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How to Download Apple Music as Local Files on Mac

"Can I download Apple Music to my MacBook? It seems that the downloaded Apple Music are not saved as complete files on local drive, even though they can be played offline within the app."

Apple Music has attracted a great number of users for the vast music library and other distinctive features it offers. Nevertheless, it’s a music streaming service, and you may encounter all kinds of restrictions even though you are a paid subscriber. For example, you are not allowed to directly download songs from Apple Music to your computer and limited to enjoy Apple Music with the Apple Music app.

What’s happening? All the songs that Apple Music offer are in a proprietary format, for which they are just stored as cache files even if you’ve clicked the “download” icon to download them from Apple Music for offline listening. That also explains why you'll lose access to the alleged "downloaded" files as well once you discontinue the service.

download songs from apple music to mac

In this article, we are going to show you an efficient way to download songs from Apple Music as local files on your computer ( Mac | PC ) with the help of Sidify Apple Music Converter, the most popular music tool in the streaming world.

Key Features of Sidify Apple Music Converter

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Sidify Apple Music Converter

  • okConvert Apple Music to MP3/AAC/FLAC/WAV/AIFF/ALAC
  • okDownload songs, albums and playlists from Apple Music to Windows PC/Mac computer.
  • okReserve original audio quality, ID3 tags and lyrics after conversion.
  • okFully support the latest macOS 14 Sonoma and Windows 11.


If you want a tool to convert any streaming music (including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal, Deezer, YouTube, YouTube Music, SoundCloud, DailyMotion …) to MP3, Sidify All-In-One is the go-to choice.

Tutorial: How to Download Songs from Apple Music to Mac

Equipment Preparation:

  • A Computer running macOS or Windows OS
  • The latest version of Music
  • Sidify Apple Music Converter

* If you don't see the "Choose Conversion Mode" option in Step 1, just go ahead to Step 2.

Step 1 Choose Webplayer Conversion Mode

Launch Sidify Apple Music Converter on your computer, and choose the Webplayer Conversion Mode to start. (>> App Mode vs Webplayer Mode)

main interface

You then are able to access the Sidify interface as below. Sidify Apple Music Converter will allow you to download songs at 10X speed with this mode.

sidify main interface

Step 2 Add Apple Music Tracks to Sidify

With your Apple Music logged on the Apple Music web player window, you can open your favorite songs you like to download. And then click the "Click to add" icon to add them to the conversion panel.

Add Apple Music

You can check the music that you need to convert and press "Add" button.

Add Apple Music

Step 3 Choose Output Format

Click the Settings icon in the lower left corner. Here you can choose the output format (MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC), the output quality and the output path as well. Besides, you can customize how you'd like to name and sort out the converted files.

Set output as MP3

Step 4 Convert Apple Music to MP3 in Lossless Audio Quality

Click the Convert button and Sidify would immediately start converting the Apple Music to MP3s.

Converting Apple Music

Step 5 Find the Downloaded Apple Music

Once the conversion is done, you can click the "Converted" tab on the left column to check the Apple Music that has been converted successfully.

Conversion History

Apple Music are protected in a proprietary format. To download songs from Apple Music as local files on Macbook / iMac, Sidify Apple Music Converter is a must. It can efficiently export songs from Apple Music to your local computer as MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC files.

Note: The free trial version of Sidify Apple Music converter is able to convert the first minute of each audio file. To unlock the time limitation, you can purchase the full version at a small fee.

How to Download Music from Apple Music to Mac Computer

Important Notes

Sidify strictly complies with the US copyright regulations. We adopt a leading technology to record the unencrypted audio data which is outputted to the system sound device, with the highest quality.

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