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How to Download & Play Apple Music DRM Free in MP3/AAC

Untie Apple Music DRM and convert Apple Music M4P to MP3/AAC for unlimited playback.

Facts about Apple Music
1. Tracks downloaded from Apple Music directly are protected .m4p files.

2. Apple Music will no longer add DRM to songs you upload to the cloud, which means it will now work exactly the same way as the existing iTunes Match feature and you don't need to pay $25/year for the iTunes Match service any more. In other words, all non-Apple Music tracks you upload will display as Matched or Uploaded with no DRM.

3. However, Apple Music's streaming tracks are DRM-locked. The only DRM-encumbered tracks are those downloaded from Apple Music directly.

Not having DRM on personal upload tracks is a great win for users, but how to solve the headache DRM of downloaded/purchased Apple Music files and play Apple Music DRM free in MP3/AAC on other devices? Here's the solution.

Remove Apple Music DRM, Convert to MP3/AAC for Unlimited Playback

Deal with DRM Protection with - WinX MediaTrans

  • Easily get rid of Apple music DRM and convert music to AAC/MP3 playable on any device or platform.
  • Transfer music, videos, photos, iBooks, audiobooks, ringtones, iTunes purchases between PC and iPhone iPad.
  • Support DRM removal, convert M4V to MP4, M4P/M4B/M4R to AAC/MP3.
  • Note: It can also remove DRM from part of iTunes Videos.

Part 1. Disable Apple DRM, Download & Play DRM-Free Music with WinX MediaTrans

1. WinX MediaTrans is a professional DRM removal tool
Capable of exporting Apple Music/iTunes music from iPhone iPad to PC with DRM crack so as to play Apple Music without DRM on other devices.

2. WinX MediaTrans is a powerful iPhone transfer program
Transfer music, playlists, photos, videos, movies, TV shows, iBooks, ringtones and more from iPhone (iPad) to computer or vise versa at No.1 fast transfer speed. 1GB movie can be transferred in 1 minute. 1000 photos can also be transferred in about 1 minute.

WinX MediaTrans

3. WinX MediaTrans is a smart video to MP4 converter With a video conversion function, you can easily convert almost any imported video to MP4 (H.264) and play MKV, AVCHD, AVI and more on iPhone iPad with no hassle. Auto rotate video 90 degrees is also available.

4. WinX MediaTrans is a free iPhone ringtone maker, eBook converter, etc.
Powerful all-in-one WinX MediaTrans definitely can do more. You can also use it to make free iPhone ringtones from any favorite songs; convert EPUB to PDF, TXT or HTML; even turn your iPhone iPad into a flash drive to temporarily store files, etc.

How to Remove Apple Music DRM along with M4P to MP3/AAC Conversion

Free download and install WinX MediaTrans on your Windows 11/10/8/7 computer in a few seconds, and then follow the step-by-step guide below to easily unlock Apple Music DRM and convert Apple Music M4P to DRM-free MP3/AAC.

Step 1
Open WinX MediaTrans and connect iPhone with computer via USB cable.

Tip: Please make sure you've made this setting in advance in iTunes in case iTunes erases your iPhone original data. iTunes Preferences --> Devices --> Prevent iPods, iPhones and iPads from syncing automatically.

Step 2
Click Music Manager to step into next music transfer interface. You can see all iPhone music/songs are displayed in this window, with protected Apple Music/iTunes music marked as Red DRM.

Step 3
Choose the DRM Apple Music files you'd like to decode and click Export button to transfer Apple Music to computer.

Convert DRM Apple Music to DRM-free MP3

If the computer detects the exported Apple Music files are with DRM, then it will pop up a window indicating that the songs are encrypted. You can click Decode icon to remove Apple Music DRM and the software will auto convert Apple Music M4P files to DRM-free MP3 stored into computer folder.

Thus you can play converted DRM-free Apple Music in MP3 format on more devices like Android.

Convert Music to AAC/MP3

1) After you click Decode button, iTunes may pop up and ask you to input Apple ID and password which you use to purchase iTunes media. Do it. You will then get converted non-DRM files in seconds.

2) For Windows 10 and Windows 8, the exported and converted Apple Music files are DRM-free MP3, for Windows 7, it will be DRM-free M4A.

If you'd like to convert M4A or other audio files to MP3/AAC, you can add music to iPhone and set AAC/MP3 as the output. Then hit Sync button to transfer music to iPhone iPad and convert them to AAC/MP3 at one go. If you like, you can export the AAC/MP3 files back to computer for later transfer to other non-Apple devices for playback.

Attention: We do suggest you respect the copyright content online and abide by the copyright laws in your country. Disabling DRM of purchased music, movies is a big no-no. We do not advocate any piracy or dissemination.

Part 2. Remove DRM and Get DRM-Free Version of Apple Music with NoteBurner

On top of the professional Apple Music DRM removal software from WinXDVD, there is another way to get a DRM-free version of your Apple music. That is to rely on NoteBurner Apple Music Converter to convert Apple music to DRM-free format MP3, WAV or M4A format for latter limitless playback on any of your device or platform. Equally, it doesn't advocate you to record any Apple music for other illegal or commercial usage. You need to respect music property and copyright.

Step 1. Download and install the Apple Music converter. Double click the program icon to activate this Apple music DRM removal tool.

Step 2. Click the button "+ Add" to add music. Then a window will pop up, displaying all of the songs you have downloaded from Apple Music. You can choose any Apple music song you want to convert.

Step 3. Select the output music format according to your need. Hit "setting" > set output path, output quality, and output format including WAV, AAC, MP3, AIFF, FLAC, and ALAC.

Convert Apple music with NoteBurner

Step 4. Tap the "Convert" button to begin removing DRM protection from Apple music and converting M4P to MP3 or other DRM-free music formats at your willing. After the conversion is done, you can eventually download DRM-free Apple music for playback without any restriction.

Still have some trouble about how to convert Apple Music to regular AAC/MP3? Please feel free to Mail Us >>


Estrella H.

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Estrella H. is a senior editor at Digiarty covering all the latest tech in mobile industry for the better part of the first four years, from iPhone, Samsung to other innovative gadgets. And now she's been dived into data backup and management to keep data safe on mobile devices in the recent three years. Outside the tech, she is a songwriter and loves hip-hop.

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