How to Save Mail Attachment to iBooks on iPhone or iPad: Convenient Way for Offline Reading

Check out how you can save mail attachment to iBooks in iOS for offline viewing. The process is similar for iPhone, as well as iPad, just have a look.

Many times we get some or the other attractive article, image, or document as an attachment in Mail. There are many possibilities to save them, but if you wish to view them in offline mode, saving mail attachment to iBooks is the best possibility. Of course, you can use iCloud to save mail attachment as well.

The only drawback to saving an attachment in iCloud is that you’ll need internet access to view the attachment. But if you have saved it in iBooks, you can view it offline. By default, any attachment that is saved to iBooks gets converted to PDF format. If you download a DOC file or an image, they all are converted to PDF. Now that you have the basic idea of how things work, we can proceed to learn the process.

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How to Save Mail Attachment to iBooks on iPhone or iPad

How to Save Mail Attachment to iBooks on iPhone or iPad

Step #1. Launch the Mail app, and open any email with an attachment.

Open Mail With Attachment on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Now tap on the attachment, which will take you the attachment preview screen.

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Tap on Attachment in iPhone Mail App

Step #3. From the attachment preview screen, tap on the sharing button (Arrow pointing out of the box) located at the top-right corner.

Tap on Sharesheet Icon in Mail App on iPhone

Step #4. You’ll see a list of sharing options popping out from the bottom. We will stick to “Save PDF to iBooks” for now. So tap on it.

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Tap Save PDF to iBooks in iPhone Mail App

That’s all; the attachment has been saved to iBooks and you can view it in offline by launching the app from the Home Screen. As we said earlier, even if you are saving any image to iBooks, it will automatically be converted to PDF format.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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