Audio Books Since Apple Music

iOS & iPadOS


As I reported in the thread on the introduction of Apple Music, it appears that certain functionality has been lost since Audio Books were moved from the music app to IBooks. Or, at the very least, the functionality has been so well hidden that I can't find it any more.

For example, I cannot find any way to synchronise an audio book to my Apple Watch.

Also, last night, I set ITunes running on my laptop so that I could share the library over wifi from another room on my IPhone. Needless to say, I couldn't find any way to get IBooks to share the audio books on my ITunes library in the way I used to be able to from the Music app.

So, if anyone knows how to address these two problems I'd be grateful. However, if anyone else can confirm the loss of these features, I'll raise it with Apple.



Submitted by Holger Fiallo on Sunday, July 26, 2015

The feature for sharing with other apple products is not working with iOS 8.4. It will come back with iOS 9. Do not know about audio books in the iPhone. I use audible and bard mobile for audio books.

Submitted by J.R. on Sunday, July 26, 2015

I believe it was last week, I was going through ibooks to determine whether audio books were there, but all I found was text. I knew audio books existed in itunes, but when I searched or looked at top trending and other aspects of ibooks, I never found audio books in my perusal.

Submitted by David on Sunday, July 26, 2015

I found the audio books by selecting the category tab, and then choosing the audio books category.

As for the sharing not working in IOS 8.4, are you saying that IBooks used to have the sharing and Apple Watch sync feature prior to this? Because I couldn't find it before. If not, then I suspect IOS 9 won't help as that would involve adding a new feature, which I thought they said IOS 9 won't do.

I found a share button once and I'm using 8.4, but I could check on that again, but I thought I saw one. Don't remember where I was. You're also saying I need to find an audio category? I can take another look. How does audio work within ibooks?