I own an iPod Touch 1G and I'd like to listen to my downloaded Apple Music tracks on it. However, I can't do that since "Apple Music songs cannot be copied onto an iPod" (That's the message it shows me when trying to copy them on there) and I can't enable Apple Music on an iPod Touch 1G.

Is there any way to get around that?

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    By get around you mean circumventing the digital rights management and what Apple might call "pirate" the music (or at least violate the terms of service)? I'm not judging, just wanting to be clear what you are seeking to do since the obvious answer is "No - this doesn't work with Apple's OS and tools" – bmike Nov 11 '17 at 17:03
  • @bmike I mean a legal way. If there's none, then I don't want to risk my Apple Music membership – Prokop Hanzl Nov 21 '17 at 12:26

There is no legal way of doing that. However, there is a number of various online and downloadable converters you can use to get a usable file from the original .m4p one.

To get the file, just go to /Music/iTunes Media/Apple Music/yourSong.m4p.

Then, open a converter and just let it work its magic.

WARNING: This way is illegal, violates Apple Music's TOS and is not at all nice. Do it on your own risk.


My sources tell me you need iOS 8.4 to get Apple Music on an iPod.

Can yours run that version by updating the device?

If so - you are totally legal. If not, try selling that and getting a used device that’s able to run iOS 8 or newer.

See 5th generation iPod / A6 chip like: http://iossupportmatrix.com/

  • the iPod 1G runs iOS 3.1 and its selling price would be far too low to even consider selling it – Prokop Hanzl Nov 21 '17 at 21:12
  • Keep it for the museum - here is some DRM free music to load on it bigozine2.com/roio @ProkopHanzl – bmike Nov 21 '17 at 22:05

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