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How to Transfer Apple Music to USB Drive

Zoey Wesson
BY Zoey Wesson   
Last Updated: Nov. 08, 2016

Copying Apple Music onto a USB drive is a convenient way to back up your purchased music library or keep the Apple songs with you as permanent possession when the subscription ends. Actually, there're plenty of reasons why you'd like to transfer your Apple Music to an external USB drive yet the main problem is that, the protected M4P file is not playable on non-apple devices unless the DRM protection is removed.

Therefore, if you want to transfer the songs from Apple Music to a USB drive and enjoy them in your car, you will first need a professional tool to convert the M4P music files to unprotected MP3.

Tool & Requirement

Apple Music Converter is a smart M4P to MP3 converter that can help you save $9.99 per month or $14.99 per month if you are subscribed to a family plan. By removing DRM from Apple Music songs and converting them to common MP3, AAC, AC3, M4A, M4R with original quality preserved, you are able to transfer Apple Music to anywhere you like and listen to them with no limitation. What's more, you are able to extract and save audio files from iTunes movies, TV shows and Podcasts easily. Now follow the guide to learn how to transfer Apple Music to USB drive.

Preparation required:

  • A computer running Mac OS or Windows OS

  • Make sure that the latest version of iTunes is installed on your PC

  • Prepare an USB drive to copy the Apple Music songs

  • Download and install Apple Music Converter on PC

How to Transfer Apple Music to USB Drive

Apple Music Converter – Move Apple Music Songs Easily

Apple Music Converter is designed for those who want to enjoy Apple Music downloaded from iTunes with no DRM restriction. Get the trial version to have a try!

Step 1. Launch Apple Music Converter

Launch the program and click on "Refresh" button to update the iTunes library. This program is fully compatible with iTunes. So it is able to sync the entire iTunes library and iTunes will be launched automatically when the program is activated.

Launch Apple Music Converter

Step 2. Select Apple Music songs

Now you can click on "Library" or "Music" to preview and select the Apple Music tracks one by one. There is a search bar which allows you to locate specific item quickly, you can use it to search the songs you want to convert.

Select iTunes Music to Convert

Step 3. Adjust output format and other settings

After selecting, click on the "Output" and "Metadata" tab to choose output format/output folder and edit metadata information. You should select MP3 as the target output format.

Select Output Format and Output Folder

Step 4. Convert and transfer Apple Music to USB drive

Click on the "Convert" button to start converting M4P files to MP3. After that, you can click on the "Explore Save File" to locate the DRM-free Apple Music tracks. Last, plug the USB drive into your computer and move the converted Apple Music songs to USB.

Convert Apple Music to MP3

That's all you need to do. All Apple Music songs wanted will be stored on your USB drive and you can enjoy them in your car via the USB drive freely. So choosing a high-quality and professional Apple Music Converter is a significant step in transferring Apple Music songs to USB drive or making backup of them. Besides copying iTunes playlist to USB drive, you can also use this program to upload Apple Music to Google Drive so as to get easy access to your songs via any smartphone, tablet or computer.


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