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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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Edit/Add metadata in Ibooks on ipad: Is it possible?

I have an iPad Air II. Last night I upgraded it to IOS 12. I have a number of pdf files I have created by saving either pdf douments or web-pages as a pdf to ibooks’ library. There does not seem to ...
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Sort books in iBooks

I just updated my iPad to iOS12. Previously books appeared in the order added (I presume this is the SORT MANUALLY option). I made the mistake of selecting "RECENT" which does not put newest at the ...
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How to set multiple-author metadata for an item in iBooks?

While I can edit books' author metadata in the list view, I can’t seem to be finding a way to set multiple authors for a single title. Is there any way to do this, so that I can have, let's say, two ...
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Unable to highlight top of pdfs in iBooks

Highlighting text in a pdf with iBooks is quite convenient unless I am trying to highlight some text at the top of the page. The toolbar then hide what I want to highlight. See the screenshots below ...
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All content inside iBooks disappeared

Title is self-explenatory. I really didn't do anything special, all epubs, PDFs etc are gone. I restarted the computer, same result. I have only used it from my MacBook, no iPhone, iPad or anything ...
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How to change margin width of iBooks in macOS

Is it possible to change the margin width in iBooks in macOS? I'm attaching a screenshot wherre I've marked the width with red arrow. My question is can I shorten or widen the left/right margins?
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How do I force iBooks to sync highlights?

My iBooks books are no longer syncing highlights between macOS and iOS. Highlights I've make on macOS are not appearing on iOS. How do I force this sync to occur?
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PDF reader for iPad with both bookmarks and continuous scrolling, without long save and load times

I'm having trouble finding a good PDF reader for my iPad. Apple's own iBooks app allows adding bookmarks, but doesn't allow continuous scrolling for PDFs, only for EPUBs. This is annoying because most ...
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Download epub that's on iCloud

I have an epub that I unfortunatley deleted from my pc. It is however, still on iCloud and available to me on iBooks (when it's synced with icloud). I would like to download that epub again to my pc, ...
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iPhone: How to ensure iBook files are stored locally

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 ...
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iBooks Store: How do I know what format is used?

I see a technical book on the iBooks store which looks interesting. The description tells me everything except: What format (PDF, ePub etc) is supplied? Does the book have DRM? I don’t know whether ...
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export notes within ebook to android?

switching from my iphone 5s to a samsung A6, I am wondering if there is any option to include my notes in my ebooks, transfer them to my android phone, continue to read on that phone and also still ...
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macOS Sierra, Multiple problems with iBooks syncing to iTunes 12

I'm having a whole heap of problems trying to organize my small collection of ebooks. Mostly PDF but a couple of epubs as well none of which came from the iBook store. I'm running Sierra 10.12.6 ...
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iOS 11 how to prevent iBooks from moving my books to the cloud?

I see that my iBooks seems to be uploading my books to the cloud without keeping a copy on my local device. So when I reopen the app, I have to wait for the book to do finish downloading (which is a ...
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Where does iBooks store its documents in Sierra? [duplicate]

Late 2011 iMac running macOS Sierra. I cannot for the life of me find the documents that appear in iBooks. They are not in my iTunes folder, nor are they in ~/Library/Containers/ (in fact there is ...
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How to install iBooks on iPad

There is no iBooks on my iPad. I went to the iTunes AppStore and searched for iBooks and that showed anything and everything but that app. So what is the correct way to use/install/download iBooks ?
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Export iBook collections from an iPad to PC

I have 1500 books, which are PDF and DRM-Free, organized in collections, and need to transfer them to a PC with the same organization. Is possible to export iBook collections from an iPad to PC?
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iBooks couldn't connect to the iBooks Store

I just set up a new iPad with a clean install and logged into iCloud and tapped 'Use iCloud' when starting iBooks. When I try to download a previously downloaded book from the 'My Books' tab in iBooks ...
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Changing swipe direction on iBooks (Macbook)

When I swipe from left-to-right on my trackpad, iBook goes to the next page. When I swipe from right-to-left, it goes to the previous page. Is there a way to reverse the order for this?
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iBooks opening PDFs only once

iPad mini 4 - iOS 11.2.6 I'm experiencing a strange issue where iBooks seems unable to open certain PDF files that I have opened at least once before. When I try to select them from the iBooks app, ...
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Can I gift an ibook to multiple recipients as a conference giveaway?

I would like to gift a book listed on ibooks as a giveaway for 175 people at a European conference. Attendees all have iphones/ipads but are based across various European countries. I have all their ...
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Securely erase all user data on an old iBook

I have an old iBook (Model A1007) that I would like to donate, but first I need to delete all of the last user's data so that it is not recoverable. With Windows machines, I usually do this by running ...
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booting an iBook from a live linux usb drive

I have a live usb image that seems to run on my lenovo thinkpad that I'd like to get to work on an old iBook (Model A1007). Things I have tried so far 1) Just turning the computer on with the usb in ...
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Hide finished iBooks?

I have a lot of books in ePub and PDF format in iBooks on my Mac. I sync the next few ones I want to ready to my iPhone and iPad and read them there. Is there a way to set up a workflow so that when ...
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Why is iTunes showing books that don't exist, and how can I delete them?

When I plug my iPhone in to sync I have a "Books" section in the menu of items on my device. In there are some old books that are no longer on my phone, at least that I can see. If I remember ...
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What causes gaps between audiobook tracks in iOS iBooks?

Audiobooks play fine in iTunes (12.7.2 on High Sierra). Sound continues smoothly from track to track (or chapter to chapter, if you prefer). When I sync via USB to iPhone (iOS 11.2.2) and play in ...
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How to prevent default pdf viewer from being changed to iBooks

Every so often the default viewer for PDF files gets changed to iBooks. I want PDF files to be opened with Preview, and I want that setting to persist. I know how to manually change the default back ...
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How can I restore iBooks stored in iCloud from a Time Machine backup?

I found that many of my books and PDFs had been removed from iBooks. I'm not sure exactly how it happened but recently I had both used the Storage Management app (to remove a few specific books) and ...
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Sending ePubs from PC to iOS iBooks via iCloud Drive?

So my goal is to use iCloud Drive to hold all of my ebooks and organize accordingly. On my iPad and iPhone, I have enabled iCloud Drive and by iBooks in Manage iCloud Drive, toggled that on too. From ...
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Multiple “copies” of audiobooks in iTunes

I am using iTunes on Windows 10. There are multiple "copies" (air quotes) of most (not all) audiobooks in iTunes. I used air quotes because when I search the PC for the books, there are only single ...
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No iBook app on iPhone X; cannot find app in App Store

I deleted the iBook app from my iPhone X. To get the app back, I assumed I could fetch it from the App Store. But when I searched the store for the app, the only hits I see for apps are for Audible ...
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How to use time machine to recover a deleted pdf in iBooks?

I just accidentally deleted a pdf in iBooks on my MacBook, and I'm trying to use time machine to recover it. I learnt from the following question that I can only get access to the folder storing all ...
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Share books and bookmarks between all devices

I have lots of books bought or downloaded not from Apple's store. I would like to simply put a book on my mac, then see it on my iPhone and iPad. I also like to read it on my iPad, set a bookmark, ...
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How do delete permanently (not hide) some of my iBooks?

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'...
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How to hide title of book when reading in iBooks?

I'm using iBooks on my iPad to read digital versions of some books. It is working quite well, other than one annoying thing—the title of the book is always displayed at the top, and in a rather large ...
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iBooks and books without Collections.

Is there a hint/method for displaying books not added to any Collections in iBooks? I am interested in the solution for macOS and iOS.
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In iBooks for iOS, how to highlight the sentence that continues to the next page?

I want to highlight a sentence in iBooks for iOS that continues on the next page, how do I do that? I want to have one highlight only.
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mp3s set as “Audiobook” have stopped showing up in iBooks

For a while now I've been importing mp3s, setting them as "Audiobook" and listening to them via iBooks, like normal. However, for some unknown reason a few weeks ago, this stopped happening: Even ...
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Adding non-Apple Store eBook to iPhone

I have a number of eBooks (ePub) either from free sources such as Gutenberg, or purchased elsewhere. I can open them easily enough on my iMac with eBooks, and I gather that they are in my library (...
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A book in iBooks won't finish deleting.

When tidying my downloaded iBooks (not all from the Apple Store)my iPad got stuck trying to remove a download. I now cannot purchase any more books because my iPad won't complete the deleting process. ...
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Interactive text in iBooks

I'm creating an interactive workbook in iBooks and need a way for students to answer questions on each page. Is this possible using iBooks? If so, how do I create fillable boxes? Many thanks!
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Copy Books from Mac to iBooks for iPhone without using iCloud or iCloud Drive

I would like to read all of my books on my iPhone in iBooks, but there seems to be no way to copy the books into iBooks. I can't use iCloud/iCloud Drive because there is not enough space available in ...
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“The operation couldn’t be completed. (BKAgentServiceErrorDomain error 8.)”

I recently updated to High Sierra, and am now unable to open books (ePubs/PDFs alike) via iBooks. These books are there, I can drag them out to my Desktop or sync them to my iPad, but they do not open ...
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How can I read the previous edition of a book on iBooks?

I accidentally updated my "The Swift Programming Language" book to the Swift 4 edition from Swift 3.1. Can I revert back to 3.1?
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Transfer a large amount of PDF files from PC to Adobe Reader (on iPad)

I've a bunch (~200) of PDFs, organized in directories, (Topic wise), that I need to transfer to my iPad for offline reading. I've two problems: First, emailing is not an option. These are around 720 ...
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Unable to edit author/category for some books in iBook

I know metadata can be edited at the list view, like this: The thing is, for some files this works. However, for others, when I quit iBook, open it again, the author and category comes back again. ...
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Locating the iBooks folder in iCloud Drive

I'm using iCloud drive to sync my e-books via the iBooks app. I noticed that the synced files show up in the All My Files view. I tried to find out their exact location, it seems to be iCloud Drive /...
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Edit meta data of PDFs in iBooks.app?

I use iBooks to store longer PDF's like scientific papers etc., so I can easily read them on my iPad. But a lot of them do not have any meta data attached (like author) and/or have really bad file ...
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How to copy a book from iBooks with highlighting?

I have a book on my iMac at work which has highlighting all over the book. But when I put the book in my Dropbox and open it on my MacBook at home there are no highlights. Is there a way to preserve ...
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How to know if my iOS contains pirated contents

This is my first question here and my question may sounds novice but I am going to spend my vacation abroad so I would like to make sure that my iOS devices are pirated free content. I may have ...