With iBooks for iPhone and iPad you can get almost any book at any time, and carry your entire library in the palm of your hand .{.intro}

iBooks turns your iPhone and iPad into the ultimate e-reader. The iBooks Store makes it easy to find and download books, and the iBooks reader lets you peruse, scan, or search at your leisure. All you need to do is know where to look!

How to find and download books.

iBooks comes with Apple’s iBooks Store built right in. That means you can search or browse for new books and download them right from the app.

  1. Launch the iBooks app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap the tab at the bottom of the screen to find a book. You have three options.
    • Featured is an ever-changing list of books that are being promoted.
    • Top Charts takes you to the bestsellers in any genre.
    • Search allows you to search by title, author, genre, or through a preset list of search suggestions.
  3. Tap on the book you want.
  4. Tap price to buy the book, or tap sample to have a few free pages downloaded. (If you download the sample, and then decide to buy the full book, iBooks will automatically replace your sample with the full book.)

Your downloaded book will appear in your My Books library where all of your books will be stored.

How to view your books, audiobooks, and PDFs

There are a number of ways iBooks organizes your books. The first is by Collections.

  1. Launch iBooks from your Home screen.
  2. Tap My Books at the bottom left of your screen.
  3. Tap the Collections button, it’s at the top of your screen in the middle.
  4. Tap one of the Collections from the list.
    • All Books (of any format)
    • Books
    • Audiobooks
    • PDFs, as well as any other collections you may create.

Tapping any one of the Collections options will filter the books that appear on your My Books main screen.

You can also view your books is by property.

  1. Launch iBooks from your Home screen.
  2. Tap My Books at the bottom left of your screen.
  3. Tap the menu button (it looks like three short lines) at the top left of your screen.
  4. Tap one of the options from the top of the screen:
    • Recent
    • Titles (in alphabetical order)
    • Authors (in alphabetical order)
    • Genres

To return to your bookshelves, tap the menu button (which now looks like six tiny rectangles) at the top left of your screen.

How to read your books

There is one significant difference between reading on an iPhone and an iPad with iBooks. On your iPhone, you will only see one page at a time. On your iPad, turn from portrait to landscape to see two pages at a time. The rest of the mechanics are exactly the same.

  1. Launch iBooks from your Home screen.
  2. Tap My Books at the bottom left of your screen.
  3. Tap the cover of the book you want to read. The book will automatically open to the first page. If you are returning to a book you’ve already started, the book will reopen to where you left off.
  4. Swipe left to turn the page.

How to quickly scan through a book

To skim quickly through multiple pages:

  1. Launch iBooks from your Home screen.
  2. Tap My Books at the bottom left of your screen.
  3. Tap the cover of the book you want to read.
  4. Tap the page counter at the bottom of the page. Move the blue dot right or left along the line, releasing it when you’ve reached the correct page.

How to bookmark a page

iBooks will automatically reopen a book to the last page you were reading. If you need to bookmark a page because you’ve found an inspiring quote, or you want to revisit a passage, you can insert a bookmark.

  1. Launch iBooks from your Home screen.
  2. Tap My Books at the bottom left of your screen.
  3. Tap the cover of the book you want to read.
  4. Tap the bookmark button at the top right of the screen. It will turn red to mark the page. To remove the bookmark, tap it again so the red disappears.

How to search for words or passages

There are two ways to search for particular words or passages in a book. The first is a straightforward search, just like you would do if you were searching for something online.

  1. Launch iBooks from your Home screen.
  2. Tap My Books at the bottom left of your screen.
  3. Tap the cover of the book you want to read.

  4. Tap the magnifying glass button at the top right of the page.
  5. Type a word or passage into the space provided.

A second way to search within a book uses highlighting.

  1. Swipe to open a page of text.
  2. Tap and hold the word or passage you want to search for.
  3. Tap Search from the options that appear above the word or phrase.

How to enable Scrolling View

If you don’t like swiping to turn pages, you can opt to scroll vertically through the book.

  1. Launch iBooks from your Home screen.
  2. Tap My Books at the bottom left of your screen.
  3. Tap the cover of the book you want to read.

  4. Tap the letter button at the top of the page.
  5. Toggle Scrolling View so that it appears green.

Page numbers will appear on the left side of the screen in Scrolling View.

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