iPhone iBooks can't see iCloud books?

Nick Jinks

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Aug 17, 2010
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I'm trying to transfer books [PDF/epub files, NOT purchased via store] between my MacBook and iPhone using the iCloud. I THINK I've managed to upload them successfully from the MacBook [although how I tell I'm not sure!] but my iPhone can't see them at all.

I'm sure I'm missing something obvious, but I've gone forward and back through the settings and frankly this is starting to wind me up. If anyone has an idea I'd be very grateful.
 
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mhunter6378

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Feb 20, 2015
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There are two ways I use to move PDF content to iBooks. On my Mac, I right click the file and select open with iBooks. The other is to transfer the file to the iCloud folder in Finder. Once it's there I can open it on my iPad or iPhone, tap the share button and import into iBooks. Make sure in your phone iCloud settings that iBooks is set to on and in iBooks settings it is set to sync online content. I've never done this with ePub files, don't have any, but anything I've had with .pdf extensions has always worked this way. Hope this helps.
 
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Nick Jinks

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Original poster
Aug 17, 2010
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There are two ways I use to move PDF content to iBooks. On my Mac, I right click the file and select open with iBooks. The other is to transfer the file to the iCloud folder in Finder. Once it's there I can open it on my iPad or iPhone, tap the share button and import into iBooks. Make sure in your phone iCloud settings that iBooks is set to on and in iBooks settings it is set to sync online content. I've never done this with ePub files, don't have any, but anything I've had with .pdf extensions has always worked this way. Hope this helps.
Thank you very much, I didn't know iPhones had direct access to the iCloud drive [app magically appeared on my phone after I uploaded a book to iCloud from the Mac]. I couldn't get the iBooks app to work, but this seems like a much less..."complex for the sake of being complex" method.

Thanks again, saves alot of headaches and trouble in the future. Now I actually need to find time to read all this...
 
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