iPad How do you manually add books to iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by patent10021, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. patent10021 macrumors 68030

    patent10021

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    So I figured out that you actually have to SYNC books from the separate (why oh why) iBooks app (piece of ****) with your iPad. Fine whatever.

    To manually sync you just drag from Finder into iPad device in iTunes right? I tried it and it did it but the dragging is very slow like the Finder is crashing. I have to wait 5 seconds for a movement to be completed. It's not a simple drag drop motion.
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

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    I just use Dropbox or this app called filebrowser. With Dropbox you first upload the file to Dropbox, while Filebrowser can see files on shared network drives. Just navigate to the folder where you have your ePub, tap on it and "open in..." iBooks.
     
  3. patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68030

    patent10021

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    Thanks...seems an odd way to do it though. Especially if you don't use DB.

    Also I noticed that after I synced using iBooks app my ePub books aren't on my iPad but they are in the iPad iBooks tab in iTunes. What happened?

    lol I just noticed my auto correct in the thread title.
     
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

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    Oh, dear, I don't know what happened. Mostly because I rarely open iTunes these days. When I want to add ebooks, I either go through Dropbox or FileBrowser, or I just download them directly in Safari, and then open in iBooks. Or you could even email them to yourself and open them from the mail app!

    If you don't have Dropbox, you really should open an account, it's the best way to exchange files between your computer and your iPad.
     
  5. irnchriz macrumors 65816

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    I keep all of my books in the iBooks app on the Mac and sync through the books tab on iTunes. If I want to add books outside of iTunes I use Dropbox, stick the book in Dropbox, open the Dropbox app on my iPad, select the book and then choose open in iBooks.
     
  6. mojigeluan macrumors newbie

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    I either go through Dropbox or FileBrowser, or I just download them directly in Safari, and then open in iBooks. Or you could even email them to yourself and open them from the mail app!thank you[​IMG]
     
  7. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

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    Been using DropBox for years now and it is hard to beat. Works across all platforms and you can keep some folders private and share what you want with others.

    If you do not have an account, open one as it is cheap for the service it provides.
     
  8. macfacts macrumors 68030

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    It is messed up. For other ipad apps, you use itunes to add files to those apps. For pdfs, you have to use 2 desktop apps to add them to your ipad, ibooks and itunes.

    No consistency.

    Don't get me started with music. I have music on my NAS and am able to play music on my macbook pro in itunes (shared library) but not on my ipad. I have to use my macbook to share the music in itunes with "home sharing" then I can stream those songs on my ipad. And If I wanted to listen to my music outside my home, I have to pay Apple for imatch.
     
  9. JackieInCo macrumors 603

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    I have emailed them to myself. In the email, tap on the book and a popup will ask if you want to open it in iBooks. select yes and the book will always be in iBooks.
     

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