Guide: How to Keep Apple Music Songs Forever

Updated by Adam Gorden on Jun 20, 2022 10:12 AM.

"I have used Apple Music to stream music for a few months. Now my Apple Music subscription is about to expire. Is my Apple Music playlist no longer available? Any way to save my Apple Music songs? Thanks for the advanced." – User from Quora.

Among the most popular music streaming services, Apple Music is absolutely one of them. This is s an ad-free subscription service, which offers a $9.99 individual plan, a $14.99 family plan for 6, and a $4.99 student plan. In fact, users are also given a three-month free trial to test and use the app on the desktop, iOS device, or Android device. However, once your trial version comes to an end or you cancel the subscription, all your Apple Music tracks will be gone. Do you want to permanently save Apple Music files on your computer or iPhone device? This article will show you how to keep Apple Music songs forever with ease.

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Part 1. Why You Can't Keep Apple Music Forever on Computer or iPhone
Part 2. The Tool to Remove DRM from Apple Music
Part 3. FAQs: More You May Want to Know about Apple Music

Why You Can't Keep Apple Music Forever on Computer or iPhone

As you may know, all Apple Music songs are protected by Apple's FairPlay DRM technology, and your downloaded Apple Music will be inaccessible once your subscription is expired or you cancel the subscription. In other words, you do not totally own the tracks even if you paid for them every month. Moreover, you can only enjoy the Apple Music songs on the authorized devices such as iTunes, iPhone, iPad, Android, etc. Is that possible to keep Apple Music forever and play them on any device you want? The answer is positive.

The Tool to Remove DRM from Apple Music

The audio files from Apple Music are DRM-protected and encoded in a special M4P format. In order to save them forever, the first thing is to get rid of the DRM protection and then convert Apple Music from M4P to MP3 or other common audio format. ViWizard Audio Converter can do the job well for you.

This software is an efficient Apple Music converting tool to help you quickly strip the DRM encryption from Apple Music songs while converting the tracks to MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC, M4A, M4B, etc. with original quality retained. After that, you can save them forever and play DRM-free Apple Music on some unauthorized devices such as Windows phone or other MP3 players, etc. In addition, you can also use ViWizard to convert iTunes music, iTunes audiobooks, and Audible audiobooks, etc.

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ViWizard Audio Converter Features

  • Losslessly remove DRM from Apple Music songs
  • Convert Apple Music to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, etc.
  • Preserve the original quality and ID3 tags
  • Convert Apple Music at 30X fast speed
  • Convert iTunes songs, audiobooks and Audible books
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Guide: How to Keep Apple Music Forever on Mac/PC Computer or iPhone

Now you can follow the simple guide below to learn how to remove DRM and convert Apple Music with the help of ViWizard Audio Converter, and thus you can keep them forever on your PC or Mac computer.

Video: How to Use ViWizard Audio Converter to Keep Apple Music Forever on Your Device

Step 1Launch ViWizard and Add Downloaded Apple Music Liles

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ViWizard Apple Music Converter is available for both Windows and Mac platforms, you can click the Download link above to install the right version on your computer. After that, just double click the software icon on the desktop and launch the ViWizard application. Then click the Music Note button on the top and you're required to select the Apple Music songs from iTunes library. Choose your target ones and click the OK button to load them to the software. Alternatively, you can simply drag the Apple Music files and drop them to the converter.

Step 2Select Output Preferences

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Next press the Format button at the bottom left corner of the interface and choose an output format you want, such as MP3, WAV, M4A, M4B, AAC, and FLAC. You can also customize the output audio parameters like codec, channel, bit rate and sample rate based on your requirements.

Step 3Remove DRM and Convert Apple Music Songs

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Now click the Convert button at the lower right corner after all settings are set. ViWizard will start to remove the DRM and convert Apple Music files to MP3 or other common media formats immediately. All the converted files will be saved on the local folder of your computer. You can click the Converted button to find them and keep them forever.

Step 4How to Keep Apple Music Songs Forever on iPhone

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When the conversion is done, you can transfer the converted Apple Music to your iPhone with the iTunes app. Just connect your iPhone and the computer with a USB cable. Open the iTunes app on your PC, then create a playlist for the converted Apple Music songs. Drag and drop the folder with the converted Apple Music to iTunes. Next, choose your iPhone profile in iTunes and start to sync the playlist with the converted Apple Music to your iPhone. Now that all the Apple Music are DRM-free, you can then easily sync the songs from computer to your iPhone and keep them playable offline on iPhone permanently.

FAQs: More You May Want to Know about Apple Music

The following are some frequently asked questions from our users and you may also want to know the quick answers.

1. Do I keep the tracks if I cancel Apple Music subscription?

No, you don't as it's yours actually. When you pay for Apple Music by month, you're given the access to Apple Music library. If you cancel the subscription, all of your songs, playlists, , etc. downloaded from Apple Music will be disappeared and you lose the access.

2. What happens to my songs when Apple Music subscription expires?

When your subscription expires and you stop paying for it, all of your Apple Music songs, albums and playlists will be unavailable and removed by Apple. You can't play and listen to the songs at all.

3. Will my music come back on Apple Music?

Yes, it might. If you purchased the music from the iTunes store, all the purchased songs and playlists would be available for re-download with your Apple ID. After you subscribe to the service again, your existing iTunes library will be uploaded to the iCloud Music Library as well, and you will then be able to access to the catalog and download the music for offline listening.

4. Why do I lose all my songs on Apple Music?

There are many reasons that may cause such issue, such as your subscription expires or something wrong with your iCloud Music Library. If you cancel the subscription or it expires, you can consider resuming it. For more solutions to the issue, you can read this guide: Apple Music Playlists Gone? How to Fix


Your Apple Music song will be deleted after your subscription is expired. So how to save songs from Apple Music? The answer is ViWizard Audio Converter. You can use this tool to download Apple Music to MP3 for saving on your device forever. Once the conversion is done, you can also transfer the well-converted Apple Music songs to other places without limit. If you want to learn more about ViWizard Audio Converter, click the download button to start a free trial.

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