How to Add Local Files to Apple Music on Multiple Devices

Posted by Adam Gorden on May 3, 2022 10:24 AM.

"Hello, I'm new to Apple Music and have some questions about what it has to offer. I have a large number of MP3 files that I would want to add to my Apple Music library. Is it possible to add local files to Apple Music? What are my choices in this situation?" – User from Reddit.

Apple Music is an excellent app for listening to music. The elegant and clear UI has won many users' praises. You can stream over 90 million songs, albums, and podcasts from Apple Music. Apple Music now also support Lossless Audio and Spatial Audio to improve the listening experience of users. Do you want to know how to put local files on Apple Music? If you want to know more, you can follow this article.

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Part 1. How to Put Local Files to Apple Music
Part 2. How to Listen to Apple Music on Several Devices

Part 1. How to Put Local Files to Apple Music

To add local files to Apple Music, you may follow the guides below. Here we'll show you detailed steps to add audio to Apple Music. Before we start, if you are a Windows user, make sure you have downloaded iTunes on your desktop. To play local files with Apple Music on your phone, you need to subscribe to Apple Music. Then you can sync the library from the computer to your phone.

1. For Mac:

First of all, you can check whether your Apple Music subscription is out of date on the phone. You can see the quick steps below.

Step 1. Open the Music app on your desktop.

Step 2. Choose File > Add to Library or File > Import.

Step 3. Select the local files or a folder you want to import to Apple Music.

Step 4. Click the Open button to confirm.

Now the local files are loaded to the Apple Music library. You can play them on Apple Music.

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2. For Windows:

Step 1. Start the iTunes app on your computer.

Step 2. Tap File > Add File to Library or Add Folder to Library to import audio.

Step 3. Locate the local files and tap the Open button to add the files.

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3. For iPhone:

Step 1. Open the Music app on your Mac and add local files to Apple Music as above.

Step 2. Then click the Music > Preferences.

Step 3. Go to General > Sync Library.

Step 4. Click OK to save.

Step 5. Navigate to the Music settings Under the Settings app on your iPhone.

Step 6. Turn on Sync Library.

Step 7. Now your local files will be synced to your iPhone from Mac.

Now you may know how to add local files to Apple Music on iPhone. It's not that hard, right?

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Part 2. How to Listen to Apple Music on Several Devices

Apple Music allows premium users to download songs for offline listening. But the downloaded Apple Music is protected by encoded M4P format. So you can't play Apple Music files on other devices. It sounds so sad, right? But actually, you can convert Apple Music to MP3 with an Apple Music converter. After downloading Apple Music in MP3, you can play your Apple Music on the device you like, like Sony Walkman.

To finish the conversion perfectly, we would like to recommend ViWizard Audio Converter to you. The ViWizard tool will assist you in removing the DRM protection and this program will quickly convert your Apple Music from M4P to MP3, WAV, AAC, etc. More significantly, ViWizard Apple Music Converter will assist you in transferring all Apple Music files to your local folder while retaining the original ID3 tag and audio quality. You can also set the audio parameters like sample rate, bit rate, and so on.

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Step 1 Import Apple Music for the Conversion

To install the ViWizard Apple Music Converter on your PC or Mac, click the link above. Then, just launch the software and select the Music Note button to import the downloaded Apple tracks from your Apple Music library. Another option is to drag the downloaded Apple tracks from their folder on your PC and place them into ViWizard.

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Step 2 Adjust Audio Parameters with the Converter

Once all of your target files have been properly imported, click the Format button in the lower-left corner to select an output format from MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, or M4B. We recommend that you use MP3 as the output format. Click the OK button to save all of your selections.

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Step 3 Remove the Restriction of Apple Music

Finally, after all of your options are in place, simply hit the Convert button, and ViWizard will begin the conversion while unlocking the DRM limitation. When the procedure is completed, you will be able to discover all Apple Music in MP3 format. To check, simply click the Converted button.

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After reading the article, now you may know how to put local files to Apple Music. You may import local files to Apple Music or iTunes on your computer first, then you can sync the files to your phone. To play Apple Music in other places, you can use ViWizard Audio Converter to download Apple Music in MP3 or other formats you want.

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