How To Listen to Audible on an Apple Watch

Listening to audiobooks has never been easier with Apple Watch. If you want to work out to the latest Audible release, or are having trouble connecting Audible to your Watch, you’ve come to the right place.

How To Listen to Audible on an Apple Watch

In this article, we’re going to provide you with step-by-step instructions for listening to Audible on the Apple Watch. You’ll also learn how to fix some common app issues, how to download new books to your Watch, and much more.

How to Listen to Audible on Apple Watch

Connecting Audible to your Watch is a relatively quick and straightforward task. All you need is an existing Audible account, your Watch connected to your iPhone, and Bluetooth headphones.

You should have at least one book downloaded to your Audible account. You also need to have Audible previously downloaded to your Watch and iPhone.

You can download Audible for your iPhone in the App Store. To install Audible on your Watch, open your iPhone’s Apple Watch app, go to “My Watch,” scroll to the “Available Apps” section, and press “Install” besides Audible.

How to Listen to Audible on Apple Watch 6

Follow the steps below for instructions on how to listen to Audible on Apple Watch 6. If you wish to listen to a book you already downloaded on your mobile device, skip to Step 4.

  1. Download the audiobook you wish to listen to on your phone first.
  2. Open Audible on your phone and tap on the “My Library” section from the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap the download icon on the bottom right-hand side of your audiobook’s cover.
  4. If you’ve already downloaded a book you wish to sync to your Watch, simply tap on the “Device” tab in your library.
  5. Tap and hold the cover of the audiobook or tap the three dots on the left from the book title.
  6. Tap the “Sync to Apple Watch” option from the pop-up menu.
  7. When the audiobook downloads to your Watch, you’ll see a new icon appear under its title on your phone’s Audible app.

To play an audiobook you downloaded from iPhone, you need to:

  1. Connect the Apple Watch to a pair of Bluetooth headphones.
  2. Launch the “Audiobooks” app on the Watch.
  3. Turn the “Digital Crown” and scroll through the content.
  4. Tap on the audiobook you wish to play.

If your iPhone and Apple Watch are in close proximity or connected to Wi-Fi, you can stream your iPhone audiobooks to your Watch.

  1. On the Apple Watch, launch the “Audiobooks” app.
  2. Tap “Library,” and tap on the book you wish to play.

How to Listen to Audible on Apple Watch SE

Listening to audiobooks can help you kill two birds with one stone: commute to work while keeping track of your favorite hero’s adventures or listening to the self-development book you just purchased.

To listen to Audible books on your Apple Watch SE, you’ll have to sync them to your Watch first. Just tap on the ellipsis next to the book title in the Audible iPhone app, and select “Sync to Apple Watch.”

Here’s how to play your Audible book on Apple Watch SE:

  1. Connect your Watch to Bluetooth headphones.
  2. Turn your Digital Crown to scroll through your artworks.
  3. Find an audiobook you wish to play and tap on it.

If your Watch and iPhone are in close proximity or connected to Wi-Fi, you can stream audiobooks from your phone to your Watch:

  1. On your Watch, launch the Audiobooks app.
  2. Tap “Library,” and tap on the book you wish to play.

How to Listen to Audible on Apple Watch Without iPhone

Maybe your workout session is approaching, but your iPhone is almost dead. How do you listen to your favorite audiobook, then? No worries. You can do so without an iPhone. Ever since Apple Watch OS5, you can enjoy your audiobooks on your Watch exclusively.

If you already connected your Watch to your iPhone, skip to Step 3.

  1. Connect your Watch to your iPhone. Tap on the “Apple Watch” app from your phone and tap on the “My Watch” option.
  2. Scroll to the “Available Apps” section and tap on the “Install” option besides Audible.
  3. Download the audiobook you wish to listen to on your phone first.
  4. Tap on the three dots next to your book’s title, then select the “Sync to Apple Watch” option.
  5. When the book is synced, you’ll see a watch icon appear next to its title on your phone.
  6. Connect your Watch to Bluetooth headphones.
  7. Open Audible on your Watch and select the book you wish to listen to. Just tap the “Play” button.

You can now listen to your audiobook without carrying your iPhone around.

How to Listen to Audible on Apple Watch Cellular

Starting from Apple’s Series 3, you can enjoy audiobooks if you’re connected to Wi-Fi or cellular, without your iPhone. All you need is to sync your audiobook to your Watch, and it will be ready for playing.

Just open the book from your Audible gallery on your phone first, tap on the three horizontal dots beside the book’s title, and choose “Sync to Apple Watch.” You can now play your audiobook if you’re connected to cellular, and you don’t need to have your iPhone nearby.

How to Listen to Audible on Apple Watch Offline

Listening to Audible on Apple Watch offline requires previously syncing your audiobook from your iPhone to the Watch. Once you’ve done that, you can enjoy your books anytime, regardless of whether you’re connected to the internet or not.

Just follow these simple steps to sync your audiobook from iPhone to Apple Watch:

  1. Open Audible on your phone and tap on the “Library” tab.
  2. Tap on the ellipsis (…) next to the book you wish to sync.
  3. Tap on the “Sync to Apple Watch” option.
  4. Wait for the watch icon to appear next to your audiobook’s title on your phone’s Audible app.
  5. Connect the Watch to a pair of headphones.
  6. Open the Audible on your Watch.
  7. Find the audiobook you wish to listen to and tap on it.

How to Fix Audible Crashing on Apple Watch

Unfortunately, many users have been reporting issues with Audible across multiple Apple Watch models. However, this is nothing to be afraid of. There are a couple of easy workarounds.

If Audible crashes on your Watch, try applying these steps:

  1. Force quit the app and open it again.
  2. Reinstall Audible on your Watch.
  3. Reinstall Audible on your phone.
  4. Restart your Watch.

How to Use the Audible Watch Face on Apple Watch

Using the Face Gallery on your Watch is the simplest way to see all of your watch faces. Here’s how to add an Audible face to your Watch:

  1. Open the Face Gallery in your iPhone’s Apple Watch.
  2. Tap on the Audible face, then choose its color and style.
  3. Tap on the face for a complication position: top left, bottom, or top right.
  4. Tap on the complication available for that position.
  5. After you finish customizing, tap “Add.”
  6. On the Apple Watch, swipe left across the watch face until you see your Audible face.

How to Download Audible Book to Apple Watch

Downloading an Audible book to your Watch is a relatively straightforward task:

  1. Start by downloading the Audible audiobook on your phone.
  2. Tap on the ellipsis (…) next to the book in the library and tap “Sync to Apple Watch.”
  3. A watch icon will appear next to that book’s title on your phone. This indicates that the book is added to your Watch.
  4. Connect the Watch to a pair of Bluetooth headphones.
  5. Open Audible and tap “Play” for the book you wish to listen to.

Additional FAQs

Here are some more questions to help you get the most out of this topic.

Why Won’t My Audible Book Sync to My Apple Watch?

Usually, syncing an Audible book to your Watch is a piece of cake. Unless something goes wrong. But no worries – there is a solution to everything. Here are a couple of things you should check or do in case a book won’t sync to your Watch:

• Ensure both the iPhone and Apple Watch are updated to the latest version.

• Use the latest Audible version.

If these are all up to date, but the issue remains, apply these steps:

• Delete the book from the Apple Watch in the Audible iPhone app.

• Connect your Watch and your iPhone to a charger and have them set next to each other.

• Retry syncing.

• You should now receive a message saying, “Preparing your content.”

If this doesn’t help, then proceed to the following steps:

• Reinstall Audible both on your mobile device and Apple Watch.

• Un-pair and re-pair the Watch from your iPhone.

• Restart your Watch.

• Check for these in the Audible Content Settings on your mobile device:

1. The “Download Quality” should be set to “Standard.”

2. The “Download by Parts” should be set to “Multi-Part.”

How Long Does It Take to Download an Audible Book to Apple Watch?

Syncing an Audible book to your Watch can take anywhere from 15 to 25 minutes. That’s why you should always have your Watch connected to a charger.

My Audible Book Won’t Play on My Apple Watch. Why?

If your Audible book doesn’t play on the Apple Watch, check if you’ve synced the book properly. You should be able to see a watch icon next to your book title in the iPhone Audible app.

Maybe the book is synced correctly, but the issue lies elsewhere. In that case, try forcing Audible to close and then reopen it. If this doesn’t help, restart your Watch.

If none of these solutions work, delete Audible from your Watch and reinstall it.

Always ensure your device is updated to the latest version. Otherwise, you might run into issues.

How Do I Delete Audible Books From Apple Watch?

Maybe you need to free up storage on your Watch, or you’ve finished reading a book. You can remove a book in two ways: from the Watch, and from the iPhone.

From the Apple Watch

• Find the book you wish to delete on your Watch and tap and hold on its playback screen.

• Tap the “Delete” option.

From Your iPhone

• Open Audible on your phone and navigate to the “My Library” section.

• Find the audiobook you wish to delete.

• Tap on the three vertical dots next to its title.

• Tap on the “Remove from watch” option from the pop-up menu.

Take Multitasking to the Next Level

With your Apple Watch around your wrist, you can track your workout progress while listening to your favorite audiobook – and all while being away from your iPhone. This is what we call taking multitasking to the next level. For this reason, we’ve provided you with detailed instructions on how to use Audible on your Watch. Just in case, we also showed you how to troubleshoot possible syncing issues.

What tasks do you like to complete while listening to Audible on your Watch? Did you encounter any issues while syncing audiobooks to the Watch? Share your experiences in the comments section below.

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