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Read Kindle Books on iPad: 3 Ways

Many people ask whether they can read kindle books on an iPad. The fact is that there is more than one way to read kindle books on an iPad. In this post, I will share 3 ways to read kindle books on iPad or iPhone devices.

Method 1. Read kindle books on ipad with Safari

No matter which device you are using, as far as you can use web browser, you can read your kindle books. That means you can open  Kindle cloud reader in a browser and log in with your Amazon credentials for reading kindle books. So does on iPad.

Below are the steps to read kindle books on iPad with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Step 1. Open Safari browser( or other browser) on your iPad.

Step 2. Tap read.amazon.com in address field. Then enter your Amazon credentials to login.

log in kindle cloud reader ipad

Step 3. You’ll be redirected to the kindle library. Here you’ll see a list of all available books. Tap any book you want to read to open it. 

Tips: Kindle Cloud Reader is an online ebook reading app so it is designed for easy ebooks reading, not the multi-functional features. That’s why some features are not available on Kindle cloud reader as on kindle app.

2. Read kindle books on ipad with kindle app

Kindle app is the software that lets you download and read ebooks from Amazon. It is available on Windows, Mac as well as Android and iOS devices. With free kindle application for iPhone, you can read all of your kindle books on your iPhone for free.

Step 1. Download and install Kindle for iOS

Step 2. Open kindle app and sign in with your Amazon username and passwords.

kindle for ipad login

Step 3. Tap the book cover to open and read it.

kindle for ipad library

3. Read kindle books on ipad with Apple books

Although kindle app allows you to read kindle books on iPad, you may prefer to read kindle books with Apple Books for various reasons.  

Since almost all kindle books are protected by kindle drm protection which is not able to be open on Apple books. What’s more, the kindle ebook format is also not compatible with Apple books.

Is there a solution?

To solve the above two conflicts, you’ll need iSummersoft kindle Converter which is the professional ebook drm converter and ebook format converter. With it, you can easily decrypt and convert your kindle books to Apple books format.

To use this method, you’ll need to download kindle books via kindle app on your computer and then convert it with Kindle Converter.

Step 1. Download and install kindle for PC/Mac and then download kindle books to your computer via it.

Step 2. Launch iSummersoft kindle converter. It will load the kindle books you downloaded to your kindle app in the left column. Drag and drop them to the right column for decrypting.

convert kindle to epub windows

Step 3. Then select “Convert to epub” to convert kindle books to epub format.

Step 4. Find your converted kindle books by clicking “Open” button at the bottom on your local computer.

Step 5. Transfer the converted kindle books to iPad with iTunes.

  • Launch iTunes and navigate to the “Books” section.
  • Drag and drop the epub files to the open iTunes windows. Now your kindle books are added to your library.
  • Connect your iPad to your computer with USB. You will see your iPad show up on the upper right corner of iTunes.
  • Click on your device and tap “Books” at the navigation bar. Tick the option “Sync Books” and then click “Sync” button.
  • The epub files are now added to the iPad and you can access them from the Apple Books.

Now open your iPad/iPhone and run Apple Books, you will see those ePub books ready for you.

read kindle books apple books

Tips: Once the kindle books are converted to drm-free epub file, you can import them to any other ebook reading app that supports epub format more than just reading them on Apple Books.

Fortunately, there are plenty of solutions that can help you read kindle books on iPad or iPhone, so nothing gets in the way of your work or entertainment. All ways mentioned in this article can help you read your kindle books on iOS device no matter which method you choose.

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