KB0018 – Saving a PDF to iBooks (iOS 7)

What is this for ?
Sometimes you may come across a PDF article in Safari that you want to save to your iPad for later use, or for use as a teaching resource.  This tutorial takes you through the necessary steps to do this using the iBooks app.

1. Navigate to the website that is hosting the PDF and tap on it’s link. In the example, it is a PDF inside a Moodle course.

A Danebank Moodle page displaying course documents.

A Danebank Moodle page displaying course documents.

2. Tap the link to the PDF so that it opens inside your Safari app

Open a PDF document by tapping on it.

Open a PDF document by tapping on it.

3. Tap anywhere on the PDF so that the menu across the top appears. Then tap Open in “iBooks”

Tap anywhere on the screen so that the menu across the top appears. Then tap Open in "iBooks".

Tap anywhere on the screen so that the menu across the top appears. Then tap Open in "iBooks".

4. The iPad will now automatically switch to iBooks and you will see the PDF appear in the list.

The document now appears in "iBooks". View the document by tapping on it.

The document now appears in "iBooks". View the document by tapping on it.