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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Restore ebooks (PDF) from iTunes backup?

Upon opening iBooks.app on my clean Mavericks install, I noticed that all my ebooks from other sources than the iBooks Store were missing. Of course, they're not saved in iCloud. So I wanted to ...
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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 ...
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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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Delete book from iBooks Mac when I delete it from iOS

I sync "All books" from my iOS device (an iPod Touch) and my Mac, in iBooks. When I delete a book in iOS, it is NOT deleted on my Mac. Instead, in iTunes, the setting changes from sync "All books" to ...
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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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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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Moving from Stanza to another eBook reader on my iPad Air

For years, I've been reading ebooks on my antique iPhone 4, using Calibre to painlessly send ebooks to it. I have an iPad Air, and it just dawned on me (I guess I'm slow) that I oughtta be doing my ...
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How to add a shortcut to an individual iBook file to the iPad home screen?

I'm currently in the process of creating an iBook for use within my company. Some of the people who will be using it aren't particularly tech-savvy, so I want to make it as easy as possible for them ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Books not appearing in iBooks on iPad

I have several books in my iBooks app on my iPad, but when I'm without wifi, ibooks doesn't even show the books are sitting in my library, why?
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Don't want iBooks to always paste the “Excerpt From” of what I have copied

I read on iBooks, and some other resources and gather my notes in EverNote. When I copy a text from iBooks to keep it as a note in some other external application like EverNote, it keeps pasting the ...
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Is it possible to COMPLETELY delete a Book from my purchased books?

Yesterday, I saw that my brother has downloaded an "hentai" on my Mac (shame on me, I didn't lock it !) I deleted it, but it stays on my purchased books, and I don't want it ! Is it possible to ...
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Can I get non-iBooks Store ePub files into my iCloud iBooks library?

I buy quite a few ePub e-books from sources other than the iBooks Store. I used to use iTunes to sync these to my iPad and iPhone. However, I’m trying to set up my iPad and iPhone to purely sync ...
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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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Why won't iBooks wirelessly sync epubs or PDFs to my iPad?

I'm aware of this question but it is now quite old. If I create a collection in iBooks on OSX (Yosemite, 10.10.3) and add a book (epub - not puchased via iBooks), it does not sync to my iPad (3rd gen, ...
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Rearranging iBooks on bookshelf manually

I'm unable to manually rearrange my iBooks bookshelf manually and would like to put individual books as well as a 'series' of books in their right order.It lets me 'edit' and move to the position I ...
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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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How to use different accounts (of different countries) for iTunes and iBookstore on iPhone or iPad?

Simply stated, it is I bought quite a bit of Music and Movies from my native country (be it Hong Kong, France, Italy, etc). However, the iBookstore for that country has very few books on the ...
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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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iBooks vs epub: What's the difference?

Until now, I was under the impression that ePub was the de facto standard for Apple and the default format used by iBooks. But recently I downloaded some ebooks from the iTunes store and found them to ...
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Open iBooks files in other PDF viewers in iPad

iBooks permits easy file sharing and import of Pdf files to iPad through iTunes, however it lacks annotation/highlighting. After import, I prefer to open PDF file with 3rd party PDF viewers like ...
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Is there any way to add an ePub book to iBooks without iTunes?

I purchased a book and have it in ePub and PDF formats. I can easily add the PDF to iBooks from Safari. However, I can't find a method to get an ePub book into iBooks without iTunes. I'm away from my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Unexplained memory usage in iPad iBooks?

I have a 16GB Apple iPad 3(with Retina Display). Today, while checking up my available memory, I saw the iPad had about only 1GB left. After deleting major unused apps, I found out that iBooks was ...
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How do I find out what my iBooks “authorized computers” are?

I saw a "Free" book on iBooks today and decided to download it. I've never used iBooks before. After it downloaded (and I entered my password), I clicked "Read", and iBooks said: Computer ...
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Can iBooks be read without a data connection?

If I am out of my service area can I still read a book in iBooks on my iPhone? If not, is it possible to download part of the book and read it while I am out of the area?
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Is Night Mode in iOS really sight-friendly?

I am pretty used right know to reading things on dark backgrounds and I feel that my eyes get less tired than with regular white backgrounds, especially while programming or basically any activity ...
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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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eBook formats - Kindle to iBook and back?

I am thinking of moving my extensive eBook library to iBooks or Kindle. Has anyone done this, and what does it take? I just don't want book libraries in multiple proprietary formats, and have to look ...
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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 ...