Published On: Fri, May 4th, 2012

How to Save PDF Files from Safari to iBook in iPad and iPhone

New iPad has been an extensive hit around the world. A lot of people work, study or just have fun, with one of apples hit products ‘iPad’, But it is not like the PC we commonly used. On computers, operating Windows has become user-friendly to us. Downloading, importing or even managing documents, all just sound so easy to do. iPad on the other hand is quite different. If one is in need of an important document on iPad, you need to transfer PDF files from computers to iPad.

Portable Document File (PDF) contains images and text, as well as hyperlinks. It is a file format by ADOBE as a means of distributing compact, Platform independent documents. It is similar to HTML. Each document is self-contained, packing text, graphics and fonts into a single file. Adobe Acrobat is generally used to create PDF files. Additionally, Mac OS X offers built-in support for creating PDF files either with Adobe reader or via web browser with the PDF viewer plug-in. You can easily save or open any PDF into the iBook application on either an iPhone or iPad. iPhone and iPad have great ability to save to iBook; using iBook to manage and store PDF is much easier than bookmarking websites and waiting for them to re-load every time.

When you use iBook to open a PDF, iBooks will automatically save a copy of the PDF to your iBook PDF shelf. These PDFs will also sync back to your iTunes book library the next time you decide to sync your device with iTunes. Before explaining how files are saved from safari to iBook, Make sure you have apples free iBook app installed on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. If not then it is easily available from the apple store.

Follow the following Easy steps:

1) Launch safari
2) Open the PDF link, you want to save it first.

3) To bring up the overlay menu beneath the address bar, Tap the screen.
4) Tap open in iBooks.

5) iBook will open up in a few moments; It will add the PDF to your collection.

Anytime you want to have a look at your PDF file, you can do that by simply launching iBooks and taping onto the library bottom in the upper left hand corner. You will find your PDF files just like you left them. This process can be done with any standard PDF file.

Another way to transfer your document onto iBooks is via iTunes. If you are on the go and you need to transfer your PDF file from your computer to your iPad, Then all you need to do is connect your iPad with your computer and sync PDF files from iTunes library to iPad books.

If you have iBooks installed in any other device, For example, iPod touch, iPad, iPhone, MAC, iCloud, What it does is it updates the changes made on those other devices too.

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  1. Dhvanesh says:

    WOW! I’m an iOS blogger and always look for such iOS tips and tricks. I didn’t about that feature of Safari. I’m going to save my favorite PDF books in iBooks.

    Thanks… 🙂

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