Best 3 Ways to Download All Songs in Your Apple Music Library

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December 12, 2023

Your Library in Music app is the collection of music items from Apple Music and iTunes Match (if you subscribe), your other devices, CDs, the iTunes Store, or other services. You can access your entire music library on all your devices when you’re signed in with the same Apple ID and connected to the internet.

The whole library are saved in Cloud, you can stream the whole music library on these devices with internet connection, however, to play them offline, you need to download them on your device. Apple Music makes it easy to download individual songs, albums, and playlists, but there’s no direct way to download everything in your music library at once.

Luckily, there are a couple of workarounds that will let you download all songs in your Apple Music Library on computer or mobile devices, even in MP3 format, check them out.

Related: How to get Apple Music for free?
How to See How Many Songs You Have on Apple Music?

Option 1. Turn on Automatic Downloads

To download songs in your Library, you can turn on Automatic Downloads in Apple Music settings.

On Mac

  1. Open Apple Music app.
  2. Choose Music > Preferences, then click General.
  3. Turn on Automatic Downloads.

On iOS

  1. Open Settings – Music.
  2. Scroll down and toggle Automatic Downloads on.

However, it only downloads the songs you added to Library after turning on the feature. Songs added to Library before turning on this feature won’t be downloaded automatically.

To download all songs in your Apple Music Library added before turning on Automatic Downloads, you can select all songs and add them to a playlist to download.

Just head to the Songs tab in your Library section. Once you’re there, select all of your songs(click the first song, scroll down to the bottom, hold shift button and click the last song) and add them to a new playlist.

Then click the download icon to download all songs. The playlist will sync to all devices signed in with your Apple ID, so you can download the Library songs on Mac/PC/iOS and Android.

Option 2. Create a smart playlist

Create a smart playlist to contain all songs in your music library. Whenever you add items to your music library that meet the criteria of a Smart Playlist, the Smart Playlist is automatically updated to include them. Then you just need to download the Smart Playlist.

1. Open Music app on Mac.

2. Click File – New – Smart Playlist from the menu bar(or use the keyboard shortcut Alt+Cmd+N).

3. Click the first drop-down and choose Time.

4. Click the second drop-down and choose is greater than.

5. Keep the time as 00:00. This will ensure that the smart playlist contains every song longer than 0 seconds in length, which should cover all of your music. Then click OK.

6. Now the smart playlists is created with all songs in your Library.

7. Rename the playlist for easy recognization.

8. Click the download icon to download the playlist, which contains all songs in your Library.

The smart playlist will automatically updated when you add new songs to your Library. You can download the playlist (your entire library) anytime to make are newly added songs are downloaded.

How to download entire Apple Music Library on mobile devices?

However, smart playlists won’t be synced to mobile devices and you can’t create smart playlist on them. If you want to create smart playlists on mobile devices, you can use Marvis Pro.

Option 3. How to download all songs in your Apple Music Library to MP3?

Whether you download songs from music library on computer or mobile devices, the downloaded songs are only playable offline within Music or iTunes app, you can’t transfer them anywhere or play them with other music players.

If you want to download entire music library to MP3 and play them anywhere you want, such as on MP3 players, you can use this third-party Apple Music downloading tool – Pazu Apple Music Converter.

Pazu Apple Music Converter lets you convert any copy protected Apple Music and iTunes songs you have in your library to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, AIFF without any loss in quality. One of the distinguishing features of Pazu Apple Music Converter is that it can download and convert Apple Music at a really fast speed — almost 10 times faster than any other similar software. It is integrated with the Apple Music web player, so you can batch convert any Apple Music playlist or album to the format you choose without iTunes app. The following tutorial will show you how to download Apple Music to MP3 and get Apple Music for free. 

In addition, Pazu Apple Music Converter can recognize and identify tracks as it downloads, and automatically tag the files with the relevant artist name, track title, album tags as it goes. The downloaded songs are fully searchable by artist, title or album, creating your entire music library simply and quickly.

Step 1 Launch Pazu Apple Music Converter

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

Apple Music Converter

Step 2 Choose output format

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

Apple Music Converter settings

Step 3 Choose a playlist, artist or album you want to download

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

add Apple Music songs

Step 4 Start to download Apple Music songs

Click “Convert” button to start downloading Apple Music songs, albums and playlists to mp3, so you can play them anywhere you want, even after cancelling Apple Music subscription.

convert Apple Music to MP3