How to listen to Audible offline on your Apple Watch

With a little help from iOS 12 and watchOS 5, you can partake in a lot more entertainment opportunities, and one of those is listening to audiobooks offline via Audible's app for iPhone. You can now sync your favorite books to your Apple Watch and leave your iPhone behind while you take your imagination on an adventure.

 

Step 1: Update everything

In order to take advantage of Audible's new feature, you'll need to have all the things up to date.

  • Update your Apple Watch to watchOS 5.
  • Update your iPhone to iOS 12.
  • Update your Audible app to version 3.0.

Once you're up to date, you're ready to sync your audiobooks.

Step 2: Add Audible to your Apple Watch

If you don't already have the Audible app on your Apple Watch, you'll need to add it.

  1. Launch the Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap the My Watch tab.
  3. Scroll down to Available apps and tap Install next to the Audible app.

    Launch the Watch app, then tap My Watch, then tap Install next to Audible

Once Audible is installed on your Apple Watch, you can add audiobooks from the Audible app on your iPhone.

Step 3: Sync audiobooks from Audible to your Apple Watch

Now that everything is updated and Audible is added to your Apple Watch, it's time to pick a book and sync it.

Make sure your Apple Watch is on its charger while you are syncing books. Otherwise, you'll have to keep the Audible app open on your Apple Watch during the entire syncing process.

  1. Launch the Audible app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap the Library tab.
  3. Tap the more button next to the book you want to sync to your Apple Watch. It looks like three dots.
  4. Tap Sync to Apple Watch. *Remember to keep your Apple Watch on its charger while the book syncs. This step takes about 20 - 25 minutes.

    Launch the Audible app on iPhone, then tap Library, then tap the More button next to the book, then tap Sync to Apple Watch

Step 4: Listen to Audible books on your Apple Watch

Your Apple Watch doesn't have a wired headphone port to plug in a set of earbuds. Instead, it sends audio wirelessly. The watch supports any headphones or headset that connects via Bluetooth 4.0.

In order to listen to your favorite Audible audiobooks, be sure you've got a pair of Bluetooth headphones connected to it.

Once you've paired your headphones (or a Bluetooth speaker, if you prefer), you can take your Apple Watch and audiobooks offline and into the wild.

  1. Launch the Audible app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Tap the audiobook you want to listen to.

  3. Tap the listening device you want to use if you haven't already paired your headphones.
  4. Tap play on the audiobook.

How to remove Audible books from your Apple Watch

Once you've finished an audiobook, you may not want to keep it on your Apple Watch. You can un-sync it to remove it.

  1. Launch the Audible app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap the Library tab.
  3. Tap the more button next to the book you want to remove from your Apple Watch. It looks like three dots.
  4. Tap Remove from Apple Watch.

    Tap the more button next to the book, then tap Remove from Apple Watch

It only takes a second to un-sync a book from your Apple Watch.

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