To transfer OverDrive audiobooks to an iPod shuffle on a Windows or Mac computer, you need to Enable disk use in iTunes for your device.

What you need

How to apply the "Enable disk use" option

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Connect your iPod shuffle to your computer using your USB cable.
  3. Select the Device button near the top-left corner of iTunes.
    Screenshot showing the Device button in iTunes
  4. Check the Enable disk use box under "Options" (in the "Summary" screen). This disables automatic syncing, and allows transfer from OverDrive's desktop app to your iPod shuffle.
  5. Click Apply.

Now you're ready to transfer audiobooks to your iPod shuffle from OverDrive for Windows or Mac.

Note: If you uncheck the Enable disk use setting and then sync your iPod shuffle with iTunes, you may lose the items you've manually transferred.

Last Updated: Feb 13, 2017 12:14PM EST