How to Delete Books from iBooks App On iPhone/iPad in iOS 8

iBooks is a popular e-book app which Apple introduced in 2010 along with iOS 4. Seeing its ever-increasing demand, the Cupertino-based company has brought it pre-installed with iOS 8. iBooks provides you an amazing platform from where you can download a plethora of books with many different categories such as, fiction & literature, art & entertainment, business etc. Everything you want to read and explore is available.

There are many folks who are so passionate about reading that they simply can’t get enough of it. And iBooks being at their disposal, they purchase tons of their favorite books. As a result, over the time their iPhone gets loaded with a huge number of books. If you are also one of them and willing to find out how you can delete the unwanted books in iBooks on iPhone/iPad, here is how you can get rid of them.

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How to Delete Books in iBooks App On iPhone and iPad

How to Delete Books in iBooks App On iPhone/iPad Running iOS 8

Step #1. Launch iBooks app.

Tap on iBooks App on iPhone

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Step #2. Tap on My Books from the bottom left corner.

Tap On My Books in iBooks iPhone App

Step #3. Tap on Select from the top right corner.

Tap on Select to Choose Book to Delete in iBooks

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(Now, you can select all, if you want to delete all the books at once.)

Step #4. Select the books which you want to delete.

Select Books to Delete

Step #5. Now, when you tap on Delete, you get two options – Delete and Delete This Copy.

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Delete Books from iBooks App from iPhone and iPad

If you tap on Delete, your books are removed from your device but they will still be visible in Purchased from where you can download them again.

If you tap on Delete this copy, they will still be visible there with the iCloud icon. They won’t take space on your device but you can download them from there only instead of going to Purchased.

If you have synced your books with all your devices registered with the same iCloud account (Settings → iBooks Turn on Sync Collections)

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Tap on Settings iBooks and Sync Collections

You will see another option Delete from All Devices. When you tap on it, your books will be deleted from all the iOS devices.

Delete iBooks Book from All Devices

Select any options as per your need.

That’s it!

Remember, the books have been deleted but you can still re-download them without having to pay again. Here is how you can do so.

How To Re-Download/Recover The Deleted Books In iBooks App On iPhone/iPad

Step #1. Launch iBooks app.

Step #2. Tap on Purchased from the bottom right corner.

Tap on Purchased App in iBooks

Step #3. Tap on Not on This iPhone under Purchased.

Tap on Not on This iPhone

Step #4. You will see all the deleted books with iCloud icon. Select the books and tap on the iCloud icon to download.

Re-Download The Deleted Books In iBooks App On iPhone

That’s all!

Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


  1. When I choose select then tap the title it won’t light up the “delete” … why is that? I still can’t delete any books.


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