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How to delete books from your iPad's Books or Kindle app, and free up space on your device

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  • You might eventually need to know how to delete books from your iPad if you’ve downloaded many of them onto your device. 
  • After you’re done reading a book, you can delete it from the iPad, and it will remain in your account and stored in iCloud, so you can download it again later. 
  • Here’s how to delete books from your iPad in both the Books and Kindle apps. 
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When it comes to reading, you have a lot of options on your iPad, though the most common ones are Apple’s Books app and Amazon’s Kindle app. 

Once you’re done reading a title, you can keep it on your iPad in case you want to read it again later, or delete it to recover storage space. 

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How to delete books from the iPad’s Books app

1. Start the Books app.

2. Tap “Library” in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. 

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3. Find the book you want to delete from your iPad. 

  • If you see a single cover, tap the three dots below it. 

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  • If the book is part of a series (you see a stack of books rather than a single cover), tap the cover to open the series and then tap the three dots.

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4. In the pop-up menu, tap “Remove…”

5. Confirm you want to delete it by tapping “Remove Download.”

How to delete books from the iPad’s Kindle app

1. Start the Kindle app.

2. Tap “Library” in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. To see only the books stored on your iPad, tap “Downloaded” at the top of the screen. 

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3. Find the book you want to delete from your iPad, then tap and hold the cover. 

4. In the pop-up menu, tap “Remove from Device.”

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