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Old 05-27-2013, 08:27 AM   #1
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Hi everyone,

I have a question for the Kobo savvy amongst you.

Now that I have two Kobo ereaders, I was expecting to make use of the sync (between devices) feature. So the other day, I started reading a book bought at Kobo store (original kepub) on the Aura. Before leaving for work, I synchronized the Aura then the Mini and the book opened on the very same page I left it Note that I was somewhere in a chapter and that the screen sizes plus different fonts make it for much more "screen pages" on the Mini than on the Aura (something like 2,5 times more).
After that, I synchronized the Mini, then the Aura expecting to resume my reading on the latter. But it didn't work. And it haven't worked after either. Say I'm 33% through on the Mini and 25% through on the Aura. When synchronizing the Mini and after that the Aura, the percentages will remain 25% on the Aura.

Is there something else to do to update the reading progress? I am using different fonts on the two devices, can this be the reason?

Books on both ereaders are original kepub ones and I am logged into the same account on both devices.

Any suggestion is welcomed
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:32 AM   #2
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I have exactly the same question. My mini will pick up where I left on the Aura, but my Aura never goes where I left on the mini...
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After the first sync, neither of them is following the other. It's like they're not communicating anymore

Edit: I'm sorry it's happening to you, though it's good to know I'm not alone here
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I sync between a glo and an Aura and between both and the Android app. What I have noticed is that when you open the book on a device, you have to wait a bit before being offered the choice to go to the page that was last read on a different device/app. If you turn the page, it appears that you will not be offered that option.
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you have to wait a bit before being offered the choice to go to the page that was last read on a different device/app
Do you mean literally? (keep in mind I'm new to this )
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Yes, I mean that when you open a device, it will open to the page last read on that device, and after about 5-10 seconds (I haven't actually counted), you will get a message saying that it appears that the books has been read elsewhere and asking if you want to jump to that page.
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Yes, I mean that when you open a device, it will open to the page last read on that device, and after about 5-10 seconds (I haven't actually counted), you will get a message saying that it appears that the books has been read elsewhere and asking if you want to jump to that page.
Wow, that's neat. I'm going to try and let you know how it works
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It doesn't work if wiFi is not on when all of this bookmarking etc is happening. I have forgotten that I was reading outside away from wifi from time to time .
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Okay, that worked! So on both ereaders I kept WIFI on, even after the synchronization and when I opened the book on the Mini it went straight to the Aura last read page
Thank you Taming, I was obviously turning the WIFI off too soon. I'll try the other way around tonight just to make sure everything's fine.
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Great that your issue is resolved samhy. Mine is not, but since I am using the Mini a lot more, I guess I'll live with it for the time being. I still have other problems with the Aura, so I may end up having to reset it anyway (but I have lots of books on it, with bookmarks and such, and since I am not using a sd card this is going to be a major pain...)
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It works both ways, as expected. Somehow I thought that the sync was enough, it didn't occur to me that I have to keep the WIFI on when opening the book. I don't see any prompt asking me to choose the current page or the updated one, though (but there's no need for it).
Thank you very much, Taming.

So, Aceflor, at one point the sync was working between the Mini and the Aura, then it stopped. Is that right? Do you use some pluggins or things that can be found in the tweaks thread?
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It works both ways, as expected. Somehow I thought that the sync was enough, it didn't occur to me that I have to keep the WIFI on when opening the book. I don't see any prompt asking me to choose the current page or the updated one, though (but there's no need for it).
Thank you very much, Taming.
You're welcome. I always get a prompt when I have read on the Android App and go back to a device. From the device to the app, it doesn't seem to happen. The prompt is nice in those rare cases when my two people might be reading the same book simultaneously.
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Today I've seen the prompt on the Aura so it's not only happening if a tablet is involved.
So far, the sync doesn't work all the time, but hopefully I'm getting better at dealing with it
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From what I have seen, the reading position is updated to the server when the book is closed or the device goes to sleep or it is powered off while the book is open. Then it retrieves the position when you do a sync or open the book. I don't think it ever retrieves the position when you have the book open. It might check when the device is woken from sleep if a book is open, but I don't remember seeing this.
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So, Aceflor, at one point the sync was working between the Mini and the Aura, then it stopped. Is that right? Do you use some pluggins or things that can be found in the tweaks thread?
Well, I did not monitor it until I realized something was not working, but it seems to work only in one direction. The Mini picks up my reading where I left it on the Aura, but the other way around is not true.
I am not so concerned, because most of my books are sideloaded anyway, but it did annoy me in the last one I was reading, which I had bought at kobo.
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