How to Transfer Apple Music Songs to USB Flash Drive

Is there any way that I can download Apple Music songs to plain formats and transfer them to USB flash drive? Definitely yes! Read the following post, we've got you covered.

Apple Music boasts itself as one of the hottest streaming music giants, granting its subscribers access to more than 100 million songs. If you register with a 1-month membership trial or subscribe to Apple Music, you can download any track or album from its catalog and play them offline. But when you end the subscription, the downloaded Apple Music songs will be greyed out, and you cannot play them anymore. What's worse, Apple Music encodes its digital music content, limiting its users to stream and download songs on specific authorized devices only. This way, they could prevent members from transferring downloaded Apple Music songs to USB flash drives or other unlicensed devices.

What should we do if we want to transfer Apple Music songs to a USB flash drive? This article will guide you to download Apple Music songs to a USB flash drive and help you enjoy them everywhere.

Transfer Apple Music Songs to USB

Part 1. Best Method to Transfer Apple Music Songs to USB Flash Drive

Tool Required: AudiCable Apple Music Recorder

Apple Music is encrypted in AAC, M4P, or ALAC format, so you can only enjoy it within its app. If you would like to listen to Apple Music songs on other unauthorized devices, you should first download Apple Music songs in playable MP3 format. Luckily, AudiCable Apple Music is the most appropriate tool for you.

AudiCable Apple Music Recorder is a multi-functional audio editor and recorder for Apple Music. Specifically, the tool can record Apple Music, Audiobooks, and iTunes M4P music to lossless MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, or ALAC formats with ID3 tags preserved. After recording, you can copy the recorded Apple Music songs to USB drives for playing anywhere. Additionally, AudiCable offers multi-platform music recording, which is ideal for music fans who fancy getting access to various music resources, such as Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, and others. To download Apple Music songs to MP3 format and transfer Apple Music to a USB flash drive, follow the steps below.

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Best AudiCable Apple Music Recorder( Mac / Win )

  • Download music from Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal, Line Music, Deezer, YouTube Music, Pandora, SoundCloud and other music sources.
  • Save music to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC.
  • Support to add more music websites manually.
  • No need to install extra music apps.
  • Keep ID3 tags after recording.
  • Keep original audio quality after conversion.

📂 Tutorial on Transferring Apple Music Songs to USB Flash Drive

Step 1 Adjust the Output Format as MP3

Run AudiCable on your Mac or Windows computer first. On the top-right corner of AudiCable, click on a "gear icon". From the pop-up setting window, you need to choose "MP3" as the output format. Then close it to apply the changes.

Adjust the Output Format as MP3

Note: Apart from the output format, you can also freely customize the output quality and output path as you like. The audio quality varies from 128kbps to 320kbps.

Step 2 Choose Apple Music to Download

Here click the "Apple Music" icon from the main interface. After that, the log-in window of Apple Music will automatically pop up, please log in your Apple Music account.

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Note: Using the "Add other sources" button, you can also add other music services that you want. Just copy the official website, customize it with a new name, and then implement a new music platform.

Step 3 Start Downloading Apple Music Songs to MP3

Choose songs you want to download from Apple Music. AudiCable will record Apple Music songs simultaneously as soon as you play them.

Start Recording

Note: Please make sure that your network is stable during recording. If you want to mute the sound, you can go to the upper right, and tap the "sound" icon to switch to mute.

Step 4 Check Downloaded Apple Music Songs on Your Computer Folder

Once the recording is done, click the "Recorded" tab and you can check all the Apple Music songs that have been converted successfully. Click the "Folder" icon beside the music and you'll be directed to the downloaded MP3 files of Apple Music.

Get Downloaded Apple Music MP3s

Step 5 Transfer the Downloaded Apple Music Songs to a USB Drive

Now plug the USB flash drive into your computer via the USB port. Just navigate to the folder where you save the downloaded Apple Music songs, and then directly drag & drop the downloaded Apple Music to your USB flash drive. After that, you can play Apple Music on the device you want via the USB drive.

Part 2. FAQs about Downloading Apple Music Songs to USB Flash Drive

💬 Q1: How long can I keep Apple Music songs on a USB flash drive?

A: You can keep downloaded Apple Music songs on your USB drive permanently. With the help of AudiCable, you can easily save Apple Music as unprotected audio files, which can be played everywhere you want. So, even if you cancel your Apple Music subscription, you can still get your favorite Apple Music songs on your USB drive.

💬 Q2: Where can I use a USB drive to play Apple Music?

A: Once you've copied Apple Music to a USB, you can listen to them on any device with a USB port. Smart TVs, PS4, Xbox One, Smart speakers, and other devices with built-in media players all support playing music from a USB flash drive.


  • All these methods are for personal or educational use only.
  • You should not use this tool to distribute music or for business.


AudiCable Apple Music Recorder is always available to help you transfer Apple Music songs to a USB flash drive for listening on your car radio or television. With this intelligent yet easy-to-use tool, you can have a fantastic time listening to music. Simply download the free trial to try it out, and you'll fall in love!

Note: The free trial version of AudiCable enables you to record a maximum of 10 Apple Music songs. To get the full conversion, please become a registered member by buying a license from AudiCable.

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