How to Download an Audio Book to an iPhone

By KR Knowlin

Apple's iTunes store allows you to purchase and download MP3s, movies, TV shows and audiobooks. With the iTunes mobile store for the iPhone and iPod Touch, you can download media on the go. ITunes even allows users to transfer iPhone downloads to their computers' iTunes library. To access the iTunes store on your iPhone, you will need Internet access.

Things You'll Need

  • Apple ID

Step 1

Click the "Home" button and unlock your iPhone.

Step 2

Navigate to the "iTunes" icon and tap it to enter the iTunes Store.

Step 3

Tap the "More" option on the bottom toolbar. Select "Audiobooks" from the list that appears. Browse the "Featured" selection, or tap "Top Tens" to see the most popular audiobooks. Tap the "Categories" tab to browse audiobooks by category. Alternatively, you can tap the "Search" icon on the bottom toolbar and a search menu will open. Type in the title of the audiobook you are looking for, then tap the "Search" button.

Step 4

Tap the title of the audiobook to select it. The book's buy page will load.

Step 5

Preview the audiobook by tapping the "Preview" button on the right side of the page.

Step 6

Tap the "Buy" button to purchase the audiobook. Enter your Apple ID password in the confirmation prompt that appears, then tap "OK." The audiobook will download to your iPhone.

Step 7

Locate the audiobook in your iPhone's iPod. It will be located under the "Audiobooks" tab in the "More" section.

Tips & Warnings

  • Set up an Apple account by clicking the "Store" tab in iTunes, then select "Create Account." Follow the on-screen prompts to create an account.