Iphones and ebooks


Solid State Member
I would love to share my ebooks, like i do paperback books, but it seems like Apple wont allow it.
My friend signed in on her phone to my apple account to download afew books and it told her she would be unable to download books on her own account if she were to use mine.
Is there any way around this? I use ibooks. Also Im not going to stick with Apple, is it possible to transfer my ibooks books onto a samsung galaxy?


Daemon Poster
iBooks only supports iOS. I don't use it myself. But from the looks of it, it's probably very similar to Newsstand, which is basically a special Apple directory made to look like an app, used to contain iOS-only content (i.e., other apps made to look like files).

So it's not really an app containing book files, but a directory containing apps. The implication of this means it is possible to transfer books (which are really more similar to apps than files) from one device to another for the same owner; but AFAIK, not possible to transfer away from one owner to another (like you would with real paperbacks) or away from Apple's realm.

Still need my morning coffee, so hopefully my explanation is somewhat coherent. :)


Solid State Member
Thanks for the reply :)

Its a shame because with other devices (not apple) it seems you can save them as a pdf file and share as you would a paperback