If an audiobook isn't downloading in the OverDrive app, use the steps below to manually start downloading its files.

Note: We recommend downloading audiobooks over a Wi-Fi connection since they are often large files that use a lot of data.

Manually start the download

  1. Open the OverDrive app.
  2. Tap the icon in the top-left corner to open the Home menu.
  3. Tap Files.
  4. Tap the audiobook you'd like to download.
  5. Tap Download all, or tap the individual parts you'd like to download, then Download.

Note: To make sure audiobooks start downloading when you add them to your Bookshelf, turn on the "Automatic downloads" setting under Home menu > Settings.

If the audiobook parts still don't start downloading or don't move past "Waiting," use the steps below.

Cancel all waiting downloads, then restart them

  1. In the "Files" panel, tap the audiobook you're having trouble with.
  2. Tap Delete all.
  3. Tap Download all.
Last Updated: Sep 15, 2017 03:58PM EDT