How to Email a PDF to iBooks


One way to add PDF documents to iBooks on your Apple device is to use the Mail application. The iBooks application is an e-reader program that can be used to view and save PDF documents as well as eBooks from the Apple iBookstore. It is available as a free download from the iTunes store for the iPhone, iPod and iPad. The Mail application that is also native to the iPad, iPhone or iPod has a utility that facilitates the transfer of a PDF to iBooks.

  • Launch your email client on your computer or navigate to your online email account login page and sign in.

  • Compose an email message and attach the PDF you want to add to iBooks to the message. Enter your email address in the "To" field, and then click "Send."

  • Tap the "Mail" application on the Home screen on your Apple device.

  • Scroll through the list of email messages and tap the one that has the PDF attached.

  • Scroll to the bottom of the message and tap the PDF attachment. The PDF opens on the screen.

  • Tap the "Launcher" icon located at the top-right corner of the screen. The icon looks like an arrow coming out of a box.

  • Tap "Open in iBooks." The PDF document opens in the iBooks application.

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