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How do I delete an audiobook from my Iphone?

Answer

  1. From the Settings app.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap iPhone Storage or iPad Storage. Scroll to Books.
  4. Tap it. Swipe left on any audiobook download.
  5. Tap Delete.

Open your iPhone or iPad. Press the “Settings” icon on the home screen, and then tap “iTunes & App Stores.” The application comes pre-loaded on every iOS device, so you won’t need to update it if you haven’t done so already.

Sign in with your Apple ID credentials by tapping the “Apple ID: (your email)” link at the bottom of the screen. Follow any prompts that appear to validate your identity.

Tap “Purchased,” and then select Music next to Library. A dropdown menu will appear with a list of all your downloaded audiobooks sorted by title. Scroll down until you find an audiobook you’d like to remove, and then tap on the “Options” button on the right-hand side of its information box.

Select “Delete,” and a final screen will appear asking if you’re sure you want to remove the audiobook from your collection. If so, tap “OK.” The audiobook won’t be listed in your library anymore, but you can still access it through iTunes or iCloud (depending on whether you downloaded it with an Apple ID or not). If you change your mind before tapping OK, select “Cancel” instead.

I’ve looked everywhere for my audiobooks and I cannot find them! Where are they?

My Audiobooks show up under Purchased Music – my account is registered with itunes.com, not icloud.com

Under the cloud section it lists the book/s next to audiobooks and they are greyed out with a download arrow beside them however clicking on either one of these opens up my computer in finder.. im stumped :confused:

Also if i go into iTunes on my iPad they do appear under audiobooks there… so why not on my phone?

Did you purchased your audiobook off Apple when you bought your iPhone? If you did then it will be in your iTunes library under Music > Purchased. I’m assuming that since you’re going to use your iPhone a lot just check again by searching for music and look for any hidden folders as well.

However if you didn’t do this and purchased it from a source other than Apple then I would recommend checking into that because maybe Apple doesn’t have access to your audiobook(s).

What is the difference between an audiobook in iTunes vs. Books on my iPhone?

Ok I just noticed after installing iOS7 that when i go to the regular books app, there are only a handful of books under “Cloud” (where I assume all bookmarks, highlights etc. will be stored)…and now for some reason ALL my music is also shown in cloud…all songs/albums/artists show up..plus when i actually click on any given album/artist/song, it lists the actual preview of that song in alphabetical order (which is why most albums show a partial “A” list)

but when i go into my Audiobooks app, all audiobooks are in my music now too…how is this possible?? even though I have only maybe 30-40 total books including all kids books? What happened to “audiobooks” being a separate file type altogether as it was before?..and how does one get back that separation between all audiobook titles and normal songs/albums? there’s no icon for audiobooks on any screen inside the music application anymore. If you just highlight an artist or album, you won’t see any audio book previews listed along side the songs, but if you click on an artist and then select specific albums from them like i did here, it shows everything in a list again (albeit with no audiobook previews)

I’m not really sure what to do, or if this is working as intended…but I feel like this was all better before the update. Before upgrading, audiobooks were shown under “books” as they should be…and now there’s just one big “music” application for everything.

Does anyone know if these same issues are happening to other people? Can anyone help me out? It feels like i shouldn’t have to keep switching apps back/forth between books and music anymore..or should I?? any advice would be greatly appreciated!

The Music app is now going to store anything that has a play button, be it music or audiobooks. I think this might have something to do with how Apple wants the iTunes Match program to work — you can basically download an entire library of songs and apps for your iPhone through the cloud, so Apple just made it easier for people. You can also download from iCloud if you’re subscribed (or will subscribe) for $24.99/year — following which all your purchases are available on any iOS device linked with your account. Your Cloud section should also update as soon as you purchase something new off the iTunes Store since they automatically sync together sometimes quits frequently depending upon what’s available.

I bought my iPhone 4S last November 2011, and I don’t have iTunes Match just yet (just started helping somebody sign up to it) — so my music is still separated from the audiobooks. I’m pretty sure if/when you buy music that’s not on your computer, then they should be separate as well. You can easily tell them apart because of the album artwork; all purchased songs will have very colorful album art, while audiobooks show preview images of their book covers in black-and-white. Just like before, when you click on an album or song it’ll give you a preview of its contents (unless there are no previews). Personally I prefer this setup since now my albums are separated, and I can get better recommendations when listening to music through iTunes Radio (which is currently the only thing worth using since Apple Music isn’t out yet).

Your best bet to make sure the separation works as intended is to start from scratch. Go on iCloud/Music and delete all your songs, then re-download them; hopefully they’ll be separated this time around. When you buy more audiobooks do the same with those — remove them from your library, download them again, and then play around with their features. If everything still works how it’s supposed to in iOS7, then let us know since there might be a bug somewhere. That should also remind me to give my iPhone another update or two before completely writing off iTunes Match. I don’t see a reason why that would not work, considering Apple has made it as easy to find audiobooks since the Music app is now handling both for you. You just have to make sure your library of music will not be affected by all this change, otherwise you’ll start seeing duplicate music and album artwork in there (which is what I think might have happened to you from the looks of things). In any case, if you’re encountering issues then please let us know so we can help troubleshoot them.

Hope this helps! Sorry about that ๐Ÿ™ Please try going into Settings > General > Usage (or Storage), tap onand after it says “music” under the graph, go back into your Music app, then tap on the Library tab. Look for any album art, and if you see a lot there (as opposed to just one album), then it’s probably doing that because it’s sync’ing your music up with iCloud; I’ve seen this happen before because of an iTunes Match issue. Anyway, when you’re done go back into Settings > General > Usage (or Storage) and look at your storage statistics again — whatever is “pushed” should be gone from the graph now (unless you still have some more space taken up).The Music app is now going to store anything that has a play button, be it music or audiobooks. I think this might have something to do with how Apple wants the iTunes Match program to work. Any purchased music (iTunes Match or not) will have its own place in your library, but anything that’s uploaded directly to iCloud by you can be found under thecloud icon. Kind of like how iBooks and iTunes U works on iOS: the former is a standalone app while the latter has an icon underneath it calledthrough which you can download new content from Apple onto your device.I bought my iPhone 4S last November 2011, and I don’t have iTunes Match just yet (just started helping somebody sign up to it) — so my music is still separated from the audiobooks. I’m pretty sure if/when you buy music that’s not on your computer, then they should be separate as well. You can easily tell them apart because of the album artwork; all purchased songs will have very colorful album art, while audiobooks show preview images of their book covers in black-and-white. Just like before, when you click on an album or song it’ll give you a preview of its contents (unless there are no previews). Personally I prefer this setup since now my albums are separated, and I can get better recommendations when listening to music through iTunes Radio (which is currently the only thing worth using since Apple Music isn’t out yet).Your best bet to make sure the separation works as intended is to start from scratch. Go on iCloud/Music and delete all your songs, then re-download them.

How do I delete an audiobook from my Iphone?

1. From the Settings app.
2. Tap General.
3. Tap iPhone Storage or iPad Storage. Scroll to Books.
4. Tap it. Swipe left on any audiobook download.
5. Tap Delete.

Why can’t I delete audiobooks from my iPhone?

Answer: Deleting audiobooks on your iPhone is as easy as swiping a finger across the screen.

Can I permanently delete an audiobook from my library?

Go to the audiobooks section of your Manage Your Content and Devices page on the Amazon desktop site. Under “Select,” place a checkmark next to the audiobook you would like to permanently remove. Click delete, and click Delete my selection

Will I lose my Books if I uninstall audible?

You can delete Audible books from your iOS or Android device without deleting it from the entire Audible website.

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