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How To Delete Books in iBooks

Luther Riggs



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There are so many books on your iPad or iPhone. There are so many that you wonder if there is enough storage on your device to keep all these books. Sure, it is great to read books on the go wherever you are, but you need to bear in mind in your device you might need to store other things like photos and music or videos. Videos take more space, and your books might also take up extra space.

If you are not using iPhones, reading books made out of PDF files take less space. iBooks however, are using EPUB format, which can take up to 100 MB per book. Therefore, it is time to hit the button, delete!

So how do we delete books in iBooks?

Today we will be looking at a comprehensive guide below:

Step 1: Open your iPad or iPhone. Search for the iBooks app and click it.

Step 2: Open up the app and tap on the three-dots button near the book you want to delete. From the Pop-up window choose “Remove”.

Step 3: The delete button pops-up when you click the book you want to get rid of.

Choose from 3 options: “Remove From Reading Now“, “Remove Download“, “Delete Everywhere“. The last option will completely delete your book from the device (including iCloud).

This is how to remove books from iBooks.

If there is a sync collection enabled on your computer, and the book pops-up the next time you connect it to the pc, then go to settings and remove the book from all devices and try to delete the copy from the computer as well. Feel free to ask for advice when you meet other friends using Apple devices.

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However, this is the only way you can delete iBooks. This only applies to free iBooks. If you want to download purchased iBooks from iTunes store, books that you bought from iTunes will still pop up, and you cannot remove purchased books from iTunes as it is against Apple policy.

“Therefore, you will need to upload all the purchased books to iCloud, and after that, you need to hide the books in iCloud using settings. After that, the bookshelf will go empty. If you want to redownload the iCloud purchased books, you can start to slide the button and re-enable the books to show up on the bookshelf.

IF you want to delete books from iBooks permanently, you should try the app Tenorshare iCareFone to help you in your problems.

Deleting iBooks with Tenoshare

This is a more comfortable alternative to delete and manage iBooks. This app has been given great feedback from users that want to remove their books. So this is the best method to delete all the books that you do not wish to use Tenorshare:

  1. Make sure to download the desktop app of Tenorshare and make sure your device is connected to the computer. On your phone, locate the “File Manager”.
  2. Find all the book files and select all the data that you want to get rid of. There are some in EPUB or PDF. Browse through thoroughly and make sure that you choose the right ones after the final decision.
  3. After that, switch on the iPhone or iPad to check if the books are still on the bookshelf. If there are no more books, you are done! This is how to delete books from iBooks permanently.

That is it! You have managed to remove the books from iBooks. Tenoshare app also offers functions to import or export books quickly too. Don’t worry about removing books from iBooks; they are reasonably straightforward actually. This app can also boost the performance of the device, and it’s a great software to use.

Hiding Purchasing History on iCloud Will Help In Removing Ebooks

Once you have started to sync the iPhone or Ipad to the computer, you will notice that the iBooks have popped-up again and you cannot remove the purchased books from your library. Books that you have downloaded before reappear and you do not want the hassle of removing them again. There is one solution to this problem. You need to hide the purchasing history of the purchased books.

  1. Click the iTunes app and wait for it to load.
  2. There is a “Quick Links” in the middle. Click it and click the purchased button. Select the books button, and the books will pop up immediately.
  3. Click the books that you want to hide and click on the “hide” button. The books will then disappear.

There are many ways to delete books from iBooks. There are also forums and many ways you can find the support that will aid you if you have any problems. Also, make sure that you call Apple Store customer service if you cannot resolve your issue. Have fun with your iPhone!

Luther is a professional Software Engineer and passionate technology Blogger. His main area of research is Software and Business Development.

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