Updated: December 5th, 2018

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

Are you wondering how to put music on iPod Nano or Shuffle?  This guide is here to help – so read on! 

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Music has no borders. Regardless of where you are, you can play back any song with just an iPod in the pocket of your jeans. You don’t need Internet connection too, because this guide will show you how to put music on iPod Shuffle or Nano and listen to it offline.

How to Put Music on iPod Shuffle & Nano without iTunes

It’s not easy to put music on iPhone. Usually, Apple users need to go through iTunes hassle for transferring music into their iPods….but no longer! 🙏

Now, if you want to put any music on your iPod Shuffle – you can just fire WALTR 2 from Softorino and move any file straight to your device. 

This is like we always wanted – a simple drop zone where you can push music and it will appear on your device. 

Proof? Watch this video below to see just how stupidly-easy this has become!

How to Put Music on iPod Shuffle & Nano without iTunes

iPod Shuffle is the first iPod without any display. It’s the best solution for working out in the gym or running in the park. It was first delivered in 2005 and it could play back the music in chaotic order. It’s small, it has a good storage and decent battery life. And nothing distracts you from music since there’s no display.

What you will need:

  • MacOS or Windows computer
  •  WALTR 2 app 
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Step 1. Plug-in your iPod.

After you’ve spent 3 secs on installing WALTR 2, connect your iPod to a computer using FireWire or USB cords. In fact, WALTR 2 works wirelessly but sure thing – with devices like iPod you still have to use cables.

Step 2. Drop your music into the drop-zone

There are no size limits. You can push as many files as you wish. To prove how fast it works, we’ll put 2,5 GB of FLAC music to iPod Shuffle without iTunes. FYI, FLAC file container is not compatible with an iPod, WALTR converts it on-the-fly for native iPod playback. Additionally, you can transfer FLAC on iPhone if needed. 

WALTR 2 got completely revamped design. Besides, having a new look, it also shows the current progress. BTW, As soon as you throw the music into WALTR, the app will grab the artwork from the Internet, if available.

Some essential features that WALTR 2 holds:

  • Universal Connection Bridge. Any of the iPods released by Apple are fully compatible. This means you can quickly put music even on the original iPod brought to life 15 years ago.
  • Smart Adaptive Conversion. There are tons of various formats out there, lion’s part of them are not supported with Apple devices. WALTR 2 supports them all – FLAC, WAV, CUE, APE, – all video & music formats are covered.
  • Automatic WiFI Connectivity. If your iOS device is connected to the same WiFI network, WALTR 2 will recognize it on the spot, and you’ll be able to throw any media to your iPhone & iPad no cords required!
  • Full Support of ePub and PDF. That’s one of the brand new WALTR 2 features. Need to quickly put PDF or ePub onto your iPhone? There’s nothing easier – just drop it into WALTR.

How to Put Lossless Music on your iPod

Your ultra-portable iPod accepts very few of music formats out of the whole ocean of them. Sure, it can play back MP3, which is the most spread format worldwide, and perhaps this is enough for most people, but HD quality music encoded in FLAC is a no-starter. Nevertheless, there are more and more music fans who would like to stick to lossless music. Moreover, you can transfer any music file onto your iPhone by following this guide — how to put MP3 on iPhone. 

WALTR 2, just like its predecessor – original WALTR supports all those formats. You are not required to convert them beforehand and there’s no loss of quality. WALTR swaps the container with the compatible one on-the-fly. Simply drop it 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:


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 millions of devices sold worldwide! The whole army of iPod lovers!

Turns out, that many people still prefer to own their music. Music streaming services drain your battery blazingly fast, meanwhile the device, like, say, iPod Nano, stays alive forever. And if you have a vast music collection on your own, you don’t really need a subscription service (that’s no good in the places where signal is wonky anyway).

Now WALTR 2 – already acclaimed application adds up a new feature – support of every iPod ever released. Apple discontinued these devices, but they are too good to go into oblivion just now. So here how you can put music on iPod Shuffle, Nano, Mini, Classic without iTunes.

iPods are lightweight, they have extraordinary battery and they hold thousands and thousands of songs. And there’s a smashingly cool way to put music on iPod Shuffle, Nano without iTunes. Moreover, you can even listen to FLAC on iPhone! So go ahead and try it out right now!


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