How the heck do you deal with files?!?!

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by spinedoc77, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. spinedoc77 macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
    OK coming from Android I knew what I was getting into, but I thought Apple might have worked this out. I'm having issues with no file system on iOS. For example, I have audiobooks which I store on OneDrive. Now I'm trying out some audiobook apps but I cannot figure out how to add stuff to my library. In Android I would simply download the audiobook to a folder, then direct the audiobook app to that folder. The only thing I've figured out how to do is download the audiobook to my icloud drive, but there is still no way to get it to an app, plus with only 5gb that's going to fill up fast and that's not including my backups.

    Anyone know? Is there any way to manipulate files? Or am I stuck with no audiobooks?
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    What audiobook apps are you specifically trying out? I know Voice Dream Reader lets you send files to it from the share sheet and you'd be able to do that via OneDrive, but there should be others too.
  3. Young Spade macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2011
    Tallahassee, Florida
    Most of the time you'll have to sync the iPhone to the computer then, within the device in iTunes, click on the app, and there should be a location to upload files so the app can see them.

    This is how it was for the iBooks app and others anyway.
  4. ddrulez macrumors regular

    Dec 12, 2012
    Import it to iTunes and sync it to your phone.
    That's my solution and it works fine.

    You will have to rename the extension of the file to make iTunes recognize it as a audio book. Just Google it

    That's how it works for my old audio books. New ones I buy with audible and the audible app.
  5. spinedoc77 thread starter macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
    Bleh that sucks, I despise iTunes. What I ended up doing was downloading a file manager app, which is a bit comical because it's nothing like a true file manager. It's called Documents and it's actually pretty good, and even free with no in app purchases. It can connect to my OneDrive and pull the file off, unfortunately I can only open it with the iphones built in music player. But I guess it's a moot point as after searching on the app store I can't find any decent audiobook apps, at least nothing as full featured as Mortplayer, not even close.
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Not sure what features you need in an Audiobook player. For me, if it remembers where I stopped it's a win.

    I've used Google Play to listen to books. You can stream or download.
  7. spinedoc77 thread starter macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
    Too many to list, Mortplayer is pretty awesome and has a ton of features.

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