TuneMobie Apple Music Converter for Mac

How to Use TuneMobie Apple Music Converter for Mac?

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TuneMobie Apple Music Converter for Mac, the best solution for Mac users to enjoy Apple Music and audiobooks freely, is extremely intuitive, easy-to-use yet powerful. Read TuneMobie Apple Music Converter for Mac user guide below to learn how to convert Apple Music and audiobooks to MP3, M4A in easy steps on Mac.

Note: If you are using macOS 10.15 Catalina, when launching TuneMobie Apple Music Converter or many other software applications, you may see an error dialog telling that "'TuneMobie Apple Music Converter' can't be opened because Apple can't check it for malicious software" and you can't open it. This is because Apple uses a new security technology. To solve such a problem, please open Finder and go to Application folder, right-click on "TuneMobie Apple Music Converter" icon and click Open, click Open button in the popup dialog, then the program can be opened and used like before. This is a one-time operation and you don't need to repeat this next time.

Tips: If you are using free trial version, you will see a Register button in the main interface, click Register button, copy and paste your license code in the blank and click Activate button to register full version.

Note: Generally speaking, the guide below demonstrates latest version. If you are using an old version, there may be some differences of features and interface. Make sure you have upgraded to latest version. There are two ways to upgrade for free.

1. Click menu "Help" > "Check for update...", download and install the latest version from the popup dialog.
2. Click Free Trial button from our website, download the installer and install it to overwrite the old version.

Step 1: Launch TuneMobie Apple Music Converter for Mac

Launch TuneMobie Apple Music Converter for Mac from launchpad or Application folder. In macOS High Sierra 10.13 or later, Mac system may pop up a dialog as below. Please note that you need to click "Open System Preferences" and check TuneMobie Apple Music Converter in next step. To take advantage of all the function of the program, you need to grant access to this application. We don't collect any privacy information.

Open System Preference

In Security & Privacy dialog, click the lock in the left bottom to make changes, enter your administrator password and check "TuneMobie Apple Music Converter" in privacy list to apply. The administrator password is the one you use to login your Mac.

Make Privacy Changes for TuneMobie Apple Music Converter

Launch TuneMobie Apple Music Converter, iTunes will be also launched automatically. If you are running iTunes before launching the program, you may need to exit iTunes first. iTunes will stay in background and TuneMobie Apple Music Converter for Mac will load all iTunes media library. If you have downloaded lots of Apple Music songs or have added many music tracks, the first run may take a few minutes. Click "Refresh" button to re-load iTunes library if first-run is taking too much time to response.

The user interface of TuneMobie Apple Music Converter for Mac is iTunes alike and all your iTunes media files are listed in the left panel. You can find your music, home videos, movies, TV shows, podcasts, iTunes U, Apple Music playlists, audiobooks, personal playlists, etc. easily. Songs will be listed in right panel and output settings are in the bottom panel. If you click a song in a playlist, the application will show you music genre, file type and artwork like the screenshot below.

TuneMobie Apple Music Converter for Mac

Note: The interface may be a little different if you are using Dark Mode on Mojave 10.14 or later.

Step 2: Select music tracks

Music information and ID tags like song title, duration, artist, conversion status, album name, format type, etc. will be displayed in the right panel. Click a playlist and you will see there is a checkbox for each song. Tick the checkbox to choose the song, or you can choose all songs in the playlist by clicking the top checkbox in music information bar. Besides, you can drag your mouse to select multiple songs easily.

Choose Apple Music songs on Mac

There is also a built-in search box in the upper right corner. You can use it to search any song, artist, album. Type in a keyword and press enter key, all the results will be listed immediately.

Step 3: Select output format

In the bottom panel, we can see two tabs which are "Output" and "Metadata". In the "Output" tab, we can choose output format and change or customize the parameters of the format. Apple Music Converter for Mac provides the most widely used audio formats like MP3, M4A, AIFF, AAC, FLAC, etc. MP3 is the default format. We recommend you use MP3 or M4A as they have best compatibility. Of course, you can choose the one you need.

Choose M4A output format

Audio codec, bitrate, samplerate and channel can be customized if necessary. If you are a novice user and doesn't master the details of the settings, we recommend you choose high quality in profile's preset. You can also choose output folder here. Output file name in default will be {title}{artist}.mp3, however, it's convenient for Mac users to rename songs in bulk easily. We will introduce this function later.

In metadata tab, you can change file information including name, artist, album artist, album, genre and artwork. Generally speaking you don't need to change file information as there will be complete information in your purchased iTunes songs and subscribed Apple Music tracks. We recommend you use this feature only if music information is incorrect and incomplete.

song metadata

If you are satisfied with the settings, you can click "Convert" button to start conversion. Or you can see whether you need to change options.

Step 4: Change options (If necessary)

Click Options button in the tool bar and you will see two tabs which are General and Advanced in the Preferences dialog. In General tab, You can set custom file name for the output files using {Title}, {Album}, {Artist}, {TrackID} and {DiscID}. Characters like space, hyphen (-), underline (_), etc. in file name and use slash (/) for file path. For example, you can use output file name to {Artist} - {Title}, the will help to use file name like "Taylor Swift - Shake It Off.mp3" instead of "Shake It Off.mp3". It's a good way to keep your output music files organized on Mac.

Change Apple Music conversion options

If you are using macOS 10.9.5 - 10.12.6, Apple Music Converter will automatically use 16x faster conversion speed. However, because of system limitation, the conversion speed on macOS High Sierra 10.13 or later is only 1X. That's why the speed slider in the old versions has been removed.

Step 5: Start converting Apple Music or audiobooks on Mac

If you are satisfied with output settings and options, you can click Convert button to decrypt and convert Apple Music or audiobook to your desired output format.

Converting Apple Music to M4A

"Explore Output File" button will be displayed if an Apple Music track has been converted successfully, and you can click it to open output folder. Or after conversion, go back to main interface and click History button to manage and locate the output files.

Apple Music Conversion Finished

Now you can add the output files to your iTunes library, create a playlist, add the songs to the playlist and sync it to your iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, iPhone or iPad, or copy them to Android phones, Android tablets, Kindle Fire, SD card, USB flash drive, PSP, PS3, Sony Walkman or any MP3 players from various manufactures. Besides, you can also import the songs to iMovie, Final Cut Pro or other video editing applications as background music.