iBooks syncing from iPad to Mac

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by TitanTiger, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. TitanTiger macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2009
    There seems to be a real dropping of the ball by Apple on backing up and syncing up iBooks contents, particularly PDFs and other things not purchased from the iBooks store. I made the mistake of thinking that a full backup to iTunes of my wife's iPad would sync all of these and we lost several PDF books she had downloaded. I'm about to update to a new iPad myself and don't want to suffer the same fate.

    Problem is, nothing seems to be working. I try to "Transfer purchases from iPad" in iTunes and nothing happens. I try to sync all the iBooks stuff in iCloud using iBooks for Mac, and it leaves out some PDFs. I can transfer them one by one through email but it should't be this hard.

    Does anyone have a 'no fail', works every time method to getting all your iBooks stuff synced so that it can be restored on a new device?
  2. TitanTiger thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2009
    So...nobody's got nothin'? My iPad gets here tomorrow. I'd love to figure out the solution to this.
  3. username: macrumors 6502a

    Dec 16, 2013
    iBooks syncing has been unreliable since iOS 9 for me

    My solution was to go with Dropbox or google drive for stuff that are not iBook. That's my suggestion

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