DRmare Audio Converter

An audio converter to convert Apple Music, iTunes songs, Audible audiobooks and any audio file

  • Support to convert Apple Music, Audible audiobooks, and more audio files
  • Batch convert audio files in a fast speed with original quality kept
  • Output audio tracks to plain audio formats, like MP3, AAC, WAV, etc.
  • Allow to edit the pitch, volume, speed, ID3 tags for Audible audiobooks

How to Crossfade on Apple Music on iOS/Android/Mac/Win

Does Apple Music have crossfade? Yes. With the release of iOS 17, some new features such as SharePlay and Corssfade have also been launched. SharePlay lets you and your friends listen to and control your music at the same time in the car. Crossfade lets you fade in and out between one song and another. In this case, you will get a smooth transition of the song and prevent silence when completing the song.

Apple Music has long offered a crossfade feature. But it was only available on Android, Windows, and Mac. Now you can also crossfade Apple Music on your iOS device. Here, we will show you step by step how to crossfade on Apple Music on different devices.

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Part 1. How to Turn on Crossfade on Apple Music iOS 17

Apple Music has finally added crossfades in the latest iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 versions. But it's not turned on by default. You can follow the steps below to use Apple Music crossfade on iOS 17.

Step 1. First, you need to update your iPhone or iPad to the latest iOS 17/iPadOS 17 version. Please go to the Settings app > 'General' > 'Software Update' to update iOS.

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Step 2. Now back to the main screen of the Settings app.

Step 3. Choose the 'Music' option on the screen.

locate music option in the ios settings app

Step 4. Turn on crossfade on Apple Music by toggling the 'Crossfade' switch under the 'Audio' section. And then you could head to set the crossfade duration to make Apple Music seamless transition.

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Note: The crossfade feature on iOS is only available in iOS 17. For systems below iOS 17, you can skip to Part 5.

Part 2. How to Crossfade on Apple Music on Android

"Can you crossfade on Apple Music on Android devices?" Yes. Here in this part, you will learn how to set Apple Music crossfade Android in detailed steps.

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Step 1. Power on your Android device. Then launch the Apple Music app.

Step 2. Click on the 'three-dots' icon on the upper-right corner. And then choose 'Settings'.

Step 3. Hit on the 'Audio' > 'Crossfade'.

Step 4. Select the 'Automatic' option to set up the Apple Music crossfade feature.

Step 5. Or, choose the 'Manual' option to alter the fade in and fade out time.

Part 3. How to Crossfade Apple Music Mac

If you use a Mac computer, then you can check out this part. Here you will learn how to add transitions on Apple Music on Mac computers.

Step 1. Open the Apple Music app on your Mac computer.

Step 2. Head to 'Music' > 'Preferences' > 'Playback'.

apple music app preferences on mac

Step 3. Select the 'Crossfade Songs' option. And then you can alter the transition time by dragging the slider.

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Note: When playing consecutive tracks from the same album, Apple Music crossfade feature is turned off automatically. Also, if you don't want to fade songs while playing, just deselect the 'Crossfade Songs' option.

Part 4. How to Do Crossfade on Apple Music on Windows

How to make Apple Music crossfade on Windows? It is easy to do that. You will need help from the iTunes program on your Windows computer. Now, let's learn how to crossfade Apple Music playlist on Windows below.

Step 1. Open the iTunes program from your Windows computer.

Step 2. Find and click on 'Edit' > 'Preferences' at the top menu bar.

itunes app preferences on windows

Step 3. Click on the 'Playback' option.

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Step 4. Hit on the 'Crossfade Songs' option. And you can drag the slider to adjust the duration of the transition.

Part 5. How to Crossfade Apple Music iOS 16 or Other Devices

As mentioned above, crossfade is only available on iOS 17. If your system is older than iOS 17, you won't find the crossfade option on your device. Or what should you do if you find Apple Music crossfade not working? Don't worry, you can use DRmare Audio Converter to crossfade Apple Music on any iOS 16 or other devices.

It helps break the limitations of Apple Music and download Apple Music tracks to commonly used AAC, MP3, WAV, FLAC, etc. formats. Additionally, you can reset the output audio quality of Apple Music songs. The tool supports working at 30 times faster conversion speed. Therefore, you can spend less time on Apple Music song conversion. After that, you will get the common music files of Apple Music. You can then set up a crossfade on Apple Music with other music players, such as Spotify. Additionally, you can move local Apple Music songs to any device you want to listen to offline.

DRmare Apple Music Converter

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  • Convert and store Apple Music songs as local audio files
  • Batch convert audio from Apple Music at a fast speed
  • Save Apple Music to MP3, M4B, WAV and more audio formats
  • Support to alter audio channel, sample rate, etc. for Apple Music files

How to Convert Apple Music for Setting Apple Music Crossfade on Spotify

Here we will guide you on how to convert Apple Music to common audio files so you can listen to them with other music players and use crossfade. Before starting, you need to download your favorite Apple Music songs in advance. Also, please make sure that you had installed the iTunes program on your computer.

Step 1Import songs from Apple Music to DRmare Audio Converter
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Download, install and start the DRmare Audio Converter on your PC. Click on the 'add files' button to locate and load Apple Music songs to DRmare program. You can find and choose the downloaded Apple Music files from the iTunes program or from the target folder on your local device.
Step 2Reset Apple Music output audio format and other parameters
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To crossfade Apple Music with Spotify, you need to change the audio format first. Here click on the 'audio' icon and it will then show a settings window. There you can alter the output audio format for your Apple Music songs. And you can adjust the bit rate and more as you want.
Step 3Convert Apple Music as local audio tracks
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Touch the 'Convert' button to start to convert and change Apple Music to plain audio files. Then you can find the converted Apple Music songs via the 'history' icon. You can listen to these downloaded Apple Music songs using any other music player you want and then use crossfade.

How to Crossfade Apple Music via Spotify on Computer/Mobile

Through the above steps, you have obtained the commonly used Apple Music files. You can set up an Apple Music crossfade using any music player. Now we will show you how to crossfade songs on Apple Music via Spotify.

First, you need to import local Apple Music files to Spotify via the desktop app. After adding songs, connect your computer and mobile device to the same WiFi network and sync the uploaded Apple Music files to your mobile device. Finally, you can follow the steps below to start crossfading Apple Music on Spotify.

View also: How to Crossfade Spotify Songs

For Mobile:

crossfade apple music via spotify on mobile

Step 1. On the Spotify app, head to the 'Settings' section.

Step 2. Locate the 'Playback' section and 'Crossfade' section. Then you can start to adjust the Apple Music transitions between songs.

For Desktop:

crossfade apple music via spotify on desktop

Step 1. Head to 'Your Library' > 'Local Files' at the left panel on the Spotify app.

Step 2. Go to 'Settings' > 'Playback' > 'Crossfade songs' to toggle the switch on.

Step 3. Then you can start to set Apple Music crossfade on the Spotify app.

After the steps, you can locate and play Apple Music songs on Spotify and play them with a crossfade effect.

Part 6. FAQs about Apple Music Crossfade

Q1: What Is Crossfade in Apple Music?

A: The crossfade feature in Apple Music lets you smooth transitions between songs by blending the end of one song with the beginning of the next.

Q2: Can You Crossfade on Apple Music on iOS 16?

A: Nope. Crossfade feature is now available in the iOS 17 and iPadOS 17.

Q3: Can I Adjust the Duration of Crossfade in Apple Music?

A: Yes, you can set the crossfade time to be between 1 second and 12 seconds on Apple Music.

Q4: How Do I Disable Crossfade on Apple Music?

A: On Android/Windows/Mac devices, you can go to the Playback > Crossfade section in the iTunes or Apple Music app to turn off the Apple Music crossfade feature. On iOS devices with iOS 17 version, you need to go to the Music option > Crossfade in the Settings app to turn crossfade off.

Q5: Why Is Apple Music Crossfade Not Working?

A: Remember to always keep your devices and apps updated to ensure optimal performance. When you encounter such issues, you can try restarting the Apple Music app or device. If you are using an iOS device, then you need to check which operating system you are using. The crossfade feature on Apple Music won't work if it's iOS 16 or lower. Additionally, you can turn off the crossfade feature in settings, wait a few seconds, and then turn it back on. This may help refresh functionality and resolve any temporary issues. If that didn't help resolve the issue, we recommend contacting Apple Support for further assistance.

Part 7. Summary

All in all, Apple Music's crossfade feature is a useful tool that provides a seamless listening experience by blending the end of one song with the beginning of the next. You can adjust the crossfade duration in the playback settings in the Apple Music app. Additionally, you can use DRmare Apple Music Converter to get an unlimited listening experience. It lets you listen to Apple Music without a subscription on any device you want.

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