How to Save E-books to Purchase Later in the Books App on the iPhone & iPad

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Apple's iBooks app has gotten some major renovations with iOS 12 and is now just called Books. In addition to a new look and updated interfaces, there are lots of new features to explore including the ability to save books to a Wish List for later purchase. Let's get started learning how to save audiobooks and e-books to purchase later in the Books app on your iPhone or iPad. 

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To use the Wish List feature of your Books app:

  • Open the Books App.
  • Tap Book Store at the bottom of the display.

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  • Tap on a title you're interested in, then scroll up and tap Want to Read.
  • To find this selection again when you're ready to purchase it, tap the Reading Now tab at the bottom of your display.

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  • You'll see your title in the Want to Read section of Reading Now.

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