You can add non-protected PDF files and non-protected ePub files onto your Kobo eReader.
A few things to remember:
- If your file has Digital Rights Management (DRM) protection, or your file is from a third party, you won't be able to read it on your eReader with this method.
- To add DRM-protected files to your eReader, follow the steps in this article.
- Your content will only appear on the device that you used to import the content. This means that even after you sync, you won't see the item on your other eReaders or apps.
Some USB-C hubs may not detect your Kobo eReader. If you use a USB hub, connect your eReader with a USB-C to USB-A adapter. Whenever possible, connect your eReader with the USB cable that's included with your eReader directly to your computer's USB port.
To add a non-protected PDF or ePub file to your eReader:
- Turn on your eReader.
- Connect the micro USB cable to your eReader and to your computer.
- On your eReader, tap Connect when you see the 'Computer detected' window.
Note: If you don't see the 'Computer detected' window, follow the steps in this article to see USB troubleshooting steps.
- On your computer, look for a drive named 'KOBOeReader'.
- Drag the PDF or ePub files into the 'Kobo eReader' drive.
- Eject your eReader:
Right-click on the 'KOBOeReader' drive on your computer's desktop and click Eject.
- Unplug the USB cable from your eReader.
You'll see a "Importing content" message on your eReader.
To find the file you just added on your eReader:
- Go to your Home screen.
- Tap My Books at the bottom of the screen.
- Tap the name of the book you added to start reading.
- Add books to your eReader using Google Drive
- Add books to your eReader using Dropbox
- Turn pages, magnify, and rotate PDFs using your Kobo eReader