With the popularity of audiobooks, increasingly people would like to listen to audiobooks to spend their spare time. Audible is a renowned and popular audiobook streaming platform where you can access over 200,000 audiobooks. Audible allows users to purchase audiobooks with credits or money. After purchasing, you have the freedom to download Audible books for offline listening.
Though you can get the downloaded audiobooks with the Audible app on your device easily, you may not be able to find where are Audible books stored on your devices. No worries! Today we'll show you where do Audible downloads go on your devices. By the way, we'll share a way to help you play Audible books anywhere even without the Audible app. Scroll down whenever you're ready!
Part 1. Where Does Audible Store Files on Windows/Mac?
Since July 31, 2022, the Audible app for Windows 10 has been stopped and can't be used anymore. And Audible doesn't offer a desktop version for macOS. Therefore, if you own a computer below Windows 11 or Mac, you can listen to Audible and download audiobooks via the Audible cloud player. The downloaded Audible books also can be easily found.
1.1 Audible Download Location from Audible Official Website
Downloading Audible audio titles via the Audible website is the most straightforward way. Simply click Download on the right of the Audible book you want, and you can browse the process box at the upper-right download button. Once the download is complete, you can click the folder icon to open the folder and view where your Audible download stores.
While on the Mac website, there exists another option. After clicking the Download button, then a box will pop up to ask you to choose a folder before downloading. Select your preferred folder, and then find Audible books in the folder you set after downloading.
1.2 Audible Download Location via Audible for Windows 10/8
If you have installed the Audible app and downloaded Audible books on your Windows PC, you can take the following steps to locate your downloaded files with simple clicks. For Windows 11 users, you can install the Audible Android app on your PC to download the audiobooks. And the downloaded audiobook files are displayed in the app, you can directly follow the steps in Part 2.
Step 1. Open the Audible app on your Windows 10 or below.
Step 2. Click the Settings icon in the bottom left column.
Step 3. To open the Audible file location, click Downloads > Open Download Location in File Explorer.
Step 4. Now you can view the downloaded Audible files in this folder.
Also, you can find your Audible download location on Windows by through this path:
1.3 Audible Sync Download Location via AudibleSync
In 2022, Audible released AudibleSync. It is a new app for Windows but focuses more on download service compared with the Audible App for Windows 10. So if you are using this app for downloading Audible book, it is also simple to find the Audible download location here:
1.4 Audible Storage Location via Audible Download Manager
Audible Manager is an online audio bookstore for Audible users to organize their purchased books. It allows you to download Audible audio to your computer, and transfer audio from your computer to your mobile audio player. The downloaded Audible books are stored in this folder:
Otherwise, you can find your downloaded Audible titles by clicking on Find or Downloads folder on Audible Manager's downloaded interface.
Part 2. Where Does Audible Store Files on Android/iPhone?
Audible is available on Android and iOS devices, which offers great flexibility for listeners. They can freely listen to Audible as long as the phone is in the palm of their hand. Also, the downloaded Audible books via the Audible app will be saved on the device locally.
For Android Audible users
Go to Files on your Android device, and follow the following path to find exactly your Audible books:
For iOS Audible users
There is no way to find where downloaded Audible books are stored on your iOS device locally. Your Audible books are stored in the Audible app on your iPhone. To find your Audible books, open the Audible app and tap the Library tab at the bottom of the screen.
Part 3. Where Does Audible Store Files on Kindle Fire?
Audible is compatible with various series of Kindle devices. You can download the Audible books on Kindle directly, therefore follow the steps below to find your downloaded Audible books.
- Connect your Kindle device and computer with a USB cable.
- Choose the Kindle option in your File folder on the computer.
- Then select the Audible folder and you will find the Audible files in AA/AAX format.
Part 4. How to Play Audible Books without the Audible App
One thing is worth of note that all downloaded Audible books come in an encrypted AA/AAX format which can't be removed. Put another way, even though you can find these encrypted files on your device, you can't listen to your downloaded audiobooks on other services as you want. Don't despair! There we give you a workaround for you --- install ViWizard Audible Converter to remove the restriction of Audible files.
This converter is specialized in converting Audible AA/AAX to MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC, etc with lossless quality. The info tags of each audiobook will be kept too for organizing and managing your Audible files easier. Most Significantly, you can easily locate your downloaded and converted Audible books by using the ViWizard built-in folder icon.
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- Convert Audible audiobook to unprotected audio formats like MP3
- Split Audible book into several smaller segments by chapter or by time
- Support playing Audible audiobooks on any device or media player
- Handle the conversion of Audible audiobooks up to 100× faster speed
Step 1Import Downloaded Audible Files to ViWizard
Run ViWizard Audible Converter after installing it. To add Audible audiobooks to ViWizard, go to the main interface and click the Add Files icon in the top-left center. Alternatively, you can drag and drop Audible audiobook files from the folder to the converter.
Step 2Make Adjustments for Output Audiobooks
The following step is to modify the output parameters for your Audible books. Select MP3 as the output format from the Format section at the bottom left of the main interface. You may also change the audio codec, channel, sample rate, and bit rate if necessary. To split the whole Audible file, or adjust the volume and speed of the book, just click the blue Edit button.
Step 3Start Converting Audible Audiobooks
To download and convert Audible AA and AAX audiobooks to MP3 or other audio formats, click the Convert option. The ViWizard program can convert up to 100 Audible files at a time. When it's finished, click the Converted button to browse through all of the converted audiobooks on your computer.
Part 5. How to Change Audible Location on Computers/Mobiles
If you don't satisfy the default location where Audible books are saved, you can change the location of Audible books to your heart's content.
On Windows 10/8
- Launch Audible on Windows > Settings > Downloads.
- On the box below Download location, select Custom location instead of Internal Location.
- Now you can set your preferred folder.
- Run Audible on your Android device.
- Tap Profile and choose Settings in the upper right corner.
- Tap Data & Storage.
- Under Download Location, there are two options for you: Download to Mobile Device or Download to SD Card.
Now you should know where are Audible downloads stored on your devices. To find the location of the downloaded Audible book files is not rocket science. But the Audible files are in an encrypted AA/AAX format which can be only playable on Audible. So you will need the help of ViWizard Audible Audiobook Converter to convert Audible files to MP3. Then you can play the converted Audible audiobooks without limit.
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