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    Hi guys.
    I have just gotten this ipad2 for my son's reading. I have purchased some books from Google but am only able to view them when connected to wifi. We require it to be accessible offline. I downloaded iBooks but that only allows wifi viewing. What's the trick?
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    iBooks needs wi-fi to download bigger books, but once they are downloaded you can read them offline. Kindle for Amazon.com books also downloads the books for offline reading.

    For iBooks, you just go to the Store in the app, find the book you want, and download (free or paid). Once the book finishes downloading you can find and read it under the Library page.

    For Kindle you need to purchase the book at Amazon.com first. Then you download the Kindle app and register it with the same account you purchased the book with. All books you've purchased will show up on the Cloud screen. Tap them and they download to the device screen for reading.

    These are the two biggest sources for books on the iPad. There is also a Nook app for Barnes and Noble books. It works similarly to the Kindle app.
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help...shortcuts-helpful-places-people-new-ipad.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697

    Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

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