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Try the easy methods here to fix iBooks problems on iPhone X(10)/8/8 Plus/7/7 Apple offers the iBooks app that allows users to browse millions of books. Get help downloading books, audiobooks, and more on your Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Learn more about Books with these resources. I had the same problem, and here's what worked for me: Open the iBooks app, and it should update your book listing, which will no longer.
Ain't nobody got time for that.
At last, in , Apple let you store your iBooks library in the cloud. But even that feature wasn't all it was cracked up to be — as I learned when my iPad started mysteriously deleting downloaded versions of most of my iBooks, making them iCloud only.
I'd still see the titles in my library, but no matter how many times I tapped the cloud icon next to each — this was another truly annoying feature, the fact that you had to download each book literally one by one — the cloud icon would reappear next to the book a few hours or days later. They were gone from my device, again. Call me old-fashioned, but I like to have my entire e-library actually with me at all times — for reading on a plane, or reading on a beach far from WiFi or cell service, or reading with a solar-powered charger after some future apocalypse.
And if we break our glasses we can always increase the font size. In your face, Twilight Zone! What was truly disturbing about the iBooks disappearances was that nobody in my local Apple Store or on the Apple Support phone line could tell me what was going on.
Finally, with the help of some engineers, I discovered that this was supposed to be a feature, rather than a bug: My iPad had less than 5GB of room on it, so it was actively trying to free up space You read that right: In an unnecessary, unrequested hunt for an extra gigabyte or two, iOS considered books which average a mere kilo bytes each to be expendable. No matter how many times you would try to re-download them, they would be tossed into the memory hole.
I'd been gravitating towards Amazon anyway, reluctantly, but the iBooks deletion situation was the last straw. This year, for the first time since , Kindle became my only reading app.
Bloomberg: Apple Changing the Name of iBooks to Books Means a New Fight in the eBook Market
Would it hold a candle to Kindle? The amount of time devoted to Books in the keynote was not encouraging. Apple News, Stocks, and even the Voice Memo app were deemed more important. Apple Books was literally discussed for less than a minute, much of which time was devoted to the dropping of the "i.
Apple doesn't need new hardware — it's going to make you buy everything it sells. Why so little attention for a major upgrade to a medium that is more important in the Trump era than ever? Were books just too unhip for the company that bought Beats, a company that is perpetually over-eager to appear on the cultural cutting edge?
Regardless, I still had hope. And that hope was somewhat vindicated when I took my first look at the iOS 12 beta.
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Which, by the way, has generally improved the speed and performance of my ancient iPhone 6S, as promised. Nice one, Apple! Open the Books app and you're met with "Reading Now," a neat way to have the option of diving into your current book or having a look at another.
Both Kindle and iBooks load the last book you were reading automatically, which can get annoying if you read the way I do with a dozen books on the go at any one time. Most prominent after that is "Want to Read," i. Sheesh, Apple, I know you're trying to sell books, but could you maybe be a little more subtle about it?
The Collections screen, above, offers a slightly more useful way to organize your library collections were previously listed in a drop-down menu rather than their own screen.
And it's nice that Audiobooks get their own section for the first time, although I still wonder why Apple decided to make Audiobooks part of iBooks years ago. They used to be part of iTunes, which seems a more natural fit despite the name: It's a thing you want to access when you feel like listening to something.
But here's the main problem: You still have to download every book one by one. Do the math based on the "downloaded" number on the screen above and you'll see I still have to tap more than 1, times before I've acquired and apocalypse-proofed my collection.
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This is, in a word, nuts. Amazon lets you download each Kindle collection with a single tap. Apple Music, formerly iTunes, lets you download each playlist with a single tap. When iBooks cannot be opened on your iPad or iPhone when you tap on the icon, the best chance you can solve this issue is to force restart your device. Here is how:. Keep holding down the buttons to wait for the device to shut off and the Apple Logo appears, and then let go both buttons.
And then you may try reopening the iBooks. We may try another trick to turn your iBooks app back to normal: Although it is said that the deleted system apps are just hidden on the device, but not actually removed, but since you have to go through the whole process of deleting and downloading, it will still do the trick.
Among all possible iBooks downloading issues, there are two that are more common than others: Try the following ways if you have the same iBooks downloading issues. For those users with multiple Apple IDs, chances are that they log in their iPhone and iPad with different ID, and that could lead to the wrong book downloading problem, when you want to read with iPad books that you have downloaded on your iPhone.
In this case you may follow the steps to check your Apple ID. If you still have such issues after changing the Apple ID, just delete the wrong books or the books with blank pages and then go to iBooks Store to download them again.
This is common among many iPad users. But the following trick will help you sync books between your Apple devices.
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Step 1:First solution: You had to remember to bookmark the page you were on when putting down your iPad if you wanted to pick it up later on the iPhone. And they are as follow: Some users feel frustrated when they try to read something the app stuck all the time. All you have to do is launch the Books app, navigate through the tabs at the bottom of the app and start downloading books to read, listen to audiobooks, or organize your library.
So I downloaded the beta, fully aware I'd be dealing with bugs.
Or to put it more bluntly, is no one in an Apple executive suite a big e-book reader themselves? Before you can make that argument you will need to show me the Apple Books app for Android. If you wish to delete the app and all its related data, then select the option to Delete App instead.