There was a bug in iBooks. When file storage capacity is low, iOS deletes some iBooks files. The bug was that it deleted many files even if storage capacity was ok.
And I lost a bunch of PDF stored locally on my iPhone.
Today I synced again a few PDFs from Mac iBook → iPhone iBook.
Have two questions
how to check reliably that files are stored locally on iPhone (ie not iCloud)? I mean, I could use the airplane mode and see if files are still openable ... but maybe there is a cache or something.
actually, how to reliably use only local files - and get rid of iCloud access, at least for iBooks [ iCloud is off on my iPhone for iBooks, but files disappeared anyway ]?