How to transfer and backup Apple Music songs to USB Flash Drive?

Many people stores songs on the tiny USB flash drive so they can enjoy the music on any devices with a USB port, such as computer, TV, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, etc. If you have subscribed to Apple Music, you can also download Apple Music songs and transfer them to USB flash drive.

But when you plug it to the USB port of above devices and try to play the Apple Music songs, you will find they won’t play. Why? This is because Apple Music songs are DRM protected M4P files and can only be played on Mac/PC, iOS devices, Apple Watch, Apple TV, CarPlay, Android and Sonos authorized with the Apple ID used to subscribe to Apple Music. Is there anyway to play Apple Music songs stored on your USB flash drive? Yes, if you can remove DRM from Apple Music songs and turn them to ordinary MP3 songs, of course you can play them anywhere you want.

Ondesoft iTunes Converter is such Apple Music DRM removal tool that allows you to easily remove DRM from Apple Music songs and convert Apple Music M4P songs to MP3 at 16X speed on your Mac or Windows. What's more, you don't need to download the Apple Music songs to convert them since Ondesoft iTunes Converter automatically syncs with iTunes Library and Playlists.

This tutorial will show you how to remove DRM from Apple Music M4P songs and transfer them to USB to play on any devices with USB ports .

Steps to remove DRM from Apple Music songs and transfer to USB

1. Select Apple Music songs you want to transfer to USB

Download, install and run Ondesoft iTunes Converter on your Mac or Windows.

All your iTunes media including playlists are loaded automatically, so make sure Apple Music songs, albums, playlists you want to transfer to USB have been added to iTunes Library. You don't need to download them.

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or playlist on the left side, and then select songs you want to remove DRM from on the right side. You can also search for any song on the top right corner.

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2. Configure output settings

On the bottom of the interface, you can choose output format, profile, output folder. Ondesoft Apple Music Converter supports converting Apple Music M4P songs to MP3, M4A, AC3, AAC, AIFF, AU, FLAC, M4R and MKA. Click the blue icon to choose output format and profile with pre-designed Bitrate, SampleRate and channels.

For each output format, Apple Music converter provides different profile settings: High, Normal and Low with different Bitrate, SampleRate and channels combinations. You can also customize the value as you like.

Output filename can contain Title, Artist, Album, TrackID and DiskID, such as Artist - Album - Track - Title.mp3. Click Options on the menu bar to open Preferences and customize output filename format if you like.

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3. Click Start Convert to remove DRM from selected Apple Music songs.

During converting, iTunes plays the Apple Music tracks in the background (muted), so you'd better not using iTunes before conversion is finished.

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After conversion, you can transfer the DRM-free Apple Music songs to your USB flash drive. Unlike the DRM protected M4P songs, now you can plug the USB to any device with USB port and enjoy the songs. Besides, you can also play the DRM-free Apple Music songs on any device you like, such as iPod nano , iPod Shuffle , MP3 player , Amazon tablet , iPhone 4 , etc.

Free trial version allows you to convert 3 minutes of each song, to get the full version, please purchase a license.

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Features of Ondesoft Apple Music Converter:

Automatically synchronize with iTunes Library
Just add Apple Music tracks, playlists or albums to iTunes Library. Apple Music Converter will automatically load and show them on the interface. There is no need to download the tracks, playlists or albums if your internet connection is fast enough .

Customize profile settings
Apple Music allows you to customize Bitrate, Sample rate and Channels of the output song.

Fast Conversion Speed
The conversion speed can be as fast as 16X and you are free to set it as you desired.

Search Function
The powerful search function enables you to quickly find Apple Music tracks you need according to name, artist and album.

Customize file name format
Output file name can contain Title, Artist, Album, TrackID and DiskID and you are free to customize it as you like.

Save ID tags
ID tags such as song name, Artist name, Album, Album artist, Genre and Artwork will be saved to the output MP3 and M4A files.

Batch conversion
Batch conversion allows you to convert as many Apple Music tracks as you want at a time.

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