How to Share a Quote from iBooks on iPhone

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We’ve all been in this situation: you’re reading a book and come across a quote or passage you just have to share. For whatever reason, the quote is just too good to keep to yourself. iBooks is Apple’s e-reading app for iPhone and iPad. You can purchase and read your books right from the iBooks app. You can also highlight quotes you love and then share those quotes with a friend or on social media. Here’s how to share a quote from iBooks on iPhone.

To share a quote from iBooks:

  • Within iBooks, find the quote you want to share.

  • Tap and hold the text to begin highlighting. Drag the endpoints so that the blue highlight encompasses the entirety of the quote you want to share.

  • Tap Share.

  • Select where you’d like to share the quote to from iBooks.

  • Tap Send or Post, depending on whether you’re sending in an message or sharing to social media.

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Rheanne Taylor

Rheanne Taylor is the Video Production Manager of iPhone Life. Before discovering her love for video production, Rheanne was the Managing Editor. In her 6+ years at the company, Rheanne has helped produce 19 issues of iPhone Life magazine, edited countless podcasts, and produced over 1,000 educational videos showing people how to get the most out of their Apple devices. She continues to be a regular contributor to iPhone Life magazine, using her 10+ years of photography experience to create content primarily covering photography tips and photography gear. Rheanne is a passionate photographer both in and outside of work and loves to remind people that they don't need a fancy camera in order to capture beautiful shots—her most recent photography show featured work mainly shot on an iPhone!

Rheanne holds a bachelor's degree in Literature & Writing from Maharishi International University. When she isn't overseeing video content, she loves drinking tea, holding up traffic by taking entirely too many photos of bugs, and hanging out with her Instagram famous cat Wesley (IG: wesley_the_pirate_cat).