How to Convert Apple Music to MP3


Want to listen to Apple songs on other devices outside iTunes, for example, Samsung Galaxy S8?This tutorial will teach you how to remove DRM from Apple music and convert Apple music M4P to MP3 for enjoying without time limitation.

Q: I need to get a good way to convert iTunes M4P files to MP3. I have purchased an iPhone X, and want to play my purchased Apple music on it for offline. All I know is that M4P files don’t work on iOS devices. Any ideas?

Why we need to Convert Apple Music to MP3?
M4P is a file extension for a protected audio file encoded with advanced audio codec (AAC), which is a lossy compression. M4P stands for MPEG 4 Protected (audio). That means, Apple iTunes purchased song are in .m4p format, which protected by Apples “Fairplay” DRM. That’s why people only can open it with iTunes and not able to play M4P Apple music on or other non-Apple devices or playing the M4P Apple music on iOS device for offline.

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Part 1: How to Convert Apple Music to MP3 via iTunes

Step 1. Open iTunes Preference.
Windows: Choose Edit > Preference
Mac: Choose iTunes > Preference

Step 2. Click the “General” button, then click the “Importing Settings…” button in the lower section of the window.

Step 3. From the “Import Using” pop-up menu, choose the encoding format that you want to convert the song to, then click “OK” to save the settings. MP3/AAC/AIFF/WAV Encoder is available to choose.

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Step 4. Select one or more songs in your library, then from the File > Create New Version menu, choose one of the following (the menu item changes to show what’s selected in your Importing preferences):

-Create MP3 Version
-Create AAC Version
-Create AIFF Version
-Create WAV Version
-Create Apple Lossless Version

Shortcomings of this method:
1. The convert iTunes music will not keep its original quality.
2. It not allow convert older purchased songs, as they are protected by AAC format that prevents them from being converted. If you need to convert these songs to another audio format, please refer to solutions two.

Part 2: How to Convert Apple Music to MP3 via Apple Music Converter

There is a popular music converter called Apple Music to MP3 Converter, it enable to remove DRM from Apple music and convert M4P to MP3, then you can enjoy the purchased Apple music for free forever. It support to convert Apple music from M4P to different formats, like MP3/AC3/M4A/FLAC. It can also convert iTunes audiobooks and audible audiobooks to DRM free formats. Moreover, you can play the converted Apple music on any MP3 audio players, including iPhone, iPod, PSP, Android device, MP3 player, etc,.

Main Features of Apple Music Converter:

-Remove DRM protection from Apple Music songs(iTunes).
-Convert Apple Music M4P songs to DRM-free MP3, M4A, etc.
-Convert iTunes songs and Audiobooks to MP3, M4A, etc.
-Keep original quality to MP3, M4A audio files.
-Convert Apple Music songs at up to 16X speed.

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Step 1Download and Install Apple Music Converter

First of all, download and run the Apple Music Converter on the Computer.The Apple Music Converter for Mac automatically loads your iTunes library and playlists. You don’t need to download Apple Music songs to your computer first, just add songs, albums or playlists from Apple Music catalog to iTunes Library.

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Step 2Select Apple Music Files to Convert

After running the program on the computer, you will see it will load iTunes playlists in the main interface of program. Click on “Library” and select the Apple music that you need to convert. You can choose a few songs even the whole music library as this program supports batch conversion.

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Step 3Setting MP3 as the Output Format

You will see “Output Settings” tab at the bottom of the main interface. Go to “Output Format” and you can choose to output the audio as MP3, M4A, MKA, AIFF, FLAC, etc,. In this case, you should choose “MP3” option. In addition, you can specify the location for saving the converted Apple music tracks.

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Step 4Convert Apple Music to Free MP3

Click on “Start” button and the program will immediately pop up the conversion window, begin to convert Apple music to MP3. Wait for minutes until the conversion is over.

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Finally, you will have all the output MP3 files saved in the location you specified. Now you can freely play the converted Apple music on MP3 audio players after moving it from the computer.

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