If you are switching from an Apple device to a PC or you don’t have access to your Apple device. And if you want to access your iBooks to read Ebooks you have already purchased. This article is perfect for you. This article will guide you to download iBooks for Windows. We have listed multiple methods you can choose from, select the one which suits you best.
iBooks is an eBook application developed by Apple for its devices. With iBooks, you can purchase and download books online and read them on your device. Just follow these steps on your Windows device and use iBooks on Windows.
What is iBooks?
iBooks is the official Apple eBook reader. You can use iBooks to download and read ebooks on your Apple devices. These devices will be saved on the Apple Id you used at the time of the purchase. Some people like reading books on their computers and not on the handled device. If you have a Mac then you can simply use iBooks on it. But in case you want to use it on your PC then you need to use a third-party app to run a virtual machine or import those eBooks that saved on your Apple Id.
Below we have listed all the different methods you can use to download iBooks for Windows. Either you can import your downloaded eBooks to your PC or you can use Mac on your PC using a Virtual Machine. The second task is much more complicated and time taking.
Get iBooks on Windows 10?
Below are the 2 methods you can use to download iBooks on Windows 10.
Method 1: Transfering iBooks To PC
There are a couple of things you can do to carry out this method. These methods include transferring iBooks using a Mac computer, an Apple device you can connect to Windows using iTunes, and lastly downloading iBooks for PC without needing to connect any device to it. So, let’s get started.
Transferring The iBooks To PC Using A Mac Computer
You can easily download and transfer the iBooks you downloaded on a Mac using the iBooks application. Then transfer those eBooks to Windows 10 and use them. You can use a memory card or USB drive to simply transfer these files. Also, you can upload to any cloud platform you can use from Windows.
Just transfer the eBooks and read them on your PC. Follow the steps given below to download and transfer your eBooks.
Transferring The iBooks Using Any iOS Device
You can also transfer the eBooks using any IOS device including iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. First, you need to connect your IOS device to a Windows computer with iTunes installed. Then you need to sync all those files to the iTunes app which is installed on the PC.
Once you have synced the eBooks you need to open iTunes and then open the Devices tab which you’ll find on the right. Then Click on Menu>File>Devices>‘Transfer Purchases from Administrator’s iPhone’. Then all your eBooks will be downloaded from your IOS device to Windows 10.
Download iBooks to Windows directly from iTunes
You need to open iTunes on your PC and then log in with the Apple Id you have purchased the eBooks from. Then you need to click on Account and then on Purchased. The Purchased tab will open up where you can see all the purchases you made. Select the eBooks you want to read and download them.
This is the simplest method you can use on the list and you also don’t need an Apple device to transfer the eBooks. It is also the safest method you can use on this list as it doesn’t involve any third-party app.
Method 2: Transferring iBooks To PC Using VM (Virtual Machine)
This is a very complicated and time-consuming method compared to the methods we discussed before. But once done you can use Mac OS anytime you want on your PC. Also, you will be able to use other Apple applications you cannot use on Windows.
You can also get iBooks through Android emulators like Bluestacks but these emulators won’t get you any genuine app. It’s better to run a Mac Virtual Machine on your PC and use iBooks. Also, make sure your PC meets all requirements to run a Virtual Machine for Mac.
Here are the steps are given below that you need to follow while installing a Virtual Machine on Windows. First, we have listed the steps, in brief, to give you an idea and then listed the process in detail.
- First, you need a virtual machine software like Vmware for Windows.
- Then using the Virtual Machine software you need to install the Mac OS virtual image on Windows to use iBooks.
Below are the detailed steps you need to follow to install the Mac Virtual Machine:
Downloading Mac OS Mojave virtual Image
First, you need to download a virtual image of the Mac OS version on windows you need to use. We have provided links to download the virtual image for Mac OS Mojave and Mac OS Catalina. Also, you need to have VMware present on your PC to create the virtual image using the file you download.
Installing Mac OS on VM Ware
Once you have downloaded the virtual image for Mac OS. The next thing you need to do is install the virtual image on VM Ware. You don’t need any USB drive or CD to install the virtual image. With VMWare, you can just install the image after you have downloaded it. You need a Mac Os Mojave vmdk record to install the virtual image instead of any external device like a USB drive.
Here are the links you can use to download the files you need to install the virtual machine on VMWare.
- Google Drive (One single download): Download Link
- Google Drive (Six parts): Download Link
- Media Fire: Download Link
Installing iBooks for Windows PC
If you are using Mac OS for the first time or you are just a new user. You may have some difficulty in using the basic features on Mac OS. If you are a regular user and you know the in and outs of Mac OS you don’t need to read the article ahead. So for new users, we have further provided details on how to download iBooks on the Virtual Machine and log in to read your iBooks. Windows is quite to use from Mac OS, so just follow the steps given below to download iBooks.
Open up App Store in your installed Virtual Machine
At the bottom of the screen on your virtual machine, you will find the App Store symbol. You need to open it by clicking on it.
Log in to your Apple ID you have used to purchase iBooks
Once the App store opens, you will see the login pop-up. Enter the credentials of your Apple Id in the login section to download apps on Mac OS.
Verify your Email
The next thing you need to do is open your email ID to verify your Apple ID. Every time you log in to a new device you need to verify your Apple Id. Once you have verified your email, log in again in the App Store Application.
Install iBooks and read you Ebooks
Now you need to search for iBooks on the App Store and download it. Enter ‘iBooks‘ in the search bar and press enter. Click on the iBooks to download and install it. If you have already purchased some Ebooks on iBooks before you can read them once iBooks is downloaded. If you want to buy any Ebook, search for it on iBooks and make the payment to purchase the eBook. Once you have made the purchase you can access the eBook on iBooks itself.
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We hope you have will be able to download iBooks for Windows after reading this article. The article will guide you on how to download iBooks for Windows. So that you can use it on Windows by both simple and complicated methods. You can either use a Virtual Machine or you can simply transfer the iBooks to your PC by following the steps listed above. You can use either of the methods. If you just want to use iBooks then use the earlier method and if you want to use the more Mac OS applications then installing a Virtual Machine is better for you.