How Can I Listen to Audiobooks on iOS 9

2023-05-11 00:00:00/Posted by Alleny Gavinto iOS Transfer Topic/Follow @ MobiKin

About audiobooks

Actually the audiobooks are audio files, but the content of the audio files is novel, story or other books that are read by other people. Usually the audiobooks player can adjust the speed and remember how much you have listened last time. With the more and more faster pace of modern life, few people have time to sit down and read a books quietly and carefully, which encourage the appearance and development of the audiobooks.

With the development of smart phones, more and more people tend to listen to the audiobooks with mobile phone, thus they can "read" stories and novels anytime and anywhere with the earphone. Although the music player can also offer you the access to listen to the audiobooks as long as you download the audio files, many people like the professional tools which offer them more functions related to the audiobooks.

Compared to the traditional reading method, listening to the audiobooks can protect the vision and delight the ears. And it is also relax and more comfortable to listen to the audiobooks when you are exhausted. What's more, it is also convenient to be carried. Good audiobooks can offer you the affectionate readings which is full of emotions and feelings to make you enjoyable. Besides, it is also a way to help the blind to know the books. And language learners can also practice their listening by the audiobooks with a lot of fun.

As the most famous smart phone brand, apple device usually adopt the advanced technology and try to satisfy the users at their best. So of course you can listen to the audio books on iOS 9. Here we will describe how to listen to and manage the audiobooks on iOS and recommend some useful and easy-to-use apps for your reference.

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Listen to the Audiobooks on iOS 9 with Applications

There are several apps that can help you listen to the audiobooks on iOS 9 easily.


This is the Apple's application that was designed for playing the audiobooks. Apple move the function of playing and managing the audiobooks from the music player and apps to the iBook app, which make it more convenient for you to listen to the audiobooks.

The audiobooks you sync from iTunes to the iOS will be saved to the iBook. Just hit the menu on the top of the page and select the "Audiobooks" if you do not find the books you just transferred. This app will enable you to adjust the speed of the audio files by clicking the "speed" button and skip to where you want to listen to freely and quickly. Setting the timer to stop the app after a time when you want to sleep, then you can fall asleep slowly with the voice of the story. You are also allowed to skip to the chapter you want by tapping the chapter button on the top of the interface to select the wanted one.

You can buy audiobooks from iBook Store, which is convenient but also has potential downsides. For example, you are not allowed to re-download the audiobooks and at the same time you can not story them in the cloud.


This application is more practical than the iBook. First, it also provide you the function to adjust the speed and skip to the wanted chapter and display the audiobooks you bought from Audible Store for you to choose. Then it allow you to store the audiobooks in the cloud and you can play them whenever you like.

The software will enable you listen to the audiobooks even when they are synced to the iTunes, but only the audiobooks you bought from Audible Store.

Music Player in iOS

Although Apple move the audiobooks out of Music app, you can still listen to the audiobooks with music player just like other audio files. Launch the music player and find the audiobooks to add them to your playlist, then you are able to enjoy listening.

Where to Find the Free Audiobooks ?

- Download a software - Audiobooks, which was designed by Apple and can be applied to all idevices. This app can offer you thousands of free audiobooks. As the apple app, it may be more suitable than other third party tools and you can download it on iTunes Store.

- Many website also offer a lot of free audiobooks.

Ambling Books is said to offer thousands of free audiobooks for you.

Loyal Books give you access to free public domain audiobooks & eBook downloads.

You can get free audiobooks in the first 30 days on Audiobooks.

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Alleny Gavin
Alleny GavinChief Editor
A chief editor at MobiKin, brings over a decade of experience in technical writing and holds a B.A. in English Literature. With a background as a Project Manager in the IT industry, he has authored 1000+ articles on, offering expert solutions for iOS issues. Gavin, a tech enthusiast, effortlessly recommends software with passion and extensive expertise in smartphones and software.
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