How to synchronize iPod to Mac iTunes?

Are you facing problem in synchronizing iPod to Mac iTunes? Or after following sync procedure your iPod device is not detecting by iTunes? Then follow this article and get a clear idea about synchronizing iPod to Mac machine using iTunes.

You can synchronize your iPod to Mac machines in two ways, which are:

  • USB Syncing
  • Wi-Fi Syncing

Before setting up syncing of the iPod, download and install the latest version of iTunes on your system. In Wi-Fi syncing procedure, iTunes 10.5 or above version is required. Whenever you synchronize, entire content is synced between iPod and Mac machine in order to reflect latest, updated or deleted content.

Follow steps to sync iPod device using USB cable

  • Open iTunes
  • Plug your iPod device to your PC using USB cable and after connecting it successfully, select it in iTunes under Devices on the pane on left-hand side
  • Click on Apply, in the lower-right corner of the screen, to synchronize.

Follow the steps to synchronize iPod device using Wi-Fi connection

  • Open iTunes
  • Plug your iPod device to your PC using USB cable and select your device under iTunes devices on the left hand side
  • In the Summary tab, select "Sync with this device over Wi-Fi".
  • When the PC and the iPod device are on the identical network, the iPod device will appear in iTunes, and you can synchronize it. The iPod device will sync automatically when below listed obstacles are correct:
    • The iPod device is plugged in to power
    • iTunes is open on the PC and it is installed successfully
    • The PC and iPod device are on the same Wi-Fi network
    • While the iPod device displays in the left-hand pane of iTunes, you can choose the content tabs and easily configure syncing options.
  • Finally, click on Apply option or Sync in order to synchronize the iPod device

A list of errors you might experience while synchronizing iPod to Mac machines is mentioned below:

  • The iPod cannot be Synced. The Required File Is Locked
  • Could not sync -- unknown error 13014
  • Error-5000: There is a problem with the permissions of the iPod Application folder. The App you have tried to download in iTunes could not be saved.
  • Error -3259: Connection timeout, try again
  • Error -3198 : Error downloading, try again
  • Error 2 : ASR does not exist on ramdisk or is corrupt/not signed
  • Error 23 : Cannot restore or update due to hardware problems

You may experience following issues after you have setup Wi-Fi Syncing

  • You cannot view your iPod device in iTunes over your Wi-Fi network.
  • You are experiencing Wi-Fi sync performance issues.

Resolutions to solve Wi-Fi Sync issues

  • Validate system requirements
  • Make sure Wi-Fi Syncing is enabled
  • Close and reopen iTunes and restart your iPod device
  • Restart your network router
  • Check your network connection
  • Check for network interference
  • Check firewall settings

What you can synchronize?

  • Applications
  • Audio content—music, podcasts, audio books, and iTunes U content
  • Bookmarks
  • Calendars
  • Movies and TV shows
  • Photos
  • Notes
  • Ringtones

Above mentioned data stuff can easily transfer from iPod to iTunes and vice-versa by setting USB cable or Wi-Fi syncing with Mac machines. However, there are few possibilities of losing data while transferring by performing unusual actions such as unplugging USB cable abruptly or disconnecting Wi-Fi connection suddenly and restarting the iPod device or the PC etc. In such situations, i recommend you to try Remo Recover Mac Media application, which can easily help you to recover files lost due to Sync error in Apple iPod and also irrespective of the reasons behind it.

How to synchronize iPod to Mac iTunes? was last modified: December 10th, 2019 by Molly Owen

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