We are hoping that you have followed Apple’s advice and performed a backup before you upgraded your iOS into the latest available version. If your iBooks are missing after the latest upgrade, this short article will help you in recovering your items. This article will show you step by step in how to recover your missing content using iCloud. If you happen to backup your iBooks content using iTunes on your computer, you can try to restore the content from your iTunes backup and ignore the rest of this article.
iBooks Missing After the Latest Upgrade, Steps to Recover
Please make sure that you have not accidentally set the setting to hide your iBooks.
Step – 1 Tap on Settings > Account Profile on your iPhone/Ipad and make sure you are using the right Apple Id.
Step – 2 Tap on iCloud and scroll down in the section with the heading ‘APPS USING ICLOUD’
Step – 3 Locate the iBooks icon here and switch it to the off position by tapping on the slider
Step – 5 Switch off and Restart your iPad/iPhone
Step – 6 Tap on Settings >Account Profile >iCloud > iBooks and turn the setting to back “ON”
Step – 7 Go to your home screen and launch your ibooks app. You may see a message asking you to confirm if you want to switch on icloud. Confirm. You should now be able to see your missing books and pdfs on your iBook app
Check iBooks Storage on Your iDevice
In order to verify, tap on Settings >General >iPhone Storage. Wait for a few seconds and then scroll down till you locate iBooks. Tap on iBooks and and make sure that the ‘Documents and Data’ row shows actual storage usage. This would indicate that the iBooks content has now been successfully downloaded to your iDevice.
If you find that the documents and data shows that the iPhone or iPad is actually using the device storage to store your content, but you are unable to see it in the iBooks app, you may also try to “Offload App” and then re-install the app. It might sound counter-intuitive but sometimes deleting the app and then re-installing the app followed by download from iCloud can restore the missing content.
If you had previously purchased the iBooks, you can open the iBooks App and on the bottom there is a tab for ‘purchased’. Tap on this tab and you will be able to re-download your prior purchases onto your device. Please read Apple’s guidance on syncing iBooks as this white paper has some additional tips from Apple.
If you forgot to backup the books and or cannot find it in your purchases, you may need to contact Apple and request them to allow you to re-download.
We hope that you found these steps helpful in locating your missing iBooks.