Apple Books

Apple is celebrating America’s national parks with special collections in Apple Maps, the App Store, and much more

As the United States National Park Service turns 105 years old, Apple has determined now is the right time to celebrate. The company today has announced a new initiative that will see many of its services promoting the national parks throughout the United States. And that includes the Apple Pay collaboration that we reported on earlier this week.

How to share Apple Books with family members

Highlight in Books with Apple Pencil on iPad

The Apple Books app is an excellent way to catch up on some reading, especially if you own an iPad. There are plenty of e-books available on Apple Books, but you cannot donate or pass on a book to someone after you're done reading it. You'd have to pass on the iPad, which isn't very ideal. Luckily, Apple allows you to share your Books with family members thanks to Family Sharing.

How to keep track of books you want to read in Apple Books

Want to Read in Books on iPhone

Do you get recommendations for books from friends? Do you often come across a book that looks good while browsing the Books Store? Would you like to start reading the next book in a series when you finish your current one? It can be just as easy to forget the books you want to read as the movies you want to watch.

Luckily, the Apple Books app gives you a way to keep track of Books you want to read. Then when you’re ready to start a new story, just review your list and pick one.

5 ways to use your Apple Pencil in the Books app on iPad

Highlight in Books with Apple Pencil on iPad

If you use the Books app on your iPad for reading manuals, textbooks, or PDFs, then you’ll be glad to know you can use your Apple Pencil with it. You can add highlights, include notes, search, and use lookup for books, and of course, annotate PDFs.

Here, we’ll show you the ways you can use Apple Pencil in the Books app on iPad.

How to automatically download purchased Books from other devices

Reading in the Books App on iPhone

If Apple Books is your preferred tool for reading, then you know its advantages. You can start reading a book on your iPhone and pick up right where you left off on your iPad. The thing is, you still have to download it to that other device.

So if you want to open a book on Mac that you started on iPhone, you have to hit that cloud button and wait for it to download. This is extremely inconvenient if you’re without internet access! Having those books downloaded to multiple devices and ready for offline reading might just be what you need.

Here’s how to automatically download purchased Books to all your devices.

How to search in the Apple Books app on iPhone and iPad

Books on iPhone Search

The Apple Books app is a great tool for catching up on your favorite reads or finding something new to delve into. And over time, the Books app has received its share of new features like dark mode and a sleep timer.

But when you just want to use the app for finding a good book or one that you’ve heard of, you’ll need the Search feature. Like many of Apple’s other apps, the Books app’s search feature is flexible, gives you suggestions, and hopefully helps you find just what you want. Here are some tips for how to use Search in the Books app on iPhone and iPad.

How to change your password settings in Apple Books

Mac Books Password Required

If you purchase books often in the Books app on your device, then it may get tiresome having to enter your password each time. This is especially true if you’re downloading several books in a short time that you’re saving to read later.

While entering your password for purchases is always the safest route, you can set your password to only be required after 15 minutes of the first purchase. That way, if you want to purchase a handful of books at one time, you don’t have to enter your password for each one.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to change your password settings for purchases in the Books app on Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

Apple Books app: best free books to read during quarantine

Best free books on Apple books

It’s not unusual to run out of things to do when you’re stuck at home. Between movies, games, and idle chit-chat, there comes a time when you need something new.

The Books app on both Mac and iOS offers up a terrific selection of books. And the nice thing is, many great ones are available for free!

To help you through this difficult time, we’ve assembled a list of the top free books you can read in the Books app, in a variety of categories, for both adults and kids. Download a few, even if you don’t read them right away, and immerse yourself in something other than boredom.