iBooks emailing books doesn't seem to work for me?

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  1. louwin

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    I restored an iPad 3 to an iPad Air....

    Mainly the restore worked but hours later the Air lost(?) all my PDF files in iBooks. I don't understand why as all the options were set in iBooks.

    Looking in iBooks there appears to be only one way to get PDFs from one iPad to another, by emailing them ONE at a time.

    To further complicate matters I cannot access my Yahoo account in Mail on either iPad. It keeps asking for the password and I keep entering it but the server connection keeps getting lost. If I try to set the password in "Settings" it can't connect to the server and doesn't save the password. This is on BOTH iPads (on 7.0.4).

    I have been using Yahoo on the 3 for 18 months successfully. It is how I got most of the PDFs into the 3. This appears to be a problem from iOS7 on????

    If I access my Yahoo mail through Safari (on the Air) it works PERFECTLY. The server is fully accessible and I can read/delete and send emails (through Safari).

    When I go into iBooks on the iPad 3 and email a book to my Yahoo account I get the usual "Whooosh" of the mail being sent but I don't receive the mail on my Air nor on my desktop PC. I tried this individually (to Yahoo) with about 6 different PDFs (from the 3). NONE arrived :(

    Then I tried sending a book (in iBooks from the 3) to a non-Yahoo email address. It, too, gets sent (?) (Whooosh) but never arrives.

    On my desktop I send a test email from Yahoo to non-Yahoo, it arrives. From the Air (in Safari) I send a test email from the Yahoo to non-Yahoo on the deskop, it arrives. Then it arrives in Mail on the Air.

    It seems to me that emailing from iBooks doesn't work (for me)? Does it work for anyboby else. Can someone with a Yahoo email address receive PDFs from iBooks?

    I am going to take my problem to a genius on Saturday (too much babysitting before then) but I thought I would test the forum :)

    I suspect all is NOT well with the mail routine in 7.0.4? :(
     
  2. Mickey330

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    This doesn't help your Yahoo issue (cause I don't have/use Yahoo mail), but, have you tried using iTunes to transfer the PDFs from the 3 to the Air?

    As far as I understand it, if you connect the 3 to iTunes, you can go to the iBooks section (at the bottom of the Apps tab) and transfer all the PDFs in iBooks over to your computer (if they don't auto go to iTunes). Then, after safely disconnecting the 3, you can connect the Air and drag-n-drop the PDFs back into its iBook section under apps.

    Does that not work and is that, then, the reason why you are trying to e-mail the PDFs?

    Marilyn
     
  3. AQ_OC

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    Have you tried another email account with iBooks? I did what you are doing just last week...I was using my charter account on and sending pdfs to my hotmail and gmail addresses. Also, when you email out of iBooks, the mail app comes up, you can change the account you send from as well as which you send to.

    I'd much prefer to use the method Mickey330 mention but I have not been able to get PDFs that didn't come in from iTunes out via iTunes. I believe if you start the PDF transport on your PC/Mac using iTunes then they are saved on that machine so you don't really have to send them back out, you just reload them. But it seems iTunes can't handle (at least in the past), PDFs coming from other places. All this had lead me to NOT send any PDFs to iBooks. I use GoodReader for all PDF work.
     
  4. louwin

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    Thanks for your replies :)

    I didn't try iTunes as I had been convinced (through various enquiries) that the only way was through iBooks. That iTunes didn't like PDFs that came direct from other sources. All my PDFs came from device Support links (User Guides/Manuals etc) and emails from myself.

    It's late (23:15) and I have been running after 2 grandsons all day so I'm pooped.... :D

    Plus the iPads and iPhone are on charge

    I will try your suggestion tomorrow. :)

    I was hoping I wouldn't have to email about 50 PDFs one at a time. :D

    Thanks again....
     
  5. Mickey330

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    Okay, I have to clarify a comment I made. That'll teach me to go from memory instead of actually walking through the process! :)

    First, iBooks is not listed under the Apps tab. So, drag-n-drop wouldn't work for this. But, I was able to transfer PDFs from my iPad Air (on iOS 7.0.4) to my iTunes (the latest version). Here's what I did:

    (1) I put some PDFs into my iBooks app (I got a file from the web, one from my Dropbox account and one from an e-mail).

    (2) I then connected the iPad to iTunes, right clicked on the iPad tab and selected "transfer purchases." Do note that I have my iTunes set to NOT automatically sync the iPad when it's connected.

    (3) Once the transfer was complete, I can see all the PDFs I have in the iPad's Books tab within iTunes:

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    So, all PDFs/books I have in iBooks are transferred to iTunes, not just the ones I just put in there for this example.

    (4) Now, when I click on the iTunes Book tab, I see that all the files were transferred over to iTunes:

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    Now that they are in iTunes, I can transfer those documents to another device (in my case, it'd be the iPhone as I don't have another iPad):

    [​IMG]

    Oh, and if I UNchecked the books in iTunes and then synced, the books would be removed from the iPad - but they' distill be in iTunes.

    It is a bit more convoluted, but still, better than emailing, yeah? :)

    Marilyn
     
  6. Dakotapix

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    Maybe I'm missing something in your specific problem but when I restored my iPad Air from a previous backup, I was confronted with the same problem: no books in my iBook account. The solution for me was to click on "Store" and then on "Purchases." You should see all your iBook purchases with the little Cloud symbol. You'll just need to download those again if you have not yet read them or want to do so again.
     
  7. J. A.

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    The items that louwin wants to get to the new device are PDFs from other sources than iBooks, which is why downloading them again in iBooks isn't possible.
     
  8. Dakotapix

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    Okay, as I said, I was missing something. Guessing I did not store any pdf's in my iBooks. I believe I use the Kindle App for those.
     
  9. louwin

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    Okay, I plugged in the 3 and iTunes automatically loaded and did the backup (I suspect to a local drive).

    Looking at the summary I have 58 books, 328Mb worth.

    In iTunes/Apps, in the "File Sharing (These apps listed below can transfer documents between your iPad and this computer) - iBooks does NOT appear in the list of apps :(

    Can I add it to the list or is this not a solution :(

    AQ_OC, well I tried Yahoo AND Amnet (my ISP) and, just now, my Gmail email account. The books do NOT arrive :( :( :(

    Sorry, replied before your latest comments arrived :D
     
  10. Diane B

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    If I'm understanding you, you have the pdfs on your PC and would like to transfer them to your Ipad. Do you have Dropbox?? This is maybe the very easiest way to do it IMO. Simply drag and drop your pdfs to your PC Dropbox folder and they will appear in your Dropbox app on your Ipad. Open them (yes, you will have to do it one by one but its quick) and open them in the app you wish to read/use them in or simply let them remain in Dropbox and open them as you need them. You can access Dropbox from any computer, phone, tablet.

    If you don't have Dropbox, go to dropbox.com, open an account and install the app on your PC. Get the free Dropbox app in the app store. 2GB are free and text takes little room so you have plenty of room to store them.

    If you are going to use Ibooks as the app where you want to read your pdfs be sure Ibooks is checked for DATA saved in your Icloud app management in settings and the pdfs will remain when you upgrade firmware.
     
    #10 Diane B, Nov 27, 2013
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