iBooks books/documents/highlights gone after iOS8 and restore

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by bhalps, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. bhalps macrumors newbie

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    Hi --

    So I downloaded iOS8 and updated my iPhone 4S. For whatever reason I got an error and it required a restore. Thankfully I had made a backup right before.

    When I restored and opened iBooks for the first time, I had all of the documents I would have expected. But within a second or two they disappeared!

    Poof. The must be in there somewhere, right, since they showed up for a few seconds - there's no ghost in the machine.

    It's incredibly infuriating. I had hugely valuable highlights of maybe a dozen books in there. I thought that's what the purpose of a backup was.

    Several sort-of-similar threads in other forums have suggested syncing from iTunes on the computer. However, this did not work for me since I managed my books manually on my iPhone and thus do not have copies of the books (let alone the highlights!) on my computer. These books, I should note, were not bought through the iTunes store (they were legally free!).

    Any help would be hugely, immensely appreciated! Thanks.
     
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  3. mofunk macrumors 68000

    mofunk

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    The books that you did not purchase you should have backed up onto your computer. I don't think Apple iCloud will save them.


    Check your computer or the app that you got them from. i.e. Amazon, some reader website.
     

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