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2 Ways to Transfer iBooks to PC without iTunes

Some books in your iBooks app does not show in iTunes. Here is a detailed guide to show you 2 ways to transfer iBooks to PC without iTunes.

Updated Jun 07,2018 | by Cody

If you want to read iBooks on your computer or you want to transfer iBooks on your iPhone to PC in order to free up iPhone storage space, here is a detailed guide to show you how to transfer iBooks to PC without iTunes.

Why not using iTunes? iTunes will only allow you to transfer books or PDF files purchase from Apple Book Store. Otherwise, iTunes does not display your books. Not to mention there may be errors during installation of iTunes.

You may have downloaded from online book websites, saved e-books to iBooks from an email or from anywhere else. If that’s your case, you can use these two methods to transfer all books or PDF documents from your iPhone to PC no matter how you get it.

Transfer iBooks to PC with IOTransfer

The easiest way to transfer iBook from iPhone to PC is with iPhone transfer software, IOTransfer. It allows you to transfer any books between iPhone and PC with a few clicks. It allows you to transfer all books (including all the purchases) with file extension in one go. Supported file extensions include .epub, ibooks, and PDF.

You can refer to the steps below to move iBooks to PC from your iOS device.

Step 1: Free download IOTransfer and install it on your Windows PC. It is about 50MB in size, so the installation should complete very quickly.

Step 2: Open IOTransfer and connect your iPhone (iPad or iPod) via lightning cable.

Transfer iBooks to PC withot iTunes

Step 3: under the MANAGE tab, select iBooks from the left side menu.

Select Location

Step 4: Select all of some of the books listed and click Export to transfer books from your iPhone/iPad to your PC.

If you ever need to transfer books from PC to iPhone, just select the Import button and select the books on your computer to start the transfer.

In addition to transferring iBooks, IOTransfer also allows you to transfer music, contacts, videos, photos, podcasts, and voice memos between your PC and iOS device. Due to that, IOTransfer is considered the best iTunes alternative.

To help you better managing your iPhone, IOTransfer also provides iPhone cleaner to help you free up space, and video downloader to help you download videos to your iPhone for offline viewing.

 Transfer iBooks to PC by Email

For books and PDF files that have no copy-protection, you can easily share them via email. When you open the email on your computer, you can save them on your computer hard drive. This is a good workaround for transferring iBooks from your iPhone to PC.

Step 1. Open the iBooks app, and select one book or PDF file.

Step 2. Tap the Share button at the top of the screen.

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Step 3. Select Email and you can see the book you choose is included in the email as an attachment.

Step 4. Enter your email address and tab Send to send the email.

Step 5. Open the email client on your computer to open the email and save the attachment (iBook) on your computer. 

This way is much simpler than using iTunes because you do not even need to connect your iPhone iPad or iPod touch to your computer.

What do you think about these two methods of transferring iBooks to PC without iTunes? If you have a better way or any thoughts, do leave a comment down below.


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