Transfer eBooks to iPhone through Email

Many iPhone users may have downloaded some ebooks for free online. These eBooks could be in PDF or ePub formats. And they are fully compatible with the iBooks app on iPhone. How do you put ebooks on an iPhone so you can read them with iBooks? Normally we can transfer PDF and eBooks from computer to iPhone via iTunes sync. If you do not want to use iTunes, you can simply email yourself the PDF files or eBooks files, then download them from your email to iPhone.

You can transfer eBooks to iPhone from computer without iTunes, simply Email the PDF or ePub books from computer, save and download them on iPhone.

How to Transfer eBooks to iPhone through Email?

Step 1. Firstly send yourself an email with the PDF, ePub books attached to it on your computer.
For example, if you are using an AOL account, then log on your AOL account on your PC or Mac, then send the PDF and eBooks from to

Step 2. Open the email on iPhone
If you have added the email account to the default Mail app on iPhone, open the AOL mail account in the Mail app on iPhone, open this specific email with your PDF or ePub books attached. Alternatively you can access your email account through Safari browser.

When you scroll down to the mail attachment, the attachments will be downloaded from web mail server to your iOS devices. See below screenshot:
download ebooks from email to iphone
Once the eBooks downloaded from mail to your iPhone, you will get a screen like this:
pdf and epub books downloaded to iphone

Step 3. Save and Open attached eBooks in iBooks on iPhone
Press on the attached PDF or ePub books in the email until you see a pop-up dialogue with the Open in options. You can choose the iBooks as the app to open them on iPhone. Once the PDF or ePub book opens in iBooks, they will be saved to your iPhone and you will be able to find and read them with the iBooks app in the future.
ebooks open in ibooks app on iphone

If iBooks app not found from the pop-up dialogue, swipe from right to left to show more items, if still no luck, make sure to download this free ebook reader from App Store at first.

Relative Tips for Sending PDF and ePub books to iPhone

To send or save PDF files to iPhone, you can also:

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