Cannot open books in ibooks

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  1. caribeguy

    caribeguy iPF Novice

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    Or some reason I cannot open books in iBooks.. Help..
     
  2. dMog

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    more info needed.... have you added them to your ipad via itunes... can you see the books in the ibooks shelf and they just will not open.... be as specific as you can as how you got the books and what format they are and anything else
     
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    I have downloaded the books and I can see them in my bookshelf but cannot open them. I go to the store and download again and it shows them downloading, just cannot open them.
     
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    were they downloaded form the itunes store? directly form your ipad or from itunes...do you have the stting in ibooks set yo books or to books and pdf...what format are the books downloaded in
     
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    any other info you can add will help
     
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    have you updated to the newest software for itunes and also you ipad if not do so... if so delete ibooks and reinstall ibooks
     
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    It sounds like a memory problem. Close all running apps by double tapping the button at the base of the machine. You will see all running app icons. Press and hold one of them until a red minus sign appears on them all. Click each minus sign to close them. Then try running iBooks again.

    I have literally 150 books on mine and can read them OK.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    I have tried all the suggestions so far and it still is not working. The strange thing, I can open all of these books on the 4 iPods in my house, just not on my iPad.
     
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    Maybe you've used up the licenses on your books? Publishers usually limit how many devices you can have the same book on.
     
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    Er, yes, that could be a point I hadn't thought of. Has the thread originator tried to download any free books (there are lots of them) ?
     
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    Yes I have tried a number of free books and it does the same thing. I' m really at a loss, this is the only problem I have with my iPad, but it is a big problem. One of reason I bought it is for reading books.
     
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    Is your iPad jail broken?

    Try deleting iBooks and downloading it again..
     
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    That I have tried a couple of times with no luck.
     
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    I'd suggest switching to Kindle books. Not only is the app more reliable, returns are easy, and you can read the books on multiple platforms. Should you switch devices years later, you'd still be able to access your books on another OS. With iBooks, you'll have to keep buying Apple unless you're OK with abandoning your books.

    I've used Kindle books for about four years, with no probs that I can recall.
     
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