This isn’t something I normally blog about. But I figured if I’m having difficulty with this so are some of the people in my audience. It could be a UXD Hack, for the “Hide iCloud Books” to be turned on by default, is probably a decision worth reconsidering.
With the latest versions of iOS and iBooks, there was a change allowing the iBooks app on your computer sync directly with iCloud, eliminating the need to use iTunes for syncing up your books.
I’m a big reader and do most of my reading from my iPhone 6 plus. However, after I updated my phone and iBooks app about two months ago, I wasn’t able to see any of the books I added, the ones that were not purchased through the iBooks store, on my iPhone.
It was driving me crazy. I read through a couple of forums, tried the suggestions and still couldn’t figure it out.
I could see all the books in iBooks on my Mac, but not on my device.
I found this tutorial here today “Sync iBooks between your Mac and your iPhone…“.
It’s a pretty simple clear read, that most Apple users will be able to follow, however, just incase, I’ve outlined the steps in images below! And a quick video below that!
From your iOS device
- Open the iBooks App
- Click on the drop down top center to switch collection views
- At the bottom of that list you’ll see “Hide iCloud Books” with a green toggle switch
- Tap the toggle switch so that it is no longer green
- Select the “All Books” collection and you should now see your books with a cloud in the top right
Video of steps above: