General iOS 9.3 support PDF sync in iBook, but how do I get this to work?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by striders, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. striders macrumors 6502

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    I want to be able to sync PDF files added to iBook across all my 3 devices (MacBook, iPad and iPhone). All iOS devices running iOS 9.3.3

    I have followed all the instruction to enable Cloud syncing in iBook:

    • iOS devices: Settings -> iCloud -> iCloud Drive —> Enabled
      I can put files into iCloud folder in OSX and it will show up in my other iOS device

    • iOS devices: Settings -> iCloud -> iCloud Drive -> iBooks -> Enabled
    • OSX: System Preferences -> iCloud -> iCloud Drive -> Enabled
    All books purchased from iTunes (not PDF files) are synced across all 3 devices.

    However, PDFs files are NOT. I have tried adding PDF in OSX and they don't show up in iOS devices. I tried adding PDF files in iPhone, and they don't show up in the iPad or OSX.

    Did Apple removed this capability? How did you get yours to work?
     
  2. striders thread starter macrumors 6502

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    UPDATE: this is interesting. When I posted this, I did a test by adding a PDF file from my iPhone (downloaded from a website then click "Open in iBooks"). That PDF file never show up on my iPad or MacBook.

    Fast forward to now (about a day later), that same PDF show up in my iPad! This is truly bizarre!

    I'll be checking if that same PDF show up in my MacBook when I get home.
     

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