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    How do I delete a book from iCloud. Also how do I get rid of books purchased on my iPad. No matter what I try works. Please help. I don't want it in the cloud anymore. Please tell me how to do this. I would appreciate it. Thank you.
    Last edited by High201; 10-24-2012 at 05:00 PM.

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    As far as I know there is no way to hide a purchased book (or other iStore media) on the iPad. You used to be able to do this, but it's been missing for a while.

    If you have iTunes on a computer, you can still hide purchases there.

    Choose iTunes Store from the Store list on the left, then choose the Books tab at the top.

    At the top right, the last link below the Categories pulldown menu (no, not in the menu) is the Purchased link. Click on that.

    Now find the book you don't want, mouse over it, and click on the (x) that appears. You'll get a Hide option.

    This does not permanently remove the book from your purchases. It just hides it from view when looking at the lists. You can restore it by going into your account settings and unhiding all hidden purchases (or some similar choice, I didn't go looking for the exact option).

    In my brief experiment, books hidden using iTunes also became hidden on the iPad.

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    So basically whatever you purchase goes to iCloud and stays there with no way of getting rid of it. Why can't I have the option to delete stuff permanently. Why can't I do this. I am not liking this iCloud stuff at all and not being able to delete what I want. This is wrong. Thanks for your answer
    Last edited by High201; 10-25-2012 at 05:55 PM.

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    I suppose if you look at it as forcing to you keep something it seems wrong. But the other perspective is that once you own the book, it's yours forever (in the sense of however long Apple has an iBooks Store), whether it is on your device or not. It's not like the book takes away any of your iCloud storage space. Apple keeps that content on the store servers, and all you get is a pointer that says it's yours to download whenever you want.

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    But the point is I don't want it and never will. Why can't I get rid of it. Just don't like that I do not even have the option. I know how to get rid of it. Delete iBooks.

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    Or you could contact Apple iTunes support and ask them to remove it from your account. I'm sure they'll do that, though they will probably give you all the reasons I did before doing so, just to be sure that's what you really want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twerppoet
    I suppose if you look at it as forcing to you keep something it seems wrong. But the other perspective is that once you own the book, it's yours forever (in the sense of however long Apple has an iBooks Store), whether it is on your device or not. It's not like the book takes away any of your iCloud storage space. Apple keeps that content on the store servers, and all you get is a pointer that says it's yours to download whenever you want.
    Thanks for your help.

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    No problem. Sorry I could not give you a solution you liked better.

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    I'm having the same problem only my purchases were through Amazon in my kindle app I have on my ipad. I've deleted them from my library on Amazon, and I've deleted them on my ipad "device". But they still show up on my ipad under cloud. Is there no way to delete them or hide them? Once you delete them on your computer in your Amazon account, you can no longer open them on your ipad without repurchasing them, so I want them gone! I would also prefer that when my kids use my ipad they are not privy to books I may have read in the past. Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PFen View Post
    I'm having the same problem only my purchases were through Amazon in my kindle app I have on my ipad. I've deleted them from my library on Amazon, and I've deleted them on my ipad "device". But they still show up on my ipad under cloud. Is there no way to delete them or hide them? Once you delete them on your computer in your Amazon account, you can no longer open them on your ipad without repurchasing them, so I want them gone! I would also prefer that when my kids use my ipad they are not privy to books I may have read in the past. Any suggestions?
    Are you saying the deleted book(s) is still visible on Kindle's cloud or Apple's cloud? I don't know about Apple's cloud, because I don't back up Kindle books that way, but if you delete a Kindle book from you Amazon account, you can no longer see the title on your Kindle cloud or your device (iPad, for instance). You have to delete from Amazon, give it a minute or two, then refresh your device. It should no longer be visible in Kindle's cloud or your iPad.

    I know this because I sometimes buy picture books for my young relatives, we read them when I visit, then I delete them because I'll never read those books again once I leave.


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