How to Put CBR on an iPhone

by Laura Gittins

A CBR file is a "Comic Book Resource" file, which essentially is a digital comic book. More accurately, it's a compressed file that contains images -- most often the pages of a comic. You can transfer CBR files to your iPhone using any of several comic book reader apps. While many of the apps transfer these files in a similar fashion, the apps themselves have vastly different features, including support for viewing one or two pages at once, zoom options and bookmarking. Try out a few free options to see which one works best for you.

ComicBookLover

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Tap the "App Store" icon on your iPhone. Tap the "Search" option. Type "ComicBookLover" into the box and click "Search."

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Tap the "ComicBookLover" option in the results list. Review the information for the app, then tap the "+Free" button, then "Install App." Type your Apple ID Password and tap "OK." Wait for the app to install.

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Tap the "ComicBookLover" icon to open the app.

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Tap the "Transfer" link on the main screen, then the "iTunes File Sharing" link.

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Open iTunes on your computer. Connect your iPhone to your computer using your USB cord. Click on your iPhone under the Devices list. Click the "Apps" section.

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Click on the "ComicBookLover" app icon, then click the "Add" button. Navigate to your folders where you keep your CBR files and then double-click the file itself.

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Tap the "Add to Library" button in the ComicBookLover app on your iPhone to transfer the CBR file.

GrassGames' Comic Reader

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Tap the "App Store" icon on your iPhone. Tap the "Search" option. Type "GrassGames' Comic Reader" into the box and click "Search."

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Tap the "GrassGames' Comic Reader" option in the results list. Review the information for the app, then tap the "+Free" button, then "Install App." Type your Apple ID Password and tap "OK." Wait for the app to install.

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Tap the "GrassGames' Comic Reader" icon to open the app.

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Tap the "Create New User" button at the bottom of the app. Type your name and then click "Continue."

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Open iTunes on your computer. Connect your iPhone to your computer using your USB cord. Click on your iPhone under the Devices list. Click the "Apps" section.

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Open up an Explorer window and navigate to the folder containing your CBR files. Click and drag the file you want into iTunes, and release it on the GrassGames' Comic Reader app icon.

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Click the "Sync" button in iTunes to transfer the CBR file to your iPhone.

CloudReaders

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Tap the "App Store" icon on your iPhone. Tap the "Search" option. Type "CloudReaders" into the box and click "Search."

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Tap the "CloudReaders pdf,cbz,cbr" option in the results list. Review the information for the app, then tap the "+Free" button, then "Install App." Type your Apple ID Password and tap "OK." Wait for the app to install.

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Tap the "CloudReaders" icon to open the app.

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Tap the "Wi-Fi" icon in the app. You will then see a URL in the display box.

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Open a Web browser on your computer. Type the URL you saw into the address bar and press "Enter." This opens a Web page on your local computer.

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Click the "Browse" button. Search through your folders for your CBR files. Double-click the CBR file.

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Type in a title and an author into the respective text boxes if you want to include this information. Click the "Transfer" button to transfer the CBR file to your iPhone.

Tip

  • check CBZ files are another type of comic book resource file, just with a different file extension. Change the extension to ".cbr" and you won't have any problems reading these files on your computer or transferring them to your iPhone.

About the Author

Laura Gittins has been writing since 2008 and is an expert in document design. She has a Bachelor of Science in English, Professional and Technical Writing. She has written education and document design articles for eHow.