How to download books from Google Play

You can download ebooks from Google Play Books so you can read them anywhere, even when you don't have an internet connection.

How to download books on an Android phone

  1. Make sure your Android phone or tablet is connected to Wi-Fi.
  2. Open the Google Play Books app Play Books.
  3. Go to your library.
  4. Tap the book you want to download.
    • You can also tap More Moreand then Download to save the book for offline reading.
    • Once the book is saved to your device, a Downloaded icon will appear Offline.
Tip: You can't download some large book files.

Download using Wi-Fi only

To avoid data charges, you can download ebooks using Wi-Fi only.

  1. On your phone or tablet, open the Google Play Books app Play Books.
  2. At the top right, tap your profile picture.
  3. Tap Play Books Settings and then Download over Wi-Fi only.

Save new downloads to an SD card

Before you start

Save books to an SD card

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open Play Books Play Books.
  2. At the top right, tap your profile picture or initials.
  3. Tap Play Books settings Settings.
  4. Turn on Download new books to SD card.
Tip: If Play Books can’t download to your SD card, it automatically downloads to your internal storage instead.
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