4 Solutions to Download Audible to iTunes (Win & Mac)

Updated by Adam Gorden on Dec 27, 2019 4:32 PM.
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Q: "Will it be possible to sync my Audible books to iPhone and iTunes? I want to listen to the audiobooks on my iPhone when going out as well as on iTunes on my computer. Anyone knows the method?"

Why People Prefer to Listen to Audible on iTunes?

When people choose to download Audible books to iTunes, what are they thinking? Maybe because they like the Books app interface more than the Audible apps. Maybe you want all your audiobook collection stored in the same place, both Audible and iTunes audiobooks. Or maybe you just don't want to download the app. Indeed, if you can sync your Audible audiobooks to iTunes, this means you can listen to them on all your Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod) without downloading Audible app. Obviously, Audible has been asked about "how to downlaod Audible books to iTunes" many times, so they provide quite some solutions to help you add Audible audiobook to iTunes. Simply read on this guide to learn how.

Solution 1. Use Audiobooks from Audible App
Solution 2. Use Audible Download Manager
Solution 3. Download Audible Books to iTunes on Mac
Solution 4. Import Audible Audiobooks into iTunes Without Login

How to Add Audible Audiobooks to iTunes on Windows

1. Use Audiobooks from Audible App

Audible has an App for Windows users called " Audiobook from Audible" and this app can help you download and listen to your audiobooks on Apple devices and also enables you to load your Audible audiobooks to iTunes where you can sync them with your Apple devices and listen through the Books app.

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Step 1: Before you can get rid of the Audible app on your Apple device, you still need to download the Audiobook from Audible app on your Windows PC. After that, use the app to download all the audiobooks you want to transfer to iTunes.

Step 2: Open the Audible app on your computer and click "Library" on the left and then all your audiobooks will be loaded to the right window.

Step 3: Find the audiobook that you want to transfer and click the "three ellipse" icon right next to the book. A menu will drop down and choose "import into iTunes" from the list.

Step 4: You will need to activate iTunes when you first use this feature. Click "OK" on the pop-up box and enter your password to sign in. This will connect your iTunes with your Audible account. After that, you will see the audiobook is imported to your iTunes.

2. Use Audible Download Manager

Step 1: First of all, download and install Audible Download Manager on your computer. Then tap on the General Settings option and confirm that you've chosen iTunes under the "After download import files to" tab.

Step 2: Log into the Audible website, once you've found the audiobook you would like to download from the library, just press the Download button.

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Step 3: A window will pop up on the application prompting you to authorize the computer. Simply press the OK option to continue. Then your audiobook will be added to iTunes library successfully.

Step 4: Nevertheless, if some exceptions occur, the file may not be imported as expected. Under that circumstance, you can learn how to download audible books to iTunes manually. Open iTunes, press the File tab and then click on the Add File to Library option. The file will be saved on the folder C:\Users\Public\Documents\Audible\Downloads by default. Highlight the audiobook you downloaded and tap on Open. You will notice that the file has been imported instantly.

How to Download Audible Books to iTunes on Mac

Step 1: Please note that the above steps are meant for Windows PC and if you are on Mac, you can directly download your audiobooks from the Audible website or Audible app for Mac.

Step 2: Click on "Library" and locate the book you want to have appear in iTunes. After that, click "Download" on the right under "Other Actions" and the .aax file will download.

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Step 3: After the file is downloaded, you can either open the file in iTunes or manually add it to iTunes Library. To do that, you need to launch iTunes and go to "File"> "Add to Library". Browse to the folder where you downloaded the audiobook.

Step 4: If you have not previously authorized iTunes to play content from your Audible account you will be prompted to do so. If you have two-factor authentication on your Audible or related Amazon account turned on you will need the verification code just like any other device you play content on.

Ultimate Solution - Import Audible Audiobooks into iTunes Without Login

This is a nice method to sync a couple of audiobooks from Audible to iTunes. However, suppose you receive tons of files from your friends that you don't have access to the account, or if you have downloaded a large number of audible files, but unluckily forgot or lost your account information, then what should you do?

So next, we will introduce a ultimate solution to help you easily and painlessly add Audible audiobooks to iTunes or anywhere else. This solution requires no login or account of iTunes account. Fortunately, there's no need to concern about the issue if you are using an appropriate tool, and here in this section we would like to introduce TunesKit Audio Converter, the most comprehensive DRM audio solution that uses direct audio decryption. This program is specialized in convert all protected audio resources, including Apple Music tracks, iTunes M4P songs, M4A, M4B audioboks, as well as Audible AAX, AA audiobooks, keeping the 100% original audio quality. Now just follow the steps below to learn how to convert audible to iTunes using this utility.

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TunesKit Audio Converter Key Features

  • Losslessly remove DRM from Audible audiobook & iTunes audiobooks
  • Convert Apple Music songs to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B
  • Convert DRM M4P to MP3 and other common formats
  • Retain 100% original quality and ID3 tags
  • Convert between DRM-free audio file formats
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Step 1 Import auiblebooks to Audio Converter

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Launch TunesKit DRM Audio Converter, click the second Add button to convert the DRM-protected Audible audiobooks to load the audio files.

Step 2 Set output format for the audiobooks

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Tap on the editing icon at the end of in each column of the audio track and you will be able to choose the output audio formats in a new window based on your needs.

Step 3 Convert audiobooks to Non-protected formats

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Now you can press the Convert button to start converting the DRM-ed audio books to common MP3 or other formats since all the parameters and the output folder have been set ready. When it completes the conversion, you are able to find the DRM-free audiobooks in the history folder.

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