How to Transfer Apple Music to SD Card Easily

Updated by Adam Gorden on Sep 24, 2021 13:24 PM

"Since Apple Music was updated to enable Android users to download tracks to SD cards, how about the iPhone? I have an iPhone 5s with only 16GB of memory. I want to know if it is possible to transfer my Apple Music to the SD card so that the apps on my device can run smoothly. Please help."

There have been currently mountains of clichés about how to stream Apple Music to Chromecast, Roku or unlock them for burning to DVD, or how to convert them to different MP3 players. From the research of our users, we are aware of the fact that quite a few of them are looking forward to knowing how to move Apple Music to SD card as well. This is to free up storage space on the smartphone on their position. Hence, we've written this tutorial to show you an efficient way to transfer your Apple Music to SD card for both iOS users and Android devices owners. Let us see how easy it is to do this.

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Part 1. How to Move Apple Music to SD Card with Android
Part 2. How to Move Apple Music to SD Card on iOS or Android

1. How to Move Apple Music to SD Card with Android

In 2016, Apple started to add SD card support on Apple Music for Android. Since then, Android users no longer have to worry about the limited storage on their Android device if they have a large Apple Music library. If you are an Android user, you can also download more tracks from Apple Music and save your data when you are streaming Apple Music. Here is how to move Apple Music to SD card.

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Step 1. Go to Google Play Store to download the latest version of Apple Music.

Step 2. Go to Settings > Download Location on Apple Music.

Step 3. From the list that appears, pick out the SD card option.

Step 4. Click YES to confirm the operation.

Note: However, if you are an iOS user, this solution is now workable. Please go to the next part to find the universal method for both iOS and Android users.

2. How to Transfer Apple Music to SD Card on iOS or Android

In general, iOS users cannot directly save Apple Music to an SD card for the reason that the default setting for Apple Music is to download them to an iOS device like iPhone or iPad. Fortunately, with a third-party tool, we can not only copy Apple Music to SD card, but also play Apple Music offline using the default media player on our computer. This method is not only applicable to iOS users, but also to Android users as well.

ViWizard Audio Converter, a mighty audio converting solution for Apple Music, iTunes M4P audios, and Audible audiobook, is exactly what we mentioned above about the third-party tool. This program is capable of converting them to common formats including M4A, MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, and others. With this comprehensive audio solution, you can download and copy Apple music to an SD card or any other device and player as you wish easily.

If you want to move Apple Music to SD card without too much effort, then just read the steps below to learn how. Before heading to the next part, remember to download and install the software according to the system running on your computer.

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Step-by-Step Guide on How to Get Apple Music to Download to SD Card

This is a detailed guide for converting and moving Apple Music to SD Card. What you need are only the Apple Music, a Windows or Mac computer, and the ViWizard Audio Converter.

Step 1Import Apple Music

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Open ViWizard Audio Converter on your computer and then click on the second Add button at the top center to load the Apple Music files. The first button, however, is used for converting the common audio files.

Step 2Set Output Format

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Now you are able to see the Edit icon at the end in each column of the audio track. You can tap that icon to split the audio and edit the ID3 tags. You should press the Format icon and then choose the output audio formats in the new window. From there you can set the bit rate, audio codec, channel, or other based on your needs.

Step 3Convert Apple Music to SD Card

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As soon as the parameters and the output folder are set ready, you may need to press the Convert button to convert the Apple Music to common MP3 or other formats. You can find the converted music files in the history folder as well as share them with any platform when it completes the conversion.

Step 4Transfer Converted Apple Music to SD Card

Since all the Apple Music songs you get now are in a common format. What you need to do is to insert the SD card into your computer's internal card reader. Find the folder where you saved the converted songs. Finally, copy and paste Apple Music to SD card. Now you are succeeded in transferring those Apple Music downloads to SD card. And thus the original intention of releasing storage on your device has been realized as well.


For Android users, the 2 methods to move Apple Music to SD card introduced above are available to use. For iOS users, you need to convert Apple Music to common formats such as MP3. After the conversion, you are allowed to play Apple Music anywhere you prefer, no matter which player or device it is. So the second method is a preferable one for both iOS and Android users. ViWizard Apple Music Converter is a brilliant tool that is worth its price. Just download the free trial version and have a try now.

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