Where Is the Downloaded Apple Music Stored on Your Devices

Posted by Adam Gorden on Feb 1, 2022 10:15 AM.

Apple Music is an excellent music streaming service launched by Apple Inc. in 2015. Once you subscribe to Apple Music, you can stream over 90 million songs from it, including exclusive playlists, podcasts, and others. Moreover, you can enjoy the full services of Apple Music, like downloading the music for offline playback. Do you know how to view the downloaded Apple Music stored on your devices? After reading this post, you will find the answers.

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Part 1. How to View the Downloaded Apple Music on Your Devices
     1.1 Locate Your Apple Music Files on iPhone
     1.2 Locate Your Apple Music Files on Android
     1.3 Locate Your Apple Music Files on Mac
     1.4 Locate Your Apple Music Files on Windows
Part 2. Convert Apple Music for Playing on Other Devices Without Limits
The Bottom Line

How to View the Downloaded Apple Music on Your Devices

As mentioned before, premium users can download Apple Music for offline playback which is quite convenient when you are on a trip or a bad network. However, do you know where the Apple Music is stored on your device? Here are guides to view Apple Music files on your device.

1.1 Locate Your Apple Music Files on iPhone

The downloaded Apple Music files are saved in a Music folder on the device. Users can’t directly access the Apple Music files on their iOS devices. But you can play and manage the downloaded Apple Music in the Apple Music app.

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1) Open the Apple Music app on your iOS device.

2) Click on the Library, then select a category.

3) Tap the Downloaded button to see the local Apple Music on your device.

1.2 Locate Your Apple Music Files on Android


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The Apple Music is saved in Android in 3 ways, let's take a look.

Option 1. In internal storage with specified app folder.

Option 2. Android > Data > (App Package Name) like com.apple.android.music (can be accessed without root)

Option 3. Inside Internal Root Location or System Location.

1.3 Locate Your Apple Music Files on Mac

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1) In the Music app on your Mac, click songs in the sidebar on the left.

2) Do one of the following:

  • Find out where a file is stored: Select the item, then choose Song > Info. The path to the file is shown at the bottom of the File pane (next to location).
  • Show the file in the Finder: Select the item, then choose File > Show in Finder. If you don't see Show in Finder, the file may be in your music library and not on your computer.
  • 1.4 Locate Your Apple Music Files on Windows

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    1) Click the Library button in the navigation bar.

    2) Select Songs from the sidebar on the left.

    3) Choose View > Column Browser > Show Column Browser, then choose the columns you want to display. You may disable changing the order of the columns.

    4) In the column browser, select options in one or more columns. As you select options, songs that match your criteria are displayed below.

    Convert Apple Music for Playing on Other Devices Without Limits

    Did you aware that Apple Music cannot be accessed via other devices? Because Apple Music uses encrypted M4P files which can't be decoded outside the Apple Music app. It stops Apple Music from being played or utilized on other devices or applications. If you wish to circumvent the restrictions, you must convert the Apple Music files to a universal format, such as MP3.

    ViWizard Audio Converter is a professional tool that you should not overlook. It is an excellent tool for downloading and converting Apple Music to MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, and other common formats. It will also convert the song to 30x speed while retaining the audio quality. With ViWizard, you may listen to Apple Music on any device.

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    ViWizard Audio Converter Key Features

    • Convert Apple Music to MP3, AAC, WAV, etc for playing on any device
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    Tutorial about How to Download Apple Music into MP3 via ViWizard

    Now we will show you how to download and convert Apple Music to MP3 for playing on other devices with ViWizard.

    Step 1Import Apple Music Files into ViWizard

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    Start the ViWizard Audio Converter program. The iTunes app will be available immediately. To import Apple Music to ViWizard for conversion, access to your Apple Music library by clicking the Load iTunes Library button in the upper-left corner of the window. You may also drag and drop the downloaded Apple Music files into the converter by dragging and dropping them.

    Step 2Customize the Parameters of the Apple Music Files

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    Here you can navigate to the Format panel. Select the audio output format you want from the available options. You can select MP3 as the output format here. ViWizard has an audio editing feature that allows users to fine-tune a few music settings for customized audio quality. You may, for example, alter the audio channel, sample rate, and bit rate in real-time. Finally, press the OK button to confirm the changes. You may also change the output path of the audios by clicking the three-dot symbol next to the Format panel.

    Step 3Start to convert Apple Music to MP3

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    When all the settings are done, click the Convert button to begin the conversion. When the conversion is finished, click the Converted icon in the upper-right corner of the window to access all of the converted Apple Music. Hit the Search icon of each audio to open the folder covering the converted music.

    The Bottom Line

    After reading this article, you may know where the Apple Music downloads stored. You can choose the suitable guides above for your device to view the location of Apple Music. If you want to play Apple Music on other devices or apps, don’t miss out ViWizard Audio Converter. It can download and convert Apple Music to an open format as your need. If you want to know more about ViWizard, you can download the trial version below.

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