How To Listen On Your Apple Device

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The Podcast Method

  • Use the Subscribe in iTunes method to download the files.
  • Now that you have the whole book in iTunes, connect your apple device to your computer.
  • When it shows up in the left bar in iTunes, click on its name.
  • Select Podcasts from the bar at the top of the page.
  • If the checkbox next to "Sync Podcasts" is unchecked, click it. You may get a warning message. If you do, click OK.
  • The default sync behaviour for podcasts is to load all unplayed files of all the podcasts you have subscribed to.
    • I prefer to change it to all unplayed files of selected podcasts.
    • This will add checkboxes to the list of podcasts below. You can then select only the ones you want to load to your device.
  • Click Apply at the bottom to begin syncing.

The Book Method

  • Use the Zip file method to download the files.
  • Open iTunes. Go to File -> Add folder to library. Browse to the audiobook's unzipped folder. Click Select Folder.
  • This will add the files to your main music library.
  • Click on Music in the left bar, and find the files you just added.
  • Select all the files (click on the first one, scroll down to the last one and shift-click), right-click and select Get Info.
  • Go to the Options tab. Set Media Kind to Audiobook, and Remember position to Yes.
    • If you'd like to change any other tags at this time, you can do so in the Info tab.
  • Click OK when you have finished.
  • When you click OK, the files will disappear from your media library and be moved to the Books section.
  • Now that you have the book in your Books section, connect your apple device to your computer.
  • When it shows up in the left bar in iTunes, click on its name.
  • Select Books from the bar at the top of the page.
  • If the checkbox next to "Sync Books" is unchecked, click it. You may get a warning message. If you do, click OK.
  • The default sync behaviour for books is to load all the books you have in your Books section.
    • I prefer to change it to selected books.
    • Now you can click the checkboxes of the books you like to load onto your device.
  • Click Apply at the bottom to begin syncing.