Apple released iOS 7 yesterday and many Apple users may have upgraded their device(s) or will be upgrading in the near future.


When an existing OverDrive Media Console (OMC) user upgrades to iOS 7, the app will fail when trying to open a DRM-protected eBook. New or first time users of OMC are unaffected by this issue meaning that if you download the app for the first time post-iOS7 update you will not experience this issue.


We are resolving the issue but in the meantime, the immediate remedy for users is to uninstall and re-install OMC which will also require the user to re-authorize with Adobe. IMPORTANT NOTE: A re-install will clear a user’s bookshelf, history, and app settings.


Refer to the iOS section of this Help article for assistance.


Audiobook users won’t notice that anything is different unless they attempt to download parts of audiobooks they already downloaded to OMC before upgrading to iOS 7. A user will receive an error message informing them to download the title again.


We encourage you to share this information with your users via email, Facebook or Twitter. Please be sure to follow our Digital Library Blog for the latest updates.


We apologize for the inconvenience.


Adam Sockel is a Marketing Communications Specialist with OverDrive



89 Responses to “OverDrive Media Console iOS 7 issue resolutions”

  1. Wylie Ackerman

    I’m unable to deauthorize in version 3.0.1 and iOS 7. I tap deauthorize, a dialog box pops up where I tap deauthorize again, but nothing appears to happen.

    I’ve tried closing the app and trying again, but get the same results.

  2. Matthew McBride

    Uninstall worked. I couldn’t deauthorize either, but at least the second option worked.

  3. Gayle Dixin

    I was unable to deauthorize, however I unistalled and that worked. I hope other users can figure this out I have been trying all morning and finally started looking online to see if other people were having issues aswell.

    • Adam Sockel

      HI Gayle- thanks for the alert. We’ve been spreading the word through social media and email and our library partners have as well so it’s getting out to those who need it.

  4. Linda Weeks

    When I transferred a WMA audiobook with OMC and IOS7, The book transferred to the phone but with no title or author. There was just a vacant space on the audiobook list. It worked when you selected the empty, it started the book, but it still was un identified.

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Linda, click the help > contact support button. that will put you in touch with our support team. Thanks!

  5. Karen

    Maybe a duh question…but how does one uninstall Overdrive from the new ios7 to reinstall it?

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Karen, Tap and hold the app and then click the X in the top left corner. Thanks!

  6. Carmen Hampton

    Does “resolving the issue” mean I can wait for a fix that will not include uninstalling OMC and loosing my bookshelf.

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Carmen- we have an update coming soon but we don’t have an exact time just yet but it should resolve the issue. You can use OverDrive Read to read in your browser as well

  7. Kim

    I was able to delete the app, then download it again from App Store. Then I had to authorize my iPad and add my library again. It works great now. I had to download my book again also.

  8. Mark

    Thanks for the quick post with the fix. My wife was going crazy last night without access to her omc books!

  9. Charlie Waldorff

    Adam- I am reading a book and now can not access it with IOS 7. If i uninstall will I lose the book? Any idea when an update will be available?

    • Adam Sockel

      The book will still be in your checked out books in your library account you’ll just need to redownload it again. The update is coming soon but we do not have an exact time just yet.

  10. Shona Mitchell

    I’ve uninstalled and when I go to the app store it has the cloud symbol but when I click on it, nothing happens. Any ideas?

  11. Kathy

    Great, so I can’t read the book I’m in the middle of AND I will lose all my holds, some of which I waited weeks for? That’s my only option?

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi kathy, your holds aren’t maintained through the app. That’s through your library website which is unaffected. You’re able to reinstall the app and download the title you’re reading again. The holds liksts won’t change.

  12. Michelle

    Is there no way to save the books before deleting? Any approximate ETA on a fix (a few days, weeks, ???) I have over 100 ebooks and don’t want to have to individually download them again if a fix is foreseen this week. But I don’t want to wait longer… But appreciate that you are working on it!

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Michelle, we don’t have a time frame yet but it should be very soon now. thanks!

  13. Robert Atkinson

    Glad this info is out here and I’m not alone in my frustration, have 15 days left on my book, hope it will be fixed before then? Thanks Bob

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Bob. An update came through yesterday evening so you should be able to access it via your app store. Thanks.

  14. Larry Nolan

    Overdrive updated the app to 3.0.2 in the app store to correct the iOS7 problems it had. You will have to reauthorize using an Adobe id. But it is working for me.

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Larry- That’s correct. Thanks for checking in. the OMC update went through yesterday evening.

  15. Betty Ann Jones

    Adam, I am able to reinstall, add library, sign into library, go to re download book, adobe id, then it tells me “this license has already been fulfilled by another user”. I have tried 5 different email addresses. HELP!!

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Betty- an app update came through last night but if you’re still having issues go to your library’s OverDrive site and click help > contact support. The technical support team can help you from there.

  16. AnneHurd

    The Overdrive update screen has frozen over my iTunes Store screen preventing me from doing other app updates, access store, etc. I tried deleting and then reinstalling Overdrive but the update app screen is still frozen. Help!

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Anne- If this issue remains try restarting your device or going to the help page of your library’s digital collection and click “help > Contact support”

  17. Cynthia Brown

    After update I was asked to authorize Overdrive but get error message that I have reached limit of authorizations. However prior to ios 7 install iPhone was properly authorized. Tis is NOT another device, just the same one with upgraded software. Help please?

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Cynthia, if you click Help > Contact support on your library’s OverDrive site our support team will be able to assist. Thanks!

  18. Liz S

    When I try to redo load the files for a book that I just got off of my holds (after almost 2months, I think), it says that the license has already been fulfilled by another user. I’m pretty angry….can anyone help me? Or do I just have to put the book on hold again and hope it doesn’t happen next time? Ugh!!

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Liz, click help > Contact support on the library’s OverDrive page. Our tech support can assist.

  19. Liz S

    Thank you, Adam. For anyone else using an iPad, that also has to set up their Adobe ID, DO NOT try to download any files until you’re sure there aren’t any bugs that you’ll have to deal with. I was notified that a book I placed on hold about a month ago was FINALLY mine…..and I didn’t make sure everything was handled, so now I am right back at number 32 on the waiting list. Last Game of Thrones book that I need to read……GAHHH! I hope I can spare someone else from my frustrations.

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Liz- if you do use the contact support link they may be able to move you up the list if you explain your issues.

  20. Alice

    I have a iphone with IOS 7.0.2 software. I was having problems loading WMA books. I uninstalled and reinstalled Overdrive software. I can now download books, BUT
    No picture of the book is shown in Music. There is a little darker space. When I hit that space, I can then see the Parts of the loaded book. BUT when I loaded a second book, it loaded into the same space. So now when I look at Parts of a Book, I see Book 1 Part 1, Book 2 Part 1,Book 1 Part 2 , Book 2 Part 2 etc. Sp when listening to a book, I hear Book 1 Part 1 followed by Book 2 Part 1. etc. I have to manually select the Parts of the particular book that I am listening to.

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Alice, go to your library’s OverDrive site and click Help > Contact support. Our technical support team will be able to assist.

  21. Diana Chamberlain

    I had to reinstall Overdrive after the ois7 update. And I have updated since. The dictionary still will not work. Please fix.

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Diana, our dev. team will provide a fix for this in our next app update coming soon. Thanks.

  22. Jerry Smith

    I use the Overdrive Media Console on my Win7 computer to download audiobooks and then transfer them to my iphone to listen to them. After updating to IOS7 I found that transferring the books did not work correctly.

    Parts of the newly transferred book would be added into the middle of other books that had already been uploaded. Parts of the new book would be shown in a new blank audiobook entry with no title or picture to identify what it was. Part would be loaded into a new entry with the author only but no title or picture.

    I have updated to the latest version of Overdrive Media ( that doesn’t work either.

    I updated Overdrive App on my iphone (v3.0.2) to see if that would work but when I logged into my library from my phone and tried to get the book it shows it is already checked out – obviously to me since I had it checked out for another 2 weeks.

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Jerry- If you go to your library’s OverDrive website and click help > Contact Support our support team will be able to assist.

  23. Kathryn

    Wow I didn’t realize how much I used dictionary till this update, can’t wait till it is fixed!

  24. Peter Adams

    Thanks so much for taking my question. I have the latest generation ipad 4and recently installed ios 7.Everything works fine, but the overdrive dictionary does not work. The dictionary works fine in safari but not in overdrive. Any suggestions?

    Thanks, Peter Adams

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Peter, this issue is known and we’ll be addressing in our next update coming soon. Thanks!

  25. Kevin P

    Hi, since IOS 7 I have not been able to download content to overdrive as it claims it isn’t connected to the internet. Before I uninstalled overdrive I could see my library but requested material just sat ‘waiting’. I have since uninstalled overdrive, reinstalled it and reauthorised it with Adobe but now it won’t even let me add my library as ‘there is no internet connection’ I have the most up to date iOS and overdrive on an ipad mini but it won’t work for us :-(. I do have a good wifi connection but just not working. Is it the software or a setting mistake that I have made.
    Help please!

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Kevin, Head to your library’s OverDrive page and click help > Contact support. It doesn’t sound like anything you’ve done wrong and out Tech. Support team will be able to assist.

  26. Lori robertson

    Uninstalled and re installed and reauthorized adobe. Able to get book from library but can’t dowload or open it. Any suggestions

    • Adam Sockel

      HI Lori- Go to your library’s OverDrive page and click help > contact support. The technical support team will be able to assist

  27. Jean Blankenship

    I am unable to download any of my library books. Cannot read the book that I am halfway through b

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Jean- Try reinstalling the app if you haven’t yet or click help > Contact support.

  28. david goldsmith

    I am still not getting the dictionary pop up to work but everything else does. I reinstalled overdrive (had to contact Adobe to get approval for more devices so I won’t do it again. Do you have a fix for dictionary pop up?

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi David- Have you updated your app recently? We previously did have an issue with the dictionary but the most recent update should fix it. If not, try clicking help > contact support on your library’s OverDrive page. Apologies for the issues.

  29. Brian Shypula

    It’s too bad, I used to really enjoy reading.
    Instructions for how to resolve this ios 7 issue are poor at best. I get the error message fulfill:2004 and something about the license being fulfilled by another user.

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Brian- If you go to your library’s OverDrive page and click help > Contact support they can assist you in resolving your issue if the instructions don’t suffice. Cheers.

  30. Ios7 dictionary not working

    Ipad ios7 dictionary with overdrive not working

    • Adam Sockel

      This is a known issue and will be addressed in our next app update coming soon. Thanks for the feedback!

  31. Carolyn

    Recently upgraded iPhone to iOS 7 and also got latest update to OMC (3.0.2). Had been working fine before that but now: the phone must be “awake” in order to listen to an audiobook; when I depress the sleep/wake button to put the phone to sleep, the sound fades and stops. This also happens if I let it go to sleep naturally. This has never been a problem before: perhaps it has something to do with the new app. Thanks.

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Carolyn, that’s interesting. Apologies for the difficulty. Go to your library’s OverDrive site and click help > Contact support. this sounds like an issue for our tech support team.

  32. Carolyn

    Adam, thanks for your comments. I was advised by a power user to initiate a force quit which seems to have fixed the problem. I’ll let you know if it returns. Really appreciate your help – – –

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Carolyn, you’re very welcome. If you have any other issues let me know.

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi eereid, this is a known issue and will be corrected in the next update which will be available very soon.

  33. Kevin

    I have been having a really annoying problem downloading audio books onto my wife’s ipad mini since the upgrade to IOS7 (and the two bug fixes since). On my home wifi overdrive refuses to believe that it is on the internet, but when I go to the Apple store or public library I can download the files.
    So far I have deleted the audio files. Shut down overdrive, restarted ipad, de authorised overdrive, re authorised overdrive, uninstalled overdrive, reinstalled overdrive, ‘forgotten’ home network, reconnected to home network, refreshed home network, renamed home network, changed the security settings to WPA2 and banged my head off the desk. Only banging my head seemed to help me…

    Do you have any suggestions as to what I need to do to get overdrive to connect to a 3 month old wifi router after the IOS 7 update?

    Am I missing something really easy?

    Any suggestions are welcome as I have run out of ideas.

  34. Kevin

    PS. I have contacted library help, but they didn’t know the answer and bounced it up to yourselves.

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Kevin- Apologies for the issues. When the library sent us the issues did they respond to you? (the Library or our support team?)

  35. Kevin

    Hi Adam,
    The library copied me into an e-mail to yourselves. I’ve had no reply yet. Details below. At this stage i wasn’t aware that only certain wifi networks were being blocked.

    Solution for your case 00252025 – OverDrive Download Station [ ref:_00D30yd._50040UPESX:ref ]

    Hello Peter

    I am sorry for the inconvenience. I have submitted this issue to our development team to look into, and will contact you as soon as I hear anything. We appreciate your patience.

    Thank you,
    OverDrive Support Services

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Kevin- I apologize for the delay. Issues like this can take some time for our development team to work through but Eric will get back to you as soon as a resolution is created.

  36. Millie

    Deleted and reinstalled Overdrive last night and the dictionary was working. But not working this morning. Are you any closer to a fix??

  37. T Perry

    I’m having trouble with audiobooks and iOS7. The book downloads and as I listen, I seem to lose files. Only one file at a time will load and only when I have finished listening to the previous file. So frustrating! Anyone else having this issue?

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi T Perry, try clicking help > contact support. Our technical team can assist you through that channel. Thanks.

  38. joe

    The problem came when I updated my ios 7. OMC wouldn’t down audiobooks. I tried to what OMC suggested: uninstall and reinstall OMC but still had problem downloading books. I tried uninstall and reinstall OMC three times and still doesn’t download well. After numerous attempt only manage to download one section of book. Please fix this problem soon. Thanks

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Joe, apologies for the issues. Try clicking help- contact support and our tech team can help figure out the issue.

  39. Tracy

    My dictionary works on my iPhone (OS 7.3) — but not on my iPad. I find that very odd. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled on iPad – still no dictionary. I see here it is a known issue that will be resolved soon. Just wanted to let you know that it DOES work on iPhone.

  40. Kevin

    After the last update audio downloads are now working again on the overdrive for iPad mini. ‘er indoors is happy again 🙂

    It had got even odder, if I found a wifi network that overdrive did see then it appeared to download all files (say 39 of them) but then 10 minutes later only have 5 and be ‘processing’ the rest. These then disappeared a little while later.

    I didn’t update my post as I was just waiting (and hoping) for an updated overdrive that may fix my problems.


  41. Maggy Rose

    Hook up your device to the computer and click on it under iTunes and then look under music. If you can see the audiobook sections but they are grayed out, try hitting the sync button at the lower left hand of the screen. That worked for me.

  42. DSLOU

    I have a patron who has a book checked out, but she’s receiving the Fulfill:2004 “This license has already been fulfilled by another user”.
    We have already uninstalled and reinstalled OMC. Thanks for any help!

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Dustin- If you use the support form in Marketplace our Tech. Support team will be able to assist. Thanks!

  43. Joyce

    We are having a problem with overdrive on my mom’s ipad mini that I am not having on my regular ipad (separate accounts). On the mini after I download an ebook from the library, nothing happens when I click on “bookshelf” so that she can read the book. The book is there, it has downloaded, but the only way to get to the book to read it is to close the app (completely), then open it again. Then we get the actual bookshelf on which you can choose the book to read. Neither of the devices have updated to ios7 from 6 and this problem predates ios7. Any thoughts?

    • Adam Sockel

      HI Joyce- if you click Help > contact support on your library website our tech team will be able to assist.

  44. Margaret

    I’m most unimpressed with the problem with audiobooks download. We are not all technicial geniuses nor should we be. Apple needs to fix this problem quickly or it’s competitors will go from the kill.

  45. Bob

    Is there a way to import book history from the email I created during the ios7 update? Everything else is fine. Just trying to import it back in to overdrive

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Bob, No currently but our dev. team has added this to our feature requests for future iterations. Thanks for the suggestion!