Overdrive App and IOS 7

Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by Tech_and_Science

Overdrive App and IOS 7

Do you have an Apple device that has recently been upgraded to IOS 7, and have you noticed that your Overdrive App crashes when you try to open the book?

If it does, Overdrive is aware of this and has prepared a document to assist you.

Here is the text of the explanation. If you prefer to view the webpages from Overdrive, refer to the links at the bottom of the page.

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.

Click on the link below to arrive at the Overdrive page.


Here is the IOS Help article from Overdrive. This source is more detailed.




Tagged: Apple, IOS 7, iPad, iPad mini, iPod.

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