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How to Read PDF Files with iBooks on iPad

There are many PDF readers for iPad. However, for many people, none of these PDF Readers is on a par with iBooks. iBooks is not only a PDF Reader, but also an access to eBook store, iBook Store. Once you own iBooks 1.2, iTunes 10.1 or later, you're able to view, sync, and print PDFs on iPad. In order to make most of iBooks in reading PDF, this article tells you how to read PDF on iPad with iBooks.

Part 1.  How to read PDF on iPad iBooks

  • You might have received PDF file attachments from Email from time to time or have synced several files to iPad. In that case, you can open a PDF with iBooks by tapping "Open in iBook" on the top right corner of the screen. Then iBooks could open it right away. Whenever you open a PDF with iBooks, iBooks could save a copy of the PDF right away and display the copy on the virtual shelf.

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  • There is another case. When you sync PDFs to iPad, iBooks might save these PDF files directly. In this case, to read a PDF eBook, launch iBooks and tap the Collection on top left side of the main interface to select the desired PDF. And then tap to open the PDF on the virtual shelf. 

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One of my friends told me that she forgot the PDF password when she was about to read the PDF file on her iPad. This remind of that before you transfer a PDF to iPad, you should use Wondershare PDF Password Remover to crack the PDF password.

Part 2. Read PDF on iBooks with a better exprience

The above mentioned information is about how to open a PDF on iPad iBooks. However, to enhance your reading experience, I'd still suggest you convert PDF to EPUB for reading on iPad. You might have noticed that eBooks on Apple iTunes Store and iBooks Store are almost all in EPUB format. EPUB format is the default eBook format supported on iPad. When reading EPUB on iPad, you can easily zoom in, zoom out, add bookmark to the EPUB eBook.

To convert PDF to EPUB, I recommend Wondershare PDF to EPUB Converter, a professional PDF tool to convert PDF to EPUB format while preserving the original formatting and layout of the output EPUB eBooks. Below are simple steps for how to convert PDF to EPUB for iPad.

Step 1. Download Wondershare PDF to EPUB Converter

Click the download button to download the installation package of PDF to EPUB Converter. And then install it on your computer.

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Step 2. Import PDF files

On Windows PDF to EPUB Converter, click the Add Files button to upload PDF files. On Mac PDF to EPUB Converter, drag and drop PDF files to the app. Both native and encrypted PDF files are supported. Just add a pile of PDF files to perform batch conversion.

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Step 3. Convert PDF to EPUB 

Click the Convert button to begin the PDF to EPUB conversion. Bingo! Just in a few seconds, you'll see the output EPUB eBooks in the output folder.


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