Transfer kindle books from iphone to mac/pc

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vistadude, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. vistadude macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2010
    Can I send kindle books from iphone to mac/pc?

    I often want to buy kindle books when I'm at the airport or on travel but don't want to pay to access airport wifi. I could buy books on my phone with 3G, but is there a way to transfer those books via bluetooth or usb to my computer? Also, could I then transfer it to a non-3G kindle reader once it's on my computer?

  2. verwon macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
    No, they're protected, so you can only use the one purchased from the Kindle store on a Kindle device or app.

    You can access them in your Amazon account on your computer.
  3. snook911 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2007
    Yorba Linda, CA
    Kindle has whisper sync. Its one of my favorite features once you download a book it is automatically downloaded to all of your devices you are signed into with the app. In other words if i downloaded a book on my wife's android phone I could then go read it on any one of the other devices we have signed into using that account. I could read it my iPad , mac pro or my iPhone 5. It even remembers the page you were on so when you open it up on the next device is syncs right to page you left off on. We don't actually own a kindle but we love the app.
  4. vistadude thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2010
    Whisper sync requires all of your devices to be actively connected to the Internet. I'm trying to figure out a way to transfer books from an iPhone to two devices that are offline.
  5. Daveoc64, Oct 26, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2012

    Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    If you buy a book on the Kindle Store website, you should be able to go to: (Manage Your Kindle).

    This page lets you download your Kindle books to your computer, so that they can be transferred over USB to a Kindle device.

    There's no reason you can't do this with an iPhone, but you'll need an App to do it.

    I use the paid version of "Downloads", but any App that lets you download ANY file to your iPhone and then transfer it through iTunes should work fine. Once the file has downloaded to your iPhone, you can connect your iPhone to your computer and transfer the book through iTunes, onto the computer.

    The book can then be transferred to your Kindle over USB.

    It sounds fiddly, but if you want to do it for free, that's the best way IMO.

    As "verwon" mentions above, the DRM on the books means that each downloaded file will only work on a specific Kindle device. When you download from the "Manage Your Kindle" page, you have to tell it which device you'll be using the book on and it'll apply the correct copy protection.

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