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Josh Brown Feb 24, 2023

How to Put Music on iPod Shuffle, Nano, Mini without iTunes

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Are you wondering how to put music on the iPod Shuffle without iTunes? This guide is here to help. So read on!

Regardless of the advancements that iPhones have made, iPods haven't lost their charm. In fact, there is something very nostalgic and music-geeky about it.

It doesn't matter where you are, you can always playback any song with just an iPod in your back pocket. You don't need an Internet connection nor iTunes to put music on iPod Shuffle. 

This guide will show you how to add music to an iPod without iTunes and listen to it offline.

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How to Put Music on iPod Shuffle & Nano without iTunes

Apple is fantastic. Their products are ahead of their times. But, when it comes to transferring files, especially working with devices of the older generation, there are plenty of drawbacks. iTunes is one such example. 

Ever since Apple discontinued iTunes, it has been a little harder to transfer music to iOS devices. So, how do you put music on an iPod without iTunes? Simple! You get yourself WALTR PRO, the fastest, simplest, and best iTunes alternative out there.

WALTR PRO is your answer to transferring files to iPod classic without iTunes. It can transfer any format of files to any type of iOS device, including iPod, without iTunes. It has a straightforward drag-and-drop process to add music to the iPod.

In addition, WALTR PRO is one of the reasons why iPods and Windows PCs can be in the same conversation. WALTR PRO is fully compatible with Windows and works like a charm.

Want proof of its simplicity? Watch this video below to see just how stupidly easy the process of putting music on iPod is with WALTR PRO!

How to Copy Music on iPod Shuffle or iPod Nano without using iTunes

To Add MP3 to iPod, here is what you will need:

  • A macOS or Windows computer


WALTR PRO is free to download, so grab it right now and test it out with no strings attached.

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Step 1. Plug-in your iPod

After you have installed WALTR PRO, which takes about 10 seconds, connect your iPod to a computer using a FireWire or USB cord. Although WALTR PRO works wirelessly, the USB cable is still needed for older devices, such as iPods.

Plug In Your Ipod

Step 2. Drop your music into the drop-zone

There are no size limits. You can push as many files as you wish. Just drag and drop any music file into WALTR PRO and let it do its magic. No need to worry if it’s in FLAC or any other file format because WALTR PRO converts it on the fly for native iPod playback. Additionally, you can transfer FLAC on iPhone if needed.

Drag And Drop

As soon as you drop the music into WALTR, the app will grab the artwork from the Internet, if available.

Some Key Features In WALTR PRO:

  • Universal Connection Bridge: Quickly puts music even on the original iPod brought to life 15 years ago.
  • Smart Adaptive Conversion: Supports FLAC, WAV, CUE, APE, – all video & music formats are covered.
  • Automatic Wifi Connectivity. Throw any media to your iPhone & iPad wirelessly — no cords required!
  • Full Support of ePub and PDF.

How to Add Music to iPod?

Now that we are well-versed on how to add music to the iPod, let's explore how we can build a truly diverse music library for free. YouTube has the greatest pool of most authentic content. From concert versions of tracks to acoustic covers, YouTube offers what most music platforms don't.

The perfect tool to download music from YouTube to iPod is none other than Softorino YouTube Converter 2. This desktop app takes seconds to get a song from YouTube and load it straight to your iPod. Yes, it's fully compatible with iPods.

How To Add Music To Ipod

We wrote an entire guide on how to download music from YouTube to iPod. Check it out!

How to Put Lossless Music on your iPod

Your ultra-portable iPod accepts very few music formats out of the whole ocean of them. Sure, it can play MP3, and perhaps it is enough for most people, but HD quality music encoded in FLAC is a non-starter.

There are more and more music fans who would like to stick to lossless music. You can transfer lossless music to your iPod and iPhone by following this guide — how to put MP3 on iPhone.

WALTR PRO supports all those formats. So, when you copy music to iPod without iTunes using WALTR PRO, there is no need to worry about wasting time on converting files and there's no loss of quality. 

Simply drop any file format into WALTR and that's it. Your FLAC music will be converted into ALAC without any quality loss. 

The difference in sound between lossy and lossless formats is quite impressive. Here's a little table we've prepared:

Formats comparison


iPod was the first Apple product on the market of mobile gadgets. During 15 years, Apple released 5 models of the device and more than 20 generations. There have been more than 300 million devices sold worldwide. A whole army of iPod lovers!

Many people still prefer to own their music. Music streaming services drain your battery blazingly fast, meanwhile devices like the iPod Nano stay alive forever. With WALTR PRO, you can create your entire music library on any iPod model. You can even listen to FLAC on your iPhone!. So go ahead and try it out right now.

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