iBooks is an application created by Apple for both iOS and OS X to enable viewing of PDF, Epub and .iBooks format files, typically electronic books.

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iBooks not responding when opening book

Just recently, I book I've been reading for a long time made my iBooks not respond when I double clicked on it to open it. I've tried navigating to it several different ways, but it doesn't work. For ...
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What prevents iTunes from seeing a PDF in iBooks?

I got three PDFs that someone shared from DropBox. Since they were displayed with the Safari Adobe plug-in, I used Print and Save as PDF to get my own copy. Same day, I used Print and Save as PDF to ...
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How to change Font size for PDF in iPad running iOS 9?

I have iPad mini 2 running iOS 9. I'm transferring my PDFs to the iPad via iTunes. I swear that I didn't find any option to increase font size in iBooks, not even in iBooks settings.
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How can I search for something other than exact phrases in PDF's on iOS

I have a 1,000+ page PDF file that I used to be able to search in iBooks and it would give me the pages where every word searched appeared on a single page. Now I can only search for exact phrases. ...
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How to convert an epub package to regular epub?

I have some epub files in my iCloud Drive that are essentially packages. I can show package contents and then it shows me a hierarchy of files and folders. How can I convert this structure to a ...
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Transfer PDF in iBooks from iPhone to iPad

How do I transfer a PDF I've saved in iBooks from my iPhone 6 to my iPadPro? Thanks
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iBooks starts to play after calls and when headphones connect

I've got a pair of Beats bluetooth headphones, and every time I (or the other party) hang up a call, iBooks starts to play my most recent audiobook. This also happens right after turning on or ...
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Where is this sneaky eBook sample?

I know, I know, this question seems to have been asked before, but it's not the same question. Other answers claim ebooks downloaded from the iBooks Store are placed in ~/Library/Containers/com.apple....
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iBook page number references are for print version

At the back of Thomas Sowell's book, Basic Economics Fifth Edition, there are questions which reference page numbers from the print edition. Is it possible to easily go to the corresponding page in ...
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Does iBooks sync metadata across devices via iCloud?

Just updated to using the new iCloud-enabled iBooks for PDFs, etc. On my Macbook, I've also gone and fixed the metadata for all of the books, but it doesn't appear to sync that updated metadata to my ...
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Replace updated iBooks (eBook)

How can I replace a updated eBook (not via iBookstore) in Apples iBooks-App (on OS X or iOS) without loosing all the associated notes, bookmarks etc.? For example: Some of O'REILLYs eBooks update ...
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Transfer PDFs stored in iBooks to a PC

On my iPhone I selected approx 20 images and chose the 'Save PDF to iBooks' option. This worked fine and I can see the PDF in iBooks. I now want to transfer the PDF to my PC. The iBooks app only ...
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Get count of items in iBooks

Is there a way to see how many items are in the iBooks app? I have looked within the app and in Settings>General (where the song count is) to no avail. I would like help on both MacOS X and iOS 9.
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How do I get iBooks to update stories that are still adding chapters (a work in progress)

I often download stories on the internet into iBooks. When chapters are added, all I had to do is reload the story and it would add the new chapter. I may have screwed up the books library somehow. ...
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Specfic epubs downloaded outside the iBooks store not syncing on a particular mac

I have a handful of epubs I downloaded outside of the iBooks Store and read them across two different macs and an iPhone. For reasons I cannot explain some books’ data (highlights, notes, place in ...
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My Bookmarkers in iPhone 6 and my iPad Air do not sync

My Bookmarkers in iPhone 6 and my iPad Air do not sync. When I read and mark my page on my iPad my iPhone 6 will show the page the last time I used the iPhone. I have under settings the iBooks ...
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iBooks iCloud Storage Limit?

I have enabled iCloud storage in iBooks on my Mac(s), iPad and iPhone. I have been slowly importing PDF and ePub books into iBooks on my macbook again so that I have a central location to store them(...
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iCloud Books: Failed to Load Book Because the Requested Resource is Missing

Since updating to iOS 9.3 and 10.11.4, I've decided to finally try and get my eBooks all fixed up and synced between my devices, since I swap between my iPhone and iPad often when reading. I'm using ...
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iOS 9.3 iBooks for iPhone starts with a blank shelf screen

I noticed that since updating to iBooks using iCloud with iOS 9.3, I'm starting to see this "blank screen" page when staring iBooks. The books are still there, searchable by name or visible when ...
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Can I change the default app to open pdf files in iBooks?

The preview app often gets no response when I open some huge files in iBooks. I want to know how to open the pdf file in iBooks in another app such as PDF Expert for Mac?
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iBooks on iPad unable to open a PDF

I was reading a book (in PDF) format in iBooks, and when flipping to the next page, I got a spinning circular progress bar, and trying to flip backwards or forwards had no effect, the spinning circle ...
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iTunes U content security - Prevent Downloads

I am interested in a way to deliver content in the form of PDF documents to students on iPads, but for them not to have the ability to download/share the content. I have considered iTunes U, but ...
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Storing iBooks in iCloud

Can iBooks be saved to iCloud then deleted on my iPad but still be available on iCloud? The reason for asking this is that my iPad is running out of space, so I want to store my iBooks elsewhere.
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Highlighting in iBooks pre-release books

I'm learning Swift programming through an iBook published by apple. The current release of the book has version 2.1 The prerelease of version 2.2 has come out as a separate book. So, if I make some ...
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How do i use iBooks or an alternative app across my devices for PDF annotations

I've never been able to get this to work so must be doing something wrong. I'm trying to read this PDF(The link is at the bottom of the page) and be able to add notes on my iPad say, but then be able ...
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Import iBooks folder?

I was running iTunes 11 under Snow Leopard and syncing to an old iPad, the very first one. Now, the latest iPad (pro) needs iTunes 11, which needed higher than Snow Leo, so I'm running it under ...
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Add PDFs to iBooks, without making a copy to com.apple.BKAgentService folder

TL;DR: How do I get rid of duplicate PDF files between the com.apple.BKAgentService iBooks folder and their original location? My SSD is running out of space, so I'm doing some cleanup. A point that ...
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Symlinking iBooks directory breaks the library. Where did I go wrong?

So I'm trying some superuser-foo, and I want to store my iBooks library outside ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.BKAgentService/Data/Documents/iBooks/Books I copied the library and the books to an ...
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Can't copy text from iBooks?

Using The Swift Programming Language 2.2 from iBooks, i can't seem to copy the text (many lines of code from inside the book) to then test. Does anybody know why this is happening? In the past I ...
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iBooks Migrate Mavericks to El Capitain

I have a huge library of books in iBooks which are categorised by "collections". I'm migrating from an old MacBook with OS X 10.9, Mavericks, to new MacBook with OS X 10.11, El Capitan. I've found ...
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Separate Tab-Stops for Portrait and Landscape Mode in iBooks Author

I've been working in iBooks author, and in general it's working very well aside from the odd quirk here and there. However, one difficulty I'm faced with is the use of custom tab-stops between ...
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Speed reading on iPad

I want to speed read on I pad. I have Kindle app and iBooks installed. In order to do that I need to split the screen by two vertical lines so as per image. Is there any software I can use for ...
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How to move books from iBooks on my iPhone with iTunes on Mac?

The first thing I bought was an iPhone. I have a lot of books there in iBooks. Now I would like to sync this library across my other devices: Mac and iPad. I know that the base for devices is Macbook ...
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iBooks on El Capitan

I have a large number of items in iBooks. some epub, lots of work related PDFs. in total around 20k documents that I want to sync to my iPad to carry around as a convenient source of reference. ...
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Webviews not connecting to internet on Yosemite

Yesterday the Slack app stopped working for me, it just spins saying connecting though I can connect to slack in Firefox and Chrome. I've also noticed that the Appstore no longer works, eventually ...
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Why is iBooks progress incorrect in my Siri Suggestions, and how is this fixed?

In this case, Siri Suggestions implies that I have just started the book. I've actually been reading it for weeks and am on page 685/1985. Clicking the Siri Suggestion for the book brings me to the ...
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Problems saving edited PDFs stored in iBooks library

I am using iBooks 1.3 on OS x 10.11.1. My iBooks library consists mostly of some PDF textbooks, which I hadn't looked at for a while. Now I opened one of them again, in Preview, and highlighted a few ...
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Select next page for Speech option when reading ebooks

I'm often using the Speech option that OS X offers to read, or should I say listen to, books. However, it is kinda annoying to select a page overtime the Speech ends. Is there an option, custom or ...
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How do I access my iBooks on iCloud?

There is no icon for iBooks or options to include iBooks on my iCloud whatsoever.
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Finding eBooks (.epub) via content on my Mac

I have a lot of eBooks on my Mac. But whereas I can find any PDF on my Mac by searching their content, this doesn't work with Spotlight when applied to .epub files. (The only clumsy way of doing this ...
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How do I save iBooks pdfs to an external hard drive?

How do I save all of my iBooks pdfs, located on my iPad2, to an external hard drive?
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Original iPad with iOS 5.1.1 can't use with iBooks?

A notification popped up that I had a bunch of apps that needed to update and, without thinking, I clicked 'update'. Now most of my apps are unusable because they're all " Waiting" to update, which ...
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How to fix disappearing All my books in iBook

When I open some book it is show me an alert message "This book can't be opened" and then all books disappear.
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iPhone 6 Plus will not open epub files

When I try to download epub files on my iPhone from the internet it used to go directly to iBooks, now it just goes to a blank page. How can I make them open in iBooks again?
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Sorting iBooks PDFs and eBooks

I purchased an iPad mini 2 not too long ago with the intention of using it as an eReader for the various PDFs that I own. After uploading content to my iPad I tried to sort the content into different ...
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Which files are transferred when using Transfer purchases from?

iTunes is still very confusing to me, and today I tried to upload a book on an iPad. After adding one pdf file to the iBooks library on OS X, I tried to sync the iPad. Unfortunately, iTunes insist on ...
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Problem with downloading Swift book in iBooks

I was reading the version 2 and then version 2.1 came out. Whenever I try to update, it either gives an error message like this: Although nothing is being downloaded! If I click Cancel Download ...
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After uninstalling iBooks, I can't sign in to iTunes any more

I am currently using El Capitan. Every time I uninstalled iBooks so I could manage my books with iTunes, I found I simply couldn't sign in to iTunes any more. That means I click the 'sign in' button ...
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Why the iBooks lags while scrolling EPUB file?

As it is in the question above. Is there sth wrong with EPUB? Because I just bought a new iPhone 6S and iBooks lags while scrolling EPUB file. What can I do to improve performance while I scroll EPUB?
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iBooks: Can hidden purchased books get updated?

I purchased a book in iBooks Store and download it to my local library. Then I hide my purchased book in iCloud. Here is my question: Will the downloaded purchased book still get updated if there is ...