General Syncing ebooks

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by BAC5.2, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. BAC5.2 macrumors regular

    May 16, 2011
    I had thought this would be fairly common, but my Google-Fu failed to provide a good answer.

    If I open items into iBooks (.pdf's and non-DRM .epub's from an email, Dropbox, or website) on my iPhone, I want to sync those books to my other iOS devices.

    Seems a simple enough request, but iBooks seems incapable. The "collections" tab certainly syncs, but no content in those collections does. I've checked all settings, so I'm pretty sure I am not missing anything options wise. This seems logical, Apple only let's you sync data you have obtained through them. Fair enough.

    Is manual syncing via iTunes my ONLY option to sync ebook data? That would be somewhat unfortunate, since I frequently add to my collection, and rarely have my iPad, MBP, and iP5 in the same place at the same time.

    Is there an alternate reader that can do it? Something I am missing?
  2. lepeos macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2012
    What I do is open the PDF or ePub file in Dropbox on my phone and my iPad. It can be time consuming if it's a huge PDF file but once the same file is on both devices, bookmarks and annotation begins to sync between them.
  3. BAC5.2 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 16, 2011
    In doing that, will iBooks automatically move those files into your different collections?

    Definitely a time consuming option, but if that's my only one then so be it.
  4. lepeos macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2012
    Oh I don't know about different collections, I keep all my files in one big list, sorry
  5. alice04 macrumors regular


    Feb 15, 2013
    I do that as well, I put my file on dropbox so it will syn with my latpop.

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