How to transfer PDF to iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch?

If you like reading ebooks on iPad Mini, or iPhone 5, or iPod Touch 4, you may be wondering: how to transfer the PDF ebooks to iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch? Actually, there are many apps in the Apple App Store that you can download to use, iBooks is one of those top free apps. As an update of iOS 6 in 2012, iBooks allows people to easily transfer PDF files to iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. This article introduces an efficient way to copy or sync PDF documents to iPad Mini; it also works for iPhone 5 and iPod Touch 4.

First way- iTunes

Make sure you install iBooks app and iTunes before you sync PDF to iPad.

Step 1. Open iTunes > go to File -> Add to Library.

sync PDF to iTunes

Step 2. Select the PDF ebook you want to transfer to iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. You can choose more than one PDF file, or the entire file folder. Then click Choose button.

Step 3. Select Books from iTunes Library. You must have found that the PDF file just added now listed in the iTunes Library.

transfer pdf to iBooks with iTunes

Step 4. Sync Books to iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Connect iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to your PC or Mac, you will find iTunes on Devices list, just select the Books tab from the list at the top, make sure that Sync Books is checked. If you want to sync all of the books you’ve added to iTunes, select All Books and then click the Sync button. But if you want to only sync specific books, choose Selected Books and then place a check next to each of the books you want to sync.

sync pdf books to iPad

Step 5. View your PDF ebooks added to iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch. Just open iBooks, you will see a PDFs button on the top, click it, you'll find all PDF ebooks added right now showed up.

view PDF files within iBooks

Yes, it's easy to transfer PDF to iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Within 5 steps, you can view PDF ebooks in your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch easily.

Tips: 1) though iBooks supports PDF format, it is not very convenient to read PDF eBooks on the devices, because you have to drag the scroll bar from left to right each time to read a line of text due to the small screen of iPhone and iPod Touch. But you can convert PDF to EPUB, which is designed for reflowable content, so that the text content can adjust the screen size of your devices automatically, then you don't need to drag for reading your eBooks anymore!

2) if you want to know how to delete PDF or books from iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch, you can turn to how to delete PDF from iPad/iPhone/iPod?