How to Change the Skip Settings for Audiobooks in iBooks on an iPhone

Audiobooks are an excellent way to enjoy a book while driving or travelling without needing to avert your eyes from the task at hand. Downloading audiobooks for iBooks on your iPhone is a popular choice for people that want to listen to them, as it is very convenient to play audiobooks directly from the device.

One of the ways that you can navigate through the book is to skip forward or backward. However, if you often find yourself needing to skip a significant amount of time, then the default 15 second interval for skipping might feel like too little. Fortunately you can adjust the skip amount for iBooks audiobooks with our tutorial below.

 

How to Change Audiobook Skip Settings on an iPhone 7

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.3. This guide is going to adjust the amount of time that will be skipped forward or backward when you press one of the skip buttons while listening to an audiobook. This will not adjust the settings for any other apps that you might use to listen to audiobooks, such as Audible.

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

 

open the settings menu

 

 

Step 2: Scroll down and select the iBooks option.

iphone ibooks menu

 

 

Step 3: Scroll to the bottom of this menu and choose the Skip Forward or Skip Back option.

change audiobook skip forward and skip back

 

 

Step 4: Select the amount of time that you would like to skip when you press the skip button one time.

how change audiobook skip duration iphone

 

 

Audiobooks can take up a lot of room on your iPhone, especially if you have a lot of them. Learn how to free up some storage space on your iPhone if you find that you are often near capacity and would like to give yourself a little more breathing room to add additional audiobooks when needed.

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