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How to Undelete iPod Lost Music with Four Methods

Unfortunately, my favorite songs were just deleted accidently from iPod touch by someone I don’t know, so that I cannot share them with my friend.

How can I recover deleted iPod music instantly?

Maybe you can easily undelete iPod lost songs, if you know where you got these songs or who you have shared them with. And as is known, iPod music comes from iTunes store, iCloud, other family members or computer.

Therefore, there should be four methods that can undelete iPod lost music.

  1. 1. Sync music with iTunes on computer after deleting music from iPod.
  2. 2. Get music from iCloud no matter which devices they are purchased with.
  3. 3. Download songs that also purchased by other members of your family.
  4. 4. Extract music from iTunes backup with iOS data recovery tool.

Method 1: Sync music with iTunes from computer to iPod

While your iPod music is saved on iTunes library or computer, please open iTunes to sync music from computer to iPod touch.

sync music from computer to iPod with iTunes

Method 2: Get Lost iPod Music from iCloud

With iCloud, you can store and access all of the music you purchase in the iTunes Store on all of your devices. And we know that previously purchased content will appear within the purchased section of the iTunes app as long as you are signed in with the same Apple ID used to purchase the content. So when iPod music lost, you can try to recover iPod lost music from iCloud with Apple ID.

Step 1: Sign in to iCloud service with Apple ID. Go to Settings - iCloud and sign in with your Apple ID and the password.

sign into iCloud for downloading lost iPos songs

Step 2: Launch the iTunes app iTunes Store from your device’s Home screen. Then tab Purchased and select Not on This iPod.

download iPod lost songs from iCloud

Step 3: You will see all music purchased by you but not on device currently. Select the artist you want to download songs from. (There are no songs listed there because I have not purchased music in iTunes Store.)

Step 4: Tap Download All button to download all purchased music. Or you can select a specific song you want to download by clicking the iCloud icon next to it.

Method 3: Download iPod songs from family members

With Family Sharing on iPod, we can share purchased content with other members of family. Whenever a family member buys a new song or album, everyone else can download and enjoy it. So if you other members of your family have ever purchased the same songs your iPod lost, or they have downloaded your iPod music, now you can download iPod songs from other family members again.

To download songs purchased by other members of your family, go to iTunes Store, tap More - Purchased, then choose a family member.

Method 4: Extract music from iTunes backup with iOS data recovery tool

If you have iTunes backup of iPod music, or above methods are not available for you, you can recover iPod lost music with iOS data recovery tool by yourself.

For example, iOS Data Genius can do iPod music recovery no matter you have iTunes backup or not.

When you have iTunes backup, please follow steps below to undelete iPod lost songs.

Step 1: Install and run iOS Data Genius on Windows computer.

Step 2: Choose Recover from iTunes Backup File on the top of iOS Data Genius screen.

scan iTunes backup to recover iPod deleted music

Step 3: Select iTunes backup file for your iPod and tap Start Scan button.

Step 4: Click Videos folder on the left side of new screen, and preview deleted music on the right.

undelete music from iTunes backup with iOS Data Genius

Step 5: Tick the music you want to recover, and tap Recover button.

Step 6: Browse a folder to save music on computer.

Step 7: Sync music on computer to iPod with iTunes after you get following message.

recover iPod music successfully with iOS data recovery tool

However, if you cannot sure whether you have iPod iTunes backup, please choose Recover from iOS Device after running iOS Data Genius, and scan iOS device. Then follow the operations same to "Recover from iTunes Backup File".

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