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Old 05-17-2010, 02:58 PM   #1
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iPhone Not Seen By Calibre

Hi All!
New user just coming to grips with eBooks, etc.!
I have installed Calibre 0.6.52 and program seems to work fine.
However, when I connect by iPhone (3GS), Calibre does not detect it.
iTunes does so no problem there.
Any way to "search" for a device from within Calibre?
Thanks for any help!
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:05 PM   #2
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Calibre can only "see" devices that look like a USB disk when connected. Apple prohibit any software other than iTunes from using the USB link to transfer files so Calibre cannot transfer files to iPhone like it does to other ereader devices.

What eReader software are you using on the iPhone? If you are using something like Stanza then the approach is to activate the Calibre Content Server (under the Calibre Preferences). You can then tell Stanza that Calibre is a book source and connect to it (via WiFi or 3G) from the iPhone end.

If you are using other eReader software then the Calibre Content server can be accessed either as web pages or as an OPDS compatible catalog. So as long as the eReader software can support one of those it can get files via the Calibre Content Server..

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Old 05-17-2010, 07:01 PM   #3
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Calibre can only "see" devices that look like a USB disk when connected. Apple prohibit any software other than iTunes from using the USB link to transfer files so Calibre cannot transfer files to iPhone like it does to other ereader devices.

What eReader software are you using on the iPhone? If you are using something like Stanza then the approach is to activate the Calibre Content Server (under the Calibre Preferences). You can then tell Stanza that Calibre is a book source and connect to it (via WiFi or 3G) from the iPhone end.

If you are using other eReader software then the Calibre Content server can be accessed either as web pages or as an OPDS compatible catalog. So as long as the eReader software can support one of those it can get files via the Calibre Content Server..
Thank you Itimpi! I am using Stanza on the iPhone, and your instructions worked perfectly!! Strange this is not mentioned in the Calibre User Manual - even though they say the iPhone/iPad are supported devices!!
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:14 PM   #4
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Ooops!
Sorry Kovid - must have missed it when I read it earlier!
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If you are using Stanza then you might want to look at Calibre2Opds as an alternative to using the Calibre Content Server. It is the way I personally access my Calibre managed eBooks.
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