There is a real need to sync iBooks across all iOS devices to make it easier to read your books wherever you are. While this can be ordinarily easy, there are sometimes when iBooks doesn't sync between the iPad and iPhone.

If you are reading this article, you've probably experienced problems trying to sync iBooks between your iPad and iPhone and you are currently looking for a solution. Well, you're in luck because we will share with you the best and most effective solutions to help you overcome this problem.

Reasons Why iBooks is Not Syncing

There are various reasons why iBooks may not be syncing across devices. The following are just some of the most common based on the various user reports we have received and our own diagnosis:

  • Sometimes the problem is that synchronization has been disabled. For iBooks to sync between your iPad and iPhone, synchronization must be turned on for both devices.
  • If there is a glitch in the user interface on wither device, synchronization can be very difficult. Software bugs can prevent your device from working correctly leading to this problem and others. This is why sometimes just refreshing the iBooks content can work.
  • This problem can also occur if the application you are using is somehow corrupt or not working correctly. The most viable solution in this case is to reinstall the app from the App store.

Advanced Methods to fix iBooks Not Syncing between iPad & iPhone

It is possible that your device may be suffering from a particularly problematic software glitch. In this case, you must need some advanced solutions to help you fix the device. The following are the best two. 

Method #1. Fix iBooks Not Syncing without Data Loss

By far the best and easiest way to fix iBooks not syncing is to use iMyFone Fixppo. This is a third-party program that is designed to help eliminate all iOS related issues easily and effectively. Some of the features that make it the ideal solution include the following:

  • It allows you to easily fix all iOS related issues from the comfort of your home.
  • It offers a 100% success rate for repairing.
  • You can fix all these issues without affecting the data on your device.
  • It is very easy to use and you can fix most issues in just a few simple steps.
  • It is compatible with all versions of iOS versions and all iOS devices and can run on both Windows and Mac computers.

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Here's how you can use iMyFone Fixppo to fix this problem once and for all:

Step 1: Install Fixppo on to your computer and then launch the program. In the main window, select "Standard Mode". Now connect the iPhone or iPad to the computer using USB cables, unlock the device and then click on "Next" to continue.

 connect your device to your computer

Step 2: Once the program detects the device, you will be required to put the device in DFU mode. Simply follow the instruction on the screen to do that.

 enter DFU Mode under Standard Mode

Step 3: From the available options, select the firmware version you would like and click on "Download" to begin downloading the firmware needed to fix the device.

download firmware under Standard Mode

Step 4: Click "Start" once the firmware download is complete and the program will begin repairing the device. The iPhone will restart when the process is complete and hopefully the problem should be solved.

finished fixing your device

iMyFone Fixppo presents the most viable way to fix your iPhone regardless of the system issues you are facing and it has also been recommended by a lot of media sites. Download the free trial version to try it by yourself.  

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Method #2. Hard Reset Both Your iPhone and iPad

Another way to fix this problem is to hard reset both devices. Here's how to do that: 

For the iPhone 8 and later:

  1. Press the volume up button and release it. 
  2. Tap the volume down button and release it.
  3. Then hold the power button until the Apple Logo appears on the screen.


For iPhone 7 and earlier:

Hold down the volume down button and the wake/sleep button until the Apple Logo appears.


To hard reset the iPad, press and hold the Power and Home button until the iPad reboots and the Apple Logo appears on the screen. If the iPad doesn't have a home button, use the same procedure as for the iPhone 8 or X.

6 Common Methods to fix iBooks Not Syncing between iPad & iPhone

The following are some of the most common solutions to try. We suggest you try one after another until the issue is resolved.

Method #1. Check Sync Settings on Your Device

Like we mentioned before, iBooks can only be synced between devices if synchronization is enabled in settings. To check this, follow these simple steps: 

Step 1: Open the settings on your iPhone or iPad and then tap on "iBooks". Check if it is turned on or not.

Step 2: Scroll down to locate the options "Sync Bookmarks and Notes" and "Sync Collections" and ensure that they are turned on as well.


Method #2. Sign out/in Apple ID on iBooks

You can also try to sign out of your Apple ID and the sign in again. This will refresh the connection and hopefully fix the problem. Here's how to do it: 

Step 1: Open Settings and then tap on "iTunes & Apple Store". 

Step 2: Tap on your Apple ID and then sign out.

Step 3: Log back it and check if the problem has been fixed.


Method #3. Turn iBooks in iCloud off/on

Turning off iBooks in iCloud and then turning it back on is an easy way to refresh the synchronization settings and therefore solve this issue. Here's how to do it: 

Step 1: Open the Settings on your device and then tap on "iCloud".

Step 2: Turn off "iCloud Drive" wait a few seconds and turn it back on.

Step 3: Turn off "iBooks" wait a few seconds and turn it back on.


Method #4. Clear Cache and Refresh iBooks Content

When you clear the cache on any app you refresh the app and get it working correctly again. Here's how to do that: 

Step 1: Open the iBooks app on your device.

Step 2: Tap "My Books" at the bottom bar 10 times.


This will refresh the app and hopefully solve the syncing problem once and for all.

Method #5. Reset Privacy and Locations Settings

This is another great way to refresh synchronicity issues and solve the problem. Here's how to do it: 

Step 1: Go to Settings > General > Reset and then tap on "Reset Location & Privacy".

Step 2: You may need to enter your passcode. Once you do that, all apps will stop using your location until you grant them the permission to do so individually.


Method #6. Delete and Reinstall the iBooks App

Sometimes the app itself could be faulty or corrupt in some way, making it difficult to sync data between devices. In this case, the best thing to do is to uninstall the iBooks app and then reinstall it. Here's the step by step guide to help you do that:  

Step 1: Locate the iBooks app on your device, tap and hold on it for about 2 seconds.

Step 2: To remove the app from the iPhone, tap on the small cross that appears next to the application.

Step 3: Once the app has been completely uninstalled from the device, go to the App store and search for iBooks.

Step 4: Download and install the app on to your device and then check if the problem has been solved.



The above solutions have all been proven to work for some users. We suggest you choose the method you trust to fix your problem. Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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