Have PDFs? Here’s how you can properly read them on your iPhone/iPad.
Download and install Calibre on your PC. Keep a PDF file handy to do a test run.
While installing Calibre, you will be prompted to select the device you will want to convert your PDF files to. Select Apple from the Manufacturers list, and iPhone/iTouch + Stanza from the Devices list.
Keep your iPhone hooked in.
Once the software boots up, add your PDF files into Calibre’s library. Click Add Books (the first icon on the left corner) and select the PDF files you want converted. For exemplary purposes, I will be using the pre-installed Calibre Quick Start Guide for the tutorial.
Now your PDF files are ready to convert. Hit Convert Books icon (the third icon from left). This should popup the ‘summary’ window in which you can change author name, title, font size, ebook structure, book cover, etc. Make the final changes and click Okay.
Watch the bottom right corner for the progress of the conversion. Of course, the bigger the file, the longer it will take to convert. Once the waiting circle stops rotating, click Send to Device icon (fifth icon from the left).
The transferring process should take a few seconds. It will automatically boot up iTunes and add the book into its library. All you have to do now is Sync your books with your device. Tada! Done.
Open up iBooks on your device, you should find ebook sitting prettily on the shelf. You can read it as any ebook purchased from the book store with all the features intact. Happy reading!