Apple Books 12+

Read, listen, discover‪.‬


    • 2.4 • 1K 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

2.4 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings



Since I bought an Ipad I shift my reading from text book to pdf with this app and it was working very well at the beginning but with the updates I faced several issues like unavailable offline, needs to be downloaded from the cloud every single time I used and recently even the download stop working and I can’t open a single pdf inside this books. This app is not reliable anymore unless it is fixed.
- I have no issues with the cloud storage, 40Gb still available and the device is still brand new.

Samjuks ,

WARNING to Students

if you’re a student especially a medical student like myself, and using this books app to annotate and make side notes on your PDF by opening your PDF in the books app, please don’t! Use any other app instead. All of a sudden the app will crash and you wouldn’t be able to open the pdf anymore and you will lose all the valuable notes you’ve made. Mine happened weeks before my USMLE exams and i’ve lost my notes forever. I have learned from the reviews and online forums that many have experienced the same issue and no amount of troubleshooting steps have helped them recover any of it. I also contacted apple helpline and they weren’t able to help me either. Sadly no one will read this review before something like this happened because the app comes pre-installed on the ipad and it’s unlikely someone sees the rating before they face an issue.

Nanu Rakshasi ,

Worst of kind. Closes abruptly and all of sudden your text gets lost

I’m completely vexed up using books app and purchased recently other app for reading . I’m a student and brought iPad exclusively to study . But unfortunately I didn’t know about that this stupid books app is tooo worst. 2-3hours of written notes gets vanished all of a sudden . Whole effort goes in vain. This happens more often . No problem with the iPad as it’s brand new AIR 4. Only problem is the books app . Sometimes it doesn’t open at all . I’m a doctor and in case of emergency to refer a book it never responds timely and doesn’t even open well . Apple need to improve a lot with this app . Features are very good but these sudden added written text getting lost and app not opening on sometimes making this app the worst of its kind .

App Privacy

The developer, Apple, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Financial Info
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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