How to move Apple Music to SD card?

Apple Music for Android users can download songs onto SD cards. This feature lets Android listeners "keep more music offline" - and potentially more music than any iPhone or iPad can store.

In this article, we will also show you how to download Apple Music to your iPhone, iPad SD card . The downloaded songs will not disappear even after you cancel Apple Music subscription , of course this way also apply to Android users.

Option 1 Download Apple Music to SD card on Android

Apple Music for android allows you to save music on an SD card. The ability to move a music catalog to external storage is an easy way to free up storage on your smartphone. Here's how to move your Apple Music library to an SD card:

Step 1. Open Apple Music, slide out the Menu and tap on Settings.

Step 2. Find and tap Download Location

Step 3 Tap "Yes" on the pop-up window.

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After that, when you download Apple Music songs on your Android, they will be saved to the SD card.

Option 2 Move Apple Music to SD card on iOS

iOS users may feel disappointed since Apple Music for iOS doesn't have above "save to sd card" feature, which means iOS users can't download songs to sd card directly. However, you can download Apple Music songs on your Mac/PC and then transfer them to your SD card. Here we don't refer to download m4p songs since they are drm protected. To play Apple Music from your SD card, you need to download the songs to drm-free format such as mp3, m4a etc. Follow below steps to download Apple Music to DRM-free songs.

1. Download and Launch Apple Music Converter

Download, install and launch Ondesoft Apple Music Converter on your Mac or Windows.

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2. Sign in your Apple Music account

Click the Sign in button and enter your Apple ID.

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3. Change output format(optional)

The default output format is lossless M4A. Ondesoft Apple Music Converter also supports converting Apple Music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF. You can also customize output file name with any combination of title, artist, album, playlist index and track ID.

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4. Select music

Follow the on-screen instructions to choose the playlist or album you want to convert.

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Click Add songs.

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5. Start Conversion

By default, all songs in the playlist/album will be checked. If there are songs you don't want to convert, please uncheck the box. Then click Convert button to start downloading songs to the format you choose.

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After conversion, click below folder icon to quickly locate the downloaded songs.

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6. Transfer Apple Music songs to SD card

Plug your phone's SD card to this computer and transfer the downloaded Apple Music songs. Then plug it back to your iPhone or Android to play them offline. In this way you can download more songs without worring about your phone's memory. What's more important, these downloaded songs are still playable even after you cancel Apple Music subscription .

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