressing “Recover” button.
Choose the listed data, click “Recover” and set the save path for the files to be transferred.
Note that you can also transfer the files in iTunes backup to computer as accessible files using the iTunes data extractor mentioned in the above.