How to Hide Books in iBooks


Figuring out how to remove books in iBooks?

Unfortunately, in iBooks, the “delete” feature doesn’t work the way “delete” works normally, i.e. eliminates file. It only unloads the contents of the book from your device. The cover of the book stays, and an iCloud download sticker (sort of) is marked in the upper right part to indicate that the book has either been deleted or hasn’t been downloaded yet. One tap on the cover and it will redownload the entire contents of the book right away. It’s as if you haven’t deleted nothing.

But there’s a good news, just like with your apps and music, you can “hide” a book permanently. Meaning, the contents and the cover of the book will disappear, just like how “delete” works the usual way.

Hiding books in iBooks is super easy. Here’s how:

On iPad or iPhone

  1. Launch iBooks app from the Home screen.

  2. Tap My Books from the bottom menu.

  3. Select the All Books or Books option in the upper center of the screen.

  4. Tap Select in the upper right of the screen.

  5. Tap at least one deleted book you want to hide or it can also be any book stored in iCloud that is not downloaded yet.

  6. Tap Move in the upper left of the screen.

  7. Toggle ON the Hide iCloud Books from the list located at the bottom part of the screen. It will then hide all deleted books and or any book stored in iCloud that is not downloaded yet.

  • To identify deleted books and books stored in iCloud mentioned in step no. 5 and 7, an iCloud download “sticker” is attached on the upper right angle of the book (see below photo — no. 5). This is also the same on Mac.

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On Mac

  1. Launch the iBooks app.

  2. Select All Books from the iBooks menu.

  3. Click Sort by in the upper right of the screen (below the search box).

  4. Select Hide iCloud Books from the list.