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How to Save Apple Music to External Hard Drive

Suffer from losing data when system crash or upgrade failure? Where can we backup our important data? Multiple choices, but external hard drive is the safest one among them. But if what you need to save is songs from Apple Music, thing turns impossible. Since even you can pay $9.99 per month for an individual account or $14.99 per month to get a family plan, which is up to six members, then download favorite songs. The download would be the equivalent of a data cache, which means that all songs will be invalid, when your subscription expires, or when you change another Apple ID.

In other words, any song from any of the streaming media server cannot be saved in other paths. The format of the songs are encrypted to protect the copyrights. In this way, to save Apple Music to an external hard drive, the first thing you should do is to convert and record them with professional tool. And here are the detailed steps.

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Required Tool: TuneCable Apple Music Converter

The ultimate aim of saving the Apple Music to external hard drive is to transfer them to a computer, then migrate from computer to any supported media player, mobile phone or other devices in time of need. So the songs should be saved in normal and valid format. Only with professional 3rd tool can accomplish the task.

However, we are bombarded with different brands of audio recorders in the market, which one should be better? The all-in-one TuneCable iMusic Converter should be the best bet. With simple steps, you can perfectly record and export Apple Music as playable format with almost all ID3 tags and metadata kept after conversion. The exported format includes MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF. Except for Apple Music, it can also decode M4A/M4B/AA/AAX audiobooks and iTunes M4P Music for playing without Wi-Fi or data.

Key Features of TuneCable Apple Music Converter:
  • Record iTunes M4P music, podcasts, audiobooks, Apple Music
  • Convert Apple Music files to MP3/AAC/FLAC/WAV/AIFF
  • Convert iTunes audio at 10X faster speed with lossless quality
  • Keep ID3 Tags information after conversion
  • Enjoy free update & technical support
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Convert Apple Music to Common MP3/AAC/WAV Files

Step 1: Run Apple Music Converter

First of all, launch Apple Music Converter on your computer. Navigate to the ‘Plus (+)' icon in the program interface to select Apple Music from iTunes Library into the TuneCable. To make sure your iTunes library can be properly read, you’re supposed to:
• You’ve been downloaded the songs to computer with iTunes.
• The computer has been authorized with the use of Apple ID that you login to download music.
• All the downloaded songs can be play with iTunes.

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Step 2: Select Apple Music to Convert

Once clicking the button, you will see a pop up window. The program will automatically scan and load the music in this list. Select one or more items that you would like to record and convert. Tap on ‘OK’ button to the next step.

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Step 3: Customize the Output Settings as Preferences

When jump to the new page, you can begin to change the settings as you like by hitting on the 'Settings ()' icon in the upper-right corner. Here are what you can change:
Output format: MP3 (default), AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF.
Conversation Mode: Intelligent Mode, iTunes Record (default) and YouTube download.
Output Quality: Low 128kbps, Medium 192kbps, High 256kbps (recommended), Very High 320kbps.
Conversion speed: If you're now under an unstable network environment, 1X speed is recommended.
Output Folder: Choose a save path by yourselves.
[Original path: 'C:\Users\Your Name (e.g.: Vivian)\Documents\ TuneCable iMusic Converter']

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Step 4: View Well-recorded Songs and Put into External Hard Drive

Get the settings prepared, click on 'Convert' button to export the songs as the format you chose. After finished transferring, check transferred in 'Converted' section.

And now for the final touch, move your mouse to any of the converted song, a 'Folder ()' icon will show up in the right. Click on it to launch a new window. Now open ‘This PC’ window, find your hard disk name under Devices and drives option. You’re free to copy & paste or directly drop & drag the folder or file to the external hard drive.

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The method provided above is how to save Apple Music to an external hard drive. This powerful iMusic Converter help you convert Apple Music as MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF files. But the trial version only allows you to get 3 mins of each output file. Get full version now!

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