If you just bought an Android smartphone while previously owned an iPhone you might have noticed that it isn’t possible to get all of your iTunes data on your Android smartphone. This is because iTunes is incompatible with Android 5.0 Lollipop (or with any Android version) but there are other ways you can use to get all of your songs, videos and iTunes media on your new Android device.
For this we will use BitTorrent’s Sync software, if you don’t have it installed on your PC we recommend you download it and install it from here and on your Android device from the Play Store, download the app here
How to sync iTunes with Android 5.0 Lollipop
- Once Sync is installed, open it up and add a new folder
- On your Android Device in the Sync app go to Settings > Advanced and make sure that Simple Mode is unchecked
- add the previously created folder from your PC to the Sync app on your Android device by scanning the QR code (you can find the QR code by sharing the folder)
- You can choose where to save your media, you can do this in an existing folder or a new one (we recommend creating a new one called iTunes)
- If you want to continue syncing the content from iTunes to your device automatically then click the three dot option icon next to the folder and press autosync
- Open up iTunes on your PC and drag and drop all the content you want to sync to your Android device in the folder created on step 1
- Automatically all the songs, movies and other data that you put in the folder will appear in the Sync app on your Android Device
- From there you can save it onto your device so it stays there permanently.
The Sync app isn’t restricted to syncing iTunes media with Android as all type of files (like pictures, other folders, PDF’s, documents etc.) can be easily send to your device running Android 5.0 this way.