iBooks makes it easy to keep your book collections organized!

iBooks is the virtual shelf set that collects together all your ebooks, audiobooks, and PDFs. Anything you've downloaded to your iPhone or iPad from the iBooks Store, and everything you've sent directly to iBooks, will appear on its shelves. So, as your collections grow, the key to quickly finding what you're looking for is keeping your iBooks organized and in order!

How to add a new collection to iBooks for iPhone and iPad

If your iBooks bookshelf is looking full and chaotic, it may be time to organize it. You can create as many collections as you want, allowing you to organize by genre, author, series, or any other way that you can think up!

  1. Launch iBooks from your Home screen.
  2. Tap on the My Books tab. It's in the bottom left corner of your screen.
  3. Tap the collections button. It's at the top of your screen, in the middle.

  4. Tap on New Collection.
  5. Enter the name of your new collection.
  6. Tap Done.

How to move books to different collections in iBooks for iPhone and iPad

If you want to be as organized as possible, you are probably going to have to shuffle some books around your various collections.

  1. Launch iBooks from your Home screen.
  2. Tap on the My Books tab. It's in the bottom left corner of your screen.
  3. Tap select.

  4. Tap on the book you want to move.
  5. Tap Move.
  6. Tap on the collection you want the book to be in.

How to reorder your Bookshelf in iBooks on iPhone and iPad

Keep your collections neat and sorted by changing the order your content appear on your bookshelf.

  1. Launch iBooks from your Home screen.
  2. Tap on the My Books tab. It's in the bottom left corner of your screen.
  3. Tap and hold the book you want to move.

  4. Drag the book to the position you want.
  5. Let go of the book.

How to delete books from iBooks iPhone and iPad

Although books take up very little space on your iPhone or iPad, if you're an a bookworm at heart, all those little files start could add up over time. You can delete books anytime you want!

  1. Launch iBooks from your Home screen.
  2. Tap on the My Books tab. It's in the bottom left corner of your screen.
  3. Tap Select.

  4. Tap on the book you want to delete.
  5. Tap Delete.
  6. Tap on Remove Download.

How to re-download deleted books in iBooks on iPhone and iPad

If you delete a book for any reason, you don't have to freak out. iCloud will let you bring it right back with a few taps of the screen.

  1. Launch iBooks from your Home screen.
  2. Tap on the My Books tab. It's in the bottom left corner of your screen.
  3. Tap on the iCloud button on the book you want to re-download.

How to enable iBooks sync on iPhone and iPad

iBooks syncs all this data between all your iPhones, iPads, and Macs so you see the same thing across all your devices. However, if you find that iBooks isn't syncing your data like it should, here's how to enable it!

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on iBooks. You will have to scroll down a bit.
  3. Turn On the options for Sync Bookmarks and Notes and Sync Collections.

How to enable iBooks sync on your Mac

  1. Launch the iBooks app on your Mac.
  2. Click on iBooks in the top navigation bar.
  3. Click on Preferences.

  4. Click on the General tab.
  5. Under Sync, check the box for Sync bookmarks, highlights, and collections across devices.

Want more iBooks tips?

If you have an Apple Pencil, you can do some pretty cool tricks with iBooks. Find out how right here.