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How can I get PDF files onto my iPhone to read? I can't seem to find a way to put your own PDFs into the iBooks application from my computer.

So far, I've been putting them on my google docs account and viewing via safari, but they are quite large PDFs so each time it takes a while to load and can be awkward to work with.

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This question is not accurate and does not fit to SuperUser's FAQ. Please read it! This question might be closed soon. Please use search engines or forum –  r0ca Jul 26 '10 at 20:37
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I am utterly confused. I can find nothing in this question that I would describe as inaccurate--is your objection simply to the fact that it has to do with the iPhone instead of "computers"? The answer to this question in fact directly involves iTunes, so I would suggest that the iPhone is a peripheral in this particular setting. –  NReilingh Jul 26 '10 at 20:43
    
Oh, and superuser.com/questions/157053/… –  NReilingh Jul 26 '10 at 20:43
    
No it's not related. We are talking about iPhone+PDF. We somebody can't open a PDF on a computer for any reasons, then the question is accurate for SU as our FAQ. But, iPhone is a "cell phone" and it has been decided that we do not provide any support for phones, PDA, Smartphones, Blackberry and so on. Hope my explanations are more clear. –  r0ca Jul 26 '10 at 20:57
    
@NR - questions about iPhone (and smartphones in general) are off-topic on this site, this is what r0ca meant. However, if the question is about interfacing them with the computer, they can be asked here. About your question, it's true that the answer probably involves a computer, since moreover you want a direct way, not anymore with Google docs. As such, I think it's ok to ask such question here, even if it's a bit of a gray area. –  Gnoupi Jul 26 '10 at 20:59

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W/ your iPod Touch or iPhone attached, drag the PDF to your iBooks on the device.

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When you open pdf from email attachment or from the web, you should see "Open in iBooks" When you tap it, pdf doc will open in iBooks app and sit there. and when you sync iphone with mac/pc, pdf appears in your ibooks itunes section.

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I actually use Dropbox - I just drop anything I want into the dropbox on my PC and then I can read it on the iPhone. Unfortunately, it is till an 'on-line' thing, so you might still have network issues, but I haven't really had a problem with it.

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