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Question: i books storing PDF question


i recently moved from my old iphone 5 to a new SE. i first did a backup of the old phone via hard-wire and itunes on my PC. while my notes and pictures etc. came over to the new phone all the PDF's i had on my old phone did not?

additionally i do not see an ibooks icon when i log onto icloud.com or on itunes so i cant even see what is backed up?


iPhone SE, iOS 11.2.1

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Feb 27, 2018 10:38 AM in response to a409 In response to a409

Hello a409,

I see that after you restored your backup from your old iPhone to your new iPhone that you're not seeing your iBooks icon. I certianly understand your concern, and I'd be happy to provide some information to try to help.

Let's have you try to reinstall the app and see if your PDF files return. This article will help to reinstall the app:

Remove built-in Apple apps from the Home screen on your iOS 10 device or Apple Watch
Take a look at the section titled "Restore a built-in app that you removed".
Thank you for using Apple Support Communities.
​Have a great day!

Feb 27, 2018 10:38 AM

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