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How to Keep Apple Music Songs after 3-Month Free Trial without Paying

Posted to Apple Music Converter Tutorials by Linda Shaw on November 25, 2017


Apple Music provides 3-month free trial for new members. You can enjoy Apple Music on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Mac or PC freely and offline without any advertisement. If you are not satisfied with this service, you can simply cancel the subscription and you won’t be billed when 3-month free trial ends. However, downloaded offline tracks will disappear from your iTunes library as well. If you want to keep Apple Music songs after free trial, use Apple Music Converter to convert to MP3 or M4A first.

Not an Apple Music Member? Get 3-Month Free Trial

As of May 17, 2018, there are more than 50 million paid subscribers. And more and more people are planning to become an Apple Music member. You don’t need to pay for the membership immediately if you want to join Apple Music because Apple provides 3-month free trial to new members.

As long as you have an Apple ID and you have a valid payment method including using iTunes gift card to redeem, you can enjoy 3-month free trial. It’s definitely long enough for you to evaluate whether Apple Music can meet your requirements or not. If you are not satisfied with Apple Music, simply disable auto-renew right now, and it can be easily done on PC, Mac, iOS devices and 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 it expires. But if you do nothing, you will start paying after 3-month free trial.

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

Though downloaded Apple Music tracks can be used for offline playback, the premise is that you have a valid subscription. Once your free trial ends and you have disabled auto-renew, 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 DRM protection, *.m4p file extension can’t be recognized by most media players and DRM protection block accessing to the files. So it’s meaningless you copy the Apple Music M4P tracks 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 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 DRM-free *.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 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 unsubscribed Apple Music because it’s multifunctional. 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.

Easy Guide to Keep Apple Music Songs after Free Trial Ends

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

Step 1: Launch TuneMobie Apple Music Converter

Launch Apple Music Converter and iTunes will be opened as well. Your entire iTunes library including Apple Music tracks and playlists will be listed in the left as playlists. 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.

TuneMobie Apple Music Converter interface

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, M4R, WAV, 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.

Final Words

If you have purchased some movies from iTunes Store and also want to keep them as MP4 permanently, you can try TuneMobie M4V Converter Plus to convert iTunes movies to MP4. Besides, iTunes Converter Toolkit, which includes both M4V Converter Plus and Apple Music Converter, is the best choice to keep iTunes rentals as well as keep Apple Music songs after 3-month free trial because you can pay less for both.

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