Audible Book Won't Download? Fixed!

Posted by Adam Gorden on Feb 2, 2021 5:06 PM.
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Q: I'm using Audible on my Android, and when I purchased an Audible book, Audible book won't download to my Android. I have ensured that my background data is enabled both system-wide and for the Audible app, but Audible still would not download. After I tap the Continue button on the Data Usage Notice, Audible only shows that Waiting to download... Is there anything else that I should do to have Audible download the audiobook?

When listening to Audible audiobooks, you need to download Audible books to your devices first, otherwise, you can use Audible Cloud Player on Windows or Mac. But recently some Audible listeners found that they could not download Audible books to their devices. This is a serious problem for any Audible listener. This problem perplexes multitudinous people. Thus, we find 5 solutions to fix Audible not downloading. If you have a similar problem, do not wait to check them to fix this downloading problem on Audible.

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Solution 1. Update Audible App
Solution 2. Change Downloading Quality
Solution 3. Check the Download by Parts Setting
Solution 4. Uninstall Audible App
Solution 5. Restart Audible App and Device

Solution 1. Update Audible App

The outdated Audible app may cause Audible books not downloading problem on iOS, Android, or Windows devices. In this case, to make Audible download books normally, you need to update the Audible app on your device. Follow the 3 different methods as below.

On iOS

Step 1. On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, launch App Store on your device.

Step 2. Tap the profile icon. Scroll download and you will see many apps.

Step 3. Choose the Update button next to the Audible app. Tap Continue.

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On Android

Step 1. Go to Google Play Store.

Step 2. Navigate to Menu > My Apps > Audible for Android > Update > Continue.

On Windows 10

Step 1. If you can't download Audible book to PC or other Windows 10 devices, you need to go to Windows Store app to update the Audible app.

Step 2. Click the user icon > Downloads and updates > Check for updates > Download icon next to the Audible app.

Note: The Audible app will appear only if there is a needed update. If your Audible app has been in the latest version, it will not show itself here. You need to go to the next method to fix Audible book not downloading.

Solution 2. Change Downloading Quality

If Audible can't download books, you can try the second method, which is to change the downloading quality of Audible books between Standard Quality and High Quality in order to fix Audible book not downloading.

On iOS

Step 1. Open the Audible app on your iOS device.

Step 2. Tap Profile and the gear icon.

Step 3. Go to Data & Storage > Download By Quality. And change to the other quality.

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On Android

Step 1. Go to the Audible app on your Android device.

Step 2. Tap Profile and the gear icon.

Step 3. Navigate to Download > Download Quality. Then change the quality.

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On Windows 10

Step 1. Go to the Audible app on your Windows 10 device. Tap the menu icon.

Step 2. Navigate to Settings > Downloads > Download Format. Then change the quality.

Solution 3. Check the Download by Parts Setting

When Audible book won't download on iOS, Android, or Windows 10 devices, the third method you can try is to check the Download by Parts settings on the Audible app. That will download Audible books by parts so that the file downloaded to your device will not be too large. And the Audible book not downloading issue may be solved.

On iOS

Step 1. Open the Audible app on your iOS device.

Step 2. Tap Profile and the gear icon.

Step 3. Go to Data & Storage > Download By Parts. And switch to the download by parts option to fix Audible not downloading to iPhone.

On Android

Step 1. Go to the Audible app on your Android device.

Step 2. Tap Profile and the gear icon.

Step 3. Navigate to Download > Download By Parts. Then turn on this option to download your Audible books again by parts.

On Windows 10

Step 1. Go to the Audible app on your Windows 10 device. Tap the menu icon.

Step 2. Navigate to Settings > Downloads > Download your library by parts. Then attempt to download audiobooks by parts again.

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Solution 4. Uninstall Audible App

While noticing that Audible book won't download, a nice try is to uninstall the Audible app and reinstall it again. This method can also fix other Audible problems like Audible not working issue. Firstly, uninstall the Audible app from your device. Then go to App Store, Google Play Store, or Windows Store to download and install the Audible app. Next, try to download Audible books once again.

Note: This action will delete all the downloaded Audible audiobooks. If you do not want to download these audiobooks again, you can choose to back up Audible books in advance. But even you transfer these books to another place or player, you can't play them without the Audible app. So the backup seems to be useless. This limit is due to the AA/AAX format of Audible books.

A method to clear the limit of Audible book and backup Audible in safety is to use an Audible converter such as ViWizard Audible AA/AAX Converter to convert Audible audiobooks to MP3 or other unprotected formats. ViWizard is the leading one among all the audiobook converters. It can convert Audible audiobooks to lossless MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B at a 100X faster speed with ID3 tags kept. See the tutorial to convert Audible to MP3. Now you can download the free trial version to have a try.

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Solution 5. Restart Audible App and Device

The last method is to restart the Audible app and device. This method is simple but powerful. You can first try to force close your Audible app and open it to check. If the audible not downloading issue is still there, close it and restart your device. Then open the Audible app to try to download Audible books again.

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