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How to load audiobooks using OverDrive
These steps are for iPhone
The Hard Way:
Here are the steps I used to download an audiobook from my library website and then uploaded it to my iPhone via iTunes.
Things you’ll need:
- OverDrive Media Console
You’ll check out the audio book and then go to your bookshelf to download it.
Then you’ll need to pick the audio you want to transfer.
If you don’t have “Manually manage music…” checked in iTunes then you will get the above pop-up telling you to select it. While you have your iPhone hooked up to your computer open iTunes and go to SUMMARY (see above image) and check “Manually manage..”. You’ll need to click OK on the pop-up window from OverDrive and then try the transfer process (shown in the second screen shot above).
Last you will see your audiobook downloading in iTunes and it should now be on your iPhone. Where does it go on your iPhone? In your music app that you use for your iTunes music.
The Easy Way:
Downloading audiobook from the OverDrive iPhone App
Things you’ll need:
- OverDrive App of iPhone
You’ll need to sign in or if it’s your first time using the app, you’ll need to set up an account. Then you search for your library and add it (them) to your list. After that you log into your library account like you would on your computer.
Check out the audio from the app and then hit download.
Click on the “9” (this number will be different, it’s the number of parts in the audiobook). It will take you to the files area of the app.
When you go to the files section you can watch each part download. You’re done and you can listen to you audiobook.
The iPhone app is the way to go. It’s easier just make sure you’re using WiFi when you download or you could run your data charges up.