How to Add Bookmarks to Your iBooks on the iPad

Occasionally, you might want to bookmark a specific page in an iBook on your iPad, even though moving around to a particular location in the iBooks app is almost as simple as moving around a real book. Apple also kindly returns you to the last page you were reading when you closed a book.

To insert a bookmark somewhere, merely tap the Bookmark icon near the upper-right reaches of the screen. A red ribbon slides down over the top of the Bookmark icon, signifying that a bookmark is in place. Tap the ribbon if you want to remove the bookmark. Simple as that.

After you set a bookmark, here’s how to find it later:

  1. Tap the Table of Contents/Bookmark button.

  2. Tap Bookmarks (if it’s not already selected).

    Your bookmark is listed along with the chapter and page citations, the date you bookmarked the page, and a phrase or two of surrounding text.

  3. Tap your desired bookmark to return to that page in the book.

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You can also remove a bookmark from the Bookmarks list by swiping your finger to the left along a bookmark and then tapping the red Delete button that appears.