How to Hide Audiobooks from Music Players [Quick Tip]

Hide Audiobooks from Music Players: Most of us love audiobooks. They provide the best way to spend the leisure time and enjoy our favorite books. The good thing about the audiobooks is we can listen to them whenever we want no matter what we are doing.

Why Hide Audiobooks from Music Players?

Unless you are using a service like Audible, you will be using any of the several audiobook readers available for your particular platform. Moreover, most audiobooks will be in the popular music format like MP3. As you can tell. these files will be shown and played by your general music player on your smartphone.

Though this is not a bad thing, we don’t want to hear an audiobook when in fact we launched the music player for listening music. So, it is better to hide audiobooks from other music players

In case you are wondering, here is how to hide audiobook from Music Players.

Hide Audiobooks from Music Players

The good thing is, the trick I’m going to show you will work on any smartphone (Android or iOS) and you don’t have to use any apps whatsoever.

To hide audiobooks from other music players, all you have to do is create a simple file.

To do that launch the file manager on your smartphone. I’m using Solid Explorer on my android device. You can use your favorite application.


Once launched, navigate to the audiobook folder and then create a new file with the name “.nomedia“. The period in front of the name is important.

Note: if you don’t have access to a file manager on your smartphone then you can also use a computer.


That’s all there is do. As soon as you create, other than your audiobook reader, all the other music players on your smartphone will ignore the directory and will not play those files.

In fact, they won’t even be visible in your music player app.

Hope that helps and do comment below sharing your thoughts and experiences about using the above method to hide audiobooks from music players.