Two ways to save YouTube Music to SD card will be explained detailedly on this page.
YouTube Music provides two possibilities to download songs for listening even if you have run out of the internet - Manually choose a specific YouTube playlist for downloading, or turn on the "smart downloads" option to automatically download songs you're likely to stream. Meanwhile, some may still need to download and save YouTube Music to phone's SD card to save space. The following we'll cover two solutions to finish this task.
To directly download YouTube Music to SD card, the first and most important thing is that you've to become a YouTube Music Premium or YouTube Premium subscriber. If you've already joined in, try out the steps below to put YouTube playlists to memory card on your phone.
Step 1 Download and open the YouTube Music app on mobile, and tap on your profile picture.
Step 2 Simply go to "Settings > Library & Downloads".
Step 3 Turn on the option of "Use SD card". If you haven't switched it on, YouTube Music will be saved to your internal storage.
Step 4 Pick up a YouTube Music song, and tap "Download" to start saving YouTube Music to a MicroSD card.
Note: You cannot directly move downloaded YouTube Music from memory card to internal storage, or vice versa. You'll have to redownload them again if you would like to change the download location.
YouTube Music is a streaming music service, an alternative to Spotify, Apple Music, or Amazon Music. So just like other streaming platforms, YouTube Music also has its own pre-set limitations: 1) YouTube Music Free version doesn't allow to download songs to your phone. 2) Though YouTube Music Premium benefits with the useful download feature, it's not possible to transfer the YouTube Music downloads to another phone by re-plugging the SD card. 3) It's hard to find out the actual YouTube Music downloads, as they are saved as cached data.
Due to encryption protection, songs you downloaded from YouTube Music are only playable within its app, cannot copy or transfer to other devices.
NoteBurner YouTube Music Converter ( For Windows | For Mac ) is the best application to download songs from YouTube Music to SD card. No matter you're YouTube Music Free or Premium users, NoteBurner brings the possibility to convert YouTube Music to common MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF or ALAC format with great quality. After the 10X faster speed conversion, you can copy the downloaded YouTube Music to SD card from computer unlimitedly.
Just follow this guide to save YouTube Music songs to computer as regular format files, then put them to SD card portable storage with ease. Before that, don't forget to download NoteBurner YouTube Music Downloader on your computer first.
Firstly, go to the Settings window, choose Output Format (MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC), Bit Rate (320kbps, 256kbps, 192kbps, 128kbps), Sample Rate, and so on. Choosing the "MP3" output format is suggested.
Tips: Choose the "None" output organized to classify songs by playlist.
Go into the YouTube Music web player page on NoteBurner's main interface, choose a playlist, and tap "Add".
Choose the YouTube Music songs you want to add to SD card and tap "Convert". All songs will be saved to your local drive quickly.
After conversion, you can click on the "Converted" button to easily find the downloaded MP3 YouTube Music songs.
The last step is to move YouTube Music downloads to SD card. Firstly, connect your SD card to computer through a card reader, or you can also directly connect the mobile phone that carries an SD card to computer. Then simply drag and drop the downloaded YouTube Music songs to an SD card for offline listening with no limitations.
Now, you've got two methods to download and save YouTube Music playlists onto an SD memory card. But if you had been troubling to find out the actual downloaded YouTube Music files on mobile, play YouTube Music in background without Premium, or download YouTube Music without Premium, then the special method in Part 2 should solve all your puzzle.
NoteBurner YouTube Music Converter lets you easily convert and download YouTube Music songs, playlists, or albums to MP3, AAC, FLAC or other open-source music formats. You don't even need an extra app to download YouTube Music as local audio, NoteBurner is all taken care of.
Note: The free trial version of NoteBurner YouTube Music Converter allows you to convert the first 1 minute of each song. You can buy the full version to unlock this limitation and enable all its features.
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