Can You Listen to Audible Books Offline? Solved!

Audible listen offline is one of the topics of greatest concern by Audible users. More and more related questions are appearing in major mainstream forums. For example, does Audible work offline? Can I listen to Audible offline? Is there an Audible airplane mode or an Audible offline mode to use Audible without Internet?

Fortunately, the answer is a resounding "yes". In some cases, we are unable to keep our devices under the WiFi network at all times, such as taking a plane, being in a no signal area, and so forth. To improve the user experience of enjoying Audible books, here, we will introduce the complete tutorial on how to listen to Audible offline with or without Audible App on all devices.

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Part 1. Can You Listen to Audible Offline?

Can Audible books be listened to offline? Of course! No matter you are using an Audible app or Audible Cloud Player, you can download Audible books on computers, mobile devices, and online. But the prerequisite is you have purchased Audible audiobooks, or you are upgrading to an Audible Plus or Premium Plus subscription.

Besides, it's also worth mentioning that Audible books downloaded from Plus Catalog via streaming subscription are cache files. All offline Audible downloads can be playable on limited devices that support Audible app only. If you'd like to make Audible offline books compatible with all devices and player, like MP3 players, smart speakers, smart watches, etc. it's better to convert Audible to MP3 with the help of professional third-party Audible converter.

In the following parts, we will give the detailed guides of listening to Audible without internet in all situations to meet your any needs.

Part 2. How to Listen to Audible Offline with Audible App

Speaking of Audible offline listening, Audible provides the offline mode to make it available in this official app. Also, the Audible app is compatible with a wide variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, and more. Only if you have purchased some books or subscribe to Audible Plus or Premium Plus plan, it's able to download Audible books to listen offline.

You can save Audible books offline when your device is under data connection. After that, you can continue listening to Audible on airplane mode or without internet. Since different devices feature different steps to use Audible offline mode, then here we will present the specific guides to do it.

How to Use Audible Offline on iPhone and Android

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Step 1. Install the Audible app for Android/iOS on your mobile phone and open it to log in to your Audible account details.

Step 2. Enter the 'Library' option from the top-left corner and go to the Cloud section. And then you can start to select Audible books that you'd like to listen to offline.

Step 3. Click on the cover art and touch the 'Download' icon to launch downloading process. You will see Audible books will be downloaded to your mobile device as expected. Now, you are free to read Audible books offline on iPhone or Android phone.

See Also: How to Listen to Audible on iPhone and How to Listen to Audible on Android Phone

How to Listen to Audible without Internet on PC

For Windows users, it's able to refer to the above steps to save Audible books offline via the Audible app. Besides, there are also other three ways to get Audible offline listening. You can download Audible books to PC first and then import them to Audible Manager, WMP, iTunes for offline playback.

For Audible Manager

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Step 1. Download and install Audible Manager on your PC.

Step 2. Please open Audible Manager and hit on the 'File' > 'Add Audio Files' button. It will open a new window in which you can search and find Audible downloads.

Step 3. Now, please select and add offline Audible books to your Audible Manager. After that, just click on the book title. And now Audible books are available offline.

For Windows Media Player or iTunes

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Step 1. First, this way needs to get support from Audible Download Manager, please download this tool and launch it.

Step 2. Tap the 'Option' > 'Activate PC' section to sign up for your Audible account details, after that a new window will pop up showing successful activation.

Step 3. To import Audible books into them, select 'Options' > 'Import Audible Titles' > 'Import into iTunes and Windows Media Player Library' icon.

Step 4. Just confirm it by clicking the 'OK' button, then you can play Audible offline on iTunes or Windows Media Player anytime.

How to Listen to Audible Offline on Mac

If you are using macOS 10.14 or lower versions, you should use iTunes to play Audible audiobooks without the Internet. For macOS 10.15 Catalina and macOS 11 Big Sur, Audible books have been transitioned from iTunes to Apple Books, and you can still use the Apple Books app for enjoying Audible. Here are the detailed steps below.

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Step 1. Find the favorite Audible book that you'd like to play offline. Right-click it to choose the 'Open with Books' button.

Step 2. If you don't authorize your computer, please do that by filling in your Audible account. It will pop up a window, click on the 'Activate Now' button.

Step 3. Once clicked, all Audible books will be imported into your Apple Books. You can listen to Audible without Internet on Mac now.

Part 3. How to Listen to Audible Books Offline without Audible App

In fact, there are still many portable devices that don't work with the Audible app, such as the Sony Walkman, iPod Shuffle, SanDisk Sansa, or other popular MP3 players. What if you'd like to get Audible listen offline on them? Or you just want to play Audible offline without Audible App?

To solve this problem and facilitate users to enjoy Audible audio books without WiFi and its own app, here is an effective tool to meet your needs, that is AudFree Audible Audiobook Converter, dedicated to doing Audible format conversion.

To tell you the truth, it can download and convert Audible AAX to MP3, FLAC, WAV, AAC, M4A and M4B with ID3 tags preserved. In this case, you can transfer Audible books to other devices for offline playback without Audible app. In addition, it is possible to split Audible audiobooks by chapter, which makes playback easier and more convenient.

AudFree Audible Audiobook Converter

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  • Convert Audible books to MP3, WAV, AAC, M4A, FLAC, etc.
  • Listen to Audible audiobooks offline on all devices without Audible App
  • Keep ID3 tags, chapters and all other metadata info
  • Cut large Audible books into small segments by chapters
  • Convert Audible audiobooks, Apple Music and other audios too

How to Download Audible Books to Listen Offline without Audible App

Step 1Add Audible Audiobooks to AudFree Auditior
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There are two ways to add downloaded Audible books to AudFree Auditior. You can drag Audible book files from your computer into the program directly. Alternatively, you can click the first "Add" button to select the audiobook from iTunes.
Step 2Set the Audible Output Format to MP3
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Since almost all devices are compatible with the MP3 audio format, you will be strongly advised to set the Audible output format to MP3 by clicking on the 'Format' icon. In the settings window, you can customize other audio parameters, like bit rate, sample rate, audio channel, code. But if you'd like to split audiobooks by chapters, you'd better set the output format as M4A since MP3 format does not support playing audio files by chapters.
Step 3Download Audible Books for Offline Playback
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Please click the big "Convert" button at the bottom right corner. AudFree Audible Audiobook Converter will convert and download Audible books offline to the target files that you set before. Generally speaking, the conversion time depends on how many audio files you have imported. After Audible books have been downloaded to listen offline, you can locate converted Audible books on your computer by clicking the "File" icon.
Step 4Listen to Amazon Audible Offline
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To listen to Audible audiobooks offline, please connect your device to your computer via USB. After that, you can drag and drop the Audible book folder to your device for offline listening.

Part 4. Audible Offline Mode Not Working - Easy Fixes

Some people have complained that they are having trouble in listening to Audible books offline. This can be caused by multiple reasons, and you can follow the solutions below to try to fix it.

1. Re-download the Audible Audiobook

The most common reason why users cannot listen to Audible offline is that Audible fails to be downloaded properly, resulting in a corrupted file. You can try to delete the downloaded audiobooks from your device first, and then re-download the audiobooks.

2. Check Your Device's Speakers

If you can't hear Audible playing, you may have a problem with your device's speakers. Make sure your device is not muted, and check that you are not using an external audio device.

3. Restart the Audible Application

Most applications, including Audible, may experience a temporary glitch. Try closing your Audible app, wait a few minutes, and then restart the Audible application. After that, see if you can listen to Audible books offline properly.

4. Update Audible Applications

In normal circumstances, an outdated application is always more prone to failure, and the Audible application is no exception. This may also be the reason why Audible offline mode does not work.

5. Update Your Device System

After updating the Audible app, you find that you are still having problems of using Audible offline, then the problem may be with your device. It's also important to update your system, as this usually fixes some of the bugs that existed in the previous operating system.

Part 5. In Conclusion

Here are effective ways to use Audible offline mode with and without Audible App. In the long run, using AudFree software to download and listen to Audible offline is the best option. Anyway, it can make Audible books more compatible and play more widely on any desired device. Just have fun with offline Amazon Audible books.

Dec 13, 2022 9:20 PM

Updated by Ivan Scott to Audiobook


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