If you register with a 1-month membership trial or subscribe to Apple Music, you can download any track or album from its catalog and play them offline. But when you end the subscription, the downloaded Apple Music songs will be greyed out, and you cannot play them anymore. What’s worse, Apple Music encodes its digital music content, limiting its users to stream and download songs on specific authorized devices only. This way, they could prevent members from transferring downloaded Apple Music songs to USB flash drives or other unlicensed devices.
What should we do if we want to transfer Apple Music songs to a USB flash drive? This article will guide you to download Apple Music songs to a USB flash drive and help you enjoy them everywhere.
Tool Required: AudiCable Apple Music Recorder
AudiCable Apple Music Recorder is a multi-functional audio editor and recorder for Apple Music. Specifically, the tool can record Apple Music, Audiobooks, and iTunes M4P music to lossless MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, or ALAC formats with ID3 tags preserved. After recording, you can copy the recorded Apple Music songs to USB drives for playing anywhere. Additionally, AudiCable offers multi-platform music recording, which is ideal for music fans who fancy getting access to various music resources, such as Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, and others. To download Apple Music songs to MP3 format and transfer Apple Music to a USB flash drive , follow the steps below.
Step 1 Adjust the Output Format as MP3
Run AudiCable on your Mac or Windows computer first. On the top-right corner of AudiCable, click on a “gear icon”. From the pop-up setting window, you need to choose “MP3” as the output format. Then close it to apply the changes.
Note: Apart from the output format, you can also freely customize the output quality and output path as you like. The audio quality varies from 128kbps to 320kbps.
Step 2 Choose Apple Music to Download
Here click the “Apple Music” icon from the main interface. After that, the log-in window of Apple Music will automatically pop up, please log in your Apple Music account.
Note: Using the “Add other sources” button, you can also add other music services that you want. Just copy the official website, customize it with a new name, and then implement a new music platform.
Step 3 Start Downloading Apple Music Songs to MP3
Choose songs you want to download from Apple Music. AudiCable will record Apple Music songs simultaneously as soon as you play them.
Note: Please make sure that your network is stable during recording. If you want to mute the sound, you can go to the upper right, and tap the “sound” icon to switch to mute.
Step 4 Check Downloaded Apple Music Songs on Your Computer Folder
Once the recording is done, click the “Recorded” tab and you can check all the Apple Music songs that have been converted successfully. Click the “Folder” icon beside the music and you’ll be directed to the downloaded MP3 files of Apple Music.
Now plug the USB flash drive into your computer via the USB port. Just navigate to the folder where you save the downloaded Apple Music songs, and then directly drag & drop the downloaded Apple Music to your USB flash drive. After that, you can play Apple Music on the device you want via the USB drive.