Solved: How to Download YouTube Music Songs to SD Card in 2 Ways

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February 4, 2024

YouTube Music provides a download feature, but it is exclusively available to YouTube or YouTube Music Premium members. With a Premium subscription, you can download songs, videos, and podcasts to your mobile device using the YouTube Music app. However, music downloads can consume a significant amount of storage, especially if Smart Downloads is activated, which automatically downloads music based on your listening history.

To manage your storage more effectively, you can save downloaded music to the SD card installed on your device. YouTube offers this capability to Premium members through the “Use of SD card” option. While offline listening is not available for YouTube Free accounts, there is an alternative method for free users to not only enjoy the download feature but also transfer the downloads to any supported devices, including SD cards.


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Download YouTube Music Songs to an SD Card with Premium

YouTube Music allows YouTube or YouTube Music Premium members to download songs, videos, and podcasts to their mobile devices – on either the internal memory or the SD card. To save your YouTube Music download directly onto the SD card, just enable the “Use of SD card” feature on your YouTube app before downloading YouTube Music songs.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to download YouTube Music songs to an SD card with a Premium subscription:

Step 1. Enable the Use of SD Card

  1. Launch the YouTube Music app on your device, and tap your profile picture at the top.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Select Downloads.
  4. Switch on Use SD Card to save future download music to the SD card.

Step 2. Download YouTube Music Songs to SD Card

  1. Open the YouTube Music app, and go to the song/playlist/album you want to download to your SD card.
  2. click the three dots and select Download from the pop-up menu.
  3. Once downloaded, tap your profile picture at the top and select Downloads to see your downloaded content.
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How Do I Move Downloaded Music from Internal Memory to SD Card?

Unfortunately, YouTube Music doesn’t support directly moving downloaded music to another location, including transferring between your phone’s internal memory and an SD card. To move a downloaded song to the SD card, you’ll need to follow these steps:

  1. Delete the downloaded song from your device’s internal storage.
  2. Enable Use SD card (Save music to the SD card) from Settings > Downloads.
  3. Download the song again.

Conversely, if you want to transfer a downloaded song from the SD card to your phone’s internal memory, you’ll need to delete the song from the SD card first, disable “Use SD Card,” and then download the song again.

Download YouTube Music to an SD Card with a Free Account

YouTube Music Premium subscribers can download songs to an SD card for offline playback. However, these downloaded files are limited within the YouTube app and cannot be transferred to other devices or played by other applications. For free users of YouTube Music, the download feature is not available.

Fortunately, a reliable software tool, Pazu YouTube Music Converter, offers a solution to overcome these limitations. This tool allows you to download YouTube Music songs, albums, playlists, and podcasts in various formats like MP3, M4A, WAV, and more on your Mac/Windows, regardless of whether you have a free or premium YouTube Music account. In addition, the downloaded tracks can be transferred to other supported devices including an SD card, offering more convenience and flexibility in accessing your favorite music or podcasts offline.

With Pazu YouTube Music Converter, you don’t need to manually copy and paste YouTube/YouTube Music links, as it features a built-in YouTube Music web player. You can search for your favorite songs within the YouTube Music catalog and download them in lossless quality with full ID3 tags.

Once you’ve converted YouTube Music songs into standard formats on your Mac or Windows, you can easily connect the SD card to your computer and transfer the downloaded files. Let’s look at the detailed steps for downloading YouTube Music to MP3 using Pazu YouTube Music Converter.

1. Run Pazu YouTube Music Converter 

To get started, download, install and run Pazu YouTube Music Converter on your Mac or Windows, which features a built-in YouTube Music web player.

After installation, launch the YouTube Music to MP3 Converter. If you have already purchased a license, click the key icon to register the converter. Otherwise, continue using the trial version.

YouTube Music Converter

You don’t need to sign in to your YouTube Music account.

2. Customize the Output Settings

Click on Settings (the gear icon) in the upper right corner to customize the output format, quality, folder, file name, language, and more.


3. Add songs

Browse or use the search function to find the songs, albums, or playlists you want to convert to MP3, then click the red Add to List icon to load the songs.

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All songs in the playlist/album will be selected by default. You can uncheck the songs you don’t want to get.

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4. Download Music from YouTube Music

Click the Convert button and the program starts converting the YouTube Music songs.

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5. Locate the Converted Songs

After the conversion process is complete, click on the clock icon in the upper right corner to access the converted YouTube Music songs. To locate the the converted YouTube Music songs:

  • You can either click the folder icon to open the output folder where the songs are saved;
  • Directly go to the output folder you customized in the previous step.
YouTube Music to MP3 converter

Now you can transfer the YouTube Music downloads to your SD card. Connect the SD card to your computer using a card reader, then copy and paste the downloaded videos to the SD card. All downloaded music will be saved on your SD card, and they won’t disappear ever.


With the YouTube Music app on mobile devices, only Premium members can save downloaded music to the SD card, as the offline listening feature is unavailable to Free users. However, the Pazu YouTube Music Converter provides a solution, enabling you to download any YouTube Music songs on your Mac/Windows and transfer them to an SD card with both Free and Premium subscriptions. To get started, download and install the Pazu YouTube Music Converter now.