How to hide iCloud books in iBooks

By , Dec 15, 2015

iBooks 3.2 for iOS (app icon, small)

There are quite a few iBooks purchases that I’ve made in the past that I don’t wish to show in my iBooks library. Most of the books that I wish to hide are books with outdated content, such as iOS 7 or iOS 8 user guides, and other time sensitive material.

Thankfully, it’s easy to hide iBooks stored in iCloud to prevent them from being displayed within the iBooks library. Hiding iCloud books is super easy and can be done directly from the iBooks app on iOS.

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How to hide iCloud Books

Step 1: Launch the iBooks app

Step 2: Tap the My Books tab

Step 3: Tap the All Books drop down menu at the top of the interface

Step 4: Tap the Hide iCloud Books switch to turn it to the off position

Any book stored in iCloud that hasn’t been downloaded will be hidden from view. If you wish to display certain books from iCloud, make sure you tap the cloud download button to download them first before hiding iCloud books.

As someone who has a ton of books stored in iCloud, this is the only way that I can keep my library looking neat and tidy.

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  • Marcus

    Thanks for posting this Jeff. I had no idea that this was possible. You also might want to add the steps to replicate this on Mac too:
    Step 1: Launch the iBooks app
    Step 2: Go to iBooks Library
    Step 3: On the status bar click on “View” and “Hide iCloud Books”