Revert Back to iTunes to Sync Spotify Music to Your iPod - dummies

Revert Back to iTunes to Sync Spotify Music to Your iPod

By Kim Gilmour

If you decide you want to revert to iTunes for syncing your iPod with your Spotify music, you can do so without a problem. Just follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you first quit Spotify by going to File→Exit in Windows or Spotify➪Quit Spotify on the Mac.

  2. Open iTunes and plug in your iPod.

    Your iPod appears in the iTunes sidebar below Devices.

  3. Click your iPod in the iTunes sidebar to view its details, and then click the Music tab.

  4. Select the Sync Music check box.

  5. In the dialog box that appears, click the Sync Music button.

    You can choose to sync all your music, or selected albums and playlists.

  6. Click Apply in the bottom-right corner of the iTunes window.

    iTunes knows that you’ve used a different library to copy content onto the device, so it warns you that it must erase everything on the iPod and start again.

  7. Click Erase and Sync to confirm.

    Tracks start syncing. The process may take a while, depending on how many tracks you have to sync.

When using a laptop to sync, plug it into a power outlet because syncing can be a big drain on your battery. You don’t want the process to stall at the last minute because you have only a few minutes of power left!