Can you listen to Apple Music offline? I believe most of you will answer, of course, I can. But step further. Do you know how to listen to Apple Music offline on iPhone, Android, PC, and Mac? At this time, you may not be able to confidently say yes, because different devices require different download methods.
But don't worry. In this article, 4 very useful methods to make Apple Music available for offline listening on different devices will be introduced to you so that you can easily listen to music from Apple Music for playback even when there is no network.
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Method 1. Download Apple Music to MP3 for Forever Offline Streaming
It is well known that you can listen to downloaded music from Apple Music offline after the subscription, and Apple Music offline mode is only valid during the subscription period. Except for renewing the subscription, is there any way to extend the valid time? In fact, you can also use safe third-party software to convert Apple Music songs to common audio formats like MP3. Then, you can transfer songs from Apple Music to any player and device for seamless offline listening.
To transfer and listen to Apple Music offline on various devices without limitations, the primary task is to remove the DRM protection from Apple Music songs. Meanwhile, TuneFab Apple Music Converter is a reliable and safe DRM Removal that can help you. It can convert Apple Music to MP3 and other common audio formats, such as M4A, FLAC, AC3, and so on. Better yet, its high output audio quality is also worth mentioning, supporting Bitrate up to 320kbps and SampleRate up to 48000hz, which can give you the ultimate music experience.
• Bypass DRM from Apple Music Songs;
• Convert Apple Music songs to the format of MP3, M4A, FLAC or WAV;
• Batch download singles/playlists/albums/all songs from an artist page;
• Keep good sound quality with bitrate from 128kbps to 320kbps;
• Preserve original ID3 metatdata information for your songs;
• Conversion speed can be up to 5X and even higher according to your network condition;
For technical novices, you may worry that the operation will be too complicated, resulting in download failure. But don't worry. This software is very easy to use. Please scroll down and keep on reading to follow the intuitive instructions below.
Step 1. Download and Install TuneFab Apple Music Converter
There are both Windows and Mac versions for you to work with. Download the correct version of TuneFab Apple Music Converter to your PC.
Step 2. Select DRM-encrypted Apple Music Songs
When you run TuneFab Apple Music Converter, you will see the Apple Music web player embedded in this software. You need to log in to it so that you can get your Apple Music playlists or the Apple Music library. Drag the song or playlist from Apple Music you wish to listen to offline onto the plugin on the right side.
Step 3. Set Up Output Audio Files
You can directly select MP3 as the output format for all your songs. And if you wish to customize the output settings like output format, bitrate and sample rate, you need to navigate to the hamburger icon on the top right and hit Preferences. Then, you can finish the settings in the "Advanced" tab. Moreover, you can also preset the saving location on the "General" tab for the downloaded MP3 songs from Apple Music.
Step 4. Download Apple Music to MP3 for Offline Listening
The last step is to click on the "Convert" button to start removing DRM from Apple Music songs. The conversion would be finished in few minutes. Then you can get the DRM-free Apple Music in MP3 by clicking on "Explore Output Files".
After you get the DRM-free Apple Music songs in MP3, you can transfer them to your iPhone or listen to them offline on other media players. Removing DRM from Apple Music songs would keep the songs playable offline outside Apple Music and even when your Apple Music membership is expired. TuneFab Apple Music Converter really does a good job helping Apple Music songs get rid of many limitations.
Method 2. Listen to Apple Music Offline on PC
For those who are currently subscribing to Apple Music and do not consider using third-party software, you can directly download your favorite songs for offline playback through the Apple Music app. However, the download process is slightly different for Windows and Mac computers because Mac comes with the Apple Music app, while Windows can only download songs from Apple Music via iTunes. If you are not familiar with how to play Apple Music songs offline on your computer, please continue reading.
Play Apple Music Offline on Windows
For those who want to download Apple Music to Windows for offline playback, just follow the tutorials below. To begin with, please make sure you have downloaded iTunes on your PC which gets authorized.
Step 1. Open iTunes and sign in with your account on your PC.
Step 2. Add the songs, albums, or playlists from iTunes you want to listen to offline to your library.
Step 3. After that, simply click the "Download" button next to a song or album name to download and save. Then you can listen to Apple Music offline on your Windows computer.
Step 4.Turn off the network or select the Airplane mode to disconnect the internet. Now, you can play the downloaded Apple Music songs offline via iTunes.
Play Apple Music Offline on Mac
For Mac users, you can directly download songs, albums, or playlists on the inbuilt Apple Music app.
Step 1. Launch the Apple Music app on Mac.
Step 2. Search for your favorite songs or albums and add them to your library.
Step 3. After adding the songs, simply click the "Download" button to download and save. Then you can listen to Apple Music offline on your computer.
Step 4. Disconnect the internet, then, open Apple Music to play downloaded songs offline easily.
Method 3. Listen to Apple Music Offline on iPhone/Android
Also, a power user with a subscription is able to listen to Apple Music offline easily. You can simply download your favorite songs or albums from Apple Music to iPhone and Android, making all music available offline on the Apple Music app. If you are still confused about how to play music on iPhone/Android offline, the detailed steps are as follows.
Step 1. Add Music from Apple Music to Your Library
To begin with, please make sure your Apple Music is accessible via Wi-Fi or Cellular Data in order to avoid unexpected failure. After that, please move on!
1. First of all, open the Apple Music app to search for your wanted songs or albums from Apple Music.
2. Long press and hold the songs, albums, or playlists you want to download.
3. Save the songs, albums, or playlists you want to listen to offline, and then tap "Add to Library" to add them to your library.
Step 2. Download Apple Music to iPhone and Android
1. Move to your library to find the target music you want to download.
2. Long press or tap on the "..." icon next to the music name. > Tap on the "Download" button to start making your wanted Apple Music available for offline playback on mobile devices.
3. Once downloaded, you can easily listen to songs from Apple Music offline. To view the downloaded offline songs in Apple Music, simply tap "Library" in the Music app, then from the top menu, select "Downloaded Music".
Tip: If you wish to delete the downloaded song to free up some space, just tap on the song or playlist and hold, select "Delete Download".
Method 4. Listen to Apple Music Offline After Purchasing
Can you listen to Apple Music offline without a subscription? If you don't subscribe to Apple Music and don't want to download third-party software to make Apple Music available offline, you can also try buying songs from the iTunes Store and downloading the purchased songs to play iTunes music offline. The method will vary according to your devices.
On iOS Devices (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch)
If you are an iOS user, you can purchase the singles or albums you want on the iTunes Store app first, and then, download the purchased music on the Apple Music app for offline playback. Here are the detailed operations below.
Step 1. On your iOS device, open the iTunes Store and then tap the "Music" button at the bottom of the screen.
Step 2. Search for the music you want to listen to offline on Apple Music and tap the price to buy it.
Step 3. Log in to your Apple ID account with the password to confirm your purchase.
Step 4. On your Apple Music app, click "Library" to find your purchased singles or albums. > Tap on the "Download" button to download the music from Apple Music to iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch for offline listening.
Fortunately, Mac comes with the Apple Music app, so you can complete the purchase within the app straightforwardly. Let's see how to make Apple Music available offline on Mac.
Step 1. Search for the music you want to listen to offline in the search field on the Apple Music app.
Step 2. Tap the "iTunes Store" button. > And then click the price next to the target song or album.
Step 3. Sign in to your Apple account to pay. > And find the song or album in your music library.
Step 4. After finding the songs, click "Download" to download the music and then you can successfully listen to the music from Apple Music offline on your Mac.
The steps to purchasing Apple Music on Windows are quite similar to the steps on Mac. The difference is you need to complete the purchase in the iTunes Store.
Step 1. Open iTunes Store on your PC and go to "Music > Store".
Step 2. Find the music you want to buy. > Click the price to activate the payment confirmation with your account sign-in.
Step 3. Find the songs you buy in your music library and then tap "Download" to save Apple Music offline.
FAQs about Apple Music Offline Mode
Can You Listen to Apple Music in Airplane Mode?
Sure. During the flight, some airlines require you to turn off your phone, but some can keep your phone on as long as you switch to Airplane mode. When Airplane Mode is on, the phone is disconnected from the Internet and can not make calls, but you can still listen to music offline and do other activities that do not need network or phone calls.
In order to play songs from Apple Music offline freely during the flight, it is best to download the music from Apple Music in advance to avoid the situation that music is not playable offline. The detailed download tutorials have been introduced to you above. Please freely choose the operating tutorial that suits you, so that you can listen to Apple Music offline in Airplane Mode.
How to Listen to Apple Music Offline on Apple Watch
Apple Watch has made people's life more and more convenient. After wearing Apple Watch, people can listen to music on Apple Music anywhere, even without iPhone or other mobile devices. So do you know how to listen to Apple Music Offline on Apple Watch? There are two possible methods.
Method 1: If you are an Apple Music subscriber, it will automatically sync the recent listening music to the Apple Watch library. It should be noted that the automatic synchronization function is only available on Apple Watch OS 4 or later. Then, you can easily make Apple Music songs available offline on Apple Watch.
Method 2:If you have not subscribed to Apple Music, you can still select your purchased songs to sync to Apple Watch through the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. Then, you can directly access the purchased music on your Apple Watch for offline listening.
How Long Does Apple Music Keep Your Playlists?
Apple Music is inaccessible unless you have subscribed to the membership. After the subscription expires, you will find that the songs you added are grayed out and cannot be played. Even songs you've downloaded become unplayable. But don't worry, Apple Music Official will keep the created playlists for you for 30 days. As long as you re-subscribe within 30 days, the grayed-out songs can be played again.
While it's possible to keep Apple music offline forever. TuneFab Apple Music Converter can download your favorite songs to MP3 files, making all music from Apple Music available offline. Then you can have them forever.
Where Does Apple Music Store Offline Music?
After downloading music on Apple Music, Apple Music will generate related music files and save them to the download device. But for different devices, the saving path will be different. Next, I will give you a detailed introduction to where offline music from Apple Music on different devices will be saved.
Offline music from Apple Music is stored by default saving path on Mac:
By default, downloaded music from iTunes is stored in this saving path on the PC:
C:\Users\[Your username]\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media
Apple Music downloaded files are not allowed to directly access by users on iPhone/iPad because they are all protected in an encrypted format that is only available through the Apple Music app. Moreover, you can not change the saving location on your own. However, you can easily access the downloaded songs in the "Download" section of the Apple Music library instead.
Compared to iPhone/iPad, it is easier to access offline files from Apple Music on Android. Generally, they are saved on the following path:
After reading this post, you can easily listen to Apple Music offline in the four useful methods above. However, both the method of premium planning and the way of directly buying the music will only allow you to play Apple Music offline through the Apple Music app or the iTunes app. Therefore, if you also want to make Apple Music songs available offline on other devices, then the TuneFab Apple Music Converter will be your best choice. With it, you can download and convert music from Apple Music to MP3, making offline Apple Music songs compatible with almost every platform. Let's have a try!