If you want to save your PDF documents or books to your iPod Touch/ iPhone 4s / iPad 2, you need to have a PDF reading application on your device. We recommend iBooks. iBooks is a free application by Apple available in the App Store.
iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBookstore, where you can download the latest best-selling books or your favorite classics – day or night. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages.
You can save, view and print any PDF doc with the iBooks application. Simply tap the “Open in iBooks” button in the upper right corner to open PDF documents, such as a PDF attached to an email or a PDF url on Safari. iBooks will also automatically save a copy of the doc to your iBooks PDF library so you can access this PDF anytime. These PDF files will be synced to the iTunes Book library when you sync your device with iTunes.
Syncing and saving PDF docs
- Add the PDF files to your iTunes library on your computer
- Select your iOS device in the Devices list on the left in iTunes
- Click the Books tab
- Make sure that the Sync Books checkbox is checked
- Click Sync
Printing PDF Files
Open your PDF in iBooks and tap on the arrow located in the top menu bar, then Tap print. Note that you need to have a printer that supports AirPrint. To learn more please read this AirPrint 101 or you may try some third party apps.
You’ll be even more well read once you get your hands on iBooks. Download the iBooks app from the App Store. Load up on books from the iBookstore. Take them to more places than you’d ever take a regular book. And right when you pull one out on your iPad, you’ll be pulled right in. If, for whatever reason, you do not want to use iBooks, you may want to try other third party alternatives. GoodReader may be a good choice for you. It is not free($4.99) but highly recommended by many Apple fans.
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