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Old 05-14-2018, 11:56 AM   #1
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Post iTunes 12 Update Removed iBooks

I really am desperate for this. I recently bought an iphone x and I had to update my iTunes to the latest version (the one where they removed iBooks) and all my ibooks disappeared when I had to sync my phone and pc (windows). I can't manually drag them in the file transfer because they are 2000+ and I normally sync when I have new epubs so I do not have to manually transfer each file.

Out of desperation, I used this app called 'Syncios' where you can sync pc with iphone but my problem is now the metadata. Previously in itunes, when I add new epubs, I manually change the title and author so they can be sorted out properly and then click sync, but apparently they do not transfer to the metadata, which is being used by Syncios and I think other apps like Calibre. Also I found out that when I edit the metadata via Epub Metadata Editor or Sigil, they appear as new and all my notes and highlights were removed.

Now out of three weeks of suffering, I am thinking of using Calibre in my iphone instead of ibooks but then they do not automatically change the metadata of the file in the pc? I think I need a modify plugin or use the polish feature, but will these remove my notes in ibooks as well when I transfer my library to Calibre?

This is very long and confusing but I really really need everyone's help now. Would greatly appreciate your advice.
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Old 05-14-2018, 01:03 PM   #2
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It should be moved to an app called iBooks. The iTunes sync should pick them up from there.
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It should be moved to an app called iBooks. The iTunes sync should pick them up from there.
There is no iBooks app for Windows.
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I have no idea how you might retrieve information already lost, but here's what you need to do going forward... You need to switch to Calibre on your PC to manage your books collection: don't use itunes. You can manage the metadata there, edit and change it to your heart's content and that will transfer to your phone. On your iPhone, almost any app other than iBooks would be good. I'd recommend Marvin and Hyphenreader, both of which manage notes well, and will sync between devices if you had more than one iOS device. There's Calibre companion for iOS but I find it a bit clumsy, I prefer to use my computer's collection to download books from.

Calibre is a really powerful software program and it has its own forum here on mobileread.
https://www.mobileread.com/forums/fo...play.php?f=166

If you have been buying books from Apple, you'll have to contend with DRM, those books wont be able to be opened by anything other than iBooks, unless you can find a way to remove the DRM... and I cant help on that matter at all.

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