How to Transfer Audible Audiobooks to iTunes Efficiently

Posted by Adam Gorden on April 26, 2019 15:57:05 PM.

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"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?"

For the above question, the answer is absolutely yes. There is no doubt that iTunes is an essential tool for users with an iOS device to purchase digital media content and sync them on any Apple device. In addition, it has prominent audio and video playback capabilities as well. For example, it allows you to choose chapters and record the progress of your last play. Wondering how to transfer Audible books to iTunes? Simply read on this post to learn how.

1. Download Audible Books to iTunes on Mac

The process of adding Audible books to iTunes is considerably straightforward since iTunes is the only official player for Audible on Mac. That's why you can download the file and add it to iTunes at the same time.

Step 1. Complete the Audible login and choose the audiobook you intend to download.

Step 2. Tap on the Download button, at this point there will be a message popping up asking whether to "Authorize the computer" or not.

Step 3. Press the "Yes" option and enter the account email and password number for authorization.

Step 4. The selected audiobook will then begin downloading. Once finished, you are able to find it in the iTunes library.

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2. Download Audiobooks to iTunes on PC

If you are using a computer running Windows operating system, then you may need to install the Audible Download Manager to download the audiobooks you want. Generally speaking, it offers at least 2 options for you to import Audible books which are iTunes, Windows Media Player and more.

2.1 How to 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.

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.

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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 referring to the following paragraphs.

2.2 How to import Audiobook to iTunes manually

Step 1 Open iTunes, press the File tab and then click on the Add File to Library option.

Step 2 Browse to the folder where you downloaded the audiobook. The file will be saved on the folder C:\Users\Public\Documents\Audible\Downloads by default.

Step 3 Highlight the audiobook you downloaded and tap on Open. You will notice that the file has been imported instantly.

3. Import Audible Books without Account

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? Of course, you need to authorize your device before playing audiobooks as a result of the FairPlay DRM protection. But does this mean that you have lost the opportunity to transfer audible to iTunes permanently?

Bypassing DRM protection is not that easy especially when you don't own an Audible account. Currently almost all audiobook converters on the market require you to open iTunes and enter your account and password to authorize files to iTunes. But the problem is that if you already have this information, there is no need to remove DRM.

3.1 Tool you'll need

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 DRM Audio Converter, the most comprehensive DRM audio solution that uses direct audio decryption. This program is specialized in cracking DRM encryption from 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. The conversion speed can reach up to 30X, which is much faster than other similar products.

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Now just follow the steps below to learn how to convert audible to iTunes using this utility.

3.2 Step-by-step guide

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 DRM-free 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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