2021 Top 3 iTunes DRM Removal Software

iTunes uses DRM to protect Apple Music songs, audiobooks, movies and TV shows. If you have downloaded DRM-protected music, audiobooks and videos, you probably have discovered how annoying DRM is. However, songs purchased from iTunes store before 2009, audiobooks, movies, TV shows and music videos are all DRM protected. Apple Music songs also come with DRM. DRM restricts you to play these songs and videos only through iTunes, Music, TV app, even though you have downloaded them. You cannot directly transfer them to mp3/mp4 player or non-apple smartphone for playback.

To break the limitation, you need to remove iTunes DRM protection and convert M4P songs/Audiobooks to MP3 and M4V videos to MP4. Here is a recommendation of the best iTunes DRM removal software that removes iTunes DRM legally and output DRM-free audio or videos formats that are widely supported.

Related : To remove Spotify DRM and convert Spotify music to MP3 , please use Ondesoft Spotify Music Converter .

1. Remove DRM from iTunes songs/Apple Music

To remove DRM iTunes music files (purchased from iTunes Store before 2009) and Apple Music songs, please download and install iTunes Converter for Mac or iTunes Converter for Windows . iTunes Converter is designed to convert DRM protected m4p to mp3 , Convert iTunes M4B audiobooks to MP3 , Audible aa to mp3 and aax to mp3 .

How to use iTunes converter? Here is a step-by-step tutorial.

1. Download and Launch Apple Music Converter

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

Apple Music Converter


2. Sign in your Apple Music account

Click the Sign in button and enter your Apple ID.

Apple Music Converter


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.

apple music format


4. Select music

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

Apple Music Converter

Click Add songs.

Apple Music Converter


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.

Apple Music Converter

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

Apple Music Converter


2. Remove DRM from iTunes movies/TV shows - Ondesoft iTunes DRM Video Converter

To remove DRM from iTunes purchased/rented movies or TV shows , please use iTunes M4V converter .

How to use iTunes M4V converter? Here is a step-by-step tutorial.

Step 1: run iTunes M4V converter and the interface is shown as below:

drm media converter interface

2. Add iTunes movies and TV shows

Click "add files" icon to select iTunes movies and TV shows you want to remove DRM from. All available m4v files will be listed:

add m4v file

Click video files you want to import and then Add button.

after add m4v file

3. Select Audio Tracks and Subtitles

iTunes M4V converter will preserve all original subtitles and audio tracks by default. You are free to change it. Click the Gear icon and uncheck Audio or subtitles you don't want.

Output M4P file will be saved to Documents - Ondesoft iTunes DRM Media Converter - Converted by default. You can also change it as you like.

audio and subtitles

4. Start Conversion

After all the settings, click "convert". Ondesoft iTunes M4V converter begins to remove DRM from below m4v video files. When the conversion finished, you can play the output mp4 file with any video player or non-Apple devices.

remove drm from iTunes movie

3. Remove DRM from Audiobooks - Ondesoft Audible Converter

If you only want to remove DRM from iTunes and Audible audiobooks, you can try Audiobook Converter .

How to use Audiobook Converter? Here is a step-by-step tutorial.

Step 1. Download, install and run Audiobook Converter . All your audiobooks in iTunes Library are displayed on the interface.

audiobook converter interface

Step 2. Check audiobooks you want to remove DRM from. Choose output format from

choose audiobook

Step 3. Click Convert button.

remove audiobook drm

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