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ePub on iPad/iPhone - How to read ePub files on iPad & iPhone in iBooks

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Are you wondering how to read ePub on iPhone 2022? ePUB file reading on iPad & iPhone is made easy without iTunes or iBooks app needed. In this article, we'll share a troubleless way of letting you read ePUB on iPad in no time. What's more, it's done wirelessly.

ePUB (aka electronic publication) is the most advanced format for mobile reading.

Since it's easily adjusted to your screen's size, it's ideal for reading on a smartphone.

There is a whole variety of ways to transfer ePUB to iPad or iPhone: AirDrop, iCloud, iTunes. All of them demand all those additional clicks and movements, that eventually make users puzzled.

In this article, we'll focus on one of the easiest methods to transfer ePUB on iPad. It requires just one desktop app – WALTR PRO. This is a Mac & Windows application that takes the suck out of file sharing & syncing between an iPhone and a desktop.

Taking into account how often users need to quickly transfer ePUB on iPad & iPhone, WALTR PRO lets you put .epub on iPhone by simple drag-drop movement.

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How to add ePUB on iPad or iPhone with WALTR

Before we jump to the exact tutorial, watch this quick promo telling you about all the ins and outs of this solution:

So if you wanna put ePUB on iPad & iPhone, follow the easy instructions we've provided below.

Step 1. If you don't have WALTR installed – download it here:

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If you're using Mac OS – drag the installation file into the ‘Applications' folder. If you're a Windows user, go through the installation wizard.

Step 2. Start WALTR

One of the biggest advancements of WALTR PRO is the support of Wireless Connection. That is you can send files to your iOS device via WiFi. No need for cords anymore (finally!). If your iPhone and Mac/PC are connected to the same network, the app will detect your iPhone automatically.

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If not, plug in your iPhone or iPad using a standard USB cable.

Step 3. Drop your file into WALTR

Wait a moment and:

How To Read Epub Files On Ipad & Iphone


Step 4. Locate the file in your iBooks app


How to Add ePUB on iPad & iPhone with iTunes

An alternative to ePUB transferring with WALTR might be an iTunes method. Before you transfer ePUB to iPad With iTunes, you'll have to make sure that you have installed on your iPhone first.

Then you gotta connect your iPhone to your computer, launch iTunes and simply drag the files and drop 'em into the iBooks library.

iTunes Here's how it looks in the easy scheme below:

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Even though the iTunes method looks so massive comparing to transferring with WALTR, it's not that hard to execute. Yes, for a novice it may seem quite puzzling, but once you get used to it, it becomes way easier.

Anyways, if generally, you prefer not to use iTunes (let's be fair – this program is too bloated and confusing), then WALTR is up to your services.

So that you know, transferring of ePUB files isn't the only renowned feature of this software.

WALTR – Mac & PC application that transfers media files to iPhones & iPads.

Why is WALTR so popular among users? Well, this app basically crashes the format impediments built by Apple.FYI – By default your native iOS Video/Music player can only playback MP4/MP3/ALAC/MOV.

With WALTR you have all the superpowers to transfer any file format to your device, including super-rare formats like M4V, 3GP, OGG, TTA, and quite spread ones yet not supported: MKV, AVI, FLAC.

They all undergo ‘on-the-fly' converting, so you don't need to worry about format compatibility. Be sure to drop in WALTR simply ANY video & music format, all of them are taken care of.

Book Formats Overview

WALTR PRO supports PDF and ePUB transfer. However, there are many more versatile book formats, that it's easy to get confused about. Here we also added a simplified overview of the most spread formats for mobile reading.

PDF – Portable Document FormatIt's designed with the purpose to store documents with a fixed layout. PDF files are super common in the World Wide Web since they are easy to view and print. They are also supported by the

ePUB – Electronic Publications. As we stated before, this file extension is the ‘golden standard' for mobile reading. It can be easily adjusted to your screen's size, which makes it very convenient. It's also supported by the majority of readers out there.

Docx – (short for document)Docx and its forerunner – doc, are both native to Microsoft Office Suite. They are easily edited and viewed. The difference between the two is that the latter is an open format. Therefore, it's supported by a bigger variety of readers.

Fb2 – Fiction BookThis ebook file is really good for reading literary works. It holds all the metadata of the file: like the author's name, publisher, title. Its size is easily adjusted. In addition, FB2 is supported by the majority of the readers (iBooks isn't one of them).

iBook – Like always – Apple developed its own format (what a surprise!). It's quite similar to ePUB, though there're slight differences. The major one is that it has DRM protection. Hence, it's mainly used in iTunes Books Store.

Mobi – Mobipocket is also quite a popular ebook format. Its main priority is convenience in using. For instance, you can add blank pages in any part of the book or even free hand-drawings. There's also a possibility to make your own corrections or annotations while reading.


Whether you want to push a .epub file on your iPad or iPhone – there is a whole bunch of tools ready to offer you a helping hand: you may use iCloud, AirDrop, iTunes – you can even email the file to yourself and then open the attachment via

And there's also WALTR.

With a simple drag & drop movement, you can send any file to your iPhone without even plugging your iPhone in.

Let us know what you think about this workaround in the comments! 


Can you open ePub files on iPad?

ePUB, aka Electronic Publication, is probably the most advanced format for mobile reading due to the fact that it can easily be adjusted to your screen size and is ideal for smartphones. And now, to answer the above question, Yes, Indeed, you can open the ePub files on your iPad. You simply need to visit the iBook apps on your iPad and tap on the file to open it.

How do I enable ePub books on my iPhone?

To enable ePub books on your iPhone, you need to visit your iPhone’s Settings > (Your Name) > iCloud > Turn on the iCloud Drive, and after that click on the Books button. This way, you will be able to enable ePub books on your iPhone.

How do I add an ePub to Apple Books?

There are many ways through which you can add the ePub files to Apple books, but the best one among them is through WALTR PRO. Here is a step by step guide to help you understand better:


  • Step 1: Install the WALTR PRO software on your computer
  • Step 2: Establish a connection between your Apple device and computer
  • Step 3: Drag and Drop the ePub file into the drop zone of WALTR PRO and leave the rest of the job to WALTR
  • Step 4: Now, visit Apple Books to find the ePub file you just transferred.


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