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.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the iBooks option.
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.
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.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
His main writing topics include iPhones, Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Android, and Photoshop, but he has also written about many other tech topics as well.