As we speak, it seems an insurmountable wall to make the two rival operating systems like iOS and Android dialogue, but something is changing. Today there are many points of contact. Smartphone users have lately been much more free than the choice of the two systems, switching more easily from iPhone to Android and vice versa. This migration has prompted both device manufacturers and App developers to make it easier to move data from one system to another. In a previous guide we showed how to transfer most of the data from your iPhone to a Galaxy device with Android system. But specifically for music lovers, the most frequently asked question is how to sync iTunes with Android? How to transfer music from iPhone to an Android smartphone?
iTunes is a software specifically for iOS and does not exist for Android, but there is the possibility of acquiring the music resident on iTunes and listen to it on an Android smartphone. It seems like an impossible operation, but if you’ve moved from an iPhone to Android, with simple steps you can move your favorite music resident in iTunes on your new Android device. Read on to find out how to sync iTunes on an Android device.
There are many users who migrate from iOS to Android or have both devices and find it difficult to use music playlists that have on iPhone on the other device.
Before the smartphones were as powerful as today, we listened to music on the iPod and created sizable music playlists. Everyone wants to avoid bringing two devices just to listen to music, but since there is no iTunes app for Android, how can you listen to your vast iTunes library on your Android phone? We thought, therefore, to do something nice to show step by step how to synchronize your iTunes music on Android easily and especially for free.
Before entering into the heart of the process of this guide, we will need the availability of a couple of simple things and some very basic but necessary prerequisites, which you can read below.
- An iPhone that contains the music you want to transfer to Android.
- A PC with iTunes installed with internet connection (WiFi recommended).
- An Android device on which you want to transfer music.
How to sync iTunes with Android
To achieve the purpose that we have set ourselves, it is necessary to download the iSyncr app both in the desktop and mobile version to be installed on the Android device.
Step 1: Turn on your Android device and from the Play Store download iSyncr: iTunes for Android from this link.
Step 2: Download the iSyncr desktop software application suite to your PC . The application is available in free form for both Mac and Windows PC. Go to this link to download it.
Step 3: Make sure that the desired library you currently have on iPhone is already synchronized with iTunes on your PC. To do this just transfer the music from iPhone to PC (which synchronizes with iTunes by default) or choose File> Add Folder to the Library from the iTunes menu. This will allow you to sync the music you have in an existing folder to the iTunes library.
Step 4: Make sure you give both private and public permission to iSyncr desktop. You can also add a port to the firewall. To do so, open the firewall settings and follow the link below. As you can see below, you can also open a door.
Step 5: Open the iSyncr App on your Android device and choose Wi-Fi as an option.
Step 6: A window should open automatically asking you which files you want to synchronize with the device. Check the box next to iTunes and click Sync. iSyncr will then transfer iTunes files to your phone after you select the files you want to sync on your PC, and let the application do its job.
When the process is complete, click Finish. You will then be able to play music files using your favorite music player, even if the creators of iSyncr recommend their Rocket Player app.
Transfer iTunes music to Android via USB
If you do not want to rely on a third-party app to sync iTunes with your Android phone, you can manually transfer files to your device. This method is simple and efficient, but of course it is limited by the storage availability of the device or its mircoSD card.
To move files manually, connect your phone to your PC with a USB cable. Open Windows Explorer and locate the iTunes folder on your computer.
Drag and drop into the music folder of your device to copy files to your phone. Once the transfer is complete, the music will be visible in the selected music player app.
Use Apple Music to transfer music to Android
Apple does not normally create apps for Android. But in an effort to keep iTunes customers who transitioned to Android, Apple created the Apple Music app for Android. It has some limitations, but it is the official way to listen to your iTunes music on Android.
Because this is an Apple service, you need an Apple ID to use it. You should already have one since you already have music on iTunes. Be sure to recover your account, if you can not find the login information, contact Apple customer service.
The Apple Music app offers you the same features as iTunes, with tips for you from a 30 million song catalog. You can keep all the playlists you’ve made while using iOS and the transfer is easy enough. It is a streaming service (like Spotify) that requires a subscription, but the first three months are free.
As you can see, it’s very easy to sync iTunes with Android and transfer your favorite music from iTunes to your Android device.
In case you have other problems, I suggest you visit the website of the team that developed the application.