The right way to transfer your Spotify playlists to Apple Music

(Pocket-lint) – No matter your causes for wanting to change companies, whether or not it is as a result of artists leaving the service, Spotify selecting to face behind specific podcasts hosts or Apple Music providing extra of the options you need, you’ll be able to take your music with you. In truth, the identical is true in the event you’re leaving for one more supplier like YouTube Music or Tidal. The method typically works for the entire widespread suppliers. 

The method differs barely relying on whether or not you wish to switch utilizing your iPhone, Android cellphone or an internet browser. However no matter the way you wish to do it, there’s a methodology to make sure you can hold any playlists you’ve got painstakingly collated over years. 

There’s one caveat there although: the three companies we have discovered to supply this service do not do it at no cost. At the least, not if in case you have a substantial variety of songs to change throughout. 

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Switch Spotify to Apple Music on Android 

The simplest methodology to make use of when transferring your playlists from Spotify to Apple Music in your Android cellphone is to make use of an app known as Free Your Music. (It is also obtainable on iOS). 

It is value noting, Free Your Music is free to strive, however will solely permit you to switch 100 songs with out paying. If you wish to switch greater than that, you may have to buy the premium in-app buy.

It is obtainable as a one-time buy of £10.99, or you’ll be able to take a quarterly, annual or lifetime subscription. Which you select will depend on whether or not you see your self needing to make use of it greater than as soon as. The one-time choice is all you want in the event you simply doing one large mega switch. 

  1. Obtain Free Your Music – on the Play Store (or App Store for iPhone)
  2. Open the app and choose your Supply – on this case ‘Spotify’
  3. Signal into your Spotify Account
  4. Choose your vacation spot – select ‘Apple Music’ 
  5. Now check in along with your Apple ID
  6. Choose the playlists or saved albums you wish to switch – faucet ‘Start switch’ 

This is not the one resolution, nevertheless. You can too use our ‘on the internet’ tutorial under. It prices much less, however clearly is not fairly as handy since you could use a browser with the intention to do it. 

On iPhone, iPad and Mac 

One app that was initially free – however is not – known as SongShift. We confirmed you methods to use it to change from Apple Music to Spotify on iPhone already, and the method is way the identical, albeit in reverse. There are numerous tiers of subscription for SongShift. You’ll be able to pay £34.99 for lifetime use, £4.99 per thirty days or £19.49 per 12 months. 

  1. Obtain SongShift for iPhone – from the App Store
  2. Faucet the ‘+’ to begin the transferring course of
  3. Choose ‘Setup supply’ – now select Spotify and Album, Playlist or Music from the popup menu
  4. Now select the playlists you wish to switch, and hit ‘Achieved’ 
  5. The place it says ‘Create new Playlist’ on the following display screen, faucet the inexperienced edit button that appears like a pencil
  6. Select ‘New playlist’ and choose Apple Music (or ‘+different’ after which Apple Music if it is not there)
  7. Faucet ‘proceed’ 
  8. Choose ‘I am Completed’ 

Now all you could do is await the processing to complete and make sure the matches, then await it to complete transferring. 

On the internet

As talked about, there’s a helpful web-based switch software. It is known as Soundiiz, and is pretty easy to make use of. Once more, it is not free. You’ll be able to switch one playlist with out paying, however any extra and you may have to subscribe to the premium service for £4.50 per thirty days. In the event you solely want it as soon as, simply enroll and instantly cancel the subscription when it is completed. 

  1. Head to Soundiiz.com – check in/create an account
  2. Click on on Spotify and choose ‘Join’ 
  3. Click on on Apple Music and choose ‘Join’ 
  4. Discover ‘switch’ and click on/faucet on it
  5. Now select what you wish to switch within the pop-up window
  6. Select Spotify because the supply, then select the playlists you wish to switch – click on proceed
  7. In ‘Configure your playlist’, edit your title and outline then click on ‘save configuration’
  8. Select which tracks in that playlist to switch on the following display screen – click on ‘verify’
  9. Select Apple Music because the vacation spot

Now await the switch to happen. The time it takes will depend on what number of tracks you are attempting to switch to the brand new service. 

What about different music companies? 

The advantage of all these switch companies is that they assist just about all the key music subscription companies. That features Tidal, Deezer, YouTube Music and plenty of others. So in the event you’re seeking to switch between different companies, you need to use the identical strategies listed above, simply select totally different sources and locations. 


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Writing by Cam Bunton. Modifying by Chris Corridor.