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How to Transfer EPUB to iPhone iBooks Without iTunes

Q: "Is there any way to conveniently transfer EPUB to my new iPhone 14 and open it with iBooks for reading? I don't want to use iTunes, since using iTunes to sync EPUB books to iPhone/iPad may erase the non-purchased EPUB files on my iOS devices."

Reading digital book files with mobile devices is very popular today. Transferring EPUB books to your iPhone iPad is a great way to avoid carrying a large pack of files or books in your bags. Can I fast add EPUB to iPhone iPad without iTunes, with zero data loss? Luckily, an extremely easy-to-use EPUB iPhone transfer tool helps you easily achieve it.

How to Transfer EPUB to iPhone Without iTunes in 3 Simple Steps

Step 1: Get the iPhone EPUB books transfer tool – WinX MediaTrans

  • Add EPUB to iPhone, and transfer PDF files, audiobooks to all iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc.
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  • Turn iPhone/iPad into flash drive to store any kind of file in case you don't have a USB at hand.

Step 2: Add EPUB files to the program.

Connect your iPhone with computer via USB cable.

Then click "Book" button on the main interface to step into the iPhone iBooks manager window.

Next, click "Add Book" icon on the top tool bar.

Select the EPUB books you want to transfer to iPhone from computer hard drive, be it the EPUB downloaded from online sites or purchased from Apple iBooks store. You can add many EPUB files one time for batch transferring to iPhone.

Step 3: Sync EPUB books to iPhone.

Select the EPUB books you'd like to import to iPhone. Then click "Sync" button on the right bottom to start transferring EPUB to iPhone..

When it's completed, you can open and read EPUB books with iBooks on your iPhone. Before all the transfer steps, you may also want to know how to download free eBooks.

Transfer EPUB to iPhone

Part 2. Transfer EPUB to iPhone with iTunes via a USB Cable

iTunes is a common way to transfer EPUB to iPhone iBooks using a compatible USB cable. Use the following steps to import EPUB to iPhone free with iTunes. You'd better know that iTunes can run into EPUB not recognizing issues on your computer. If you want to resort to more reliable ways, check for alternatives to iTunes.

Step 1. Launch iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone using a compatible USB cable. Your iPhone will appear under the Devices list.

Step 2. Select your iPhone from the "Devices" list and open the "Apps" tab in the main window of iTunes.

Step 3. Click the "Add" button and select the EPUB file you'd like to import from the Documents list. Or click the File button and choose Add to Library.

Step 4. After the EPUBs are moved to the iTunes library, they will be imported to iBooks on iPhone after syncing.

Transfer EPUB to iPhone with iTunes via a USB Cable

Part 3. Transfer EPUB to iPhone Wirelessly without iTunes via Email

Email is a good way to transfer EPUB to iPhone wirelessly without iTunes. You can import your EPUB files as attachments via email, then download the EPUB attachments to your iPhone. Open any email app and log in with your account, then send a message with the EPUB file attachment. You can import more than one EPUB file to iPhone via email attachment.

Though email attachment has file size limit, EPUB file size is quite small, ranging from 300KB to 1MB. Gmail has attachment size limit of 25MB, Hotmail 10MB, Outlook 20MB, which means you can send even quite a few EPUB files at a time.

Transfer EPUB to iPhone Wirelessly without iTunes via Email

Part 4. Transfer EPUB Files to iPhone Wirelessly with AirDrop

AirDrop enables you to import EPUB to iPhone wirelessly from a Mac computer. It also supports transferring photos, documents, and other files to iPhone. There is no limit on file size, and EPUB files transfer is very fast and easy. To use AirDrop to transfer EPUB files to iPhone, your devices need to have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on. Here's how to transfer EPUB to iPhone wirelessly without iTunes.

Step 1. On your Mac computer, click the Go tab in the menu bar and select AirDrop from the dropping-down list. If you can't see your device in AirDrop, try checking the "Allow me to be discovered by" setting in the AirDrop window.

Step 2. On your iPhone, go to the Control Center, turn on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and AirDrop.

Step 3. Right click the EPUB book you'd like to transfer to iPhone wirelessly via Airdrop. Tap Accept on your iPhone. Select an app to open the EPUB file on iPhone.

Transfer EPUB Files to iPhone Wirelessly with AirDrop

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Estrella H.

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Estrella H. is a senior editor at Digiarty covering all the latest tech in mobile industry for the better part of the first four years, from iPhone, Samsung to other innovative gadgets. And now she's been dived into data backup and management to keep data safe on mobile devices in the recent three years. Outside the tech, she is a songwriter and loves hip-hop.

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