1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 23, 2013 12:29 AM by knewman
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I've got two PDF files in iBooks on my iPad. I also have an iPhone with iBooks installed. Sync Collections is enabled on both devices, yet the PDF files aren't there on the iPhone at all. I did try creating a new collection on the iPad and moving the PDFs into that new collection. On the iPhone, I can now see the new collection, but it is empty. What is the trick to making this work? I also tried a full iCloud backup on both devices, with no results.


iPhone 4, iOS 6.0.1
  • 1. Re: Sync Collections is enabled, but PDFs aren't syncing between devices. What am I missing?
    knewman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh and here is an odd update: I opened one of the two PDFs that are currently on my iPad on my iPhone by using Dropbox (this was the source from which the PDF made it onto the iPad in the first place). After opening the file on the iPhone, I touched "open in..." and chose iBooks. The file opened in iBooks, which filed it into the same collection in which I had placed it on the iPad, and my bookmarks were synced. Bizarre. Another example of how Dropbox is far superior to iCloud, even when trying to do things the Apple Way.