Apple Books 12+

Read, listen, discover‪.‬

Apple

    • 3.6 • 17.3K Ratings
    • Free

Description

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’ve 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’re interested in with your Want to Read list.

Customise 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’ve 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
17.3K Ratings

17.3K Ratings

AN-G! ,

Love the App, does have some glitches

I do love this app. I did like it when I could put large PDF’s in here. My favorite thing to do is have the book read to me via the read function (by dragging two fingers from the top of the screen, or by activating the read control via the Accessibility settings menu. Mainly because I have focus issues and I like following along, but also because I can listen and do other things as well. I like how the portion being read is highlighted and it scrolls as it’s reading. I would like to offer a suggestion that I think many will love, why not offer a book print and audio option so that it could do that via the app and I can listen on CarPlay. I know some authors read their own books for audio books and would love being able to buy a book that also offers the audio so I can follow along when I can and hear the author’s reading it to me. Recently using the read function has been glitchy and it’s been skipping parts, especially in the end of the chapters. I’m not sure if this is what other reviewers were talking about, but this is what I experience when using the read function.

River Mor ,

Scroll Reading Issues with iOS 16

Frustration with iOS 16 disfunction leaves me wondering if the upgrade was tested before being released. I agree with the previous reviewer and won’t re-address those same concerns. However, I will address the book mark and scroll reading issues. The slightest touch while scroll reading activates the red book mark which (because I’m reading) needs to be cleared. Sometimes touching the red bookmark is enough to clear it, but other times you have to open the Themes and Settings menu and remove the bookmark there as well. This seems to be more sensitive with iOS 16 than previous versions.

Even more frustrating, though; when using the scroll reading feature near the end of a chapter the (scroll) screen jumps ahead - sometimes paragraphs ahead, sometimes pages ahead, sometimes to the end of the current chapter, or other times to the end of the book. Imagine trying to find where you were reading last when that happens. (An opportunity to use the search feature as long as you have the exact verbiage.)

Anyway, to fix the jumping scroll issue I change from scroll to page turning or sometimes I have decreased the font size, and then sometimes I have to close the book because it won’t reload after a font size change. And since the pages are renumbered you can’t just go to your last page and continue reading. Please FIX this bug in the near future. Thank you.

shi hi an ,

Works, but still lots of bugs, and slowly degrading

I enjoy reading books with this app, but there are still a lot of glitches from my last review. 1: light reading books that come in volumes are still not stacking up for some reason. The author’s name hasn’t changed for the series, so the is no reason it can’t consolidate them to one group rather than have each book separated. 2: sometimes when the page, it goes to a blank page. I have to swipe a previous page or two and then go back to the said page. Lastly: both my iPhone 12 and iPad Air app crashes sometimes. Not too sure why this hasn’t been addressed, but it’s been years since the app came out. The more software continues to advance, it should reduce the problems, not create more. Would like to see my money’s worth purchasing books from this app be put to use on updating the app (REAL updates). It would be much appreciated. But I believe my words are being unheard. Some books I pre-ordered are not showing up. When I hit “View Item” it says that the said book is no longer available in this country or region. Mind the fact, that I waited over a month for the book and now I can’t read it. Not too sure if it’s due to technical issues or incompetent functions. All I know is that this app is getting worse and no one is fixing it. My advice to those looking at this app, keep what you got and find another iBook app. This was once at the top of it’s peak and now it’s falling fast.

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, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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