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How to Add Books to iPhone Xs Plus/Xs/X Plus [2 Solutions]

Summary: How do you transfer books to iPhone Xs Plus/Xs/X Plus/8/8 Plus/7 Plus/6/5, etc? Well, don't worry, this article will show you 2 different ways to add books to iPhone with or without iTunes. And also you can copy different kinds of eBooks to iPhone as well, including audiobooks, ePub documents, PDF files, etc.

Method 1. How to Transfer Purchased & Non-purchased Books to iPhone without iTunes Effectively
Method 2. How to Sync Purchased Books to iPhone with iTunes

In the era of smart phones, everyone likes to get a variety of information through mobile phones, including reading all kinds of documents. This is especially true for small friends who like to read books. However, the books from reading apps on mobile phone is not complete and can only be accessed through a computer, which limits your reading at any time and in any place. What's more, the fictions in iBooks are not good enough or required to be purchased, while the free eBooks online can't import into iPhone with iTunes.

So is there any way to import books from your computer to iPhone? Of course, this post will teach you how to import e-books into the iPhone for easy reading.

Method 1. How to Transfer Purchased & Non-purchased Books to iPhone without iTunes Effectively

As mentioned above, iTunes has its limitation to transfer files, i.e. it only supports purchased books but not non-purchased books. This disables users to move those free books downloaded online. Luckily, here's a professional Books Transfer for iOS - Coolmuster iOS Assistant (Windows/Mac) for you to manage books on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

What Can Books Transfer for iOS Do for You?

· Transfer books from computer to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch;
· Copy books from iOS device to iPhone/iPad/iPod touch;
· Export books from iPhone/iPad/iPod touch to computer;
· Delete books on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch;
· Transfer books in different formats to iOS device, such as ePub books (*.epub), PDF books (*.pdf), eBooks (*.txt), audiobooks and more.
· Manage other iOS data systematically on computer, such as media files (music, movies, TV shows, music videos, podcasts, iTunes U, ringtones, audio books, voice memos) and text messages, contacts, and more.
· It is fully compatible with almost all iPhone/iPad/iPod devices, including iPhone Xs Plus/Xs/X Plus/X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/5S/5/SE, iPad Pro, the new iPad, iPad Air, iPad 2/1, iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, iPod touch/Shuffle/Nano/Classic and etc.

Below are the free trails of the Book Transfer for iOS in Windows and Mac version, please choose the right version to download and install on your PC or Mac, and follow the instructions below to add books to iPhone without hassle.

[Tutorial] Steps to Import Books into iPhone:

This tutorial will take Windows version of the program for example, Mac users can also refer to the following steps to perform the whole process. And make sure you have installed the latest iTunes on your computer, or the program might fail to detect your device.

Step 1. Make your device recognized by the program.

Open the installed program on your computer and connect your iPhone to computer with a USB cable. This will make the program automatically detect your device and show your iPhone information on the main screen.

connect idevice to pc

Step 2. Select and transfer books to iPhone.

Now, please visit "Books" section on the left panel, this will load all eBooks on your iPhone so that you can preview and manage them if needed. To add eBooks to iPhone, simply click "Import" button on the top to browse the books on your computer and confirm to import books to iPhone immediately.

 transfer books to iphone

Can't find audio books after clicking "Books" tab?

If you are going to add audio books, you may not find auidobooks in "Books" section. If so, please see how to sync audiobooks to iPhone.

See Also:

What if iTunes Can't Recognize Your iDevice?

Sync Photos from iPhone to iTunes

How Do I Sync Audiobooks to iTunes Library Easily

Method 2. How to Sync Purchased Books to iPhone with iTunes

Due to copyright protection issue, iTunes only transfer purchased items to iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, which means that you can only transfer the eBooks you have bought from iTunes Store while the non-purchased books can't transfer through iTunes. Anyway, if you have purchased books from iTunes on computer, you can refer to the following instructions to add books to iPhone via iTunes.

This instruction will guide you how to sync books from computer to iTunes Library, and then export books from iTunes to iPhone. Enough talk, let's get started.

Here's how:

Step #1. On your Windows PC, please download and install the latest iTunes version, and open iTunes on your computer. Instead, you can open iTunes and upgrade iTunes to the latest version by going to "Help" > "Check for Updates".

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Step #2. Find the "Book" tab in the left column of iTunes window. If you don't see it, you can find the "Preferences" by clicking the "Edit" option in the toolbar in iTunes.

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Step #3. On the pop-up window of "General Preferences", please go to "General" section, and check "Books" option under "Show" to have the Books tab appear on the left panel of iTunes.

itunes preferences

Step #4. Click the "Books" button in the left column of iTunes window to open the previously downloaded e-book folder on the computer, drag the e-book in the folder directly to iTunes; or go to the toolbar, click "File"> "Add File to Library" (or "Add Folder to Library") to add eBooks from computer to iTunes.

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itunes library

Step #5. Now, please connect your iPhone to computer with a data cable. When iTunes recognizes your device, please click the phone pattern on iTunes to manage your iPhone data.

hit iphone icon

Step #6. Under Settings section on the left panel of iTunes, please select "Books" (or "Audiobooks") option. Turn to the right panel, please check "Sync Books" option, choose "Selected books", check the desired items under Books section below, and click "Apply" in the lower right corner

sync books to iphone
Step #7. Then a pop up window will show up and you need to hit "Erase and Sync" option to erase your iPhone and sync with this iTunes library. Then iTunes will start to look for your iPhone for deleting the existing iPhone data.

sync ebooks to iphone

Step #8. After that, iTunes will start importing books into iPhone immediately. If it is your first time to transfer books to iPhone wirelessly, it will take a little bit long time to back up files. After waiting for iTunes to sync successfully, you can read the synchronized e-book on your iBook on your iPhone anywhere and anytime.

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Comparing with the two above methods, you might have found that the Book Transfer for iOS is so easy to manage iPhone books. Sure it is. Why not have a try to get the free trails and add books to iPhone? Thus you can read books wherever and whenever you want.

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