How to Transfer Audible Audiobooks to an SD Card

Updated by Adam Gorden on Jun 29, 2021 3:25 PM.
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"I usually download and listen to Audible audiobooks on my Android mobile phone without any errors. However, recently my phone is running out of space. It keeps prompting me the warning that 'insufficient space, please delete some unnecessary items'. I really don't want to lose my precious Audible audiobooks. So how do I move Audible to my SD card? " Question from Sienna Clark.

It is common that nowadays audiobook files offer much more enjoyment to us while taking up more and more space in our devices comparing to eBooks. The good news is that most mobile phones are compatible with SD Cards. By inserting an SD Card, we can extend the phone's internal memory to a big volume. If you are an Audible audiobook lover, you can continue to read this post to learn 3 methods to move Audible books to SD cards.

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Part 1. Move Audible Books to SD Card on Android
Part 2. Move Audible to SD Card on Kindle Fire
Part 3. Move Audible Files to SD Card by Converting Audible to MP3

How to Move Audible Books to SD Card on Android Directly

Are you running out of space on an Android phone? There is a way to help you download Audible books offered by Audible. Just change the location of your downloaded Audible audiobooks to a removable SD card. Before you get started, please make sure you have already inserted an SD card into your phone, and then you can refer to the following steps to learn how to move Audible files to SD card:

1. Tab the Audible icon to launch the Audible app on your mobile phone.

2. Press the Profile icon and choose the Settings menu.

3. Tap the Data & Storage button.

4. Under the Download Location section, you will see the Audible Android download location. Change the Audible download location to the location where you want to save Audible books. When it is done, the new Audible files will be saved to the SD Card automatically.

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Note: For the already downloaded Audible audiobooks, you may not transfer them directly. If you really want to do that, you might delete them from the internal memory first on your phone and then re-download them again to the SD card.

Although you can move Audible books to SD card, they cannot be played on other devices such as cars, smart TVs, or MP3 players. All the Audible books are formatted so that you can only play them on devices supporting Audible.

How to Move Audible to SD Card on Kindle Fire

You can also transfer Audible audiobooks to SD card on Kindle Fire. It requires that your Kindle Fire must be supportive of an SD card. Also more, your Kindle Fire needs to run OS 5.2.1 or higher. For moving Audible books to SD cards, follow the steps below.

1. Run Audible on Kindle Fire. Tap the Settings button.

2. Tap the Storage button and toggle on Download audiobooks to Your SD Card.

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Note: These books cannot be played on other devices that do not support Audible.

How to Move Audible Files to SD Card by Converting Audible to MP3

The ways above work somehow for the users who mainly listen to Audible files on one mobile phone. But it may not work for users who have multiple mobile phones or devices especially for the users who listen to Audible audiobooks across different devices like mobile phones, smart speakers, and so on. The Audible books may not be playable after transferring, since the original Audible audiobooks are in a proprietary format AAX or AA, which can be played only on limited devices. So, is it possible to move Audible files to SD Card and then to other devices? The answer is positive. You need to convert the Audible AAX or AA to universal music files such as MP3, WMA, AAC, etc. before moving them to an SD card.

TunesKit Audible AA/AAX Converter for Windows/Mac is a renowned Audible audiobook converting tool to transcode the audio files. It is well-designed with powerful features yet the operating process is pretty simple. To find out how does it work, you can simply download the right version to your computer to try it out.

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1Prepare the Audible Files

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Before converting the audiobooks, please make sure you have downloaded Audible files from Audible and then locate the AA or AAX media files from your computer folder. Next, you can simply drag and drop the Audible files from the computer folder to the Audible audiobook converter screen or you can click the Add Files button to locate and select the Audible files as you want.

2Customize Audible Files

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TunesKit Audible Audiobook Converter offers many output format options such as AAC, MP3, WMA, FLAC, WAV, OGG, etc. Please just pick up one output format you want to convert the videos for your SD card. Personally, I'd recommend you to choose MP3 which is the most popular music format and it is compatible with almost any device. Besides the format, you can also customize the volume, speed, pitch for the output files, too.

3Convert Audible Audiobooks to SD Card

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Finally, you can click the Convert button to make all the changes take effect. The audible converter will convert the Audible files at a 100X faster speed. It takes only a few seconds for multiple files. When it is done, you can download Audible audiobook to SD card by a card reader and then insert it into any SD card-compatible devices for playing.

Conclusion

You can change the settings of Audible to move Audible books to SD cards. But these books can only be played on this device. Or you can use TunesKit to help you transfer Audible audiobooks to SD card so that you can move Audible books to iOS, Android, MP3 players, smart TVs, or any other devices from SD card.

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