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Adding PDFs directly to iBooks via Safari


When Apple added PDF support in iBooks, it was a huge boon to users who hadn’t yet sprung for a standalone, third-party reader. But did you know that you can add files directly to this PDF library from Safari on the iPad? Simply open a PDF in Safari and tap the page - at the top you’ll see a button to “Open in iBooks,” which will automatically add the document to your library. Starting in iOS 5, you’ll also be able to take advantage of this feature on your iPhone or iPod touch, making the process of adding a PDF to your iBooks library far more streamlined.

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I do this now on iPhone 4 - IOS 4.3 just fine.

Posted by dave on August 30, 2011 at 11:28 AM (CDT)


This worked for me on Iphone 4 with IOS 4.x, but now just went to IOS 5.0.1 and now not working.  “open in ibooks” button appears, but nothing happens.  Leads to fix?

Posted by Tayloe, Rex on November 18, 2011 at 10:31 AM (CST)


This doesn’t seem to work on iPad 2 with Safari and iBooks 1.3.2 (422).  The Open in iBooks button has no effect.

Posted by Matt Robinson on December 21, 2011 at 9:18 PM (CST)


I could do this fine in IOS 4.3, but now that I have upgraded to IOS 5.0.1 I cannot get any pdf’s in safari to open in ibooks or idocs. Any suggestions?

Posted by Jan on January 10, 2012 at 3:24 PM (CST)

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