Download & read books offline

You can download your ebook so you can read it anywhere, even when you don't have an internet connection.

Download & read books on your device

  1. Make sure your Android phone or tablet is connected to Wi-Fi.
  2. Open the Google Play Books app Play Books.
  3. Tap the book you want to download.
    • You can also tap More Moreand thenDownload to save the book for offline reading.
    • Once the book is saved to your device, a Downloaded icon will appear Offline.

Download using Wi-Fi only

To avoid data charges, you can download ebooks using Wi-Fi only. To turn this feature on or off:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play Books app Play Books.
  2. At the bottom, tap Home and then Profile and then Play Books Settings and then Download over Wi-Fi only.

Save new downloads to an SD card

You can store your Play Books downloads on an SD card.

Before you start:

To save new downloads to an SD card:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play Books app Play Books.
  2. At the top right, tap your profile picture or initials.
  3. Tap Settings and then Save to SD Card.
  4. To save new book downloads on your SD card, turn on "Save to SD Card."

Important: If Google Play Books can’t download to your SD Card, your books are downloaded to internal storage.

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