Mac Tip: Open and Sync PDF files on iBooks for iPad, iPhone and iPod

Posted on 24. May, 2011 by in MAC Tip, VirtualConnections Newsletter

iTunes SyncingThere are two ways that you can sync your pdf files so that they will appear in iBooks which will allow you to view on your iPad, iPhone or iPod.

Sync PDFs as iBooks on iTunes

  1. Update iBooks to version 1.1
  2. Open iTunes and click on the “Books” tab under Library section
  3. Drag & Drop your PDFs right in iTunes while you’re in the Books tab
  4. Connect your Apple device to your computer, click on “Books” within the iPad, iPhone or iPod data sync window
  5. You’ll see the PDFs you just dragged and just simply Sync them to your Apple device

PDF via Email Method

  1. Send yourself an email with the PDF file(s) attached
  2. Go to the Mail app on your Apple device (iPad, iPhone, iPod) and open the email you just sent
  3. Tap the PDF file listed to download
  4. Tap on it again to view the PDF
  5. Tap on the “Open In…” button on the top right and choose iBooks
  6. You now have the “PDFs” tab in iBooks

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