Apple Music Download Limit and How Does it Work

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jan 23, 2019 4:01 PM

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When you decide which music streaming services to go for, you may consider the price, the music resource, and how the membership works. One of the biggest strength Apple Music has is that it hoards the largest selection of music among all music streaming services. And if you are a subscriber, you can get unlimited access to the songs on Apple Music, which is 50 million songs.

Apple Music Download Limit

So, there is no doubt that you can listen to any songs you like within the 50 million songs online, with your account logged in. But how about offline? Offline listening can help you save a lot of data usage when you have no Wi-Fi network. For example, if you go travel for a few months and you won't able to access to networks, offline listening can save you from the dull journey without the company of your favorite music.

When it comes to offline listening, you may wonder is there an Apple Music offline limit? Well, this is kind of important because we often hear Spotify users complain about Spotify download limit. Actually, Apple Music never says it has a download limit and if there really is one, no one ever gets to that number because, technically, the available space of our device always hit first and there's no way to find out the limit as long as the number is way bigger than your storage. So, you can take the answer as "no, there is no download limit", or you could say, there may be a limit but no one has ever reached it.

Apple Music Song Limit

The only certain Apple music song limit we know here is the limit of your Music library and the limit number is 100,000 songs at maximum. This number remained 25,000 until 2015, Apple multiplied it by 4. This is also the iTunes Match limit.

This limit refers to the fact that you can have up to 100,000 songs in your music library. Songs that you buy or bought from the iTunes Store or added to Library using your Apple Music membership don't count against this limit. If you sync your downloaded songs to iCloud Music Library, the songs will be available across devices under the same Apple ID. And of course, here is an Apple Music device limit, too. Your subscription can be used on at most 10 devices.

Compared to the download limits of Spotify Premium and Google Play Music offering, which are 10,000 songs and 50,000 songs respectively, Apple Music is very generous this time.

How to Truly Enjoy Apple Music Offline Listening

Given all these limits we mentioned above, even if no one hits the Apple Music download limit so far, there are still limits for device number and format restriction. Apple Music only allows you to listen to songs within the app. If you really need to enjoy the "real" offline listening or make the playback available on other devices, such as MP3 or portable player, you can take a look at ViWizard Audio Converter. ViWizard can help you break the limits and convert Apple Music songs to MP3 or other common formats. And afterward, you don't need to worry about the network or compatibility anymore. Next paragrah will be a quick guide to help you get the hang of it.

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Step 1Download Apple Music Songs Offline

Launch iTunes or the Music app on your Mac or Windows PC. Go to "For You" or "New" tab where you can access to Apple Music catalog. Login to your Apple Music account. Then browse the store and select a song, album, or playlist and click the "..." icon. Simply add the specific song to "My Music" or "Playlist". Navigate to "My Music" tab and find the track, click the cloud icon with a downward arrow to save the song offline on your computer.

Step 2Load Apple Music Offline M4P Tracks

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Make sure you have installed ViWizard Apple Music Converter. Then launch the program on your computer. You'll find iTunes opens automatically. Simply click the top "add" icon (the Music Note icon) to load the offline Apple Music songs from the iTunes library. Select the ones you want to convert and click OK to add the files to ViWizard.

Step 3Choose Output Format

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Click the Format panel on the bottom left corner and you'll be prompted with a window where you can select the output audio format including MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A and M4B. You can also adjust the audio quality such as codec, channel, sample rate, bit rate, etc. as you like.

Step 4Convert Apple Music M4P to Common Format

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Now you have everything ready, click "Convert" button to strip DRM from Apple Music and convert them to DRM-free MP3 or other formats. After that, you can find the non-DRM music files in the converted folder.

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