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How to get music onto an iPod without removing the previous music

Sometimes when adding music to your iPod through iTunes on a new computer or another computer, the program will attempt to synchronize the device with the music available on the computer. All songs on the iPod, but not in your iTunes library will be removed. This can cause problems for people who just want to add songs to your iPod without losing their old music. Fortunately, Apple allows users to manually add music to the device, avoiding the problems of synchronization.


1. Open iTunes.


2. Connect your iPod to your computer using the USB cable. A prompt will appear warning that the device will synchronize the music to remove. Click "Cancel" if this happens.


3. Click the iPod listed under "Devices" in "Library". This opens the "Summary" page for the device.


4. Check the "manually manage music and videos" box to the bottom of the page.


5. Click on "Library" on the left sidebar of iTunes. Mark all the songs you want to add the device. Drag and drop it on the iPod listed under "Devices."

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