The Audible audiobook service lets you purchase books and add them to your Audible library. These books can then be accessed through many different applications and across multiple devices, making it easier for you to listen to the books you own. But if you want to delete books you have already listened to, you might be wondering how to delete Audible books from iPhone.
Audiobooks are a convenient alternative to a traditional book if you are often driving or doing something and reading is difficult. Audible is one of the leading providers of audiobooks and they have an iPhone app that lets you download books directly to your device. The iPhone is a natural companion for audiobook listeners as it can easily connect to many car, home or office audio systems, allowing you to listen to them in a wide variety of locations.
But audiobook files can get quite large, which prevents you from downloading a lot of other items. Luckily, any audiobook that you downloaded through the Audible app to your iPhone can be uninstalled by following the steps in our guide below.
How to Delete Downloaded Audiobook from iPhone Audible App
- Open Audible.
- Tap Library.
- Find the book you want to delete.
- Swipe left across the book.
- Tap Remove from Device.
Our article continues below with more information on deleting Audible audiobook from your iPhone, including images of these steps.
How to Delete Sound Book from iPhone (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this section were performed on an iPhone 11 running iOS 14.6. I am using the most recent version of the Audible app available at the time of this writing. Many other devices, such as Android phones and tablets, have an interface very similar to the one discussed in our guide below.
Step 1. Open the Audible app.
Currently, the Audible app icon is orange with a stylish open book design, as shown in the image below.
Step 2: Select the “Library” tab.
You can find the Library tab at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Find the downloaded book you want to delete from your iPhone.
Step 4. Swipe your finger across the book to the left.
Step 5: Tap the “Remove from Device” option.
The next section discusses deleting Audible books from iPhone in an older version of the Audible app.
Old Method – Delete Soundbooks from iPhone (Guide with Pictures)
This article was written using an iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8. The version of the Audible app used for this tutorial was the most recent version available at the time of this writing. If you delete audiobooks to save storage space, then learning how to uninstall apps on iPhone 7 can be helpful as well.
Step 1. Open the Audible app.
Step 2. Tap the “My Library” tab in the lower left corner of the screen.
Step 3. Tap the “Delete” button at the top of the screen.
Step 4: Click on the red circle to the left of the book you want to delete.
Step 5: Click the red Delete button.
Step 6: Click the “Delete” button to confirm that you want to delete the audiobook from your device.
Do you need to remove some other items from your iPhone to free up space? Read our guide to delete items on iPhone.
More information on how to delete soundbooks from iPhone
After opening the Audible application, you can filter your downloaded books by clicking the Loaded box at the top of the Library tab.
Another way to delete an Audible book from your iPhone is to click on the three dots to open a new menu and then select the “Delete from Device” option from there. This new menu also includes many other options, including:
- Header details
- Mark as completed
- Rating and review
- Add to favourites
- Add to collection
- Play further
- Synchronize with watch
- Archive this title
- Return this title
Please note that deleting Audible books from your iPhone does not permanently delete them from your Audible account. You can always re-download any audiobook you own, even after deleting it from your iPhone.