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Akalu Level 1 Level 1

How to remove books from iCloud permanently ?


iPad, iOS 6.1.3
Solved by King_Penguin on Oct 10, 2013 11:48 PM Solved

Content that you've downloaded from iTunes doesn't use any of your iCloud allowance, your free 5 gig or any additional storage that you've bought doesn't include it. You can't permanently delete any items from your purchase history, all you can do is hide items so that they don't show in the Purchased tabs for re-downloading : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4919 (if your device is on iOS 7 then you may need to log out and back into your account on it after hiding items on your computer's iTunes for them to be hidden from the Purchased tabs on it)

Reply by rexriley on Nov 25, 2013 5:21 AM Helpful

I have another reason to needing books completely removed from an iPad, iCloud, iTunes then has been discussed thus far.  I am in the Technology Dept of an independant school where we have a 1-to-1 program using iPads.  A middle school student has somehow (?) downloaded a very inappropiate book in their parents opinion.  Remember that kids will e kids and sometimes do rather stupid mistakes.  The parents wnat/need these books completely erased from thier childs accounts.  This might be able to remove the child's ability to re-doenload such materials or might not want some bit of incrimnating paper trail to this childs indecretions.

 

So to Gail and others here.  There are legitimate reasons to want to expunge records from the mighty apple's computers.  It seems rather typical of Apple and MAc users to think that 'if Apple doesn't want tsomeone to do X or Y, then one shouldn't need to do it."  This smacks of Big Brother to me.  And the argument that this is an industry standard or that it would cause undue support calls to Apple just doesn't old water.  Apple has never followed industry standards, but rather works at setting them.  And how hard is it to make a user understand and confirm that some action they take will have inrriversable consequences?

 

Come on Apple, give us the tools we need.

Reply by gail from maine on Mar 26, 2013 10:31 PM Helpful

Hi Akalu,

 

iCloud doesn't store books.....where are you looking that you see books that you want to delete?

 

GB

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  • gail from maine Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.icloud
    iCloud

    Hi Akalu,

     

    iCloud doesn't store books.....where are you looking that you see books that you want to delete?

     

    GB

  • Akalu Level 1 Level 1

    Ok I bought a book from iBook store and I don't like it so how do I get refund or deleted permantley ?

  • Eric Ross Level 6 Level 6

    Once billed for the iBook log into your iTunes account and report it as a problem. To delete the book go into iBooks then tap the edit icon select the book then tap delete. 

  • BajaBarry Level 1 Level 1

    In my Purchased Books collection, I select the books, tap delete and they are still there. If I touch one, it downloads from the cloud, but not the iCloud, and goes into the Books collection. Then I Edit, Delete From All Devices, and it is still in the Purchased Books collection.

  • BajaBarry Level 1 Level 1

    Also, if from iBooks, I select Store, then select Purchased, I see a bunch that are "Downloaded" and a bunch with a cloud symbol with a down arrow. There is still no way to delete these cloud things.

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes

    You can't currently permanently delete any items from your purchase history, all you can do is hide them so that they are less visible : hiding and unhiding. If you are on iOS 6 on your device then you will need to do it via your computer's iTunes, hiding isn't currently possible directly on iOS 6 devices. As that only hides them from the Purchased tab in the ibookstore in the iBooks app, you may also need to set Settings > iBooks > Show All Purchases 'off' on your device so that they don't show on the bookshelf with the cloud symbol

  • BajaBarry Level 1 Level 1

    Your advice regarding settings provides me with a temporary workaround to partially accomplish what I want to do. Thanks.

  • Janeway Level 1 Level 1

    Have the same problem. Figured out the settings part and it is satisfying enough for me.

  • Juls1667 Level 1 Level 1

    This solution doesn't help me.  I am using up all my cloud space with old books that I am not going to reread.  I want to be able to delete some of them so that I am no using up all my cloud storage on these books. I also got some that I never liked and didn't feel I wanted to waste my time on, but never found a way to return, so I wasted my money and now my storage on something I don't want.  There needs to be a solution.

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes

    Content that you've downloaded from iTunes doesn't use any of your iCloud allowance, your free 5 gig or any additional storage that you've bought doesn't include it. You can't permanently delete any items from your purchase history, all you can do is hide items so that they don't show in the Purchased tabs for re-downloading : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4919 (if your device is on iOS 7 then you may need to log out and back into your account on it after hiding items on your computer's iTunes for them to be hidden from the Purchased tabs on it)

  • mchobot Level 1 Level 1

    Everyone on this thread that would like to see a solution - I'd recommend that you submit a feature request to Apple: http://www.apple.com/feedback/ibooks.html

  • ANAIL Level 1 Level 1

    This is so lame. If I want to permanently, and completely, delete a book from device or from my cloud storage, I should be able to do so.

  • gail from maine Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.icloud
    iCloud

    None of the book applications out there work that way - not Amazon/Kindle, not Banrnes & Nobel Nook, none of them. They keep you ENTIRE purchsased library in the Cloud, so you have access (when connected to Wifi) to your many, many books that you have lined up to read over the next sevaral years.

     

    You then selelct the  ones you want to have on your devide right now, and you download those only. Then, you just don't even have to click on teh "Cloud" option if you just can't stand to be overwhelmed by such a vast array of potential reading material.

     

    What, exactly, is the problem?

     

    And oh, by the way, you can delete a device from iCloud at any time by deleting the iCloud account off of the device....how hard is that?

     

    What, exactly, is the problem?

     

    GB

  • Woode Level 1 Level 1

    I have two ePub books, one downloaded from Project Gutenberg and one from another source, that I imported into iTunes then transferred to my iPad. Upon opening them, I discovered that they are usable because of errors in text and formatting. These two books were synced to iCloud and now cannot be deleted. They cannot be removed from Purchases, though they were never purchased from the iBooks Store.

     

    Whether purchased from the iBook Store or downloaded from somewhere else, I should be able to completely remove an unwanted book from iCloud. It does not matter if it is unusable because of errors or simply unwanted. I do not want to remove iCloud from my device, because I want to read the rest of my library on my Mac, or my iPad, or my iPhone.

     

    This, Gail, is a problem.

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