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How to Permanently Delete Books from iBooks on iPhone/iPad

Jun 24, 2018 05:45 pm / Updated by Jerry Cook to iTunes Alternatives
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A library of books is sitting in your pocket with iBooks available. This app, pre-installed by Apple, enables you to read your favorite books wherever you are or whenever you are convenient. While enjoying the great joy it brings to us, you will find there are troubles with attempt to remove books downloaded in iBooks, such as cannot delete books from iBooks on iPad/iPhone, and these increasing books are taking up much space on your devices. Here you can find ways to hide purchased books in iBooks app, and also provide solutions to completely delete unwanted books from iBooks on iPhone and iPad.

Three parts will be covered in this tutorial:

Part 1: Remove Free Books from iBooks on iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

Here is Apple's native way to help delete iBooks files on iOS devices.

Note: If iBooks Sync Collections (Setting > iBooks > Sync Collections) is enabled, it will prompt "Delete From All Devices" and "Delete This Copy". Feel free to decide which way to head up.

delete copies from all devices

However, you can only delete free books from iBooks by this way. The purchased books from iBook/iTunes store still appear on the bookshelf with a cloud icon on the top right corner. This is because Apple's policy will not allow you to delete purchase history, and you can redownload purchased books at any time with a simple click to the cloud icon.

The only way to make they disappeared from your sight is to hide books with iCould badge. Tap "All Books" right above My Books page. Slide "Hide iCloud Books" and the bookshelf will be empty. This is the best you can do on the devices so far.

If you want to totally clear up purchased books in iBooks, you should try a professional iOS management tool called Tenorshare iCareFone to get iBooks files off your devices.

hide iCloud books

Part 2: Completely Delete Books in iBooks App Using Tenorshare iCareFone

Tenorshare iCareFone aims to provide a better and easier way for iOS users to manage iBooks files. It's been highly praised by our customers for perfect compatibility with iOS 12 beta/11/10.3/10.2/10/9/8 and under devices. Here we will show you how to get unwanted iBooks deleted using Tenorshare iCareFone.

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That is all. You'll find it is quite easy to remove a book from iBooks. Except for the function to delete iBooks files, Tenorshare iCareFone also offers a great convenience for you to import and export all the books freely within a few seconds. iPhone performance speeding up, data backing up and transferring, ads blocking, OS repairing can also be achieved with this powerful software.

Part 3: Hide Purchase History on iTunes/iCloud

If you have synced your iPhone or iPad with iCloud, one thing you need paying attention to is that you cannot delete purchased books from iTunes. Downloaded books may appear on iTunes store even you have removed them from iOS devices. The only solution is to hide iBooks purchase history.

There are many situations you want iBooks files disappeared. Regular support you find on forum may not be suitable for you because those are individual cases. Thus we recommend Tenorshare iCareFone to help solve your problems fundamentally. Try it now and find more surprise!

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