How to Delete Audible Books: Spring Cleaning Your Library

Struggling with a cluttered Audible library? You’re not alone. Many users find themselves with an abundance of audiobooks, some of which they may no longer need or want. Fortunately, deleting Audible books from your devices or even permanently from your account is straightforward. Let’s dive into how you can keep your digital shelves as tidy as your physical ones.


Audible, the popular audiobook platform, allows users to purchase and listen to a wide range of books. However, over time, your library can become crowded. Whether you’re looking to make space on your device or simply want to declutter your collection, removing Audible books is a simple process that can help you manage your digital library effectively.

Deleting Audible Books from Your Mobile Device

To delete an Audible book from your iOS or Android device:

  1. Open the Audible app and navigate to the “My Library” section.
  2. Swipe left on the title you wish to remove.
  3. Tap the “Delete from device” (iOS) or “Remove from device” (Android) option.

Remember, this will not remove the titles from your library; they can be re-downloaded at any time.

Permanently Deleting Audible Books

If you’re looking to permanently delete a book from your account:

  1. Go to the Manage Your Content and Devices page on Amazon.
  2. Click “Books,” then select “Audiobooks.”
  3. Choose the audiobook you want to delete and click the checkbox next to it.
  4. Click “Delete” followed by “Yes, delete permanently.”

Once deleted, the audiobook will be removed from your account and all devices.


Can I recover a book after permanently deleting it? No, once you’ve permanently deleted an audiobook from your account, it cannot be recovered. Make sure you’re certain before you delete.

Will deleting a book from my device free up a lot of space? Yes, audiobooks can take up a significant amount of space, especially if they are long or high-quality files. Deleting them from your device will free up space.

What should I do if I accidentally delete an audiobook from my device? If you’ve accidentally deleted an audiobook from your device, you can easily re-download it from your library at no additional cost.

Is it possible to delete multiple books at once from my Audible app? Yes, in the Audible app, you can select multiple titles and delete them from your device in one go. However, to permanently delete titles from your account, you must do so individually through Amazon.

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