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- November 4, 2015 at 8:17 AM #28995AnnamarieGuest
When I open my iBooks it is stuck on the cover of a book. I can’t change pages or go to the library or store. How do I fix this?
- November 7, 2015 at 12:31 AM #29012KonetteGuest
Mine, too, is frozen and am looking for solution. Rebooting no help…
- November 12, 2015 at 12:59 AM #29046ChristineGuest
On my IPad I have the same problem cannot use iBooks as stuck on cover page. Appears to have happened since updating to latest IOS? Also I am unable to delete the iBooks app, as I thought it was worth trying.
- November 18, 2015 at 12:25 AM #29083VeronicaGuest
Mine is stuck on a cover page as well. Have you had any luck fixing it?
- December 7, 2015 at 7:28 AM #29208DanaGuest
My iBooks is stuck on a cover page. Won’t go away even if I reboot. How do I fix this?
- December 9, 2015 at 12:56 PM #29232BethanyGuest
just updated to iOS 9.2 and the problem didn’t go away. This is maddening.
- December 10, 2015 at 7:13 AM #29242BethanyGuest
I fixed it! iBooks was not synced through iTunes, so I changed it to sync that way. After I applied that change and synced the iPad, I then changed it back to its original settings (which returned my iBooks to its previous state – collections and all!), which then returned iBooks to normal, without a book cover freezing it. We’ll see how long that lasts!
- December 17, 2015 at 5:30 PM #29329RhondaGuest
If iBooks is stuck open on the title page or any other page, go to the iTunes App and download any free book and click on READ. The book that is stuck open will close and the free book you downloaded will open in iBooks. This worked for me and I haven’t had a problem since.
- March 19, 2016 at 8:26 AM #30923TheBigJWAGuest
Rhonda – this worked for me, too! iBooks was totally unresponsive on my iPas 3, with iOS 9.2.1. It had stuck showing the cover page of a book. Multiple hard and soft re-boots; opening and closing the app; altering its settings in ‘Settings’; nothing worked!
But, followed your approach of choosing to buy another book from iTunes, via Safari – in fact, the iPhone user guide, in my case – and I was able to get to a point, quite soon, where I could delete the errant book from my library and “from all devices” – and then the blockage just went away! Yay!!. I didn’t actually have to complete the download itself, in the end.
Thank you for taking the time to post! Your solution sorted my identical problem, too!
- April 1, 2016 at 5:33 AM #31376GlennGuest
Hey guys, I had this problem too. Best way is to open something in iBooks such as a pdf from your browser and iBooks will continue working properly.
- April 25, 2016 at 6:10 PM #31818Stay_cGuest
Thanks Glenn. Your tip was the one that worked for me!
- December 25, 2019 at 8:37 PM #87856IrisGuest
I books is stuck on one open and download a new book removes the one that would not be removed now the new one downloaded is stuck so problem not solved
- January 11, 2020 at 7:02 PM #88542GloriaJeanGuest
None of the suggestions worked. I finally went to photos and saved a sheet of music to my ibooks. This unlocked it! I wish I had thought of that four hours ago, which is the time I wasted trying all the other suggestions.