Complete guide on how to add audiobooks to iPhone.

Being highly portable and audible, audiobooks are more and more popular. To listen to audiobooks more conveniently, you may prefer to put audiobooks on a mobile device like an iPhone. If that's the case, follow this guide to learn how to add audiobooks to iPhone in all possible ways.

Method 1. How to Transfer Audiobooks to iPhone Without Syncing

Do you have questions like the ones shown below?

"How do I transfer an audiobook from my computer to my iPhone?"

"How to add audiobooks to iPhone without iTunes?"

If you do, you can't miss the iPhone transfer software -  EaseUS MobiMover. This iOS data transfer tool works well to transfer files between an iPhone/iPad/iPod and a computer or between two iDevices. Except for audiobooks, it also allows you to transfer photos, videos, music, contacts, PDFs, and more.

When you transfer an audiobook to your iPhone from a computer with EaseUS MobiMover, you don't need to install iTunes and the audio files (.m4a, .m4b, .m4p, .m4r...) will be added to your device without syncing.

To transfer audiobooks to iPhone:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer and tap "Trust" on the iPhone screen to continue. Run EaseUS MobiMover > click "Audio" > choose "Audiobooks". 

how to transfer audiobook from computer to iPhone - step 1

Step 2. Now, enter the data management screen. MobiMover enables you to transfer audiobooks between iPhone and computer, or between two iOS devices. Here, choose "Add Contents" to add audiobooks from computer to iPhone.

how to transfer audiobook from computer to iPhone - step 2

Step 3: Follow the guide, go to your computer to find the audiobooks files. After selection, click the "Open" button. Then, MobiMover will start to transfer immediately. When the process finishes, open the "Books" app on your iPhone to check the synced items.

how to transfer audiobook from computer to iPhone - step 3

Since it also supports the file transfer between two iDevices, you can also add audiobooks to your iPhone from another iPhone or iPad. If you want to listen to the audiobook faster, you can learn how to change audio speed to speed up the audiobook and then transfer it to your iPhone.

Method 2. How to Add Audiobooks to iPhone for Free

Have you ever wanted to download audiobooks from websites to your iPhone? There are quite a lot of audiobooks available on the Internet. When you find the ones you like, you can use an audio downloader to save them to your iPhone. And that's what EaseUS MobiMover can do for you.

In addition to being an iOS transfer tool to help you transfer audiobooks to iPhone from a computer, it also serves the function of a video & audio downloader that enables you to download videos, music, and audiobooks to your computer or iPhone/iPad from websites like YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, SoundCloud, etc.

All you need is to:

  • Go to the "Video Download" feature in EaseUS MobiMover.
  • Copy the URL of the online audiobook to the address bar and select your iPhone as the target device.
  • Click "Download" to start adding the audiobook to your iPhone.

You can refer to the guide on how to download music from SoundCloud for more details.

Method 3. How to Put Audiobooks on iPhone from iTunes

If you've purchased and downloaded audiobooks from iTunes, then it will be easy for you to transfer audiobooks to your iPhone, which is to use iTunes. Since iTunes is no longer available since macOS Catalina, you can only use this tip on a Windows PC or a Mac running macOS Mojave or earlier.

To copy audiobooks to iPhone from iTunes:

Step 1. Make sure you have installed the latest version of iTunes and connect your iPhone to a computer with a USB cable. 

Step 2. Run iTunes and click the device icon in the window.

Step 3. Choose "Audiobooks", check the "Sync Audiobooks" option and then select the items you'd like to transfer.

Step 4. Click on the "Apply" button to start transferring audiobooks to your iPhone.

How to add audiobooks to iPhone

As you may know, when you sync audiobooks to your iPhone using iTunes, the existing media files like movies, TV shows, books, and more will all be replaced by the newly added items. Given that, be careful when you apply this method.

Method 4. How to Add Audiobooks to iPhone via Finder

If you are looking to transfer audiobooks to your iPhone from a Mac running macOS Catalina, Finder will help. As mentioned, iTunes has been discontinued since macOS Catalina. Since then, Finder does data syncing and device backups.

To sync audiobooks to iPhone:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer.

Step 2. Open Finder and select your iPhone from the sidebar.

Step 3. Select "Audiobooks" among the options.

Step 4. Select "Sync audiobooks onto [your iPhone name]" and choose the sync all audiobooks or the selected ones.

Step 5. Click "Apply" to start adding audiobooks to your iPhone.

How to transfer audiobooks to iPhone via Finder

Bonus Tip: How to Add Audiobooks to iTunes

For you who own audiobook CDs, you may want to import audiobooks from the CD to iTunes. Afterward, you can listen to an audiobook from iTunes or transfer these items to an iPhone. 

To add audiobooks to iTunes and organize the items well, follow the detailed guide on how to import and organize audiobooks on computer.

The Bottom Line

Whether you want to transfer audiobooks to iPhone without syncing or add audiobooks to iPhone from iTunes, now you know how to do it from the steps above. Select one of the methods above to put audiobooks on your iPhone with a few simple clicks.

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Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Written by Myra

Myra joined EaseUS in 2017. As a big fan of Apple products, she mainly focuses on iOS data transfer and iOS troubleshooting tips. Meanwhile, she is expanding her knowledge and skills in other fields like data recovery and disk management. Myra is open-minded and likes both extensive and intensive reading. Other than reading and writing, she is also fond of mobile games and K-pop stars.

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