How to Listen to Apple Music Offline with or without a Subscription

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June 7, 2024

Featuring a catalog of over 100 million songs, lossless audio, Dolby Atmos, curated playlists, and live radio, Apple Music offers exceptional music listening experiences for its subscribers. With online streaming services like Apple Music, accessing your favorite artists and tracks is easy and quick. But can you listen to Apple Music offline?

Yes, you can download and listen to Apple Music offline with an active subscription. Apple Music offers three plans: the Individual Plan at $10.99/month, the Student Plan at $5.99/month, and the Family Plan at $16.99/month.

Wondering how to listen to Apple Music offline? Continue reading for a detailed guide on downloading Apple Music for offline playback with a subscription, or you can skip ahead to the section on how to listen to Apple Music offline after canceling your subscription.



How to listen to Apple Music offline on your iPhone or Android?

To download Apple Music for offline listening, you need to add the music to your Library first. Here is how you can download Apple Music on iOS and Android devices:

  1. Find the music you want to download (song, album, or playlist) within the Apple Music app. Tap the three dots next to it and select Add to Library. This saves the music for future downloads.
  2. Tap the Library icon on the bottom and locate the music you just added.
  3. Tap the three dots next to it and select Download. Once downloaded, an arrow will be shown on the song that has been downloaded.

How to listen to Apple Music offline on a desktop?

  1. Open the Music app on Mac or iTunes for Windows, and find music that you want to add to your library.
  2. To add a song to your Library, click the Plus icon (+) next to the song. To add an album or playlist, click +Add.

  1. After you have added the music to your Library, click the Download button next to the song or playlist.
click the download button

How to find downloaded Apple Music songs?

To find downloads on Apple Music on your mobile devices, tap “Library” on the bottom and scroll down to find “Downloaded”. Then you can select to view downloaded music by playlist, artist, album, songs, etc.


To find downloaded Apple Music content on your computer, click View from the top menu bar and select “Only Downloaded Music“.


How to listen to Apple Music offline without a subscription

Please note that downloaded Apple Music content will only be available for offline listening while your subscription is active. After you cancel Apple Music, songs downloaded during your subscription still appear in your library, but they are grayed out and can no longer be played. Generally speaking, downloaded songs remain in your library for 30 days and they will be removed from your library thereafter. You will need to reactivate Apple Music if you want to save the downloaded music again.

Or you may choose a better way to download Apple Music and save it forever on your devices with a smart Apple Music downloader. Pazu Apple Music Converter is a reliable and effective downloader that can help you download any Apple Music songs, albums, and playlists to MP3, AAC, FLAC, and other popular formats on Mac/Windows without any loss in quality.

Not only does Pazu Apple Music Converter download your favorite songs, but it also preserves the original audio quality, ID3 tags, and metadata, so you won’t lose any important information. Plus, one of the distinguishing features of Pazu Apple Music Converter is the really fast download and convert speed – almost 10 times faster than any other similar software.

Pazu Apple Music Converter 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 or the Music app.

Key Features of Pazu Apple Music Converter

  • User-friendly interface
  • 10x Fast Music download speed
  • Advanced DRM removal
  • Lossless audio quality
  • Keep original ID3 tags & metadata
  • Download Apple Music songs, albums and playlists
  • Unlimited downloads
  • Adjustable output options

Follow the tutorial below to download Apple Music to MP3 and enjoy them during your traveling. 

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 the 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 the output format or output folder.

Apple Music Converter settings

Step 3. Choose a playlist, artist, or album to download

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

add Apple Music songs

Step 4. Start to download Apple Music songs

Click the “Convert” button to download Apple Music songs, albums, and playlists to MP3. After downloading, you can play them anywhere you want, even after canceling your Apple Music subscription.

convert Apple Music to MP3

Step 5. Locate the Converted Songs

After the download is complete, click on the clock icon in the upper right corner to view the converted Apple Music songs. To locate the downloaded Apple Music songs:

  • Click the folder icon to open the output folder where the songs are saved;
  • Directly go to the output folder you customized in the previous step.
find downloads

In Conclusion

With a valid Apple Music subscription, you can download playlists and songs for offline listening on both mobile and desktop. However, if you want to keep the downloaded content playable after canceling your Apple Music, the best solution is to download playlists and tracks to MP3 with the Pazu Apple Music Converter. Downloaded MP3 files cannot only be played in offline mode but also be saved to your device permanently.

To get started, download Pazu Apple Music Converter on your Mac or Windows.