How to Transfer Songs from Apple Music to USB Flash Drive

Updated by Adam Gorden on Apr 28, 2021 4:01 PM.
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Summary: Can I copy my Apple Music songs to USB? Yes! You can do that with the method introduced in this post.

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At the moment when you subscribe to Apple Music streaming service, you should be clear about the restrictions of Apple Music, such as you can only access the streaming music from devices registered with your Apple Music account, the tracks would become unplayable after canceling the subscription, and the most annoying limit - you are not allowed to transfer the downloaded songs from Apple Music to USB or other devices and players.

So what if you want to copy the Apple Music songs to play on your car radio using a USB flash drive? Don't worry. This article will guide you to easily transfer songs and playlists from Apple Music to USB stick in a few clicks only.

Part 1. Copy Apple Music M4P to USB: Tools & Requirements
Part 2. Move Apple Music Songs to USB Drive in 3 Steps
Part 3. Additional: What Device Can be Added Apple Music to with USB

Copy Apple Music M4P to USB: Tools & Requirements

Have you ever thought about the reason why you can't move Apple Music to USB or other devices? In fact, you are prevented from copying Apple Music songs to USB drive and other media devices because all the music tracks in Apple Music are protected in M4P by Apple. The most important thing to make Apple Music songs recognized by USB drive is to find a tool to remove the protection completely from the music streams by converting Apple Music to common formats.

Here comes the rescue, TunesKit Apple Music Converter, a smart Apple Music converter that is designed to convert the M4P music tracks to common MP3, AAC, WAV, M4A, M4B, and other audio formats with original CD quality preserved at 30X faster speed. What’s more, it also supports iTunes songs and audiobooks, Audible audiobooks, and common audios.

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Move Apple Music Songs to USB Drive in 3 Steps Only

Step 1. Download Songs from Apple Music for Offline Listening

Open iTunes, choose the Music section. Go to the For You or New tab where you can find the entire Apple Music category sorted by artists, albums, playlists, and songs. Once selected a song, album, or playlist that you want to transfer to a USB drive, right-click it and choose to Add to iCloud Music Library to add the songs to the library. When the songs are added to your music library, click the iCloud Download button to download the song so that you can play it offline.

Step 2. Convert Encrypted Apple Music Songs to MP3

Since the downloaded Apple Music tracks are in protected M4P format that is not supported by USB stick, you should get rid of the encryption from the Apple Music songs as well as convert the offline M4P tracks to common MP3 with TunesKit Apple Music Converter. Now follow the complete guide here to begin converting the Apple Music to MP3 with ease in order to transfer Apple Music to USB stick.

1Add Apple Music Offline Songs to Apple Music Converter

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Launch TunesKit Apple Music Converter and click the Load iTunes Library button to load the Apple Music M4P songs from the iTunes music library. You can also add the music via drag-and-drop.

2Adjust Output Format and Other Settings

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When the Apple Music songs are imported successfully to TunesKit Apple Music Converter, you are allowed to select the output format as MP3 or others. Currently, the available outputs are MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, and M4B. You should click the Format button to select the target output format.

3Convert Apple Music to MP3

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Now you can click the Convert button to start converting the protected Apple Music files to MP3 or other formats. Usually, it will convert the music songs at a 30X faster speed.

Step 3. Save Apple Music to USB Drive

Once the conversion completes, all music you saved offline from Apple Music is unprotected. Now you are free to transfer the converted music tracks to a USB flash drive for playing in your car or anywhere else.

Additional: What Device Can be Added Apple Music to with USB

You already got the method to add Apple Music to USB. Maybe you just want to store these Apple Music on USB or use USB to transfer your songs to other devices. Here let me introduce the devices to which you can transfer converted Apple Music songs with your USB.

Here are some devices that have a USB port: computer, TV, laptop, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, car, smart speakers like Bose SoundLink, and many more.

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