How to Sync Apple Music to iPod?

Do you want to play Apple Music songs on your iPod? Here we teach you an useful way to convert Apple Music M4P to MP3 or M4A format, and transfer Apple Music tracks or playlists to iPod touch, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, helping you play Apple Music songs on any iPod devices freely.

Can you Apple Music on an iPod Classic? I often listen to music with iPod Classic, such as running, yogaing, travel..Recently, I subscribed to Apple Music service, since the downloaded songs are M4P format, I don’t know how to transfer Apple Music tracks from iTunes to iPod nano, how to convert Apple Music M4P file to MP3 or M4A supported by iPod nano?”

How to sync Apple music to my iPod nano for playback? Is it possble to convert and transfer Apple Music tracks or playlists to iPod nano? Thanks.”

Apple Music is the best music streaming service for most people, but it’s a pity that you can’t play Apple Music on iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, iPod Classic, and even iPod Touch 1/2/3/4gen. Many people may confused that why they can’t sync Apple music to iPod. How to import Apple music to iPod? Check out this post, you will find the answers! Here you are going to explore how to transfer Apple Music to iPod nano/shuffle/classic/touch.

Part 1. Why iPod Nano Not Syncing Apple Music

Generally, when you sync Apple Music to an iPod nano or iPod Shuffle, you will receive a message saying: “Apple Music songs cannot be copied to an iPod.” Confused? All music provided by Apple Music is streaming content. Without a subscription, you need a network or Wi-Fi to listen to Apple Music online. However, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, iPod classic and iPod touch 1/2/3/4gen are not compatible with network and Wi-Fi. On the other hand, in order to prevent users from unsubscribing after downloading and keeping songs, all songs in Apple Music are in M4P format with DRM protection added. Therefore, you cannot transfer or enjoy Apple Music songs directly on iPod nano/shuffle or non-Apple devices. So how to fix iPod nano/shuffle/classic won’t download Apple Music? Keep reading!

Part 2. How to Import Apple Music to iPod Nano/Shuffle

In order to put Apple Music to iPod Nano/Shuffle/Classic/Touch, you need a third party tool to help you convert Apple Music M4P songs to common audio formats like MP3, so that you can import them to iTunes library. In this way, you can sync Apple Music to any iPod models for offline playback.

TunesBank Apple Music Converter stands out among all music converters that lets you convert Apple Music to non-DRM MP3, M4A, AAC , AC3, FLAC, WAV with keeping original quality. Better yet, it also supports to convert iTunes purchased M4P songs, iTunes Audiobook and Audible Audiobook to MP3 format to adapt your devices and players. After which, you can easily add the Apple Music MP3 songs to your iTunes library for syncing to iPod, iPhone, iPad, etc.

Key Features of TunesBank Apple Music Converter:

  • Strip DRM protection from Apple Music, iTunes, and Audiobook.
  • Convert Apple Music to MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, AU, AC3, etc.
  • Convert iTunes Music, iTunes Audiobook, Audible Audiobook to MP3.
  • Preserve Original quality and ID3 tags, metadata in output MP3 files.
  • Extract MP3 audios from iTunes videos for importing to all iPod devices.
  • Play Apple Music on iPod Nano/Shuffle/Classic/Touch with ease.
  • Enjoy Apple Music offline on smartphone and portable devices.
  • Burn Apple Music to a CD or upload to iTunes/One Drive/Google Drive, etc.

Guide: How to Convert Apple Music to MP3 or M4A and Sync to iPod?

Step 1. Add Apple Music/Tracks to iTunes Library
First of all, download and install the latest version of iTunes app/Apple Music app on your computer. Then add the songs/tracks/albums/playlist to your iTunes library.

add apple music to itunes library

Step 2. Launch TunesBank Apple Music Converter
TunesBank Apple Music Converter is a desktop app for Mac and Windows. Free download and install TunesBank Apple Music Converter on your desktop. When you launch it, iTunes or Apple Music app(macOS 10.15 and later) will run automatically with it. You will see its clean and simple interface. At the same time, it will automatically load your iTunes library and playlists.

Launch TunesBank Apple Music Converter

Step 3. Pick the Apple Music Tracks to Convert
Click the “Playlist” on the left panel, and it will list all the Apple Music tracks in that playlist. Click the check box to select the songs to be converted. Don’t worry, the 5 times conversion speed allows you to batch convert any number of Apple Music songs.

Select Apple Music to Convert

Step 4. Choose MP3 or M4A as Output Format and Customize Output Parameter
Because ipod touch, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, iPod touch, iPhone, iPad and most Apple devices supports MP3 or M4A format, we suggest you select MP3 or M4A as output format. Please move to the bottom of the main interface, here you can choose MP3 or M4A as ouptut format.

Choose MP3 or M4A as Output Format

In addition, you also can customize Codec, Output Format, Output Quality, Bitrate, Sample rate and Channels of the output file.

Customize Output Parameter

Step 5. Convert Apple Music to MP3/M4A Supported by iPod
Now, it’s time to press on “Convert” button to start converting Apple Music songs to MP3 without quality loss. Do not use iTunes during the conversion process, iTunes will play Apple Music tracks in the background (mute).

Convert Apple Music to MP3

Once done, go to “Finished” section to view all the converted MP3 songs, click the “View Output File” button to open the output folder.

Convert Apple Music to iPod nano

Video Guide: How to Convert Apple Music to MP3 and Sync them to iPod?

Step 6. Transfer the Converted Apple Music(MP3/M4A Files) to iPod Nano with iTunes

Above simple steps, you have converted Apple Music tracks to MP3 or M4A with TunesBank Apple Music Converter, now you can use iTunes to sync those converted Apple Music songs to your iPod nano or more Apple devices.

1) Launch iTunes on your PC or Mac, and create a new playlist in iTunes library, then add the converted Apple Music songs (MP3 or M4A files) to this new created playlist.

2) Connect your iPod Nano or iPod Shuffle to computer with a USB cable. Then tab the iPod icon near the top left of the iTunes window.

2)In the left panel, click “Music”, and then select the box beside to “Sync Music”. Here you can select “Entire Music Library” or “Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres” according to your needs.

3) Click the “Apply” button at the bottom of the screen to sync the converted Apple Music to iPod nano or shuffle.

sync apple music to ipod nano

Tips: Similarly, this method is also suitable for converting and transferring Apple Music to iPhone, iPad, iPod Classic, iPod Touch.

Download TunesBank Apple Music Converter and try to convert Apple Music to your iPod/iPad/iPhone.

Part 3. How to Enjoy Apple Music on iPod Touch(with Wifi Function)

Now you know how to put Apple Music to iPod nano, iPod Shuffle, iPod Classic. For iPod Touch users, if your iPod touch has Wifi function, it’s much easier to get Apple Music on the iPod Touch when you have an Apple Music subscription account. Next, you are going to learn how to enjoy Apple Music on iPod Touch with Apple Music subscription account.

Step 1. Open your iPod touch, log in to Apple Music with your Apple ID. Please make sure that your Apple ID is the same as the ID you purchased in the iTunes Store.

Step 2. Then go to “Settings”> “Music”, and then turn on “Show Apple Music”. After that, you can access all of your music on your iPod touch.

sync apple music to ipod touch

In addition, you can download Apple Music tracks to iPod Touch for offline listening. Click the “Download” icon to download the content to the iPod Touch.

If your iOS device does not have wifi function, you need to remove DRM from Apple Music and convert Apple Music M4P songs to MP3 or M4A format, then follow the above simple guide to sync the DRM-free Apple Music songs to your iPhone/iPad/iPod. If you want to save Apple Music on iPhone/iPad/iPod forever, TunesBank brings free Apple Music by converting them to non-DRM audio format, so that you can keep Apple Music playable forever on iOS devices.

Final Words:

Well, this post helps you solve you can’t sync Apple Music to your iPods. Thanks to TunesBank Apple Music Converter, you can easily put Apple Music to iPod Nano/Shuffle/Classic/Touch, iPhone, iPad and more device for offline enjoying. Now you can enjoy your favourite Apple Music songs on portable device without Internet connection or Wi-Fi when you are on the go or trips!

Sync Apple Music to iPod