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Home > Tips > How to Save PDF Books from Computer to iPhone

How to Save PDF Books from Computer to iPhone

Free and simple ways to save PDF books from computer to iPhone. You can follow the instructions provided in this article to transfer PDF files to your iPhone.

Updated Apr 18,2018 | by Niko

Do you find the novels or other kind of books are always in PDF (Portable Document format) when you are trying to download and save them from computer to iPhone? So how to save PDF books from computer to iPhone? This article will give most of iPhone users the most useful answer to save PDF books to iPhone with the following two methods.

Note: As the imported PDF books will be saved to iBooks application on iPhone by default, so no matter what method you will use, you are required to pre-install iBooks app first before saving them to iPhone.

How to save PDF books from computer to iPhone via iTunes

iTunes is a very familiar tool for iPhone users to manage iPhone files, including to help users to save the PDF books from computer to iPhone. Here are the detailed steps:

Step 1: Connect iPhone to PC using USB cable.

Step 2: Open iTunes on your PC

Step 3: Click the Phone icon at the top of iTunes screen (see picture below)


Step 4: Click Books under Settings at the left side menu


Step 5: Click File at the top menu>>choose Add File to Library (see picture below)


Step 6: Select PDF book from your PC and double click on it to upload the book to iTunes

Step 7: Click Sync Books and also click Selected books>>click the uploaded PDF book Under Books to save the PDF book to iPhone >Click Sync.


Though iTunes are capable of saving PDF books from computer to iPhone, but the related steps are too complicated which often leads to failure the first time. Thus, we strongly recommend the following method which is much simpler and more efficient to save PDF books to iPhone.

How to save PDF books from computer to iPhone via IOTransfer

IOTransfer, as an easy-to-use transfer tool between iOS devices and computer, is fully capable of helping to save PDF books from computer to iPhone

Then how does IOTransfer work? The following steps will explain:

Step 1: Run IOTransfer and connect your iPhone to PC via USB cable. Tap on ‘Trust’ if it asks for permission.

Step 2: Go to MANAGE window >> Click iBooks tab>>choose Import


Step 3: Choose the PDF books you want to save on your iPhone>>click Open


Step 4: Click Done after importing, then the PDF book can be found on your iPhone

Besides, you can use IOTransfer to save PDF files, photos, videos, contacts from iPhone to PC without any effort as well.

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