iOS & Android are the two most incompatible operating systems. They have always been kind of strong contenders standing against each other, but why should the users suffer from this conflict. Imagine, you now somehow appreciate the open-source nature of Android and the extent to which it can be altered and finally, you decide to jump from your iPhone to your favorite Android smartphone. You bought it, congratulations! But what now? You just notice that you don’t have your favorite Music and Movies on this new piece, its all still left over to the iPhone.
Users have literally struggled when it came to transferring stuff synced from iTunes to Android, for Contacts and Business cards, the online services like Gmail and Microsoft have solved the deal while photos are universal and could either be transfer manually or using cloud services. But the table turns when it comes to transferring Music and Movies from iTunes to Android, there are a few software which can assist you to do so, but some of them have either limited functionality or are highly-paid. The aim of this guide, is to assist you in-detail on how to transfer Music and Movies from iTunes to Android. The sole purpose could be achieved either by manually transferring the stuff or by using utility tools. Read below to find out more.
Transfer Music and Movies from iTunes to Android
The first way, is to copy your iTunes library to your Android. Open iTunes » Edit » Preferences, click on the Advanced tab and check the Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library box. Re-sync your library and everything shall be copied to the corresponding locations inside the iTunes Media folder. The second step is to find the iTunes Media folder on your PC. Following is where you will be able to find the iTunes Media folder on your PC with varying operating system:
- C:\Users\username\My Music\iTunes\ (Windows Vista/7/8)
- C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music\iTunes\ (Windows XP)
- /Users/username/Music/iTunes/ (Mac OS X)
Once located, you can connect your Android to the PC via USB cable in Mass Storage or MTP mode. Open the iTunes Media folder, from there you can copy your favorite Music, Podcast and Movies to the desired location on your Android.
The manual method is least preferred due to several complications, one of which is that it takes a lot of time to copy everything manually. A tool/utility could be used here to ease up the process. We recently covered an article about MobileGo for Android by Wondershare, which is a brilliant management tool for both iOS and Android, and is definitely a plus point when it comes to transferring content between the two different operating systems. Wondershare MobileGo for Android lets you sync your Music and Movies playlists over iOS and Android within a few clicks, saving you hours of hard work. The utility is well famous for Android and is also available for the iOS. It is basically an all-in-one smartphone management utility and what we’re going to cover up here is a mere, yet a very useful feature. Here are a few steps that will guide you through the process of setting up Wondershare MobileGo for Android and using it to transfer Music and Movies from iTunes to Android:
- Download and Install MobileGo software for your PC: Click here
- Start the program.
- Connect your Android smartphone to the PC via USB data cable.
- If you’re connecting your device for the first time, it will take a few minutes to set up the connection.
- Once done, from the main screen, you can click on Import iTunes Playlists
- Check the desired Playlists and finally click on OK.
It takes a few moments to sync the playlists and then you can manage your Music within the MobileGo for Android program.
You can’t evade from paid services if you’re associated with iOS. Yes! there are a few other options available, perhaps require some amount to buy. This includes:
AirSync is a sleek and smart syncing service by doubleTwist. Yes, it is the same that invented Double Twist Music Player, moreover AirSync is a part of Double Twist Player. While the player is free, AirSync is an intelligent part of it. It lets you sync your favorite music from your iTunes to your Android over wireless connection. The service is recommended by world’s top journals, for not only syncing iTunes but several other built-in features like AirPlay and AirTunes. All of this, just in a few bucks, click the link below.
iSyncer is another successful syncing service by JRTStudio. It is simple yet very successful and easy to handle. You can sync your Music using USB or WiFi. It also offers a list of extra features choosing between Internal or external storage, sync MP3 downloads to your iTunes library, automate your syncing schedule, sync multiple libraries, works over USB storage and even on MTP. iSyncer is rated among the top ones and is available for a cheap price, easily affordable.
And here we have covered it all that we had under our sleeves. Transferring content from iPhone or iTunes has always been a mess, but with time, we’ve overcome this issue with solutions. Off all what we had, we could conclude that tools or utilities like Wondershare MobileGo, AirSync, iSyncer etc are way more successful in getting the job done, rather than manual handling. You can read more about Wondershare MobileGo for Android here.