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The Ultimate Guide to Sync Apple Music Playlist to iPod Classic

Anyone know if playlists created in Apple Music will sync for offline use on an iPod Classic or Nano?

With the explosion of smartphone, the dedicated music player was pretty much rendered irrelevant. But it doesn’t means that these music players are completely useless for people. Actually, in today's world a portable player is a simple supplement for your phone, an accessory for uninterrupted listening of music or podcasts during a commute, workout or leisure time. However, things in life don't always go smoothly. It's really saddening for some Apple Music subscribers to find out that all their attempts to sync and play songs or playlist from Apple Music on tiny iPod Classic will be killed by the popup message “Apple Music songs cannot be copied to an iPod”. Yes, Apple blocks the way to sync Apple Music songs or playlist on iPod Classic by adding DRM protection into their songs. So if you own a version of iPod Classic, and long to play Apple Music playlist on it, you will need to remove DRM locks from Apple Music.

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To remove DRM from Apple Music playlist and sync them to iPod Classic, here we strongly recommend NoteBurner Apple Music to iPod Converter, which is a smart DRM Apple Music converter that is designed to remove DRM from Apple Music and convert the music tracks from DRM-ed M4P to common MP3, FLAC, AAC or WAV audio formats with original CD quality preserved. By striping DRM from Apple Music songs with this powerful DRM cracker, Apple Music users can freely transfer the unprotected Apple Music songs to any device to enjoy, including iPod or other MP3 player.

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Tutorial: How to Transfer Apple Music to iPod Classic or Nano

The following is the detailed tutorial to guide you to remove DRM and sync songs from Apple Music to iPod Classic. 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 iTunes. 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: Remove DRM from Apple Music Songs

After completing the above steps, the final one is clicking the button "Convert". Just a few second, it will succeed.


Step 5: Transfer Apple Music to iPod

After converting, you can click the History button on the top-right interface to find the converted music. Now all of songs from iTunes or Apple Music are free from DRM, you can use iTunes or Syncios Free iPod Manager to sync these files to your iPod.

Launch Syncios Manager on computer and connect iPod to computer, and click Media button on the left panel of Syncios, then click Add button on the top left corner. You can choose "Add file" or "Add folder" to iPod. After selecting the converted Apple Music from computer, click Open to import the music to iPod.

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