2015 Fire Tablet Software Update: You Can Now Save Audible Books To SD Card

It’s your friendly KF on KND Editor April Hamilton here, with some great news for 2015 Fire tablet owners who also love audiobooks. Thanks for today’s tip go out to John Row, who first brought it to my attention.

2015 Fires were the first Fires to include an SD card slot. At the time of their initial release, 2015 Fire tablets allowed for saving of photo, video and supported app content to an SD card by default when one was inserted. With the recent software update, the ability to save Audible audiobook downloads to an SD card by default was added.

To access the screen shown below, go to Settings > Storage. Click or tap on screenshots below to view an enlarged version in a new tab or window.

 

SD Card Audible Allowed

 

Note the new Audible item (red arrow). To save Audible audiobook downloads to the SD card by default, toggle the on-screen switch shown at the right (yellow arrow).

To see how much space is available on your SD card, and what kind of content is already stored on it, tap the SD Card link shown in the screenshot above (it’s in orange, boldface print, near the top of the screen). Here’s the SD Card storage detail screen:

 

SD Card Contents

 

Now that microSD cards are available in such large capacities with such low price tags (the one pictured below is currently —as of 3/29/16— priced below $20 and has a 64 gigabyte capacity), this software update makes it easy to take a big chunk of your Audible library along when you’re headed somewhere with spotty or no WiFi availability.

 

 

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