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How to Keep Apple Music Songs as MP3/M4A after 3-Month Free Trial

Linda Shaw | September 10, 2018 | License plans: 1 month $14.95, 3 months $29.95 & more | Buy Windows Version | Buy macOS Version


Apple Music provides 3-month free trial for any new members. You can download Apple Music on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Mac or PC for offline listening without any limitation during the period of 3-month free trial. If you are not satisfied, you can simply cancel the subscription and you won't be billed when 3-month free trial ends. However, when the 3-month free trial ends, downloaded offline tracks and playlists will disappear from your iTunes library. If you want to keep Apple Music songs after free trial, use Apple Music Converter to convert them to MP3/M4A first.

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As of May 17, 2018, there are more than 50 million paid Apple Music subscribers. According to the information revealed by Apple, there are also about 8 million people who are in the period of 3-month's free trial. Apple provides 3-month free trial to any new members and this attracts many music lovers to join and try the service as there are more than 45 million songs and most famous artists can be found on Apple Music. Besides, you don't need to pay for the membership immediately though you will be automatically charged after 3-month free trial if you haven't decided to join or leave within 3 months.

Joining the free trial is easy as long as you have an Apple ID and a valid payment method like credit cards. Using iTunes gift card to redeem is also supported. 3-month is definitely long enough for you to evaluate whether Apple Music can meet your requirements or not. If you are not satisfied with Apple Music, you can simply disable auto-renewal on PC, Mac, iOS devices, Android mobile phones or Apple TV. You don't have to wait until the free trial is over. You will still have access to your Apple Music membership before 3-month free trial expires even if you have disabled auto-renewal.

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What Happens to My Downloaded Apple Music Songs after Free Trial Ends?

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Though downloaded Apple Music tracks can be used for offline playback, the premise is that you have a valid subscription. Once your 3-month free trial ends and you have disabled auto-renewal, you will lose access to downloaded Apple Music tracks or playlists and they will disappear from your iTunes library. All offline Apple Music tracks are *.m4p files and come with multimedia encryption associated with your Apple ID, *.m4p file extension can't be recognized by various portable media players and multimedia encryption block accessing to the files. So it's meaningless to copy the Apple Music M4P tracks from iTunes media folder to somewhere for backup.

It's easy to understand. Otherwise any one will join free trial and download as many songs as they can in 3-month free trial period. But if you do have some favorite songs in Apple Music and want to keep them after your free trial ends, you have two options. One is to buy your favorite songs one by one in iTunes Store, and you will get plain *.m4a songs. But this may cost much more than subscribing Apple Music. The other way is to use TuneMobie Apple Music Converter to convert Apple Music tracks to MP3 or M4A files as long as your trial hasn't ended. And you can keep the output MP3 or M4A files permanently after free trial ends, enjoy them on iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, Sony Walkman and any MP3 players freely without any limitation.

And TuneMobie Apple Music Converter won't be useless if you have unprescribed Apple Music because it's multi-functional. It can also convert M4B/AA/AAX audiobooks, iTunes purchased songs and other iTunes supported audio formats like Apple Lossless to MP3 or M4A as well as extract audio from iTunes M4V movies, TV shows and music videos. All ID3 tags and metadata will be kept. You can also use it to rename and sort all your songs in iTunes library by ID3 tags and characters.

TuneMobie Apple Music Converter is available for both Windows and Mac, fully compatible with latest Windows 10, Mac OS X and iTunes. Besides, you can enjoy up to 16X faster conversion speed on Windows 7/8/10 and Mac 10.9 - 10.12 (1X on High Sierra or later).

Easy Guide to Keep Apple Music Songs as MP3/M4A after Free Trial Ends

Follow the steps below to convert Apple Music tracks and playlists to MP3 or M4A. It's easy and fast.

Step 1: Launch TuneMobie Apple Music Converter

Launch Apple Music Converter and iTunes or Music app (on macOS 10.15 Catalina or later) will be opened as well. Your entire iTunes library including Apple Music tracks and playlists will be listed in the left panel as playlists. On Windows, you don't have to download your favorite Apple Music tracks or playlist to PC first, Apple Music Converter can effortless convert them as long as you added them to iTunes music library.

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Step 2: Select Apple Music Tracks

Click a playlist in the left panel and tick the checkbox to choose. Tick the top checkbox to choose whole playlist. You can also use provided search box to locate your favorite Apple Music songs quickly.

Step 3: Choose MP3 or M4A as Output

The program provides MP3, M4A, AC3, AIFF, FLAC, AU and MKA output formats. For general usage, MP3 or M4A will be good enough. You can also choose other output format depending on your need.

ID3 tags and metadata will be preserved in output MP3 or M4A files, so there is no need to worry about unknown song title problem.

Choose M4A as output

Step 4: Start Conversion

Simply click Convert button to start conversion. You will get output files very soon as the program performs 16X faster conversion speed.

Converting Apple Music to M4A

Now, you can enjoy your favorite Apple Music tracks on original devices and any other MP3 or M4A compatible devices you want. This is the best end-result for downloaded Apple Music tracks after 3-month free trial.

In the period of 3-month Free Trial, you can download any available Apple Music songs and Apple Music Playlists without limitation. If you cancel the subscription, after 3-month free trial, your songs and playlists will be removed from iTunes library, however, if you pay for the subscription again within 30 days, your playlist will be back to your iTunes library and you can download the songs in the playlists again. However, if you are going to try other streaming music services, but you still want to keep the Apple Music songs that you spent time to select and download, then Apple Music Converter is the best solution to help you keep Apple Music songs as MP3/M4A after 3-month free trial.

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