Delete downloaded books and audiobooks from your device

After you have deleted a book, it won't be stored on your device, but it will still be available in your library on other devices.

How to delete books, audiobooks or PDFs from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

You can delete downloaded books and more from within the Apple Books app or audiobooks from the Settings app.

From the Apple Books app

  1. Tap Library, then find the item. If the item is part of a series, first open the series.
  2. Tap Edit in the top right-hand corner.
  3. Tap the item you want to remove, then tap the Bin iconBin icon.
  4. To remove the item from your device, choose Remove Download. (If the item is a PDF or didn't come from the Book Store, you can also tap Delete Everywhere to delete it from your library.)

If you see the download button next to an item, that means it's stored in the cloud and not downloaded to your device. If you don't want the item to appear in the cloud, you can hide it. Hiding the item removes it from your device, but you can access it by tapping the sign-in button sign-in button or your photo at the top of the screen and then selecting Manage Hidden Purchases. 

If you used your computer and a USB cable to manually sync books and audiobooks to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, turn off syncing to remove those items. 

From the Settings app

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap General, then tap iPhone Storage or iPad Storage.
  3. Scroll to Books, then tap it.
  4. Swipe left on any audiobook download and tap Delete.

How to delete books, audiobooks or PDFs from your Mac

  1. Click Library at the top of the window, then click All Books in the sidebar.
  2. Click the item you want to delete or remove. If the item is part of a series, first open the series, then click it.
  3. Choose Edit > Delete from the menu bar, then confirm when prompted.

If the option to Delete is dimmed after you've clicked Edit, then that item has not been downloaded to your Mac.

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