How to listen to an audiobook on my iPhone for free?

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Audiobooks are a great option if you like books but don't have time to read them. For this reason, the Apple company has created several applications and ways in which you can listen to your favorite works so as not to stop enjoying them. With that in mind, today you will learn the answer to How to listen to an audiobook on my iPhone for free?

If the title surprised you, it's probably because most of the audiobook applications that you saw in the AppStore are paid and you must purchase a subscription to use them. And while that is true, there is also a way to listen to your books for free via your Apple device, which is totally legal.



How to listen to an audiobook on my iPhone for free?

To get started with the process it will help you solve the question How to listen to an audiobook on my iPhone for free? The first thing you need to do is visit a free audiobook website like: Books Should Be Free or Project Gutenberg

Once you are in one of them, explore them to find the book you were looking for. This will be very easy for you, since all these sites have a great search engine, which will allow you to discriminate them by genre or author, as well as providing a search bar.

 

When you find it, click on it and download it in an iPod format, which can be M4B. Your file will be downloaded directly into iTunes (you need to log into iTunes before the process) or as a ZIP file from your browser.

In case it is downloaded as a ZIP file, you need to find it and right click on it. In case it is damaged, you can follow the steps to repair ZIP files easily. Now, after all, in the drop-down menu that will appear, click "Open with" and select the "iTunes" option, which should open the file in the "Books" section of that program (if it was downloaded directly to iTunes go to books).



After finishing the above, connect your mobile to the computer and, once detected, drag the audiobook file to the icon that identifies your device (this action will automatically switch to your phone).

Finally, disconnect your mobile phone and go to the section called "Music", there click on the "More" button and choose between the options of "Free Audio" or "Podcast", with that you will find your book and you just have to press it.

Free applications

With the above, you should already have a clear answer to the question How to listen to an audiobook on my iPhone for free ?, so now you can go to apply the steps to be able to listen to your favorite books. But in case you don't have a PC or don't want to do the above, you can also opt for a free App.

 

Of these there are not many in the AppStore, and most of those that exist are poorly made or have a lot of advertisements, however there is one or the other that is worth it, for example, you can download the AudioLibros app.

It is a library that counts more than 50.000 books of which at least 3.000 in Spanish, While it's not the most diverse in the world because it focuses more on ancient or renowned literary works like Don Quixote, it's one of the best there is for free.


Using it is very simple, you just have to download it, and once you have it on your mobile you will have to search for the book you want, when you find it you just have to click on the option " streaming "To listen to it online or" Download ”So that it stays on your phone.


In case the book is in multiple languages, as soon as you press it, you will be asked which one you want to hear it in, so there will be no problem translating it. And voila, with what you know enough about this particular subject, to say that you know the full answer to How to listen to an audiobook on my iPhone for free?

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