How to Download Spotify Music to iPod Touch for Offline Listening

Who still use iPod touch in the age of iPhone or various Android flagship handsets? But, quite unexpectedly, Apple announced the 7th iPod touch in 2019. Then a question occurred to our mind that "do we still need an iPod and it still makes sence in our life?" Actually, it still makes sences, for example, the parents can purchase an iPod touch for their kids for playing games and watching videos without connection option, or if you are one of the adults who do not want to be obsessed with social media and just want better focuses your attention on music, books and more, the iPod touch is still a solid and significative.

If you have an iPod touch that you use it in your car or in the gym to listen to your music, you may wonder that it is possible to download songs from Spotify or some other music sources to iPod on which you would not have an internet connection? How would you do this? We hereby focus on the 2 helpful ways to download Spotify music to iPod touch, and the details as below.

transfer music from computer to ipod touch

Solution 1: Download Spotify Music to iPod Touch via Spotify Client

If you have Premium and have the 5th generation iPod touch or later, you can download your favorite songs, albums, playlists, and podcasts from Spotify, so you can listen to them on iPod touch without an internet connection.

Step 1: Open the music or playlist you want to download on your iPod touch, then switch on spotify music download button icon button at the top right of any song or playlist.

Step 2: Once you have downloaded all the music or playlist, you can continue to set the Offline Mode of Spotify app. On your iPod touch, tap on Library page --> tap on Spotfiy setting button icon --> tap on Playback --> switch on Offline.

spotify offline mode

With Spotify Offline Mode on, you are allowed to play the music that you have downloaded on your iPod touch without internet connection. You can have it on your car or airplane to listen to Spotify music offline.

Pros: It is very easy to operate for Premium users, and you do not need any other assistant tools.
Cons: Only works for iPod touch 5 and 7th generation, because Spotify is only compatible with iOS 10 and later. If you have the old generations, you only step back.

Solution 2: Download Spotify Music to Old iPod Touch without Premium

Unfortunately, for the older generation of iPod Touch which does not support iOS 11 or later, the Spotify app won’t work. For the Spotify app to work, you need to have the 5th or 7th generation iPod touch.

How to download songs from Spotify to iPod touch (apply to the latest 7th and older generations)? The answer is using the third-party application named Spotify Music Downloader to download Spotify music to MP3 or some other formats and then transfer them to iPod touch. Now, let’s check out the details about how to download and transfer Spotify music to iPod touch 7th, and older generation.

Step 1: Download and Install Spotify Music Downloader on Computer

Download and install the clean and virus-free application, then launch it on your desktop. From the main window, you can see the main features of Spotify Music Downloader.

main interface

Step 2: Add Songs You Want to Download from Spotify

Click on "Add" button to open the pop-up window which indicates you to drag and drop the songs or playlist here. Or you can add music by copying the link of playlist or song to clipboard.

Or directly drag & drop track, playlist, album, artist or podcast from Spotify to the main window.

add music from spotify

Step 3: Choose MP3 as the Output Audio Format

Click on Setting button to open the setting window, in this prompt, you can customize the output format to MP3, AAC, the output quality to high (320kbps), and the output directly as you desired.

choose mp3 as the output format

Step 4: Start Download Songs from Spotify

After all the settings done, click on "Convert" button to start downloading track, playlist, album or podcast from Spotify to the audio format you choose in the previous step. After the downloading is completed, you can click on the "Converted" menu on the left panel to find the downloaded music.

download spotfiy music to mp3

Step 5: Transfer the Downloaded Spotify Music to iPod Touch

There are 2 ways available to help you transfer the downloaded Spotify music to iPod touch. The first one is using the Spotify Music Downloader to upload the downloaded Spotify music to Google Drive or One Drive, then log in your Google or Microsoft account on iPod touch to download the uploaded music to the iPod touch.

To do this, just simply select the downloaded Spotify music files and click on "Upload & Share" to open the "upload and share" window, then choose upload to OneDrive or Google Drive. Or click on "Tools" - > "Upload & Share" to upload and share more music to Cloud Drive.

upload spotfiy music to drive

Tips: You are also allowed to export the downloaded Spotify music to iTunes library, so you can transfer the music to iPod touch via iTunes.

The second way to transfer the downloaded Spotify music to iPod touch is via PanFone Manager. It is a free mobile phone management tool to help users one-click to transfer music, videos, movies, TV shows, and other media files freely between iOS and Android, between mobile phones and computer without any quality loss.

Download and install PanFone Manager Free on your computer. Next, launch this free mobile phone manager. Then connect your iPod touch which is running iOS 5 or later with computer. After PanFone Manager successfully detects your device, you will see the main screen below.

free ipod touch manager

Click on "Music" at the top of main screen, then click on "Add" button to import the downloaded Spotify music from computer to your iPod touch running iOS 5 or later.

transfer music to ipod touch

On your iPod touch, you can open Music app, then tap on "Library" - > "Downloaded Music" - > "Recently Added" to find the imported music.

Pros: Work for both Premium and Free users. The Spotify Music Downloader outputs Spotify music to MP3 or AAC with the perfect audio quality, and you can easily put it to your iPod touch. So it is a savior for the users who own old iPod touch generations, MP3 player and any other more portable devices.
Cons: Need to pay for Spotify Music downloader to output the best sound quality.


For the users who have the latest iPod touch, and already subscribed to Spotify, they can download Spotify music to iPod touch directly and activate the Offline mode for listening to music with internet connection. However, if have older generations of iPod touch or other portable devices on which you can not run Spotify client, you can refer to the Solution 2 to download and transfer Spotify music to your iPod touch with ease.

If you have an iPod but was forgotten and left in your drawer, just take it out and use it for running or gym, because this tiny and thin thing could simply carry your music into pocket, and make iPod touch as your delicate music player!

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