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How to backup Apple Music, everything you need to know

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Someone thought that they have subscribed Apple Music service, there is no need to backup Apple Music at all, when they want to listen to music, just open Apple Music and play them.

However sometimes you may encounter with no internet, or you want to still keep the downloaded Apple Music files after you abort Apple Music subscription, or some other cases you need the unprotected Apple Music songs.

Backup Apple Music

Besides, users subscribe Apple Music and enable iCloud Music library, your physical songs will be deleted and replaced so-called “known” songs with links to its own versions. When you stop Apple Music subscription, sometimes you need to find them back, and it is very annoying.

If you backup Apple Music files, there is no need to worry about the above problems. In the following we will provide two proven method to backup iTunes library or Apple Music files to meet users’ need.

Method 1. Find iTunes Music folder and backup

Step 1. Launch iTunes on your PC or Mac, then click iTunes > Preferences > Advance tab to find the iTunes Media folder.

Open Advance Window

Step 2. Consolidate your iTunes library by clicking iTunes > Library > Organize Library. And then select "Consolidate files" > click "OK".

Consolidate iTunes library

Step 3. Quit iTunes and find iTunes music folder, then drag the iTunes music folder to your external hard drive.

Copy iTunes library

Method 2. Backup Apple Music files to keep forever

As you know that Apple Music is online streaming music service. Only during you subscribe Apple Music service, you can listen to, download or enjoy the music files anytime and anywhere. If you cancel or abort Apple Music subscription, all the music files can't be played anymore including the downloaded ones, because of DRM of Apple Music.

Apple Music has FairPlay DRM limitationsis a digital rights management (DRM) technology introduced by Apple Inc., based on technology created by the company Veridisc. FairPlay is built into the QuickTime multimedia software and used by the iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple TV, iTunes, and iTunes Store and the App Store.

Here we will talk about removing DRM from Apple Music and then users can backup Apple Music and keep them longer.

In order to remove the DRM limitation, and convert Apple Music files to unprotected audio formats, you can ask Macsome Apple Music Converter for help. With it, which helps users to remove DRM from downloaded Apple Music files and purchased Audiobooks, and convert to unprotected MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC with excellent output quality and fast conversion speed.

At first, click the next download button to free download Macsome iTunes Converter.

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Step 1. Double click to install the trial version of Apple Music Converter on your PC, and then run it.

User Interface

Step 2. click the Add button and select the audio files you want to convert from iTunes library.

Add Downloaded Apple Music

After you choose the music files you would like to convert, click "OK", and then all the audio tracks files you selected would be listed on the main window.

Step 3. Set the output format by clicking the Setting icon.

Set MP3 as the output format

Step 4. click the Convert button to start converting.

Convert Apple Music to MP3

After the conversion, you can check the history by clicking "Find in the folder" to open it and find the converted music files. Now all the converted Apple Music files can be played even you cancel your Apple Music subscription.

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