As an avid reader and tech enthusiast, I‘m often asked if it‘s possible to read books from the popular Epic digital library offline. The answer is a resounding YES! With a few simple taps, the entire Epic catalog can be downloaded forreading anytime, anywhere – no wifi needed.
In this comprehensive guide, I‘ll provide tips as a fellow bookworm on making the most of Epic‘s offline reading experience. Let‘s dive in!
An Overview of Reading Epic Books Offline
For those new to Epic, it‘s the leading digital library for kids 12 and under with over 40,000 high-quality books, audiobooks and videos. As an unlimited subscription service designed for continuous learning, one of Epic‘s standout features is the ability to download books to read offline.
According to Epic‘s website, you can download books directly within the Epic app by tapping the cloud icon next to any title. Downloads are unlimited as long as you have an active subscription. Once downloaded, books can be accessed offline on any device by enabling offline mode in Epic‘s settings.
I‘ve found this offline functionality extremely useful as both a parent and an avid reader myself. With just a few taps, I can download a bunch of new titles and classic favorites to my phone or tablet before a long flight or road trip. The kids love having a whole library of books ready for offline reading at home or on-the-go.
Offline reading allows us to explore Epic‘s collection uninterrupted – no worrying about spotty wifi or burning through data!
Step-by-Step Guide to Downloading Books Offline on Epic
Based on my experience using Epic across multiple devices, here is a detailed walkthrough on how to enable offline downloads:
On Android Devices:
- Open the Epic app on your Android phone or tablet.
- Tap the profile icon in the top right corner.
- Under Settings, toggle "Offline Reading" to the On position.
- Browse or search for a book you want to download for offline use.
- Tap the cloud icon next to the book cover image.
- The book will now download to your device for offline access as long as you have an active Epic subscription.
- To delete the book later, tap the cloud icon again and select Delete Download.
On iOS devices:
- Launch the Epic app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Tap on the More tab at the bottom.
- Select Settings.
- Switch "Offline Reading" to the On position.
- Find a book to download and tap the cloud icon next to the cover image.
- The book will download to your iOS device and be accessible offline through the Epic app.
That‘s all there is to it! Now you can read your favorite Epic books anywhere, anytime without needing an internet connection.
Choosing Books to Download on Epic for Offline Reading
With over 40,000 titles spanning books, read-alongs and audiobooks, the key is prioritizing what to download offline within your device storage limits. Here are my top tips as an Epic expert for building your offline library:
Consider child‘s interests
Choose books and specific titles your child already enjoys and would re-read offline. For emerging readers, download more visually engaging books with less text.
Mix up book formats
In addition to standard ebooks, download read-alongs, graphic novels and audiobooks to add interactive or audio elements that hold attention longer offline.
Look for award winners
Search Epic for Caldecott, Newbery medal or Children‘s Choice awarded books which are proven engaging reads.
Lean on librarian curated collections
Epic librarians have pre-selected titles perfect for road trips, learning skills, laugh out loud humor and more – take advantage of their expertise!
Bookmark a reading list ahead of time
Use Epic‘s Wishlist feature to bookmark books you want offline. Tap the heart icon to add books to your Wishlist then download them easily later.
Check the book length
Long books or book series can quickly consume device storage space. For extended offline use, shorter books may be better.
By mixing up book types and topics that align with your child‘s interests and reading level, you can create an engaging offline library for unlimited entertainment and learning without wifi!
Maximizing Limited Storage Space for Offline Reading
As you begin downloading books for offline use, storage limitations may become an issue, especially on phones or low capacity tablets.
Based on my experience juggling my personal offline Epic collection across devices, here are my top storage saving tips:
Use a micro SD card – On Android, insert an SD card to augment internal storage for more space to save offline books. A 128GB card can hold thousands of kid titles!
Delete finished books – Once a book is read, remember to delete the downloaded copy to free up space for new titles.
Check actual file sizes – Look at download sizes, larger books or audiobooks consume more storage. Steer towards smaller, text-based books to fit more.
Enable auto-delete – Epic has a setting to auto-delete unused downloads after set number of days to automatically clear old downloads.
Download selectively – Be choosy about what gets downloaded versus streaming online if storage is really limited.
With a bit of storage housekeeping, you should be able to stock up on dozens of great books for offline reading even on a phone. Because let‘s be honest, storage limits are meant to be maxed out in the name of more books!
Going Beyond Epic: More Sources for Free Offline Books
While the Epic unlimited subscription provides an unmatched catalog of quality children‘s books, here are some additional reputable sources I recommend for finding free ebooks to download and read offline:
Offers a library of over 60,000 free eBook classics, from Shakespeare to Agatha Christie. All titles are in the public domain.
Borrow and download over 1 million free eBooks from this nonprofit digital library. Registration required.
Features a diverse catalog of over 50,000 free eBooks across genres. No registration needed.
International Children‘s Digital Library
Access hundreds of free children‘s books in different languages from around the world.
Google Play Books
Search for free eBook titles right within Google Play. Note: Requires Android device.
The books from these sites can be downloaded to your device for offline reading just like with Epic. A nice supplement to explore more books for free beyond what‘s on Epic!
The Bottom Line on Reading Epic Offline
As a fellow bookworm and technology enthusiast, I‘m a huge fan of Epic‘s offline capabilities. Downloading an unlimited supply of high-quality books to any device for on-the-go reading is a total game changer for kids and parents!
With the steps and tips outlined in this guide, you should be well on your way to setting up your own or your child‘s offline Epic library. Now get to downloading your next great reads. Happy offline reading!