2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 15, 2013 3:26 AM by SharmaV
kriserica19 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have just bought my first iPhone.  I went with the iPhone 5.  I also have an older iPod Nano that I have had for several years.  Almost all of my music is located on the iPod and only the songs I have purchased through iTunes Store are showing up on my iTunes account.  How can I get the music files to sync from the iPod Nano to the iPhone 5?  I have already set up iCloud on my iPhone 5 but I don't think that will help me with getting the music from the iPod Nano to the iPhone 5.  Thank you

iPod nano
  • ssschmidt Level 5 Level 5 (4,060 points)

    There is no supported way to transfer library content synced to an iDevice to another iDevice.  You also cannot sync library content from an iDevice to a different iTunes library.  Content transfer is from the itunes library on the computer to the iDevice.

    The one exception is purchased content (from the iTunes store), which can be transferred to the computer by selecting the "Transfer Purchases" menu option with hte device connected to the computer.


    The only resolution I could offer, is that you "Could" (assuming you still have the original computer with the content) transfer the music via homesharing or another method listed in the following KB article:





  • SharmaV Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    For transferring music you could use 'PodTransfer App'. I'm the developer of this universal application (iPhone/iPad) that let's you transfer music from your iPod touch or computer directly to another iPhone or iPod.


    The app is currently in the Top 25 iPod apps in the photography category.


    I hope you find it useful.