How to organize books into collections with iBooks for iPhone and iPad

How to organize books into collections with iBooks for iPhone and iPad

If you download books with iBooks or use it to save and view PDF files from Safari, you may find yourself scrolling through a lot of titles to find exactly what you're looking for. Instead of searching and weeding through a jumble of books and PDFs, you can easily create collections so you can find what you're looking for faster and more efficiently.

Here's how:

How to create a new collection in iBooks for iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch iBooks from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on the Books button in the top center menu.
  3. You'll notice iBooks creates the books and PDFs collections for you natively. Now tap on the New button in the bottom menu.
  4. Type in the name of your new collection and tap Done.

The collection will automatically be created and now you can move on to adding books and PDFs to it.

How to add books or PDFs to a collection in iBooks for iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch iBooks from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on the Edit button in the upper left hand corner of the main bookshelf.
  3. Tap on the titles you'd like to move to a different collection and then tap the Move button at the top.
  4. You'll now be shown a list of all the collections you have created in iBooks. Just tap on the title that you'd like to move the selected books to.

That's all there is to it. Those titles will automatically filter into the selected collection making it easier to find what you're looking for.

Allyson Kazmucha

Senior editor for iMore. I can take apart an iPhone in less than 6 minutes. I also like coffee and Harry Potter more than anyone really should.

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How to organize books into collections with iBooks for iPhone and iPad

6 Comments

IS there a way to copy them to the collections instead of moving them? For example, I have Unix books. I noticed I can move them to the COMPUTERS collection, but it still doesnt show up under BOOKS anymore. I would like for them to show up under both. IE Copy and not Move

Thanks