How to Upload iTunes Music to Dropbox Easily
Dropbox, a web-based file hosting platform, is a popular service allowing people to upload any files for storing on the cloud, then access them on any devices flexibly. It provides a good way for people to backup files without worrying losing them by accident.
This function also attracts many music lovers, who want to backup music files purchased from music streaming platforms, such as iTunes, to keep the favorite songs on Dropbox without losing them. However, even Apple has removed the restriction of iTunes Music in 2009, letting people to download or transfer them freely, those songs purchased before 2009 are still locked with DRM. So before saving them to Dropbox, you should find a way to remove DRM from the protected iTunes Music. To do this, the best iTunes Music DRM removing software, MuConvert Apple Music Converter can help. Now, you can have a look.
How to Convert iTunes Music Format for Dropbox
Firstly, to upload iTunes Music to Dropbox, you need to remove DRM from the songs (if they are purchased before 2009 and are protected by DRM) and convert iTunes Music to the formats supported by Dropbox. Here are the audio formats which Dropbox will allows to upload for saving to its web-based library: .aac, .flac, .m4a, .mp3, .oga, .wav, .wma.
To process the DRM removal and also the iTunes Music format conversion at the same time, MuConvert Apple Music Converter is the best tool you can try. It can automatically detect your iTunes Library once launching the software and allows people to directly select the iTunes Music for removing DRM and process the format conversion. It supports MP3, M4A, AAC as the output formats to download iTunes Music offline, which then can directly be uploaded to Dropbox for storing on cloud.
- Supports the Dropbox supported formats (MP3, M4A, AAC) to convert iTunes Music, Apple Music, Audible books and also remove DRM at the same time
- Provides 10X faster speed to download music and audiobooks quickly
- Keeps original quality without affecting the music playback experience after downloading the songs
- Saves the original ID3 tags and metadata information for convenient music management after the conversion offline
Steps to Convert iTunes Music to Dropbox Supported Format
Step 1. Open MuConvert Apple Music Converter and Connect iTunes
When the MuConvert Apple Music Converter is installed on your computer, open the software and it will automatically find and connect to iTunes. You need to make sure you have updated iTunes to the latest version and the iTunes Music you want to download and upload to Dropbox has been saved in the iTunes Library.
Step 2. Select iTunes Music to Download and Remove DRM
After connecting MuConvert Apple Music Converter to iTunes, the software will directly import the iTunes Library and allows you to directly select the playlist or songs you want to download inside the software for uploading to Dropbox later. So just choose the iTunes Music you like in this step.
Step 3. Change Audio Parameters Before Starting to Convert iTunes Music
Now you can go to "Output Settings" to change the parameters for converting the songs. The "Output Format", "Output Quality", and other advanced options such as "Codec", "Bitrate", "SampleRate" and "Channels" can all be adjusted based on your needs here. Remember to choose MP3, M4A, or AAC because they can be supported by Dropbox.
Beside "Output Settings", MuConvert Apple Music Converter also allows you to edit the ID3 tags freely under "Metadata" section.
Step 4. Convert iTunes Music to DRM-free Dropbox Supported Format
Finally, directly press the "Convert All" button and MuConvert Apple Music Converter will begin to convert the iTunes Music to Dropbox's supported format. During this process, if the iTunes Music is protected by DRM, the protection will also be removed.
How to Transfer iTunes and Apple Music to Dropbox
When you have converted the protected iTunes and Apple Music to digital files in the formats that Dropbox supports to upload, you can start saving them to the cloud library provided by Dropbox on your computer.
Step 1. Go to the Dropbox website in a web browser, you have to sign in your account to open your Dropbox library. If you are a new user, create a new account to sign in as well. Dropbox will provide 2GB free storage space for every new user.
Step 2. After getting in the Dropbox library, you can directly drag the DRM-free iTunes and Apple Music to the library for uploading them. Dropbox will import the files for you with quick speed.
Step 3. When it finishes uploading the files, they are successfully saved in Dropbox. If you need to access them on other devices, just open Dropbox and sign in the same account, then you can visit and play them online, or even download them for keeping on any device.
Although this is a free solution that takes no charge to process the DRM removal, it doesn't work for Apple Music, and will take a long time for processing more songs at once. Therefore, for unlocking DRM from a batch of iTunes M4P songs in a quick way, MuConvert Apple Music Converter would be a better option.
Bonus Tip: How to Get Music from Dropbox to iTunes
Dropbox also allows people to download the music again after backing up in the platform. As a result, when you need, you can get the music back from Dropbox and import them to iTunes again. Here is how you can use this function.
Step 1. Go to Dropbox and sign in your account for opening your Dropbox library.
Step 2. Open the folder where you save the music, then select the songs you want to download. After the selection, click the "..." button and choose the "Download" option to download the music offline on your computer again.
Step 3. When you get the downloaded music from Dropbox, open iTunes and directly upload the files to the library again.
By saving iTunes Music to Dropbox, people can back up the songs and are also able to access them no matter what devices they are using, simply by going to Dropbox and sign in the Dropbox account used to upload the music. Don't worry if the iTunes Music you want to backup to Dropbox is protected, as MuConvert Apple Music Converter can bring you the help. Now, you can follow this guide to add iTunes Music to Dropbox. Have a try!