How to Use the Audiobook on an iPhone

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How to Use the Audiobook on an iPhone
Audiobooks allow iPhone users to enjoy literary classics at the touch of a button. (book image by Pali A from Fotolia.com)

iPhones not only allow users to carry their favourite music and videos in their pocket, they also allow book lovers to carry their favourite literary masterpieces. Users can transfer an audiobook that they currently own in CD form to their iPhone through iTunes. An iPhone also gives users the ability to purchase and download audiobooks right onto their device from the iTunes store.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

    Using Audiobooks From a CD

  1. 1

    Insert the CD with audiobook content and wait for it to appear in iTunes, which will open automatically. If iTunes does not open for some reason, manually open the program and click once on the name of the audiobook CD in the left-hand toolbar.

  2. 2

    Click the box to the left of each track. Alternatively, click once on the first track and then click on the last track while pressing the "Shift" key to highlight all tracks.

  3. 3

    Select "Join CD Tracks" from the "Advanced" tab on the top toolbar.

  4. 4

    Click "Import CD" from the bottom of the screen. When the import is complete, all of the tracks will be merged into one long track.

  5. 5

    Connect your iPhone to the computer and drag the track from your iTunes music library to the iPhone icon in the left-hand toolbar. You can now access the track from the iPod application on your iPhone.

    Using Audiobooks From an Application

  1. 1

    Open the "iTunes" app on your iPhone.

  2. 2

    Select "Search" from the bottom toolbar. Type the name of the audiobook you want to download. When the results appear, scroll down to the "Audiobooks" section, if necessary.

  3. 3

    Tap the "More" icon from the bottom toolbar and select "Audiobooks" to browse available books by genre or to browse the current top-10 titles.

  4. 4

    Tap on the name of the book you want to purchase. Select "Buy" and then "Buy Audiobook" to confirm. If prompted, enter your iTunes user name and password. The audiobook will be accessible from the iPod app on your iPhone.

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