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How to Listen to Audiobooks on iPhone

Athryn Mitchell

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Nowadays, there are many different ways for reading books. You can read printed book by holding them in hands, enjoy Ebooks with your phone, tablet or PC or even listen to audiobooks on iPhone. Obviously, audiobooks is more popular as we can listen to our favorite books in many places: at home, in the car, in the gym or when you're out walking or running. To listen to an audiobook on your iPhone, you can buy and download books from Audible.com, or from Apple's iBooks Store. This article will introduce several apps for playing audiobook on iOS devices. With these apps, you can easily navigate between hundreds of chapter files and multiple books and arrange all books logically. Let's run down and see how to listen to audiobooks on iPhone now.

Tutorial 1: How to Listen to Audiobooks on iPhone
Tutorial 2: Apps for Playing Audiobooks on iOS Devices

Tutorial 1: How to Listen to Audiobooks on iPhone

Step 1: Download audiobooks
You can download audio books to your computer first and then transfer them to iPad or iPhone. You can also go to iTunes Store to buy and download audiobooks. Or you can visit the links here to get free audiobooks:
LibriVox: A website for listening and downloading free audiobooks

Step 2: Download audiobooks apps on iPhone
To play the audiobooks on iPhone, you first need to download and install an app on your device.

Step 3: Transfer audiobooks to iPhone via iTunes
Launch iTunes on PC, and then connect iPhone to computer via the USB cable. Click on "Apps" > "Installed Apps" > select the app you like. Then click on "Add File" to select all the chapters of the book you want and import them.
Add Files via iTunes
Files Added
Step 4: Sync iPhone with iTunes
Once they've been copied to iTunes, you can click on "Sync" to sync iPhone with iTunes.

Now you can launch the app on your iPhone to enjoy the audiobooks now.

Tutorial 2: Tips: Apps for Playing Audiobooks on iOS Devices

1. iBooks Features
iBooks in iOS 8.4 allows users to browse, listen, and download audiobooks from inside iBooks. Besides, all audiobooks you sync from iTunes to your iOS device will appear in the iBooks app. You can play them back in the Music app. When you play audiobooks in iBooks, you can adjust the speed, skip ahead or back for 15 seconds and set a sleep timer.
iBooks Features
2. Downpour Features
a). Instant access to your entire Downpour.com library
b). Download audio books directly over Wi-Fi and cellular networks for offline listening
c). Multitasking for background downloads and background audio controls
d). Remember important parts of the book with bookmarks
e). Support sleep timer
Downpour Features

3. Audiobooks Features
a). Thousands of fantastic, free Audiobooks for you to choose from
b). A carefully curated collection of Podcast to enjoy
c). Offline download perfect for your commute
d). Dark Mode to be easy on your eyes at night
e).  Fully customizable Sleep Timer
Audiobooks Feature
4. LibriVox Audio Books Features
a). It provides free access to over 15,000 audio books and thousands of radio dramas
b). Each audiobook can be streamed over the internet or downloaded for later use
c). All audio books can be listened and shared for free
d). It supports Sleep Timer
e).It can remember your position so you can return to a book later
Librivox Audio Books
5. Audiobooks from Audible Features
a). Transfer books to your device over Wi-Fi
b). Chapter navigation, bookmarking, sleep mode, variable narration speed, button-free mode
c). Multitasking for background downloading and listening
d). Earn badges and keep track of your listing habits
e). Switch between reading and listening with Whispersync for Voice (compatible Kindle app or device required)
f). Connect to Facebook and Twitter to let your friends know what you're listening to
Audiobooks from Audible
These are the several options for listening to audiobooks on your iPhone. You can try each of them one by one and see which works best for you.

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