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Old 07-02-2017, 02:32 PM   #46
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I think that the syncing requires that you sync with a mac or pc rather than via iCloud. Apple doesn't put audiobooks in iCloud.
Bummer. Apple's web site makes it sound like iBooks will remember your last listening position and sync across devices, but maybe that's only for audiobooks you buy from them. I did try it last night with a DRM-free mp3 audiobook, but it didn't work :(
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Old 07-03-2017, 08:46 AM   #47
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It certainly would be nice if they did sync across devices for all audiobooks.
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Old 07-21-2017, 07:39 AM   #48
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Well, that was unexpected.

I've been using a simless iPhone 7S as my in car listening device. I have a playlist of mp3 audiobooks (audible audiobooks that I converted to mp3 so I can put them in a playlist to listen to in my car) that I listen to via the music app. My sister lost her phone and asked me if I had a spare, so I said sure. I figured that I could listen on my regular iPhone (also a 7S) until I get around t picking up a new ipod touch. So before, I wipe the phone that I'm giving to my sister, I went to my regular phone and pull up the same title in the audible app, figuring to fast forward to the right spot. It started in just the right spot.

What the heck? How did that happen? Somehow it synced between the two versions via wifi.
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Old 07-22-2017, 06:55 PM   #49
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Picked up a new iPod touch this morning. My car just doesn't handle using the iPhone via bluetooth and audible well. Since audiobook files (including mp3 files) aren't stored in iCloud, the only way to put mp3 audiobooks on my iPhone and have them available as a playlist in music is to turn off iCloud, something I don't want to do.

I suppose if I had carplay, it would all just work, but, I'm really not willing to buy a new car just to get carplay. A $400 iPod Touch is much, much cheaper.
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... I went to my regular phone and pull up the same title in the audible app, figuring to fast forward to the right spot. It started in just the right spot.

What the heck? How did that happen? Somehow it synced between the two versions via wifi.
Wow! This happened with the Audible app or the Apple music app?
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This happened in the Audible app, though it was a title that was loaded via the iTunes rather than downloaded directly from Audible to the device. The flip side (and the reason I went back to having a car iPod Touch) is that each time I started it in Audible, it restarted in the same place, not where I had paused it in the Audible app. Basically, each time I exited the audible app and brought up a different app, it restarted back in the original spot.

I theorize that the bookmarks for iTunes loaded files are tied to the title up through to the period (i.e. "Legend_ Drenai, Book 1 (Unabridged).mp3" is bookmarked as "Legend_ Drenai, Book 1 (Unabridged)").
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Thanks for the details! That is so bizarre.
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If you have a WiFi connection, Audible will sync Audible downloaded books loaded from ITunes with Audible apps. If you use a program that removes the DRM, this will not happen. I don't know what happens with non Apple products as I'm an Apple snob (for cause). So, PWalker, I was pretty amazed that yours synced!!

I have two older models of I touch. I'm gradually being shut out of apps by app manufacturers. So long as the app for Ebay works, I'm fine. The older one sits in its slot by my bed. Alarm clock, nighttime white noise, daytime music or audio book.

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