iTunes is a great program for storing and managing your music, and no wonder that most – if not all – Mac owners rely solely on it to organize and enjoy their music content. iTunes store offers millions of songs and automatic syncing – but only to Apple devices.
So things can get a bit tricky if you decide to leave Apple ecosystem and buy a device that runs a different OS, say, a Samsung Android phone. If your new phone has a storage expansion slot, things seem to be OK - you can use mass storage mode to drag and drop audio files. But what if your device is not equipped with such a slot? Do not worry. With a wide range of Android devices available on the market, there are multiple ways to transfer music from iTunes to your Android device.
MacDroid is our first choice for Android file transfer between your Samsung Android device and your Mac. This app makes transferring your iTunes music from your Mac computer to your Android device simple and efficient. In addition, MacDroid can also transfer photos, videos, and various files between these two devices. The interface is simple and intuitive.
How to get started:
SyncMate is choice # 1 for those who prefer all-in-one solutions. The app offers a range of options for managing your music collection. The best is that apart from enabling you to create new playlists right in the app’s window, it works wonderfully well with already existing playlists.
To start using SyncMate you need to set it up first, this will require following a few simple steps. Other sessions will only take a click.
So, how to get iTunes music on Android with SyncMate?
Smart Switch by Samsung is an app used to communicate between computers and devices that run a different OS. It manages transferring music and other types of media from computer to Samsung Galaxy phones. All iTunes content and folders are synced to Smart Switch, then you can transfer it to your phone. Below is a tutorial on how to do it, we’ll take a tutorial for Mac, but do note that the mechanism is pretty much the same for both Mac and Windows OS.
If you own an Android device, you’re probably familiar with the program called Android File Transfer.This freeware is available for download from Android.com and it allows you to transfer files from your Android device to your Mac computer.
Syncios is known as a general file synchronization software, but it also has the capability to transfer your iTunes music to your Samsung device. It’s free to download, but if you’d like to access its most useful features, you’ll have to pay a fee. Here’s how to use this handy app to sync iTunes to Android:
Syncios is a handy app to have, but it might be a bit of an overkill if you’re just looking for a program to transfer iTunes music to your Android or Samsung device, as its capabilities go far beyond this type of synchronization.
TunesGo is another application that allows you to sync iTunes to your Android device, as well as backup your music from pretty much any mobile device. You can download it onto your Mac or Windows computer for free, but you will have to pay a fee to keep using it.
This software prides itself on being extremely easy to use. Here’s how to do it:
TunesGo prides itself on being a “one-click” solution for iTunes to Android, etc transfer. While it’s not quite “one-click”, it is a very easy program to use to sync iTunes to Android.
DoubleTwistSync differs from the software we’ve listed above in that it’s only available on Windows and not Mac. This app bridges the gap between Android and iTunes and lets you sync your music between your Android device and your iTunes collection. It also offers automatic sync.
DoubleTwist is a lightweight, simple to use app that gets the job done quickly and efficiently. Its only downside is that it’s not available to use on Mac computers.
Manually transferring music from iTunes to your Android device can be a bit tedious, especially if you have a large library of music. Also, in doing so, you risk losing album art and track metadata, depending on which Android music player you utilize. Here’s how to do it:
This method should work if you’re looking for an easy and free way to transfer files between these two devices, but be advised that it can be a bit messy and unorganized.
There’s no doubt that the cloud has changed the way people store and interact with their data on their computers. Google Play Music is a cloud application especially designed to allow you to sync a large number of files from iTunes to Android so that you can listen to your music wherever you are.
There are some important things to note about this service, though. First of all, you’re going to need an internet connection to set this up, obviously. Google Play is essentially a streaming service/cloud storage site, so it will use up a ton of your phone’s data if you’re not careful.
Here’s how to transfer your iTunes music to Google Play:
All done! Now you can listen to your iTunes on your Android device.
Apple is constantly evolving to meet the demands of consumers and stay relevant in the tech industry, so it’s no surprise that Apple reconfigured and renamed its iTunes app to Music. This new app comes standard on most Apple computers manufactured after 2019 and is available as a free upgrade on older Macs.
However, because Apple Music is still an Apple service, you’ll need an Apple ID to use it. If you already use iTunes, you already have an Apple ID. If it’s been a while since you’ve used it, you’ll need to contact Apple Support to access it again.
Here’s how to use Apple Music on your Android device:
|SyncMate||· Enables transferring and creating playlists
· Can communicate over wireless connection
|Smart Switch||· Free||· Does not transfer playlists
|Syncios||· Easy-to-use interface; clean and simple
· Can back up an address book, notes, text messages, voicemails, ringtones, etc.
|· Can only sync five files before you have to buy the Pro version for $40|
· Plug and play
|· Does not transfer playlists
· Unreliable connection
|TunesGo||· Allows you to transfer, backup, and restore iPhone and/or Android files
· Includes a ringtone maker
|· Expensive to buy — the full version costs $50
· Doesn’t support wireless downloading
|DoubleTwistSync||· Supports a wide range of mobile devices
· Very smooth user interface
· Includes a media player
|· Limited configuration options
· Some users complain of frequent bugs