How to Download Apple Music Songs on PC

Updated by Adam Gorden on Dec 17, 2021 5:12 PM
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Q: "I've subscribed to Apple Music for several months and kept some pleasant songs as favorite. I know if I canceled the subscription, all my favorite music tracks will be gong. Is there any way that I can use to download Apple Music songs to the computer, so that I can always listen to them?" - Jerry from Reddit

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Apple Music is one of the well-known music streaming services in the Internet so far. As long as you have subscribed to the service, you are freely to enjoy all Apple Music songs online or save any track or album for offline listening via iTunes app. However, once you cancel Apple Music subscription, you cannot enjoy any song from Apple Music any more, even those music files you've downloaded. So, is there any possibility that you can download Apple Music to PC and keep them forever? The answer is positive. To help you out, the tutorial is going to show you the best Apple Music converter as well as the detailed guide in steps.

Part 1. Is There Anyway to Download Apple Music Songs to PC?
Part 2. How to Download Apple Music Cache Files to PC
Part 3. How to Truly Download Apple Music Songs to PC

Part 1. Is It Possible to Make Apple Music Download to PC?

If you subscribe to Apple Music, you can add your liked music and music videos from the Apple Music catalog to your music library. Then you can stream the items you've added over an internet connections. Or in case that you don't have a good internet network, you could download music that you've added to listen to offline.

However, this doesn't mean that you have downloaded Apple Music songs to PC and saved them as an audio files. It doesn't affect the use of offline Apple Music if you constantly renew Apple Music. So, there is an alternative way to enable you to download Apple Music on PC. Now you can follow the below two methods to download songs from Apple Music to PC.

Part 2. How to Download Offline Apple Music Songs to PC

With a subscription to Apple Music, you are able to save your liked songs, albums, and playlists to your library and then download them for offline listening. However, those downloaded songs are cache files, enabling you to play them on the computer when you don't have an internet connection. So, you can only enjoy offline Apple Music songs on PC during the subscription.

Step 1. Make sure that you have iTunes installed on your PC computer.

Step 2. Launch iTunes and log into with your Apple Music account.

Step 3. Choose Music from the pop-up menu at the top left, then click Library.

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Step 4. Move the pointer over a song or album, click the More button, then choose Download.

Step 5. To view only your downloaded items, click Downloaded in the sidebar on the left.

Then you can play your downloads when your computer doesn't connect to any network. If you don't renew your Apple Music subscription, download items remain your computer, but you cannot play them unless you rejoin Apple Music. Also, you cannot burn those songs you download from Apple Music to your computer a disc or added to a device, such as iPad or iPod.

Part 3. How to Download Apple Music on PC

After we show you how to download Apple Music songs to PC with a subscription, you'd know that you are only allowed to access those downloads during the subscription. The most important thing we'd like to let you know is that Apple Music songs are protected by the FairPlay digital rights management (DRM) technology. If you want to download Apple Music to PC and then enjoy them on other devices offline, you need to remove DRM from Apple Music files.

3.1 What You Need: ViWizard Audio Converter

So how to get rid of the protection of DRM? Here we'll introduce an easy-to-use yet powerful DRM removal tool named ViWizard Apple Music Converter. It is capable of cracking the DRM encryption for Apple Music songs at a super fast speed with 100% original quality. Plus, it also help users convert all Apple Music songs, playlists, albums to other common audio formats like MP3, FLAC, WAV, and AAC. Besides, you're also allowed to customize the output settings as you like such as bit rate, sample rate, channel, and volume.

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3.2 3 Steps to Download Apple Music Songs to PC

Next let's come to the step-by-step guide on how to save Apple Music songs to a PC computer with the help of ViWizard Apple Music Converter. Please make sure you've already downloaded and installed the program on your PC.

Step 1 Add Apple Music songs to ViWizard

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Launch ViWizard Apple Music Converter for Windows on the computer first and then click the second "Add Files" button on the top menu bar to load the Apple Music files. You can also just drag the files and drop them to the program.

Note: Please ensure that the Apple Music files you want to convert have no problem and can be well played in iTunes.

Step 2 Set output format and preferences

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Next click the Format panel and choose an output format from MP3, M4A, M4B, WAV, AAC, FLAC according to your requirements. Here you can pick the MP3 format since it's compatible with most players or devices. Beside each track, you can click the Edit icon and then edit the audio if needed, such as splitting the file or change the tag info.

Step 3 Remove DRM and download Apple Music songs to PC

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Once all the settings are ready, now you can simply click the "Convert" button to ask ViWizard to start removing the DRM protecting while converting Apple Music to MP3 or other formats. Wait a while until the process completes, you can then find your converted Apple Music from the history folder on your computer.

The Final Words

If you decide to constantly renew Apple Music and don't plan to play Apple Music on more devices, you could only download Apple Music songs and save them as cache files on PC. But with the help of ViWizard Audio Converter, you can download Apple Music songs to PC and convert them to several unprotected audio files for playing anywhere.

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