How to Recover Music from iPod

How to Recover Music from iPod with Dr. Fone from Wondershare


There was a time when iPods were the cutting edge of technology meets luxury. But over the years, the iPhone and the iPad have rocketed their way to the top of the Apple value chain and the good old iPod is nothing but a flash of nostalgia.

If you have an iPod that you wish to discontinue using, then you will need to back-up your repository of songs and transfer them to an iPhone. On the other hand, if your iPod has taken a fall or has been otherwise damaged in any way, you must recover the data as soon as possible to save your cherished playlists.

In either case, you need the support of a streamlined third party application that can facilitate the retrieval in a few steps without needing you to brush up on your tech skills.

Dr. Fone from Wondershare is such a utility. It is a master at probing Apple’s devices in three comprehensive modes despite the famed snug hardware and software fit. Most tools are neither this effective nor this fast.

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Before Initiating Recovery from an iPod, Keep in Mind:


1. You must scan the iPod as soon as data loss is detected. Waiting for too long to initiate the retrieval adversely impacts success.


2. The iPod, like other Apple devices, must be in Device Firmware Upgrade (DFU) mode for the recovery to take place without glitches. This is how you can reach DFU:

  • Press the Power button for 3 seconds
  • Press the Home & Power buttons together for about 10 seconds
  • Release the Power button but keep the Home button pressed for 15 more seconds or till iTunes says it has detected a device in recovery mode


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This is often tedious because the durations have to be counted down precisely. To assist, Dr. Fone offers an animated guidance screen.


3. Last but not the least, if Dr. Fone happens to be installed on the same computer as iTunes, there might be automatic syncing of data between iTunes and the iPod when it is connected to the system. In order to prevent this, visit the iTunes dashboard, click on “Preferences”, scroll to “Devices” and tick “Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically”.


Mode 1: Recover from iOS Device


1. Connect the iPod to your computer with the provided USB cable. Launch Dr. Fone and choose the first option – Recover from iOS Device from the home screen.


2. Allow the system to analyze the device. It does so to ensure that the model is one it supports and is compatible with. After the check, the “Start Scan” button becomes available. Click it.

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3. At this point of time, if the iPod is not in Device Firmware Upgrade (DFU) mode, you will be prompted to follow the animated instructions on the guidance screen.


4. The scan for the iPod is automatically triggered. A progress bar notes the time to completion. The buttons ‘Pause’ and ‘Stop’ to the right of the bar are used to halt the scan or terminate it prematurely. This is useful if you have a large number of songs in the iPod and only wish to recover a few. When you spot these songs being identified as “retrievable”, you can choose to not wait out the scan and end it before time.


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5. When the scan is allowed to run its course, it culminates in the display screen. If you own an iPod Touch that allows you to click images, the directory to the left of the screen will be fairly populated. The nodes corresponding to “Audio”, “App Photos” and “Camera Roll” (amongst others) will all have numbers, representing files, next to them. Select the songs you would like to recover. You might use the search bar to call up items by artist or album name. You even have the flexibility to tick individual songs or choose all the available tracks. When you are done, simply hit the “Recover” button and save the data to the hard disk of your computer from where you can transfer it to an iPhone.

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Mode 2: Recover from iTunes Backup File


If you have backed up your music to your iTunes account, you can use the files in the application to extract the tracks you want.


1. Launch Dr. Fone and choose the second option from the home screen – Recover from iTunes Backup File.


2. As soon as you do this, the Dr. Fone system will get access to the iTunes backup data saved to the hard disk of the computer. The good thing about this is the fact that you can bypass the confusing file system and nomenclature of iTunes and simply choose the backup container that is the most likely to hold all the songs you have to retrieve from a conveniently presented list. Once you have found the right file, select it and click “Start Scan”

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3. Allow the process to complete, tick the tracks you want to recover, and you can save them to your computer.

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Mode 3: Recover from iCloud Backup File

iCloud is yet another backup platform you might have used to save your iPod songs over a Wi-Fi connection. If you have done this, you can access the information and recover your favorite tracks.

1. Launch Dr. Fone and choose the third option – Recover from iCloud Backup File.


2. When prompted to, input the iCloud login credentials.

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3. Select the backup file that is likely to have a copy of all the tracks you seek to retrieve and then click “Download”.

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4. From the pop-up, tick the option Audios. This ensures that only songs are downloaded from Apple’s servers. Hit “Next”

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5. Tick and recover the tracks you want from the display screen.

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And you’re done! This is how easy it is to recover music from iPod .

Recapping the process:

  • Connect the iPod to Dr. Fone
  • Select the mode that is the most convenient in your situation
  • Choose the right backup file
  • Allow the scan to complete
  • Restore the tracks you want to the hard disk of the computer



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