SD cards (SD memory cards or MicroSD cards) are widely used in home appliances such as digital cameras, mobile phones, and car navigation systems. For mobile devices, some Android phones and tablets support SD card as external storage. If you don't have enough space, you can quickly expand the capacity by using an SD card. You can also avoid the problem of running out of storage space on your internal device before you know it. Also, if you use the SD card reader together, you can conveniently remove it like a USB memory to exchange and transfer data.
Now, can you save the popular Apple Music songs to your SD card? The answer is yes. Songs downloaded from the Android version of the Apple Music app can be transferred from the internal storage to an SD card. This will quickly free up the internal storage of your Android device. However, Apple Music songs transferred / downloaded to the SD card are protected M4P files, so if you remove the SD card, the Apple Music songs inside will not be recognized by other devices and software programs. If you want to use them like using normal files, you need to convert Apple Music songs to MP3/M4A files with TuneKeep Audio Converter first.
Change the Download Destination of Apple Music Songs to SD Card on Android
As we all know, some Android devices support SD cards. However, it is also a fact that the number of devices that can support SD cards is decreasing in order to promote the sales of large-capacity smartphones in the recently released smartphones. Because, the price of the smartphones with larger storage is always higher and the phone companies can get more profit. Buying a SD card with large capacity is much cheaper than the price difference between two phones with different storage. Users who often download music and videos may run into problems with their internal storage being exhausted before they know it. For this reason, many Android users chose SD card compatible models when choosing a smartphone.
On Android phones and tablets that support SD cards, Apple Music songs downloaded from the Apple Music app can be transferred from the internal storage to the SD card. After transferring, the songs downloaded later will be also saved in SD card. Check the steps below.
Step 1: Open Apple Music app on your smart-phone and tap the menu icon > Settings.
Step 2: Tap on "Download Location" option and select "Yes" on the pop-up window to select SD card from the list.
Step 3: Accept the prompt when asked if you want to move all the downloaded tracks, along with any future ones to your SD card.
Okay, now all the downloaded Apple Music tracks are moved to your SD card. But you can only enjoy them on the "authorized" devices since Apple Music has encrypted all their tracks. The next method that suits both the Android users and iOS users can bypass the encryption of Apple Music and help users to copy and store their Apple Music tracks in SD card.
This frees up the internal storage of your Android device and makes your device more comfortable to use. However, the Apple Music songs are in DRM-protected M4P file format and cannot be played on other devices or used in video editing apps, regardless of whether you save the Apple Music songs in SD card or not.
How can I copy Apple Music songs to SD card and use them with other devices and software without any restrictions? You need to convert Apple Music songs to all-purpose MP3/M4A first. Here, we will introduce TuneKeep Audio Converter, which can easily convert Apple Music songs to MP3, M4A and save them on SD cards.
TuneKeep Audio Converter: Best Solution to Copy Apple Music Songs to SD Card
TuneKeep Audio Converter can remove the FairPlay DRM protection on Apple Music songs and convert them to unrestricted MP3, M4A, WAV, AIFF and other formats while retaining the song information. In addition, you can convert audiobooks, extract M4V video and home video audio, and more. After conversion, you can freely copy the output file to SD card, USB memory, etc.
Wonderful Features of TuneKeep Audio Converter
- Convert Apple Music songs to MP3, M4A, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, AC3, etc.
- Convert at 16x speed on Windows and macOS 10.9.5 - 10.12.6. Convert at 1X speed on macOS 10.13 and later because of system limitation
- Losslessly convert 256kbps Apple Music songs to 320kbps MP3 or 256kbps M4A
- Keeps all ID3 tags including title, artist, album, track number, genre, artwork, etc.
- Rename output files in bulk by title, artist, album, track number, hyphen, space, etc.
- Sort output files into folders by artist, album, artist/album, album/artist.
- Convert your favorite songs by adding them to your library without downloading
- Fully compatible with the latest versions of Windows, macOS, iTunes and Music app
How to Convert Apple Music Songs to MP3/M4A and Copy to SD Card
TuneKeep Audio Converter is an intuitive and easy-to-use Apple Music Converter which can easily help you convert Apple Music songs to MP3/M4A and copy them to SD card for different usages. Check the steps below.
Step 1: Launch TuneKeep Audio Converter
Launch TuneKeep Audio Converter, iTunes or Music app (on macOS 10.15 Catalina or later) will also get launched. It may take a short time for the converter to load Apple Music songs and playlists in your music library. After loading, the Apple Music songs and playlists are listed in the left panel. Please do not operate or close iTunes/Music app before the conversion is done.
Step 2: Choose Apple Music Songs
Click a playlist in the left panel and tick the checkboxes to choose your favorite Apple Music songs. Tick the top checkbox of a playlist to choose all the songs in the playlist. You can locate songs with the built-in search box by searching title, album or artist.
Step 3: Choose MP3/M4A Output Format
If you want to store as many Apple Music tracks as possible in the SD card and get best compatibility, it is best to choose MP3 as the output format. You can choose MP3 quality in profile list depending on your need. If necessary, you can also choose M4A or other audio output format.
If necessary, you can click Options button to adjust conversion speed (Windows only), renaming/sorting method, output volume, etc.
Step 4: Start Apple Music Conversion
When you have completed all the previous steps, you can simply click the "Convert" button to start the conversion. After the conversion, you can click "Open Output File" to open output folder and locate the output files.
Step 5: Copy Output Files to SD Card
Now insert the SD card into a SD card reader and plug in the SD card reader to USB port on the computer. Then the SD card should be displayed as a removable storage device and you can create a music folder. You can now copy all the output files in the output folder of TuneKeep Audio Converter and paste them in the music folder.
On some Macbooks, you may need to prepare a USB adapter in advance if there is no USB port.
If you use SD card a lot and you are an Apple Music subscriber, then TuneKeep Audio Converter should be a best helper to help you save the Apple Music songs in SD card. The free trial version of TuneKeep Audio Converter can convert 3 minutes of each Apple Music song. Do not hesitate to download it to have a try.