By Dylan / Last Updated June 3, 2021

Backup iPod Touch

iPod Touch is a great tool designed for entertainment. You could listen to music, watch movies, and play games on it. Except for entertainment features, it also has some practical features like face time and iMessage. Media files could quickly consume its storage, so you need to backup iPod Touch. You could have several ways to backup your iPod Touch. Before that, let’s know about your device.

The first generation of iPod Touch was released on September 5, 2007. So far, Apple has released seven generations of iPod Touch. iPod Touch is currently the only product in Apple's iPod product line (both iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle have discontinued). The latest iPod Touch could have at most 256GB of storage. Usually, it could be enough, while you could still backup iPod Touch in case of data loss.

iPod Touch

#1 Selectively backup iPod Touch to computer

Since iPod Touch is a mobile device for entertainment. You must have some media files like songs and videos to save for you like them but just want to save them to computer as collections so as to view them from time to time. If you love photographing, you might accumulate a lot of pictures on iPod Touch. Transferring media files from iPod Touch to computer could release much storage and it would be easy to share them with your friends.

AOMEI MBackupper is a free professional backup software for Apple devices, allowing to backup songs, videos, photos, messages, and contacts from iPod Touch to computer.

Transfer Media Files: You could save the media files to computer and restore them to iPod Touch or another Apple device like iPhone and iPad.

One-Click View: You could easily view or locate your backup on computer by one click.

Preview and Select: You could backup your favorite songs or movies by previewing and selecting the files you want.

External Drive: You could easily change the path to backup files to external drive.

Widely Compatible: You could feel free to use AOMEI MBackupper for it supports iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch of most operating systems including the latest iOS 13.

Use AOMEI MBackupper to backup iPod Touch to computer in 3 steps

Step 1. Download AOMEI MBackupper for free. Connect iPod Touch to computer with USB cable and tap “Trust” on it.

Step 2. Click Custom Backup. You could preview files by clicking any icon. After selecting the needed files, click OK to return.

Select Files

Step 3. Click the path in the lower-left corner to change it. Click Start Backup and files on iPod Touch would be transferred to computer.

Custom Backup

If you want to view your backup, click the eye icon or pin icon to view or locate your backup. If you need to restore iPod Touch from that backup or transfer media files to another device, connect the device to computer, select the task in Backup Management, and click Restore.

#2 Backup iPod Touch to computer with iTunes

iTunes could help you to create a full backup of iPod Touch, while should know what iTunes backup includes. It doesn’t mean copy all the data on iPod Touch. iTunes would backup most local data and it means that if you could download the media files from the store, it won’t be covered. You could not decide your backup or view it on computer. Restoration with iTunes backup would erase all the existing data and totally restore iPod Touch to the previous state. You need to download the apps and media files again. The most horrible thing is that you might lose your game saves.

If you want to backup iPod Touch to computer with iTunes, follow the steps below.

Step 1. Download iTunes for Windows. Connect iPod Touch to computer with USB cable.

Step 2. Click the phone-shape icon and enter Summary of iPod Touch. Click Back Up Now. It would take minutes to complete the task.

#3 Backup iPod Touch with iCloud

iCloud is a built-in tool that you could find in Settings. You could create a backup and save it in the cloud without installing other apps. Every ID would be allocated with 5GB of free storage. Like iTunes, it saves most local data but the data you have already uploaded via iCloud settings, like iCloud photos and messages, would be included. iCloud backup could only used for signing in a new iPhone.

Follow the instruction below to backup iPod Touch with iCloud.

Go to Settings > tap [your name] > tap iCloud > scroll down and enter iCloud Backup > enable iCloud Backup.

Completing the procedures means you want your iPod Touch to create an iCloud backup at night when you are not using it. If you want to backup iPod with iCloud immediately, tap Back Up Now.

iTunes does the same job while it saves your data to computer. You could compare iCloud backup vs iTunes backup and see the differences.


Here we discuss 3 methods of how to backup iPod Touch to computer . To save the media files and safely restore iPod Touch, you could choose mBackupper to selectively backup iPod Touch. You could also use iTunes or iCloud to create a full backup but you need to take time downloading media files after restoration. If you like this passage, could you please share it with your friends?