An audiobook isn't downloading in OverDrive for iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch)

If you've tried downloading an audiobook to the app Bookshelf, but you get a prompt saying part 1 isn't downloaded, 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 download 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: 10 January 2024 01:03 PM