2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 2, 2013 10:16 AM by Skydiver119
Kayla0590 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have purchased some books on my iPad from iBooks and my mom got an iPad for Christmas and I want to transfer the books over to her iPad so she can read them without having to purchase the books all over again. Is there a way to do this? If so please share :) Thank you!!

iPad 2, iOS 6
  • 1. Re: Can I transfer books between iPads?
    Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (19,490 points)

    all ios devices which use the same appleID have access to the same books

    and sync their bootmarks so you can continue reading on whatever device you pick up

  • 2. Re: Can I transfer books between iPads?
    Skydiver119 Level 7 Level 7 (21,240 points)

    If her device is on a different apple ID, then you have to chose if she wants to reset hers and set it up with your apple ID - thus losing access to things she's bought under her ID - or look for another way.


    Linking the books to a singular ID is a theft prevention device. Doesn't do them much good to sell you a copy if - theoretically of course - a person can then toss that book up on the net and let everyone get at it.(not accusing and no offense, just an example)  And while some other services, like I think Kindle and Amazon has the ability for a person to 'loan' their book to another account, iBooks doesn't have that.


    If she's looking for cost effective ways to read books, many libraries have e-books you can check out, usually for free. The only 'catch' is that you have a specific number of weeks to get them read.