How to Remove DRM from EPUB eBooks with Calibre Plugin for iOS 11
If you have purchased some EPUB eBooks from online stores like Amazon, Kobo, or Google Play, you may find that they are protected by DRM (Digital Rights Management). DRM is a technology that restricts the copying and sharing of digital content. It also prevents you from reading your eBooks on different devices or apps.
However, if you want to enjoy your EPUB eBooks on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 11, you can use a free tool called Calibre to remove the DRM protection. Calibre is a powerful and versatile eBook management software that can convert, edit, and organize your eBooks. It also supports various plugins that can enhance its functionality.
One of the most popular plugins for Calibre is DeDRM, which can remove DRM from various eBook formats, including EPUB. In this article, we will show you how to install and use the DeDRM plugin for Calibre to remove DRM from your EPUB eBooks for iOS 11.
Step 1: Download and Install Calibre and DeDRM Plugin
The first step is to download and install Calibre on your computer. You can get it from https://calibre-ebook.com/download. Calibre is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Next, you need to download the DeDRM plugin for Calibre. You can get it from https://github.com/apprenticeharper/DeDRM_tools/releases. The latest version at the time of writing is 7.2.1. You need to download the file named DeDRM_tools_7.2.1.zip.
After downloading the zip file, you need to extract it to a folder on your computer. You will see a folder named DeDRM_calibre_plugin inside the extracted folder. Open this folder and you will see a file named DeDRM_plugin.zip. This is the plugin file that you need to install in Calibre.
To install the plugin in Calibre, open Calibre and click on Preferences in the top menu bar. Then click on Plugins under Advanced. Click on Load plugin from file in the bottom right corner and browse to the location where you saved the DeDRM_plugin.zip file. Select the file and click on Open. You will see a message saying that the plugin is successfully installed. Click on OK and restart Calibre.
Step 2: Add and Decrypt Your EPUB eBooks
The next step is to add your EPUB eBooks to Calibre and decrypt them with the DeDRM plugin. To do this, open Calibre and click on Add books in the top menu bar. Browse to the location where you saved your EPUB eBooks and select them. You can also drag and drop them to the Calibre window.
Once you have added your EPUB eBooks to Calibre, they will appear in the main library view. You will notice that some of them have a lock icon next to their titles. This means that they are still encrypted with DRM. To remove the DRM, you need to convert them to another format using Calibre.
To convert your EPUB eBooks, select them in the library view and click on Convert books in the top menu bar. You can choose any output format that you like, such as MOBI, AZW3, or PDF. However, if you want to keep the original formatting and layout of your EPUB eBooks, you can choose EPUB as the output format as well.
In the conversion window, you can customize various settings for your output eBooks, such as metadata, cover image, fonts, margins, etc. However, you don't need to change anything if you just want to remove the DRM. Just click on OK and wait for the conversion process to finish.
After the conversion is done, you will see that the lock icon next to your EPUB eBooks has disappeared. This means that they are now DRM-free and ready to be transferred to your iOS device.
Step 3: Transfer Your DRM-free EPUB eBooks to Your iOS Device
The final step is to transfer your DRM-free EPUB eBooks to your iPhone or iPad running iOS 11. To do this aa16f39245