iBooks sync in iCloud?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Cyacene, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    I know that books purchased through the iBooks store, and your bookmarks will all be kept in sync, but what about books I bring in myself to iBooks through the "open in iBooks" option or through the iTunes installed apps section.

    Has anyone tried this? Did the non Apple epub books show up on all devices?
     
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    HelveticaNeue

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    Even in iOS 4 iBooks syncs notes and bookmarks for books not purchased through the iBookstore, so I am certain this functionality will continue after the shift to iCloud.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Are PDFs that you save into iBooks supposed to sync? Or is that coming with iCloud?
     
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    Dwalls90

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    I would assume too this will be transitioned to iCloud.

    I would assume PDFs are classified as documents to Apple, thus they should be synced via cloud too. According to Apple you shouldn't have any non-PDF, non-iBookstore documents in your iBook library, so I don't see them supporting non purchased ebooks.
     
  5. macrumors 603

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    i'm using iOS 5 and none of my books (imported into iBooks from elsewhere and 3 bought in iBooks) were restored, i'm assuming we have to wait for an iBooks update on official iOS5 launch day for this feature.
     
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    Dwalls90

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    Well of course. iCloud services are enabled, but not the actual cloud syncing features. Haven't documents just only recently been "turned on"? If iBooks iCloud sycning was enabled, so would music, ect.

    That said, iBooks has previous asked if one wanted to sync on even iOS 4 wirelessly :confused:
     
  7. macrumors 603

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    iBooks still syncs bookmarks, i'm not talking about that. I'm talking about books themselves. documents in the cloud was enabled in beta 4, so the fact that it didn't do it to beta 5 just shows that Apple's iBooks app is due an update on launch.

    I know that some apps will restore some things from a backup, my facebook app, beejive app, etc all restore with my logins and accounts, etc.
     

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