With iBooks, your iPhone and iPad can become the ultimate e-reader. Plus, the iBooks Store helps you easily find and download books. This tutorial will show you how to download and read iBooks for iPhone and iPad.
Steps to find and download books
Step 1: Starting off, fire up the iBooks app on your iOS device.
Step 2: You should see three tabs at the bottom of the screen. Just tap any one of the available tabs to find a book.
- Featured: Contains a list of books that are being promoted.
- Top Charts: Contains the bestsellers in any genre.
- Search: Lets you search by title, author, genre or through a preset list of search suggestions.
Step 3: Tap the book you want.
Step 4: Tap price to buy the book. You can also tap sample to download some free pages.
Your downloaded book will show up in your My Books library.
Steps to add and view PDFs in the iBooks app
Along with ebooks and audiobooks, you can save PDFs to the iBooks app and store them in iCloud as long as your iPhone and Mac is running on iOS 9.3 or later and OS X 10.11.4. Check out how to save a PDF from Safari:
Step 1: Launch the PDF file in Safari.
Step 2: Tap anywhere on the screen to bring up the Open In controls.
Step 3: You need to choose Open in iBooks and the PDF will automatically open in iBooks.
Steps to view your books, audiobooks, and PDFs
Step 1: First and foremost, fire up the iBooks app on your iOS device.
Step 2: Tap My Books in the lower left corner of the screen.
Step 3: Tap the Collections button located at the top of the screen.
Step 4: You will be presented with a list of collections, including All Books, Books, Audiobooks, PDFs, and Collections you have created. Just tap any one of the Collectionns options to filter the books that show up on your My Books main screen.
Steps to read your books
Step 1: First, open iBooks on your iOS device.
Step 2: Once you are in, tap My Books in the lower left of the screen.
Step 3: Next, tap the cover of the book you wish to read. The books will then open to the first page.
Step 4: Lastly, swipe left to turn the page.
It’s worth nothing that, on your iPhone, you can only view one page at a time, while on your iPad you can turn from portrait to landscape to view two pages at a time.
That’s it. Got any questions? Let us know in the comments below.