General I found a workaround for Audible app running on IOS 7

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by silimike, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. silimike macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2009
    Audible Workaround:

    You need iFunBox, or any app that will let you transfer files to and from your iPhone/iPad. You'll also need a friend who has a IOS device that will let you install Audible.

    On a 'supported' IOS device (6.1.x or earlier), install the audible app, and log in. It will download your Audible library (Not the actual audiobooks, just the list of books that you have).

    Using any iPhone/iPad file transfer application (I used iFunBox), navigate to the Audible folder, and copy the 'documents' and 'library' folders to your PC. There will also be a file in the "" Copy this too.

    On your IOS 7 Beta Device, delete Audible, and re-install it. Don't launch it. Connect it to your file transfer program and copy the files you backed up to your IOS 7 device.

    That's it! Library will be there, and it wont try and refresh. Just don't do a manual refresh! It worked for me and a friend, post results... Mike
  2. silimike thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2009
  3. fleeper macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2008
    That seems like a lot of work. I will definitely be happy when the app works but in the meantime I am listening to my books through the music app.

    Works and no need to do all of that.
  4. justgus macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2013
    This worked for me too. I prefer the audible app to the music app, so this helped a great deal.
  5. Stupotpot macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2013
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    What problems are you having with Audible? I'm on iPhone 5 with Beta 4 and Audible works fine for me? It was a bit buggy when I first updated the OS so I deleted the App and reinstalled but it works fine now.
  6. Bilbo63 macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2010
    That doesn't work for me. I've deleted the app, then re-installed it and it still crashes while refreshing.

    I've also deleted the app, shut my phone down, restarted it, then re-installed and it still crashes.
  7. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Same here. Gave up trying. Hopefully, we won't have to wait too long before there is an update.
  8. jaycarroll macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2009
    Denville, NJ
    iPhone 5 and Beta 5 here, works fine for me... I use it everyday.
  9. mollyparrot macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2013
    Huh. Wonder what the issue is then. I haven't had it work under any of the betas, and I've also tried reinstalling after a fresh beta install. (I'm on a 4S)

    For now, I'm just plugging my ipad into the car. Not as convenient, but it works.
  10. gglittle macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2012
    Probable bug in Audible

    Overall the app was working from Beta 1 through Beta 3, but it could not be controlled using Control Center or the headset. In Beta 4 and then beta 5, it simply began crashing when Refresh approaches completion, even though it is still displayed in multitasking.

    I would guess that it's going to take Apple telling Audible they have a bug, with the supporting crash logs, and then Audible providing a new release of the app.
  11. SixSlinger macrumors regular


    Jun 28, 2007
    Works great. Thanks for the tip! I'm loving the Whispersync with my Paperwhite and have been missing that feature when using my beta iPhone.
  12. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    I just had this issue on 7.0.4. My Audible app stopped working and just crashed on every open. I forgot to copy the 'library' folder, but otherwise just reinstalling and pushing back the 'documents' one worked just as fine.

    Thank you. Re-downloading 4GB of audiobooks would have been a nightmare. :eek:

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