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Two Methods to Save Apple Music for Offline Listening

Apple Music is at heart a streaming solution, designed so that you can listen to any of 40 million songs in its library at any time, and it doesn't take up valuable space on your device, which is really awesome. But there can surely be no doubt that it can certainly eat a good amount of cellular data especially if you use Apple Music often. Lucky for you, Apple Music allows you to save your songs, albums and playlists to your iPhone or Mac for offline listening. Here are the complete steps of the two methods to save Apple Music songs for offline playback, please follow.

Method 1: Download Apple Music Songs or Playlists for Offline Use

Before you download music form Apple Music, please turn on iCloud Music Library on your devices first. After that, please follow these steps to save music from Apple Music for offline listening.

On your iOS or Android device:

Step 1 Open the Apple Music app and find the song, album or playlist you want to save for offline streaming.

Step 2 If the song or album hasn’t been added to your library, you’ll see a plus sign. Tap the plus sign to add a song or album to your library.

Step 3 Once added, the plus sign will be replaced by the icon of a cloud with a downward arrow. Tap the cloud icon to download the songs or album and make them available offline.

Note: If you have Automatic Downloads turned on, content automatically downloads to your device or computer when you add it to your Library. You won't see download icon.

To listen to your saved music, just go to My Music then go to Library. Playlists will show up under Playlists in My Music.

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On your PC or Mac:

Step 1 Open iTunes, and then find the song, album or playlist you want to save for offline listening.

Step 2 Click the cloud icon to the right of the name of the item.

To see the music you've saved for offline listening in iTunes, click View in the iTunes menu bar and then click on Only Music Available Offline.

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Method 2: Stream Apple Music Offline to Unsupported Devices

It is really not that hard to download your favorite Apple Music songs to your personal devices for offline streaming, but you should keep in mind that it is required to keep Apple Music's subscription in order to keep the access to the downloaded songs. As Apple inserts protection to all Apple Music tracks to avoid the situation that users just sign up and download a bunch of songs for offline listening, then cancel subscription and run away. In result, users can only download and enjoy Apple Music on its selected devices, and can’t stream any song from Apple Music after canceling the subscription, even if you have downloaded them to your devices.

But luckily, this is not the end of the story. There are many powerful Apple Music Conveter come to help you make Apple Music available offline on any of your devices. Here we strongly recommend NoteBurner Apple Music Converter. This smart Apple Music Removal tool is designed to convert the music tracks from M4P to common MP3, FLAC, AAC or WAV audio formats at 5X speed. By recording Apple Music songs with the help of NoteBurner Apple Music Converter, Apple Music users can freely transfer the unprotected Apple Music songs to any device to enjoy.

Features of iTunes Audio Converter:
  • Record iTunes M4P music, audiobooks, Apple Music;
  • Convert Apple Music files to MP3/AAC/FLAC/WAV;
  • Convert iTunes audio at 10X faster speed with lossless quality;
  • Keep ID3 Tags information after conversion;
  • Easy-to-use with an intuitive and streamlined user interface;
  • Enjoy free update & technical support.
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Tutorial: How to Record and Convert Apple Music Songs

The following is the detailed tutorial to guide you to convert Apple Music to MP3 format. Please download NoteBurner Apple Music Converter first before getting started.

Step 1 Download and Launch NoteBurner Apple Music Converter

Download and install NoteBurner Apple Music Converter. After it, please launch the software.

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Step 2 Add Apple Music Songs

Click the button "+" to add music, it will pop up a window, which will show you all of songs you have downloaded from Apple Music. You can choose any song you want to convert.

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Step 3 Choose Output Format

After the successful adding, please click the button "Setting" to choose the output format as you need, in the pop-up window, you can set output path, output quality, and output format including WAV, AAC, MP3, and FLAC.


Step 4 Convert Apple Music to MP3

After completing the above steps, the final one is clicking the button "Convert". Just a few second, it will succeed. After converting, you can click the History button on the top-right interface to find the converted music.


Now, you can use transfer these converted Apple Music song to any of your devices for offline enjoying and keep them playable even if you cancel the Apple Music subscription.

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