iBooks Missing after iOS 12 Update? Recover Lost iBooks with 4 Ways

Suddenly found that all your e-books in iBooks disappeared after you updated your iPhone/iPad/iPod to iOS 12, and looked around for a solution to recover the lost iBooks. No need to be panic. In the following article, we will offer you 4 ways to solve “iBooks missing from iPhone/iPad/iPod after iOS 12 update” problem and help you recover lost iBooks.

By Annie Smith | Posted: Jul. 12, 2018, Last Updated: Jul. 12, 2018
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iOS 12 is coming with all the powerful and advanced features. It is even faster, more responsive and more delightful than any iOS system before. So, many Apple fans will surely get used to updating their iPhone/iPad/iPod as soon as Apple Inc. publishes iOS 12. But following the iOS 12 update, there comes many problems. Many users have found that after updated their iPhone/iPad/iPod to iOS 12, the books in iBooks are missing. Actually, this is a common issue when you update system. But what should you do to recover the lost iBooks?

Well, don’t be panic. In the following essay, we will share with you the 4 most useful methods to solve “iBooks missing from iPhone/iPad/iPod after iOS 12 update” problem, and help you to recover iBooks from iPhone/iPad/iPod without effort.

Method 1. Recover Disappeared iBooks after iOS 12 Update from Purchased iBooks

If the lost books are purchased from APP stores, you can directly re-download them. But this method is a bit of time-consuming because you have to re-download them one by one.

Open your iBooks > Click “Purchased” > Choose the e-books you want to recover.

Method 2. Recover the Missing iBooks after iOS 12 Update from iTunes Backup

For Apple users, regular backup is always an excellent choice to keep your important data from being lost. So, if you have backed up your iPhone/iPad/iPod before updating to iOS 12, you are lucky to have your iBooks back via iTunes backup. Here, we will show you how to recover the missing iBooks through iTunes Backup.

But be noted that recovering via iTunes will cause you to lose all your original data and it will be an overall backup. So you cannot only restore iBooks.

Step 1Connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod to your computer with a USB cable > Wait for the iTunes pops up automatically, if you don’t have iTunes in your computer, please launch it first > Click “the Phone” button to continue.

Recover the Missing iBooks from iTunes Backup – Step 1

Recover the Missing iBooks from iTunes Backup – Step 1

Step 2Choose “Summary” > Click “Restore Backup…” > Wait for a moment to get your iBooks back.

Recover the Missing iBooks from iTunes Backup – Step 2

Recover the Missing iBooks from iTunes Backup – Step 2

Method 3. Recover the Missing iBooks from iCloud

iCloud is also a great tool for Apple users to store and recover their data and files. So, if you store your e-books in iCloud Drive, you can easily recover your lost iBooks. But you must clear that iCloud recovery way will also require you to erase everything on your device.

Step 1Go to “Setting” > Apple ID > Choose “iCloud” > Swipe down and switch “iBooks” to the OFF position.

Recover the Missing iBooks from iCloud – Step 1

Recover the Missing iBooks from iCloud – Step 1

Step 2Wait for about 30 seconds > Reset your iPhone/iPad/iPod (press the Home button and Power button at the same time until you see an Apple logo)

Step 3Once your iPhone/iPad/iPod is ready to use, go to “Setting” again > Apple ID > Choose “iCloud” >Swipe down and switch “iBooks” to the ON position. Now, go to the iBooks, your missing iBooks should be recovered.

Recover the Missing iBooks from iCloud – Step 3

Recover the Missing iBooks from iCloud – Step 3

Please make sure turning off “Hide iCloud Books”, or you cannot see all the recovered books from the screen.

Method 4. Recover Missing iBooks after iOS Update without Backup

For most Apple users, they have no habit of regularly backing up their iPhone/iPad/iPod via iTunes or iCloud. So, is there any way to recover the lost iBooks without backup? The answer is absolutely YES. An outstanding iOS recovery tool can definitely solve your problem. PhoneRescue for iOS is the one that meets all your recovery needs. Here are some reasons why we recommend it to you.

Just free download PhoneRescue for iOS on your PC or Mac, and follow the steps to recover the missing iBooks from iPhone/iPad/iPod.

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Step 1Install and run PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer > Plug your iPhone/iPad/iPod to your computer with a USB cable > Check “Recover from iOS Device” and click the arrow on the right to proceed.

Recover the Missing iBooks from iOS Device without Backup – Step 1

Recover the Missing iBooks from iOS Device without Backup – Step 1

Step 2Uncheck “Select All” > Check “iBooks” only > Click “OK” button to continue.

Recover the Missing iBooks from iOS Device without Backup – Step 2

Recover the Missing iBooks from iOS Device without Backup – Step 2

Step 3Preview and select the iBooks you want to recover > Click ”To Computer” icon to recover the missing iBooks to your computer.

Recover the Missing iBooks from iOS Device without Backup – Step 3

Recover the Missing iBooks from iOS Device without Backup – Step 3

The Bottom Line

As we mentioned above, there are 4 useful yet efficient way to solve “iBooks missing from iPhone/iPad/iPod after iOS 12 update” problem. you can select any one of these solutions based on your preference. Besides, PhoneRescue could recover not just iBooks, but other iOS data types. Why not give it a free trial!

Annie Smith

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as a paiting lover, always willing to solve all kinds of iOS & Android trouble.

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