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peder66 Calculating status...
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Jun 22, 2010 2:21 PM
I've tried to sync several pdf documents to iBooks, but they don't show up. Also trid to download books from the store but they never finnish downloading. The synced pdf documents in itunes (under my iPhone) is greyed out and can't do anything with them.
Any kind of help is apriciated.
iOS 4
  • Matt Difonzo Calculating status...
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    Jun 22, 2010 2:48 PM (in response to peder66)
    I am having the exact same problem with my 3G on iOS4. Any ideas?

    I can add that they all sync perfectly on my iPad.

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    Jun 22, 2010 5:56 PM (in response to Matt Difonzo)
    I'm having the same exact issue. Over 150 books synced to my phone and NONE of them show up in iBooks! Iphone 3g with 4.0 software installed. This is ridiculous!
    Iphone 3g, iOS 4
  • Cadre Level 2 Level 2 (170 points)
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    Jun 22, 2010 7:33 PM (in response to peder66)
    I'm seeing this also on my iPhone 3G. The second time I started iBooks the PDFs showed up, but after that, they didn't. The Book/PDF switch never shows up.

    The books are definitely on the device as it shows the space has been taken up, just nothing shows up on the bookshelf.
    Mac OS X (10.5)
  • eTiger13 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 22, 2010 8:37 PM (in response to peder66)
    I am having the same issue on my ipad. Updated I books to version 1.1 or whatever the latest one was since it said am update was available and now none of my books were showing up
    Ipad, iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • Elle518 Calculating status...
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    Jun 23, 2010 4:11 AM (in response to peder66)
    I'm having the same problem! Any idea?
  • J. Chiu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 5:10 AM (in response to Elle518)
    I have same issue on both iPhone3G and iPad. Too bad… Does anyone have any ideas?
    iPhone3G, iPad, iOS 4
  • Bryan Chapman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 7:43 AM (in response to J. Chiu)
    Just to add to the list, same here on iPhone 3G upgraded to IOS 4. Can see that my PDFs have apparently been transfered to the iPhone but not showing up. Anything downloaded from within iBooks doesn't completly download and I'm constanstly beeing asked for my itunes password during the download.
    iPhone 3G, iOS 4
  • yunayunayuna Calculating status...
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    Jun 23, 2010 9:18 AM (in response to peder66)
    Guys read this!
    The pdfs and books are there in the phone, and by phone i mean iPhone 3G without the S.
    But the problem is, the iPhone 3G simply does not have the hardware to support the full functionality of iBooks. therefore, what most of you are experiencing is, simply put, the extreme lagginess of the phone. the phone is too slow to show all the books, for example, the guy with over 100 books. books are loaded before pdfs are loaded, therefore if you are able to see the books you will have to wait another maybe 5 mins to see the pdfs? that was what happened to me, i left the phone alone for 5 mins and everything showed up, but extremely slowly.

    Conclusion: iBooks works like a snail on iPhone 3G, but for the faster iPhone 3GS or the iPad, such a problem should not exist, unless you have hundreds of books

    Hope it helps!
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  • musicvan Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 11:16 AM (in response to yunayunayuna)
    I am unable to see one pdf in the ibook app on a 3G after selecting them in itunes to sync but I can view a pdf if I email myself so not sure what you base your statement on, agreed ibooks on the 3G is poor performance compared to the kindle app, its takes 10s to open then several more seconds to open a book, once the book pages have loaded its not too bad. The books|pdf select button did not appear until I viewed a pdf received in the email app then was present all the time until I deleted the pdf received via email.
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    Jun 23, 2010 1:18 PM (in response to yunayunayuna)
    My iPad doesn't even sync the PDF to the device, and it removed a PDF I had added from an email.

    I have set the media kind to book as per instructions, but nothing happens. I have tried syncing a single book, but it doesn't work either.

    It is the same on my iPhone 3GS.
  • musicvan Level 1 Level 1 (140 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 3:12 PM (in response to peder66)
    I have several pdf files from itunes U that show up in the itunes sync books tab, I select these and do a sync but they do not appear in the pdf ibook app, if I use itunes add to library from the file menu then the pdf files appear when synced? Also these imports are duplicated in the itunes u folder and the itunes books folder.

    This is on a 3G phone using iOS4, does not seem to be an ibooks discussion for the iphone, maybe the category will be moved standalone apps soon.
  • EJulien Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 7:53 PM (in response to peder66)
    My iBooks worked fine until I tried to open a PDF. Now my iPhone 3GS does not show a bookshelf, only a black screen with the option available at the top. If I go to the store, I can see the reverse of my books as it returns to iBooks but I can't open my books or the PDF.

    Message was edited by: EJulien
    Apple ][+, G5 dual 2.0, MBP 17", iPhone 3GS, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
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