7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 27, 2012 7:33 AM by Mr. Luigi
plg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Bought an iBook on my iPad. Read it. Now I want to share it with my wife. How do I do this, short of physically giving her my iPad until she's read it? What I want to do is transfer it to her iPad (she has her own apple id of course)


iPad 2, iOS 5.1.1
  • 1. Re: How do I share my iBook?
    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,360 points)

    Your wife would have to sign in to your Apple ID on her iPad and then download the book to her device using your Apple ID and password.

  • 2. Re: How do I share my iBook?
    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)

    You can transfer the iBook to your iTunes library on your computer, or re-download it with iTunes on your computer without having to pay for the book again. iTunes includes an option to automatically download books that were downloaded with iBooks on your iPad.

     

    Assuming you and your wife share the same iTunes library, she can transfer the book to her iPad via the iTunes sync process. You may need to be logged in with your iTunes account with iTunes in order to do so.

  • 3. Re: How do I share my iBook?
    plg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Does she have to be signed in as me in order to read it? In other words if she signs back in as herself does the iBook disappear?

     

    Man, talk about an argument in favor of physical books... If I buy a paper book I actually own it (the object, not the content). iBook, apparently not.

  • 4. Re: How do I share my iBook?
    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)

    Does she have to be signed in as me in order to read it? In other words if she signs back in as herself does the iBook disappear?

     

    No to both questions.

  • 5. Re: How do I share my iBook?
    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,360 points)

    Frankly, I don't know, but I would assume so. There are people that have multiple Apple ID's and switch back and forth with them all the time. I'm not sure how the process works.

     

    The other thing about downloading the book to her iPad using your ID is that her iPad is then associated with your ID, and that could lock her out of her own ID for 90 days. At least that is how I read this article.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4627

     

    Try Allan's suggestion. Download it in iTunes and then sync it to her iPad. She will still have to sign into your account in order to sync the book to her iPad.

     

    EDIT - I type way too slowly. I read Allan's post and that answers your question .... And mine as well.

     

    Message was edited by: Demo

  • 6. Re: How do I share my iBook?
    Johnathan Burger Level 6 Level 6 (14,900 points)

    Don't like it, lobby the Authors Guild to stop suing everyone and remove DRM from ebooks per Cory Doctorow.

    Apple does not own the content either, they only license it to sell.

  • 7. Re: How do I share my iBook?
    Mr. Luigi Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    My wife and I share a common Apple ID so we can download apps, music, books, etc. off of the same Apple ID.

     

    That is all fine.  But, when my wife reads an iBook that I also want to read, her annotations (highlights, comments in the margins, etc.) are showing up on my "copy" of the iBook.  Is there some setting that can prevent this from happening?