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How to Transfer Apple Music to SD Card?

“How to save Apple Music to SD card, I looking for a way to download my Apple Music to an SD card, so that I can listen to Apple Music offline on any device that supports SD card. I need some simple suggestions.”

As one of the biggest streaming subscription-based services, Apple Music has a catalog of 90 million songs in 256kbps AAC to 24-bit/192kHz ALAC lossless audio quality. Apple Music subscribers can search, stream and download music tracks for offline playback on Apple Music App. However, unlike you can freely stream content on Apple Music App, you can’t directly download and save Apple Music tracks to any external storage devices (such as external hard drives, sd cards, USB drives, etc.) as you want. That's why so many users are looking for effective ways to transfer music from Apple Music to an SD card, export Apple Music to a USB drive, download and keep the music from Apple Music, and more.

In this guide, we will show you how to temporarily save Apple Music to an SD card on an Android device and carry out a trick that downloads and save Apple Music to an SD card (or other storage devices), helping you free up space on your phone and store them on your SD card forever.

Save Apple Music to SD Card

Part 1: Save Apple Music to SD Card Temporarily?

Apple Music for Android released a feature to save downloaded songs onto an SD card in February of 2016. So If you use Apple Music on an Android smartphone, you can download and save songs onto the microSD card directly. If you're running out of room on your phone, it is a very practical feature to expand the storage space of your phones by saving offline music to an sd card. However, there is no such option for iOS users, because iPhone and iPad devices don't have an SD card slot built-in ever.

Here is how to save Apple Music tracks to SD Card on Android:

1. Update Apple Music in the Google Play store.

2. Open Apple Music, go to Settings.

3. Just below the Downloads will be a new option called Download Location

4. Select SD Card to save downloaded songs to the SD card in your phone.

5. You will see a prompt asking whether you need to change the download location to an SD card, tap "Yes".

Add Apple Music to SD Card on Android Device

Part 2: How to Save Apple Music to SD Card Permanently?

Do you want to save Apple Music to an SD card or other external storage devices permanently even if you would cancel your Apple Music subscription? To help you achieve that, you'll need to use an efficient program to obtain the desired Apple Music tracks in hi-res lossless formats. Sidify Apple Music Converter is one of the best solutions.

Sidify Apple Music Converter (For Windows | For Mac) is an intuitive and useful piece of software designed to convert Apple Music, iTunes M4P music, and iTunes/ Audible audiobooks to plain MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, and ALAC format. The interface is self-explanatory and user-friendly, and the program is very easy to use even if you have never used a music converter.

In addition to converting Apple Music to the most popular audio format, Sidify Apple Music Converter also supports keeping the original audio quality and all the ID3 tags (including Title, Artist, Album, Artwork, Track number, Disc number, Year, Genre, etc.) after conversion.

Key Features of Sidify Apple Music Converter

Sidify Apple Music Converter box

Sidify Apple Music Converter

  • OKDownload music from Apple Music to the computer.
  • OKConvert Apple Music, iTunes M4P songs & audiobooks to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC.
  • OKConvert local music to MP3/M4A/FLAC/WAV/OGG/AIFF.
  • OKKeep lossless audio quality and ID3 tags after conversion.
  • OKFree updates and technical support.

In the following part, we are going to show you how to convert Apple Music to plain audio format on a Windows or Mac computer and transfer them from your computer to SD card step by step.

Note: Sidify needs to work with iTunes/ Music. Before you run Sidify, please make sure you have the iTunes/ Music App well-installed on your computer.

Step 1 Open Sidify Apple Music Converter

Launch Sidify Apple Music Converter, you‘ll see its concise interface as below:

main interface

Step 2 Add Apple Music to Sidify

Click the Add button, Sidify will load your music library and enable you to select the Apple Music that you’d like to convert into plain audio format. Get them ticked and then click the OK button.

Add Apple Music songs

Step 3 Choose Output Format

Click the gear icon in the upper right corner. Here you can choose the output format (MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC), customize the output path, how you’d like to name the output files, etc.

Set output as MP3

Step 4 Convert Apple Music to MP3 in Lossless Audio Quality

Click the Convert button to start converting the Apple Music to MP3 format.

Converting Apple Music

Step 5 Find the Downloaded Apple Music

Once the conversion is done, you can click the "Converted" tab on the left column to check the Apple Music that has been converted successfully.

Conversion History

Step 6 Transfer Apple Music Downloads to SD Card

Now you can connect the SD card to your computer and make sure it is detected. Simply select the music you want to save on the SD card and drag the files from your computer to the SD card. The files will then begin to transfer.

Note: Do not disconnect the SD card or shut down the computer until this process is complete.

Conclusion

Whether you want to save Apple Music to an SD card on Android devices temporarily or on other external storage devices permanently, you can follow the above steps. If you’re seeking a user-friendly tool that is reliable and affordable to help you download and save Apple Music to SD card, you should look no further than Sidify Apple Music Converter. It is an all-in-one software for those who want to download and save Apple Music in plain audio formats in an instant.

Note: The free trial of Sidify Apple Music Converter is limited to converting the first 3 minutes of each audio file. You need to purchase a license to unlock the time limitation.

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