In this lesson for the Books app on the iPhone, I look at the Books app settings on the iPhone including how we want Siri and Search to work with the Books app, notification settings, if you’re going to use cellular data, sync your books, and more.
Accessing the Books App Settings
To access the Books app settings, you need to open the Settings app on your iPhone. Settings for the Books app are not located in the Books app, they are found in the Settings app. Once you are in the Settings app, you can search for or scroll down to Books. Tap on Books to see all the settings for the Books app.
Siri & Search Settings
The Siri & Search setting allows you to set if you want information from the Books app to appear in search, look up, and the keyboard. You can also set if you want information from the Books app to be shown on the lock screen when searching.
The Notifications settings are where you can set what type of notifications, if any, you want to receive from the Books app. This includes the kind of alerts, banner style, sounds, and notification grouping.
Background App Refresh
When Background App Refresh is on, the Books app will update it’s content while it’s in the background. If this is off, the only time the Books app will update is when it is open.
When you turn Celluar data on, you are telling the Books app that it’s ok to use cellular data to update information, such as syncing. If this is off, the only time the Books app will get online is when it is in wifi.
When Online Content is on, the Books app is allowed to access publishers’ content from the internet.
Syncing your Reading Now
When Reading Now is set to sync, your Reading Now section of the Books app will sync across all your devices. So if you add a book on one device to your Reading Now, it will also show on your other devices.
Syncing PDFs with iCloud Drive
If you use the Books app to view PDFs when this is turned on, the PDFs will be stored in iCloud Drive, and they’ll be available on your other devices as well as your iPhone.
See this Lesson Action
To see this lesson in action, take a look at the video above.