How to Sync a Playlist on an iPod

by Techwalla Electronics Editor ; Updated February 10, 2017

How to Sync a Playlist on an iPod. Creating playlists with iTunes can help you organize and transfer music from your library to your iPod quickly. To sync a playlist on an iPod you will have to follow some easy steps, but you will quickly get the hang of it.

Plug the USB connector cable from your iPod into your computer. iTunes should start automatically after this step. Should it not, open the program manually.

Create a playlist. Before you can sync a playlist on an iPod, you will first have to create playlists. This can be done automatically for you by iTunes, or you can do this manually by selecting individual songs.

To create a playlist, click on the "File" menu. Select "New Playlist" and create a name for your playlist. This name should appear in the side bar menu under the heading "Playlists."

Go into your music library by clicking on the "Music" tab under the "Library" heading on the side menu. Add songs to your playlist; right-click on them individually or several at a time.

Click on the "iPod" icon in the side menu. This will open your iPod music library.

Autofill your playlist. At the bottom of the iPod library screen, click on the arrow menu titled "Autofill From." This will allow you to fill your iPod with songs from any playlist you choose.


  • You can randomly sync songs from a selected playlist, sync them all or sync higher rated songs.


  • Make sure you have installed iTunes on the computer you will be using to sync a playlist to your iPod. If you connect your iPod before installing iTunes, your computer may become unstable.