How to Download Music from iPhone, Add to iPod

20 Jun 2011

I first got my iPhone 4 back in September 2010 and after using it for a few days, I wondered – is there a way to download music straight into the iPod app without using a computer? That would be great, populating your iPod on-the-go.

At that point of time, maybe there wasn’t a way. Or maybe there was, but I didn’t know.

Lucky for me, a few weeks ago I found out exactly how to do so using the MewSeek app, thanks to my fiancee the Cydia fangirl.

So for those of you who don’t already know, here’s how to download music from your iPhone and then add them to the iPod, easily and effectively using MewSeek.

Apps You Need to Install

These are the apps you need to install from Cydia. The apps are from SiNfuL iPhone Repo so add this URL to your Cydia Sources –

  • MewSeekPro
    This is the magical app that allows you to search, download and add songs to iPod. One improvement that they should make though, is to implement a feature where you can add your own music search engine so you wouldn’t have to use Safari.
  • Safari Download Manager (optional)
    Safari Download Manager is an add-on for the Safari browser that will enable the downloading of files. Why would you need this app? So that when MewSeek fails to find the song you want, you can always search and download it using Safari. is my favorite music search engine.
  • iFile (optional)
    iFile is a very handy file manager for your iPhone. It’s included in this list because you might wanna see where your songs are after you download them and play around.

Just for your information, my iPhone is running iOS 4.1.


Now that you’ve got all the apps you need, let’s roll.

  1. First, let’s download a song from MewSeek. Launch the app and tap the Search button below.
  2. I feel good ol’ punk rock today, so I wanna listen to ‘basket case’. If you can’t find the song you’re looking for, change search engines by tapping on the search icon on the top left. As of now, there’s 5 search engines – Hype Machine,,, Google MP3 Search and As stated above, MewSeek should consider adding a feature where you can add your own music search engine. Or just embed an internet browser in the app. Hah!
  3. Go to Transfers to see what’s being downloaded. Once the song download has been completed, go to Downloads.
  4. Here you’ll see the song you’ve just downloaded. Now select the song(s) you’d like to add to your iPod and tap the Add to iPod button on the top right.
  5. Done! Now open your iPod and enjoy the music.

Important Things Note

  1. MewSeek looks for MP3 files in the /var/mobile/Media/Downloads folder. So you can also download songs using Safari and later add those songs to your iPod via MewSeek. Just make sure you tap the red Download button and the audio file will automatically be saved into the /var/mobile/Media/Downloads folder.
  2. Sometimes, the songs won’t appear in your iPod after you add them from MewSeek. It happened to me quite a few times. For this, just restart or respring your iPhone and the song should appear.

Good luck and have fun!

[16 Nov 2011] UPDATE: MewSeek is now up and running!

Here’s what you have to do:

  1. Uninstall your current MewSeek app.
  2. Launch Cydia and search for ‘MewSeek‘.
  3. Hit the Search button; don’t select any of their suggested search terms.
  4. mewseek-cydia

  5. Now there would be a few MewSeek apps shown – Pick the one that says ‘from xSellize (X Apps)‘ (if you don’t have the xSellize source, go to Manage > Sources > Edit > Add > enter > Add Source).
  6. Now install it and you’re ready to rock and roll!

Author - Azhar Kamar
28 Comments Revolving around this Article
  1. Satheesh says:



    Thank You So Much You Are Really Great ……..

    And help me to download other apps ?????

  2. Aay says:

    it works on ios6 thanxx

  3. Jatin Battu says:

    There’s a newer way to do this and you get the album artwork too. this guy showed me:

  4. Kyle says:

    cant find mewseek when I downloaded the xsellize source

  5. sebastian says:

    does it work for ios 5.0.1 on IPhone 4s? i can download the songs but they wont copy to iPod, says “Unsupported Firmware”

    Azhar Kamar replied:

    @sebastian, yeah this was only tested on iOS4 to 4.3.

    Max replied:

    @sebastian, I have ios 5.0.1 and MewSeek is working fine. I have MewSeek 2.7

    Azhar Kamar replied:

    @Max, thanks for the info!

  6. Abdielungo says:

    I got an error when trying to move the downloaded song to iphone, iy says something about the firmware, any help will appreciated.

  7. Paddy taffy says:

    why does it keep saying error 404. I’ve removed it and reinstalled it . .but nothing happened..

    Azhar Kamar replied:

    @Paddy taffy, it’s working now! Please read my update above.

  8. Lavish says:

    Its importing my songs but songs r nt available in ipod app

    Azhar Kamar replied:

    @Lavish, yes I mentioned about this issue in point number 2 under ‘Important Things Note’.

    “Sometimes, the songs won’t appear in your iPod after you add them from MewSeek. It happened to me quite a few times. For this, just restart or respring your iPhone and the song should appear.”

    Lavish replied:

    Sir still songs are. Not available in ipod app

    Azhar Kamar replied:

    @Lavish, well actually, I’m having trouble too. Everytime I ‘Add to iPod’, MewSeek gives me a ‘server error’ message.

    I guess this is MewSeek’s internal issue and there’s nothing I can do to resolve it. ;)

  9. Ahmad Dizayi says:

    great great great
    thanks aloooote really wonderful

    Azhar Kamar replied:

    @Ahmad Dizayi, Yes yes yes, you’re welcome

  10. Saiful says:

    Awesome!!!! Thanks a lot!!!

    Azhar Kamar replied:

    @Saiful, You’re welcome!!!

  11. chippalooza says:

    it works, but i need to register the mewseek, and it will cost me some money, how to use it for free???

    Azhar Kamar replied:

    Well jailbreak your iPhone.

    yacir replied:

    @Azhar Kamar,
    lol .. you must be jailbroken at first place to get MewSeek :)
    jailbreak does not help in regestring it for free :)

    Azhar Kamar replied:

    @yacir, lol sorry dudes i don’t know what i was talking about

    Azhar Kamar replied:

    @chippalooza, you have to download MewSeek from this source – for free.

    Read my latest update above.

    Good luck. ;)

  12. Thank you for this article, I really enjoyed this! I will definitely share.

    Azhar Kamar replied:

    @Rehoboth Beach, awesome…

  13. Raymond says:

    Thanks man, it works perfect. Goodjob

    Azhar Kamar replied:

    @Raymond, you’re welcome. :)

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