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How to Convert Apple Music AAC Audio File to MP3

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By Justin SabrinaUpdated on December 16, 2022

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Do you want to convert Apple Music AAC Audio File to MP3 for playback on any devices? This article introduces the best way to convert Apple Music AAC/M4P files to MP3 with the most popular Apple Music Converter - UkeySoft Apple Music Converter.

"I am have subscribed Apple Music, how to convert Apple Music to MP3 for keeping and listening forever?"

What Is Apple Music AAC Audio File in iTunes?

Apple Music AAC audio file was the default file format for music sold on iTunes Store/Apple Streaming Music platform.

iTunes AAC audio file

If you go to "For You" or “Browse” in iTunes and add songs to the library, then right click a songs to check “Song Info”, you will see the songs are labeled as "Apple Music AAC audio file".

Apple Music aac audio file

"DRM Protected" means these AAC audio files are encrypted by Apple's FairPlay. FairPlay is a digital right management (DRM) technology developed and used by Apple to prevents song from being copied, shared or played on non-authorized devices. This why we can't transfer or play protected Apple Music AAC audio files on MP3 player, iPod nano/shuffle/classic, Android devices and other unauthorized devices.

About Apple Music

Apple Music has the largest music catalog which offers up to 70 million songs. Over these years, Apple Music has gained great popularity and its' customer base is still on the rise. To join Apple Music membership, you need to pay a flat fee - $9.99 per month, then you can have full access to all Apple Music songs, playlist and albums on authorized PC/Mac with iTunes, or on authorized iPhone/iPad/iPod/Android device with Apple Music app. In addition, subscribers can stream Apple Music songs on Apple Watch, Apple TV, HomePod, CarPlay, Sonos and Amazon Echo or download any songs for playback, but all downloaded songs are in DRM protected M4P format, therefore, all Apple Music tracks can only be played with authorized iTunes or Apple Music app.

Apple Music

However, your smartphone is not the only option for listening to music, many Apple Music subscribers want to enjoy Apple Music on many other popular media devices, such as MP3 player, iPod nano/shuffle/classic and other mobile phone. So here comes the question: how can you make Apple Music playable on unauthorized media players? How to play Apple Music on MP3 player freely? The easiest workaround is to convert Apple Music to MP3.

Best Method to Convert Apple Music to MP3 Format

As we all know, the kind of Apple Music tracks are Apple Music AAC audio file, which are protected by a special kind of DRM, which makes it significantly difficult for an ordinary audio converter to crack and convert protected Apple Music files.

To convert Apple Music songs to MP3 format for listening on an unauthorized media players, you are required to use a professional Apple Music converter. This tutorial is going to show you the best way to remove Apple Music DRM and convert Apple Music songs to MP3 with the most popular Apple Music to MP3 Converter - UkeySoft Apple Music Converter. Read on to get more details.

Tool Required: UkeySoft Apple Music to MP3 Converter

UkeySoft Apple Music Converter is a professional Apple Music to MP3 Converter, Apple Music DRM Removal, iTunes M4P Music Converter and Audiobook Converter. It can not only can help you convert Apple Music song, album, playlist to MP3, M4A, AC3, WAV, AAC, AIFF or FLAC format, but also enables you convert Audiobooks & iTunes M4P music to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF. Let’s learn more features about UkeySoft Apple Music Converter:

  • Remove DRM from Apple Music AAC audio file.
  • Convert Apple Music songs to DRM-free audio format.
  • Supports convert iTunes M4P music, iTunes Audiobooks.
  • Supports convert Audible AA, AAX audiobooks to MP3, M4A, etc.
  • Keep original audio quality and ID3 tags after conversion.
  • 16X faster conversion speed and batch conversion.
  • Built-in Apple Music Web Player and Music Player on V.8.6.6.
  • Organize converted Apple Music songs by Artist or Album.
  • Play Apple Music offline on MP3 player and any device.

Steps to Convert Apple Music AAC File to MP3

This tutorial is going to show you the best way to stream and download Apple Music as MP3 files. Here we’ll teach a way to help you easily to convert Apple Music AAC audio file to MP3 so as to save Apple Music forever or transfer them to any MP3 player for offline listening.

Step 1. Launch UkeySoft Apple Music Converter
You'll need to install and launch the UkeySoft Apple Music converter software. Then login to your Apple ID to enter your Apple Music library.

run Apple Music Converter

Step 2. Set MP3 as the output format
In this step, you need to set the output settings for Apple Music tracks. Just click the "Gear" icon at the upper right corner. In the pop-up window, you can find a list of output formats. M4A AUTO is the default format, please specify "MP3" as the output format. You can also select other formats such as AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF.

choose mp3 as output format

You can also adjust the output quality, set up the output folder here, organize the outut file name and more.

output quality

Step 3. Select the Apple Music Tracks to Convert
You can search any song, album, playlist or artist in the Search Box, and click the red "+" icon in the right side to add them into converting list.

select apple music aac audio file

The program supports bulk conversion, so you can select an entire playlist, or select a few songs.

select apple music aac audio file

Step 4. Convert Apple Music to MP3 File
If ready, click on "Convert" button to let the software start converting Apple Music tracks to unprotected MP3.

Convert Apple Music aac audio file to MP3

Step 5. Get MP3 Files
After conversion, you can click "History" to get MP3 files. Click the Play icon to listen to Apple Music songs offline.

converted Apple Music songs

You can click "blue folder" icon to get MP3 files. and now you can move converted Apple Music songs freely to Sony Walkman, iPod nano/shuffle/classic, iPhone, iPad, Android device or other portable MP3 player.

get output Apple Music MP3 files

Now, through all the steps above, you can transfer your Apple Music to any other devices for offline listening anywhere anytime. Enjoy them when your subscription is over, or share them with your family and friends. Whatever, it is truly a great and easy-to-use tool for anyone who has the thought of playing Apple Music songs freely without limits.

Convert Apple Music AAC File to MP3


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