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Audiobook Support

Our audiobook files are in MP3 format, and come in a zipped folder. We’ve put together some instructions for downloading, extracting and listening to them on your device below.


Select the instructions that best suit you:

→ Apple iPhone or iPad *with* Mac computer

→ Apple iPhone or iPad *without* computer

→ Android Tablet or Phone

Getting the audiobook from your Mac computer onto your iPad or iPhone

For Mac users running Catalina OS or higher:

  1. Click the audiobook download link from your order confirmation page, or from the email we sent you.
  2. Once it’s finished downloading, double-click the file to unzip it. The files will be extracted to the same folder where you downloaded the zip file.
  3. Drag and drop the unzipped folder into your Books app (comes pre-installed on Mac).
  4. Connect your device to your Mac (you may need to unlock it to allow access).
  5. In the Finder app on your Mac, select the device in the Finder sidebar.
  6. Select Audiobooks in the button bar.
  7. Select the Sync audiobooks onto [device name] checkbox to turn on syncing of your audiobooks.
  8. When you’re ready to sync, click Apply.
  9. After a few seconds, your audiobooks will begin to transfer to your iOS device.
  10. You can now listen to the audiobook using the Books app, which comes pre-installed on your device.


For Mac users running Mojave OS or lower:

  1. Click the audiobook download link from your order confirmation page, or from the email we sent you.
  2. Once it’s finished downloading, double-click the file to unzip it. The files will be extracted to the same folder where you downloaded the zip file.
  3. Drag and drop the unzipped folder into your iTunes app (comes pre-installed on Mac). 
  4. Connect your device to your Mac (you may need to unlock it to allow access).
  5. Once your device appears in the left-side menu, click the iPhone/iPad device icon at the top of iTunes.
  6. On the left-side menu, click Audiobooks
  7. Check the box next to Sync Audiobooks then choose either All Audiobooks or Selected Audiobooks
  8. After a few seconds, your audiobooks will begin to transfer to your iOS device.
  9. You can now listen to the audiobook using the Books app or the Music/iTunes app, which come pre-installed on your device.

Getting the audiobook onto your iPad or iPhone without a computer

It’s possible (though more complicated) to get the audiobook onto your Apple device without a computer. Please carefully follow along these steps.

  1. Download the app Bookmobile Audiobook Player from the Apple App store.
  2. Click the audiobook download link from your order confirmation page, or from the email we sent you. Please note: the audiobook files are high quality, and so they have a fairly big file size. We recommend downloading them on a strong Wi-Fi connection so you don't use up data from your phone plan. If you have issues with the download failing, try again after a few minutes.
  3. Click “Download Now”

  4. a) If you’re using the SAFARI web browser:

    - Wait until the file is done downloading (this can take a few minutes)

    - Click the blue arrow at the top right

    - Click the pop-up that shows the downloaded zip folder

    - This should take you to your “Downloads” folder

    - PRESS AND HOLD the audiobook zip folder

    - Select “Share”


    b) Or, if you’re using the CHROME web browser:

    - Wait until the file is done downloading (this can take a few minutes)

    - Click “Open In...”

  5. Select the Bookmobile app (you may have to scroll through to the end of your apps to find it).
  6. Once the Bookmobile app has opened, you can leave the book info fields blank, and press Create. It may take a moment for the app to process the book files, please be patient and only press once. 
  7. After a few seconds, your audiobook will be available for listening in the Bookmobile app. 

If you have difficulties playing the audiobook file in Bookmobile (error message, file not playing properly):

  • Please delete the audiobook from your Bookmobile library (by swiping left and pressing “Delete”)
  • Delete the Bookmobile app from your device, and reinstall it
  • Repeat steps 2-7


    Android Tablet or Phone (no computer needed)

    Android devices have centralized file storage, and the same files can be accessed from multiple apps on the device. Downloaded files go to the “downloads” folder, where they can be accessed, moved etc.

    Once the zip file is downloaded, you’ll need to unzip it to access the mp3 audiobook files.

    If your Android device’s file manager is not capable of opening zip files, we recommend trying the app Files by Google.

    Once you've unzipped the folder, you can move the audiobook files into your preferred music/audiobook listening app.

    If you don't have an audiobook listening app, we suggest Smart Audiobook Player, a full-featured player for continuous album/audiobook playing.



    Additional Support

    If you have any further questions about downloading or playing files, please contact us at support@manuncivilized.com



    Sources:

    Buck Books, http://buckbooks.net/audiobook-download-instructions/

    Sync audiobooks between your Mac and iPhone or iPad, https://support.apple.com/en-ca/guide/mac-help/mchlf764c5a4/10.15/mac/10.15

    How to listen to Audible audiobooks on a Mac, https://audible.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/9963/~/how-to-listen-to-audible-audiobooks-on-a-mac.