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joanfromoshkosh Level 1 (0 points)

I have a listing of books I have purchased in iTunes and would like to remove them from the listing. How do I remove (Delete) them?


iPad, Windows XP
  • King_Penguin Level 10 (120,071 points)

    You can only remove books from your bookshelf, not from your purchase history. Whether you'd be able to get them removed by contacting Apple I don't know - but if they did remove them then you probably wouldn't be able to re-download them for free as they would no longer be in your purchase history

  • joanfromoshkosh Level 1 (0 points)
    • Thanks I guess.
    • It's not the answer i wanted, but I do understand the logic. I hadn't thought of it that way. The list could go on indefinitely it looks like.
    • Apprecite your help
  • Kilgore-Trout Level 7 (30,667 points)

    Actually, iBooks works like apps, you can redownload if you delete them.

     

    Deleting them in iTunes is much like anything else, click on it and delete

  • King_Penguin Level 10 (120,071 points)

    That doesn't remove your purchase history from within the iBooks app though.

  • Kilgore-Trout Level 7 (30,667 points)

    Ah , yes, you are correct. Didn't read the OP carefully.

  • gandalf22 Level 1 (20 points)

    Hi,

     

    but instead of removing books from your iPad or in iTunes you can do something better:

     

    - On the iPad side you can organize your books in "Collections". So you will not have endless lists but neatly organized compartments of your book library.

     

    - In iTunes you can choose not to sync all the books you bought, but only the ones you want to store on your iPad.

  • joanfromoshkosh Level 1 (0 points)

    This sounds a lttle like a professor I once knew.

    You say to do things with the books that I no longer want, but you don't have a solution for what I want to do.

    First off, I don't want to make a "collection of books". and if I did, you didn't tell me how to do that.

    Secondly, you tell me not to sync all my books to the store, but you don't tell me how to do that either.

    If you suggest solutions to problems, don't assume that everyone is as knowledgable as you are as to how to do the things you suggest. Tell us "HOW" to do it.

    Thanks for trying to help!

  • Chris CA Level 9 (78,690 points)

    joanfromoshkosh wrote:

     

    I have a listing of books I have purchased in iTunes and would like to remove them from the listing. How do I remove (Delete) them?

    To delete books directly on the iPad;

    • In iBooks, select Edit on the top right.
    • Tap the books you want to delete the tap Delete at top left.

     

    To not sync books from iTunes to the iPad (keep them off the iPad), select the iPad in iTunes.

    Click the Books tab at top.

    To remove all books from the iPad;

    • Uncheck Sync books.

    To sync all books to the iPad;

    • Check Sync books.
    • Select All books to sync everything.

    To sync selected books to the iPad;

    • Check Sync books.
    • Select Seleted books.
    • Tick the books you want on the iPad.
  • Chris CA Level 9 (78,690 points)

    King_Penguin wrote:

     

    That doesn't remove your purchase history from within the iBooks app though.

    Do you mean Purchases at the bottom of the Store in iBooks? Not sure if this is what the OP os asking about.

  • joanfromoshkosh Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, those are the purchases I am referring to I. E. Books I have downloaded and or samples I have looked at and decided not to buy etc, Why would I want to keep all that stuff. I only want to keep what I have in my bookcase on my

    iPad

  • Chris CA Level 9 (78,690 points)

    Why would I want to keep all that stuff.

    Some people like to keep items they have purchased.

     

    To delete them from iTunes/your computer, select Books at the top left of your iTunes window.

    Select the  book then press Delete (or right click - Delete).

  • joanfromoshkosh Level 1 (0 points)

    that does NOT remove books from Purchased on the iPad. it only removes them from the iTunes list

    Sorry

  • taipan62 Level 1 (0 points)

    have you tried going to purchases in iTunes and deleting the books from there?

    i know that you can delete books purchased and then delete them from your ipad,

    also you will have to open the itunes folder on your computer (default or whatever you may have named it) and delete the purchase from there as iTunes automatically stores it there also.

    hope this helps

  • Chris CA Level 9 (78,690 points)

    joanfromoshkosh wrote:

     

    that does NOT remove books from Purchased on the iPad.

    Correct. You CANNOT remove them from your purchased list. This is your record of purchase. Same as a credit card transaction shows up on your credit card bill.

     

    It stays there so you can download again if you wish. Some people like to reread books.

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