How to Transfer Audiobooks to iPod with or without iTunes

Jul 29,2019 • Filed to: iPod Transfer • Proven solutions

An audiobook is basically a recording of the text that can be read. If you have your favorite collection of books in form of audiobooks, then you can transfer them to iPod so that you can enjoy them even on the go. There are many websites with good collection of audiobooks and you can download your favorite titles from these sites, then transfer them to your iPod to enjoy them during your free time. Below given are the best ways on how to transfer audiobooks to iPod.

Part 1: Transfer Audiobooks to iPod Using iTunes

The first thing that comes to mind when we think about the file transfer to iOS devices is iTunes and the transfer of audiobooks is no exception. iTunes, being the official software of Apple, is the preferred choice of the users to transfer music, video, photos, audiobooks and other files. Below given are the steps to transfer audiobooks to iPod using iTunes.

Step 1 Launch iTunes and add audiobook to iTunes library

Install and launch iTunes on your PC. Now click File > Add File to Library.

Transfer Audiobooks to iPod Using iTunes-add audiobook to iTunes library

Select the destination folder on PC where the audiobook is saved and click Open to add the audiobook. The selected audiobook will be transferred to iTunes library.

Transfer Audiobooks to iPod Using iTunes-Select the destination folder

Step 2 Connect iPod with PC

Using a USB cable, connect your iPod to PC and the connected device will be detected by iTunes.

Transfer Audiobooks to iPod Using iTunes-Connect iPod with PC

Step 3 Select the audiobook and transfer it to iPod

Under “My Music” on iTunes, click Music icon at the left-top corner that will show the list of all music files and audiobooks present in iTunes library. Select the audiobook on the right side, drag it to the left side and drop on iPod, thus the successful audiobook iPod transfer will be completed. Alternatively, you can also select any audiobook from iTunes store and transfer.

Transfer Audiobooks to iPod Using iTunes-Select the audiobook

Pros and cons of the method:

Pros:

  • It's free to use.
  • No third party software is needed.

Cons:

  • The process at times is complicated.
  • iTunes can't recognize the non-purchased audiobooks, you need to find them in Music type.

Part 2: Transfer Audiobooks to iPod Using dr.fone - Transfer (iOS)

Wondershare dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) allows to transfer files between iOS devices, PC and iTunes without any restriction. Besides file transfer, the software allows to manage files, take backup, restore and perform other functions. Thus dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) can be considered as an apt choice to transfer audiobooks, music files, playlists, photos, TV Shows and other files to iPod and other devices.

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Steps to transfer audiobooks to iPod using dr.fone - Transfer (iOS)

Step 1 Launch dr.fone - Transfer (iOS)

Download, install and launch dr.fone - Transfer (iOS) on your PC.

Transfer Audiobooks to iPod Using dr.fone - Transfer (iOS)-Launch dr.fone - Transfer

Step 2 Connect iPod with PC

Connect iPod to PC using the USB cable and the connected device will be detected by dr.fone - Transfer (iOS).

Transfer Audiobooks to iPod Using dr.fone - Transfer (iOS)-Connect iPod with PC

Step 3 Add audiobooks to iPod

Select “Music” and you will see "Audiobooks" option on the left side, select Audiobooks. Click on the "+Add" button and then Add File.

Transfer Audiobooks to iPod Using dr.fone - Transfer (iOS)-Add audiobooks to iPod

Select the destination folder on PC where the audiobook is saved and click on Open to load the audiobook to iPod, here you can select multiple audiobooks at one time if necessary. Thus you will have the selected audiobooks on iPod.

Transfer Audiobooks to iPod Using dr.fone - Transfer (iOS)-Select the destination folder

Pros and cons of the method:

Pros:

  • The process of transfer is quick and simple.
  • There is no restriction of iTunes.

Cons:

  • Need installation of third party software.

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