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How to set up iTunes to transfer WMA audiobooks from your Windows computer to your Apple device

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The steps in this article will help ensure that iTunes is optimally set up to transfer WMA audiobooks or music borrowed from your school or library to your Apple device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod).

Usually the default settings will work just fine (as long as you turn off Manually manage music), but if you're having trouble transferring titles using OverDrive for Windows, please follow the steps below.

  1. Click the Menu icon in the top-left corner of iTunes, then select Preferences.
    Screenshot highlighting the menu button in iTunes
  2. Click the Devices tab in the "Preferences" window. Check the option Prevent iPods and iPhones from syncing automatically if it isn't already selected.
    Screenshot highlighting the Devices tab in the preferences window
  3. Select the General tab, then click Import Settings.
    Screenshot showing the general tab of the Preferences window
  4. From the "Import Using" field, select the AAC Encoder option.
  5. From the "Setting" field, select Spoken Podcast.
    Screenshot showing the import settings drop down menu
  6. Click OK, then click OK again.
  7. Transfer the title again using the OverDrive for Windows transfer wizard (click here for Mac instructions).

If these steps do not resolve your transfer issues, contact your library for support.

Last Updated: Oct 15, 2014 04:47PM EDT

How to set up iTunes to transfer WMA audiobooks from your Windows computer to your Apple device

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The steps in this article will help ensure that iTunes is optimally set up to transfer WMA audiobooks or music borrowed from your school or library to your Apple device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod).

Usually the default settings will work just fine (as long as you turn off Manually manage music), but if you're having trouble transferring titles using OverDrive for Windows, please follow the steps below.

  1. Click the Menu icon in the top-left corner of iTunes, then select Preferences.
    Screenshot highlighting the menu button in iTunes
  2. Click the Devices tab in the "Preferences" window. Check the option Prevent iPods and iPhones from syncing automatically if it isn't already selected.
    Screenshot highlighting the Devices tab in the preferences window
  3. Select the General tab, then click Import Settings.
    Screenshot showing the general tab of the Preferences window
  4. From the "Import Using" field, select the AAC Encoder option.
  5. From the "Setting" field, select Spoken Podcast.
    Screenshot showing the import settings drop down menu
  6. Click OK, then click OK again.
  7. Transfer the title again using the OverDrive for Windows transfer wizard (click here for Mac instructions).

If these steps do not resolve your transfer issues, contact your library for support.

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