How to import ePub ebook file or PDF document to iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

About Apple iBooks

iBooks is the native application developed by the Apple Inc. for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch for reading books in electronic format. iBooks includes the iBookstore, where you can download new bestsellers or your favorite classics. You can browse your digital library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages.

iBooks can open two document formats. The first is Adobe PDF document file format. The second is ePub document format, that is used as industry standard for storing books in electronic book format. First versions of iBooks cannot open Adobe PDF documents, but latest versions, that can read PDFs, are available to download on iTunes Store.

Apple iBooks for iPhone

Apple iBooks for iPhone


Import PDF document or ePub electronic book to iBooks via e-mail

If you have an ePub e-book or PDF document on your computer, that you would like to send for example to iPad. → Send a simple e-mail message, where ePub or PDF document will be send as attachment, that you can use on iPad. → Open iPad Mail client and receive e-mails. → Select the e-mail with your ePub ebook or PDF document .→ Tap on attachment.iPad mail client will show the menu, where you can choose Open in "iBooks" option → After that, iPad will save file to the iBooks library and open it.

Apple iPad mail client

Apple iPad Mail Client


Import PDF document or ePub electronic book to iBooks with iTunes

  1. Connect your iOS device such as iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to the computer
  2. Open the iTunes and choose FileAdd File to Library menu

    File menu in Apple iTunes

    Menu File in Apple iTunes


  3. Choose the ePub ebook or PDF document, that you would like to import to your device
  4. The file will be imported to the Books in iTunes Library folder

    Apple iTunes books library
  5. Drag the file and drop it to your iOS device visible in iTunes library

    Apple iTunes drag book to device


Related software and links:

Apple iTunes for Mac icon

Apple iTunes for Mac    Apple macOS / Mac OS X platform
Program used to organize and plays your digital music and video

Apple iTunes for Windows icon

Apple iTunes for Windows    Microsoft Windows platform
Multimedia file manager and library for Apple users

iBooks for iOS icon

iBooks for iOS    Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch devices) platform
E-book reader and manager for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch


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