How to sync PDFs using iCloud for iBooks in iOS 9.3

I just enabled the iCloud Sync. After you agree to it, iBooks shows you all documents it would upload to iCloud. It marks them with a cloud symbol in the top right corner of each document. I cannot sync an audiobook that I bought via iTunes and another book that I also downloaded from iTunes. But all my PDFs can be synchronised. That’s pretty handy.


Apple on Monday released iOS 9.3, the latest iteration of its mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Along with the new Night Shift feature, password protected notes, and other new features, iOS 9.3 now also lets you sync PDFs, ePub, and other file types using iCloud instead of just books bought through Apple.

How to enable PDF sync via iCloud

Instead of making you hunt for the new feature, iOS 9.3 will prompt you to set up iCloud sync the first time you run the new OS on your device.

You should see a popup message that reads: “iCloud for iBooks” with an option to Use iCloud.

If you don’t see this message, you may need to enable iCloud Drive. Here’s how to do that: go to Settings > iCloud > sign in with your Apple ID (if you need to) > tap iCloud Drive > tap Upgrade to iCloud Drive.

How to view PDFs added to iBooks on iOS

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