Apple Books 12+

Read, listen, discover‪.‬


    • 3.6 • 2.3K Ratings
    • Free


Apple Books is the best place to discover, read and listen to entertaining and informative books and audiobooks. Browse through top charts, personalised recommendations and expertly curated collections in the Book Store and Audiobook Store, or use search to easily find the perfect read or listen—no subscription needed. Track what you have read and want to read, and set your own reading goals, all in one app and across all your Apple devices.

Explore millions of books and audiobooks 
• Check out today’s bestsellers, free books and special offers for readers of all ages, plus personalised recommendations.
• Explore collections curated by the Apple Books team to find your next book or audiobook in your favourite genres, from mysteries and thrillers to romance, history, self-development and kids.
• Sample any book or preview an audiobook to start enjoying the first few pages for free.
• Keep track of the books and audiobooks you are interested in with your Want to Read list.

Customize your reading experience
• Choose from a selection of reading themes, which include a variety of fonts and background colours.
• Make your book easy to read by adjusting line height and letter spacing to your preference.
• Use Auto-Night Theme and adjust your screen brightness to make reading more comfortable for your eyes.
• Enable vertical scrolling to move continuously through books instead of flipping pages.

Make reading a habit with Reading Goals
• Set a reading goal to encourage yourself to read daily.
• Track reading streaks and how many books you have read this year.
• Get reminders and coaching to help you achieve your reading goals.

Share with your whole family
• Family Sharing lets you enjoy your books and audiobooks with your favourite people. Invite up to five family members.

Apple CarPlay 
• Designed with safety in mind, the Audiobooks app in Apple CarPlay allows you to listen to audiobooks while driving.
• Large buttons make it easy to start and stop, rewind or fast forward, and the simplified library helps you find your next audiobook while still keeping your eyes on the road.

Apple Watch features
• Use the Audiobooks app on Apple Watch to get back to your recent audiobooks or browse your library right from your wrist.
• Use the Watch app on iPhone to choose which audiobooks to download to your Apple Watch.

Requirements & store availability
• iPhone requires iOS 11 or later.
• iPad requires iPadOS 11 or later.
• Content varies by country or region and may not be available on all devices.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

ManyLeggedCreature ,

Page turn animation option reinstated in 16.4!

Hooray! Editing my review back up from 1 star to 4, to reflect the fact that with the page turn animation reinstated, I can actually use the app again. Nice to be able to read books on my phone again (unlike other reviewers, I didn't find any of the alternative e-reader apps enjoyable enough to switch to).

There seem to be some issues with synchronising progress between my iPad and iPhone, and library management is a bit of a pain with a big library (sort by author mixes first names and surnames, sort by title uses series title not book title for anything considered to be part of a series, I can't find a way to see just the books I've already bought but haven't yet read, etc.), but I'm so relieved to have the excellent page-turn animation back, I almost don't care. Thank you for listening to the users, Apple!

ThisOlivier ,

You had one job!

Store and synchronise the last place I left off in my book. That’s it, that’s your one job! How in the absolutely mercy of Christ can this app do such a bad job! The iPad defaults to the start of the chapter *every single time* I open the app. Sometimes, when I touch the screen to scroll, it then jumps to where I actually left off. Sometimes I end up waaay back in my chapters. You know what just happened when I opened my current read on my iPhone (which I’d been scrolling through one hour ago on my iPad), hmm? It showed where I’d left off, the exact right spot- I was so surprised. I adjust the font size, go to scroll, and BOOM, suddenly I’m *roughly 25 chapters back*. I say roughly because I don’t actually know- working my way forward using the contents has run into another bug- if I scroll on from chapter 40 (works fine on the iPad btw), I get a black screen with no interface, just a glitching loading spinner. This is reading plain text. Now when I try and select chapter 41, I get sent to chapter 28. It’s not supposed to be this hard. I’m twitching from the stress of trying to read a book! For the love of all that is sacred in literature, QA, and the standards of core software, get it together. Seriously, you guys dare to think you can handle AR headsets when you can’t write an e-reader. HA!

Mad rich ,

Apple Books

Used to be good until we had to instal ios16. I am a blind person who uses voiceover. Since the update it has become harder to read with Apple Books. You now have to slide upwards with 3 fingers to turn a page and when you turn it there are words missing from the new page. This spoils the reading experience and spoils the book. Apple need to deal with this quickly as we have paid money for our books and don’t deserve our experience to be spoilt. Many blind people use apple products as their devices are best for us to use. I hope somebody at apple reads this and makes the situation better. I won’t be buying anymore books from you if the app remains like this. It’s a shame because i have enjoyed using the app untiil now and it is an excellent way to buy books. Before the update i would have given Apple Books 5 stars but not now. I’m glad I’ve had my say. Why is it that people always try to mend things that don’t neeed fixing. It’s what happens when you have to much money coming in and not enough to do.

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