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How to Download Music from iTunes to Computer

By Tony Moton

January 27, 2019

As a music fan, you might have collected a bunch of music in iTunes Library. What should you do if you want to download music from iTunes to computer? In this guide, we are going to provide you with two methods to copy iTunes music to computer. Just get ready and download iTunes music to computer by following the steps below!


CONTENTS


Part 1. Download iTunes music to computer using iTunes

To transfer iTunes music to computer, you need to install the latest version of iTunes on your computer first in order to get a smooth process. Generally speaking, downloading previously purchased music from iTunes to computer can be easy if you follow the steps shown below. Let's move on!


Step 1. Launch iTunes and Sign in

Make sure that your iTunes is the latest version, if not, just upgrade it. And then run iTunes. If you are not signed in, just signed in with your Apple ID.


Step 2. Find Purchased Songs

Go to "Account" > "Purchased" at the top of the menu bar of the main interface and the songs you have purchased will be in sight.

Find Purchased Songs


Step 3. Add Purchased Songs to iTunes

In the new interface, click the "Not in My Library" button, from which you are able to see the purchased songs not in your iTunes library. Select the albums or songs that you like and then click the cloud-shaped icon in the upper right corner of each picture to download them to the library.


Now click the "Recently Added" playlist and you'll find the songs you downloaded just now. Check the albums and songs that you want to download, if there is a download icon, just click it to download the music.


Part 2. Best iTunes Music Downloader: Download Music from iTunes Directly

TuneFab Apple Music Converter is a professional iTunes music downloader. It can download Apple Music, iTunes songs, iTunes audiobooks, Audible audiobooks and more directly from iTunes. And it can even convert all the iTunes audio files to other formats including MP3, M4A, FLAC, AAC, etc. The greatest part about using TuneFab Apple Music Converter is that, it will let you remove DRM from all protected iTunes audio files.  Let's see how to use this iTunes music downloader to download music from iTunes now.


Step 1. Download and Install

Click the button below to download the installation package on your computer, and the follow the instruction to install it.

Please note that the latest version of iTunes should be installed in advance, which works as a cooperative tool during the selection process. Once you launch TuneFab Apple Music Converter, iTunes will be activated as well, but just ignore it because it won't do any harm. The Main interface of TuneFab Apple Music is like this:

Main interface


Step 2. Select Apple Music

All the music in your iTunes library will be listed and you are able to check it in detail. If you can't find the songs you want, click the "Refresh" button at the top left corner. There are two ways for you to choose the songs:

#1. Tick the Checkboxes: If you are familiar with your playlists and know where the songs located, then it is the best way to add Apple Music.

Select Apple Music


#2. Search from the Search Bar: If you can't recall in which playlist the songs are, then you can type the name of the song/album/playlist/artist into the search bar at the top right corner.

Search from the Search Bar


Step 3. Adjust Output Settings

It is quite convenient to customize your own output setting. Altogether there are two major setting that you need to pay attention to:


#1. Output Format

Click the drop-down button the choose a DRM-free format as you like. Here we have MP3 as an example. If you click on it, then the iTunes music will be downloaded to MP3.

Output Format


#2. Output Folder

Click the "…" icon at the end of the "Output Folder" option to select a folder to save the converted songs. Otherwise, the songs will be saved in the default folder.

Select Output Folder


Step 4. Convert iTunes Music to MP3

After all the necessary settings, click on the "Convert" button and after a few minutes the songs will be downloaded to MP3, which you are able to play whenever and wherever you want.

Convert iTunes Music to MP3


Tip: Apart from converting Apple Music, TuneFab Apple Music Converter can also extract any other playable audios from iTunes, including extracting audios from iTunes videos! See more: How to Extract MP3 Audio from iTunes Videos.


Conclusion

To sum up, the thorough way to download music from iTunes to computer is to use TuneFab Apple Music Converter because it can remove the DRM of Apple Music instead of downloading pieces of unplayable music as what iTunes do. As a result, TuneFab Apple Music Converter is highly recommended compared to iTunes when it comes to convert music from iTunes to computer.


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