Authorizing the OverDrive app allows you to download Adobe (DRM-protected) eBooks.

How to authorize the app if you're a new app user

You automatically authorize the app when you sign in, regardless of which sign-in option you choose. Learn about which sign-in option is best for you here.

If you download the OverDrive app to multiple devices, be sure to sign into each one with the same account. That way, the authorization will match and you'll be able to download the same eBooks on each device.

Note: The under-13 option creates a unique authorization for each device, so you'll only be able to download eBooks to one device. Learn more about app authorization options for users under 13 here.

How to authorize the app if you're an existing app user

You may have been prompted to authorize the OverDrive app with an Adobe ID in the past. If you're updating the OverDrive app, you may now see an option to sign up for an OverDrive account, which is a new way to manage your app authorization. Whether you've already authorized the app with an Adobe ID or not, here's why we recommend signing up for an OverDrive account if prompted:

  • If you reinstall the app or install it on a new device, you'll be asked to sign in with (or sign up for) an OverDrive account.
  • If you've already authorized the OverDrive app with an Adobe ID, signing up for an OverDrive account in the app will automatically save your Adobe ID to your OverDrive account. This way, if you want to use your OverDrive account for authorization in the future, you can keep using your Adobe ID on older devices, and the authorizations will match. This means that you can download the same eBooks on all authorized devices (up to 6 total).
  • You can use your OverDrive account to log into overdrive.com as well as the new OverDrive, which means you'll only have one account to manage.

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Last Updated: Mar 03, 2017 04:58PM EST