How to Allow iBooks to Access Online Content on an iPhone 7

Have you ever been reading an ebook in the iBooks app on your iPhone, and it linked to something else online? If you were unable to access that, or the book couldn’t download the information that it needed, then you may not have the Online Content option turned on for iBooks.

Fortunately, you can find this option fairly quickly through the Settings app on your iPhone. Follow our tutorial below to see where that setting is located so that you can enable it and start using the online content for your ebooks and files.

How to Enable the Online Content Option in iBooks on an iPhone 7

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.2. Enabling this setting by following the steps below will allow books and files that you open in the iBooks app to access a publisher’s online content. If you do not enable this option, some ebooks may not be able to function as intended.

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

open the settings app

Step 2: Scroll down and select the iBooks option.

open the ibooks settings menu

Step 3: Tap the button to the right of Online Content to enable it. The button should have green shading around it when the option is activated.

how to enable online content for ibooks on an iphone 7

You will notice that there is an option at the top of this screen that says Cellular Data. If you would like iBooks to be able to access online content when you are on a cellular network, then this option will need to be turned on as well. Otherwise you will only be able to use online content in iBooks when you are connected to a Wi-Fi network.

Now that you know how to let iBooks access online content on your iPhone 7, you will be able to use that app to view documents that need an Internet connection.

Are you having difficulty downloading an ebook because you don’t have enough space for it on your phone? Learn about ways to clear storage space on an iPhone for some apps and files that you can probably delete to give yourself room for new things.

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