How to Share Apple Books with Friends as a Gift

Some people are wondering, "Can you share iBooks?" While you can share purchased e-books with other members of your Family Sharing group, if you want to know how to share iBooks, now just called Books, with a friend outside of Family Sharing, this tip will show you how to give them an e-book. Sending the gift of a good book is a real pleasure, and being able to do so instantly with just a few clicks is even better! As long as you've set up an Apple ID and you have the email address for the friend you want to send a book to, you'll be able to complete your purchase quickly. So let's dive in with how to send an Apple book as a gift.

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How to Send an Apple Book as a Gift

  1. Open the Books app.
  2. Tap Search.
  3. Enter the title of a book or the name of an author.
  4. Select the relevant search result or tap Search.

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  5. When you find the book you're looking for, tap the cover.
  6. Select the gift icon.

    How to Send an Apple Book as a Gift
  7. Enter the email address of the recipient.
  8. You can also include a message.
  9. Select the date when you want to send the gift.

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  10. Tap Next.
  11. Swipe to select the theme you want to use.
  12. Tap Next.

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  13. Tap Buy, then Buy Now.

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  14. Enter your Apple ID password and tap OK.
  15. Tap Done.

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  16. The person you shared the book with can redeem the book from their email inbox.

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Congratulations! You've successfully given the gift of a good book. It's a good idea to text the person to let them know to watch for an important email from Apple, so they don't miss it! And of course, as a bonus, when they're finished reading, you can use FaceTime to chat about the book.

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Conner Carey's writing can be found at conpoet.com. She is currently writing a book, creating lots of content, and writing poetry via @conpoet on Instagram. She lives in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi as they slow-travel around the country.