I have several iBooks that I have no interest in reading again. I want to delete them completely, but have only been successful in hiding them. I don't even want them in my iCloud storage now, but can't figure out what to do. I have iOS 9 and probably hundreds of books.


Open iBooks and right-click on a book you want to delete. When you right click you get several options and bottom option is delete. It then asks you if you want to permanently book and it deletes it from iCloud as well.

  • The above solution does not permanently delete. The book remains available under iBooks store -> AppleID -> iTunes in the cloud -> manage hidden purchases. Books deleted according to the above solution can be unhidden from there. See 2018-04-22 answer under discussions.apple.com/thread/8367372 – Mic Channel Jul 23 '18 at 15:53

As of iOS 11 & OS X 10.13 (High Sierra), there is no way to permanently delete items from iBooks. The closest option is to hide them, where they can only be restored (unhidden) from iBooks on OS X.


I couldn’t delete the books I wanted to So I just deleted iBooks

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    Welcome to Ask Different! I don't think this is the kind of solution the author of the question intended; that's probably why it's getting so many downvotes. – Glorfindel Oct 15 '18 at 7:54

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