Using an Apple Mobile Device

**Please note that this page will be updated on a regular basis as Apple's mobile device technology evolves.**

How do I view samples and download books with an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch?
There are several applications for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch available in the App Store. We have heard positive feedback about Good.iWare's GoodReader, but there are several dozen programs available. Our instructions only cover the use of iBooks, a free download from the Apple App Store.

How do I purchase and download products on my iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch?
To purchase and download products, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Apple App store and download the free version of iBooks.
  2. Using Safari (the standard browser in the iPad and iPhone OS), visit our eStore, log in and add items to your cart, and complete your purchase as you normally would.
  3. After completing your purchase, you will be directed to your smart receipt. Click on "Download Item Now" to view the item in Safari. You are now able to view the book through your browser.

How do I open products in iBooks on myiPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch?
To download and view products for future use:

  1. Depending on the iOS installed on your Apple Device, you will need to locate the "Open in.." button.
  2. For iOS 7, iOS 8 and beyond
    1. Tap on the pdf document to display another bar below the top toolbar
    2. Tap "Open in iBooks" (if shown) or "Open in..."
    3. Select " Open in iBooks" (you may need to scroll through the visible apps)
    4. Your document will now open in iBooks, giving you full access to the document.
  3. For iOS 6 and earlier:
    1. 1. When you click on a link to a PDF file in your smart reciept your device opens up the PDF in Apple's native PDF viewer. When your PDF first appears a bar should appear at the top of the browser. If you don't see it, or if it fades away, just tap anywhere on the document and it will reappear.
    2. Tap on the "Open in..." button
    3. Select "iBooks" (you may need to scroll through the visible apps)
    4. Your document will now open in iBooks, giving you full access to the document.

Should I back up my purchases if I download them primarily to my iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch?
Yes, we HIGHLY recommend that you save a copy of your purchase for back up purposes whether you download them on your Apple device or computer.  If you download and use your purchase primarily on your Apple device, you can save a copy in several different ways, but here are a few suggestions.

  1. Save a copy on your computer.  You can either download it from the eStore directly to your computer or transfer the file from your Apple Device to your computer (information below)
  2. Save a copy to online file storage/transfer services, such as DropBox or Google Drive.

How do I transfer eBooks from my iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch to my computer?
If you have completed your purchase on your Apple mobile device and would like to transfer it to your computer, we have a few suggestions.

  1. Use the "Open in..." option inside Safari (see above instructions) to select apps such as Dropbox or Google Drive.  Both these apps can be used to store your purchase and then transfer them to your computer.
  2. Some apps, such as GoodReader and Adobe Reader offer options for transferring your files.  See your app help menu for detailed instructions.
  3. If you are a Mac user and you have a computer and Apple Device enabled with AirDrop, you can also use this service.

How do I transfer my collection of eBooks from my computer to my iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch?
Placing eBooks onto your Apple device from your computer allows you to have your eBooks with you for easy reference, wherever you are. To transfer your purchases over to your mobile device, we have a few suggestions.

  1. You can email it to yourself. (be sure to use an email address that you access on your Apple Device)
    1. In the email, tap on the file and it will open.
    2. Tap on the "Share icon" in the upper right corner.
    3. There you will be able to open the file in iBooks or any other app you would like. 
  2. You can use online file storage/transfer services such as Dropbox and Google Drive.
  3. If you are a Mac user and you have a computer and Apple Device enabled with AirDrop, you can also use this service.

Do Enhanced eBooks also work on my iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch?
Yes! Enhanced eBooks from our store are also PDFs, so just follow the same instructions to transfer them to your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. There are a variety of apps on the market that may or may not take full advantage of the Enhanced ebook features.

Will ePub files work on my iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch?
Yes! In fact, ePub files generally allow for optimized viewing on your Apple mobile device. Some of our ePub files also contain a "Read Aloud" function - to activate this on your Apple mobile device, simply open your ePub file, click on the speaker icon in the top right hand corner, and select the "Start Reading" button.

Can I print my eBooks from my iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch?
With the latest version of Apple iOS (for the iPad, iPhone, & iPod Touch), you are able to print from your Apple mobile device to a select number of local printers through AirPrint. The list of AirPrint compatible printers is changing regularly; to see if your printer is AirPrint compatible, please visit "AirPrint Basics" located in the Support section of Apple's website.

 

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