iBooks finally usable

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by username:, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. username: macrumors 6502a

    Dec 16, 2013
    Now finally with iOS 9.3 and the OS X update I can start to use iBooks. I am happy as I like the look and feel of iBooks but I could never use it as it didn't allow me to sync PDFs and books that I had downloaded from the internet. Now with iCloud sync I have all of my PDFs and books synced across my iPad, mac and iPhone. Works well, haven't had any issues and I am enjoying using iBooks.

    The best benefit for me is iBooks on the Mac. It is a nice place to store and organise books and PDFs for reading. Much nicer to use than a dropbox folder, I can see all of my books laid out on a bookshelf and can easily search and sort them.

    Anyone else happy with the change?
  2. fenderbass146, Mar 28, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2016

    fenderbass146 macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2009
    Northwest Indiana
    Yup...I officially now. other then tones and movies (non-apple store movies that is) I technically never need to plug my device into a computer to get all my media. Pictures are in iCloud Photo Library, Music is synced with iTunes Match, and now books with iBooks. It's absoutly awesome.

    (It's BS I can't redownload text/ringtones on my device without repaying for them.)
  3. colodane macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2012
    Question for those iBooks users who have 9.3 installed: Does the screen still go black with white print at night or does the new iOS night-time lighting mode kick in and adjust the backlight color with black print?
  4. username: thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 16, 2013
    Auto night mode works the same as usual
  5. shankar2 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2009
    Hi i have some ePub books in my iCloud Drive on ios 9.3 however I don't see all these books in iBooks !

    Kindly assist thx!
  6. username: thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 16, 2013
    You need to open and import them in iBooks. They won't appear in iBooks if the epubs are only in your iCloud Drive.
  7. AuPhalanx macrumors regular


    Apr 23, 2004
    Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Are everyones' bookmarks syncing between devices? I've noticed that Mine have not been since the 9.3 upgrade. No matter which device I set a bookmark -- Mac, iPad, or iPod Touch -- it does not show on the other devices.

    Is anyone else seeing this?


  8. PinkyMacGodess macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2007
    Midwest America.
    iBooks on 9.3 is a hot mess for me. On every device, iPads, iPhone, ALL of my ebooks show up as needing an update. I click on them, and they don't update, then sometimes they do, but more often not. Over and over again, on ALL my iDevices, iBooks is NOT working right.

    Sorting is borked again, they also don't sort properly either, but maybe its that I never noticed before.
  9. JBaby macrumors regular


    Jun 14, 2015
    iBooks isn't working for my any more. Syncing is failing completely. All books are showing up on all three devices, but read position isn't. All three devices are at a different read position. Bookmarks aren't syncing either. I'm back to sleep using Marvin. I hope  fixes this soon.
  10. wills11 macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2013
    Not sure I'm using iCloud sync correctly, and Apple's support docs are unclear. A few questions/issues:

    1. It seems like some people had success by adding books to their iCloud folder, then opening in iBooks. Does this mean I should delete all books from iTunes and devices first, then re-add them through iCloud?

    2. After turning on iCloud Sync for iBooks, should one disable syncing through iTunes?

    3. iCloud Sync doesn't seem to sync any bookmarks or notes between devices, despite having selected the option under iBooks settings on each device.

    Thanks for any help!
  11. AuPhalanx macrumors regular


    Apr 23, 2004
    Wilkes-Barre, PA
    Hi, wills11!

    As of now, there is no help for the bookmarks/notes syncing issue. It's broken with no current fix.


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