How to Transfer Apple Music to Dropbox?

Dropbox keeps all your files securely stored, up to date, and accessible from any device. Back up files in the cloud, share photos and videos, and more. You can upload files and folders to your Dropbox account on and the Dropbox desktop app and mobile app from your phone or tablet.

Why can’t I play a video or audio file in Dropbox?

If a video or audio file won’t play on or the Dropbox mobile app, it may be in a file format that Dropbox doesn't support.

File types that preview as an audio file

If your file has one of the following extensions, it will preview as an audio file: .aac, .air/.aiff, .m4a, .m4r, .mp3, .oga, .ogg, .wav, .wma.

However, the Apple Music songs you downloaded has .m4p extension, which is not in above list, so the songs won't be previewed as an audio file.

How to store Apple Music songs in Dropbox?

If your video or audio file won’t play in the Dropbox mobile app, make sure you have a third-party app on your mobile device that can play that file format. So this means you can't play the Apple Music songs stored in Dropbox without Music app.

To store Apple Music songs in Dropbox and play them with other music player or use them on other app, such as djay , you need to convert Apple Music songs to DRM-free formats, such as MP3. Pazu Apple Music Converter is a professional tool that allows you to download Apple Music songs to MP3. After uploading the Apple Music songs to Dropbox, you can play them on any device without Apple Music app.

Apple Music Converter

Pazu Apple Music Converter

  • Download Apple Music to MP3, M4A, etc.
  • Preserve 100% original quality.
  • Keep all ID3 tags.
  • Fast download speed.

Part 1 Download Apple Music to MP3 format

Here's how to download songs, albums and playlists from Apple Music to MP3.

Step 1 Launch Pazu Apple Music Converter

Download, install and run Pazu Apple Music Converter on your Mac or Windows.

Apple Music Converter

Click the key icon to activate the full version if you have purchased a license, otherwise you can only use the trial version.

Apple Music Converter

Step 2 Log in your Apple Music account

Follow the on-screen instructions to sign in with your Apple ID.

sign in Apple Music account

Step 3 Choose output format

The default format is M4A in 256kbps. Apple Music Converter also supports MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF. Click icon if you want to change output format or output folder.

Apple Music song format

Here you can also customize song name format with any combination of Playlist Index, Track Number, Title, Artist and Album.

file name format

Or set Pazu Apple Music Converter to archive output song with Artist, Album, Artist/Album or Album/Artist.

organize songs

Step 4 Choose a playlist, artist or album you want to download

Follow the instructions to choose a playlist, artist, or album that you want to download.

open a playlist

Step 5 Add songs

Click the Add button to select songs for converting.

add songs

All songs in the playlist or album are selected by default. Uncheck the songs you don't want to download if there are any, then click Convert button.

open a playlist

If you are using the trial version, you will get below pop-up window indicating trial version limitations, just click Try if you haven't purchased a license.

trial version

The songs you selected will be downloaded to the format you want.

convert Apple Music songs

After conversion, click to quickly locate the DRM-free Apple Music songs. Transfer them to your phone.

convert Apple Music songs