Change preferences in Books on Mac
In the Books app on your Mac, use preferences to set default options for using Books.
To change these preferences, choose Books > Preferences, then click General, Reading, Playback, or Advanced.
Download new purchases automatically
Automatically download new purchases (including free ones) made on other devices.
The same Apple ID must be used in Apple Books on all your devices.
Sync information about what books and audiobooks you’re reading across your Apple devices.
Collections, bookmarks, and highlights
Sync collections, bookmarks, highlights, and recent book information across your Apple devices.
Enable Reading Goals
View time spent reading and other achievements.
Clear Reading Goals Data
Clear data about your time spent reading and reading streaks.
Read books with text aligned on both the left and right. The words are spaced to fit the columns.
This option is not available for larger font sizes.
Automatically hyphenate words that are too long to fit on one line. When this option is not selected, words may have large spaces between them.
Extend by 10 minutes while reading
Extend the time before the display sleeps by 10 minutes while reading.
Choose the number of seconds to skip forward when you click the skip button.
Choose the number of seconds to skip back when you click the skip button.
Select what happens when you use headphone controls (for example, double-tapping either of your AirPods).
Include store results when searching
Include results from the Book and Audiobook Stores when searching.
Reset Access to Online Content
Clear permission for books to access publisher’s content from the Internet.
Reset the identifier used to report aggregate app usage statistics to Apple.