How to Add & Remove Bookmarks in the Books App on Your iPhone or iPad

Save your place and mark your favorite pages with bookmarks in the Books app.

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Want to mark a page to revisit later? Luckily, it’s easy to add as many bookmarks as you’d like in the Books app, and just as easy to remove them. In this guide, we’ll go over how to do both, as well as how to view and visit your bookmarked pages.

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How to Add & Remove a Bookmark in Apple Books

The Apple Books app automatically saves your place in the book you're reading when you close out of the app, so you don't have to worry about saving your place. But what if you want to mark a page as significant for some reason so you can find it later? That's where bookmarks come in. For more great Apple app tips, try signing up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter!

Here's how to add a bookmark in the Books app and then remove it when needed:

  1. Open the Books app.

    Apple Books
  2. Open the book you’d like to read.
  3. Tap anywhere on the page to bring up the menu icons.

    Tap page
  4. Tap the bookmark icon in the upper-right corner to bookmark the page you are on.

    Tap bookmark
  5. To remove the bookmark, just tap the bookmark icon again.

    Tap bookmark

Related: How to Buy Kindle Books on the iPhone or iPad

How to View Your Bookmarks

Now that you've bookmarked a page or multiple pages in a certain book, maybe you want to navigate back to a bookmarked spot to read again or to show to a friend. Here's how to see your bookmarks in the Books app:

  1. Tap anywhere on the screen to bring up the app's menu icons.

    Tap page
  2. Tap the list icon in the upper-left corner.

  3. Tap the tab labeled Bookmarks.

    Tap bookmarks
  4. You will see a list of bookmarks organized in the same order they appear in the book.
  5. Tap the bookmark you would like to return to.

    Tap desired bookmark

There you have it! Now you can save your favorite passages to access again with just a couple of quick taps.

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Elisabeth Garry

Elisabeth Garry is an Associate Editor for iPhone Life. Formerly of Gartner and Software Advice, she has four years’ experience writing about technology for everyday users. As a former college writing instructor, she is passionate about effective, accessible communication, which is perhaps why she loves helping people make the best use of the strongest communication tools they have available: their iPhones. She has a degree in Russian Literature and Language from Reed College.

When she’s not writing for iPhone Life, she’s probably either reading (19th-century Russian literature or fantasy novels), writing fiction, or spending time with her adorable dog, Moosh.