Flash! You can now reset your “furthest page read” yourself
Thanks to *~*Pineapple*~* in the Amazon Kindle forum for the heads-up on this!
Part of the Kindle Service is something called “Whispersync”. It allows you to be reading a book on one device, and then pick up in the same spot where you left off on another device.
That works very well if one person is reading the same book on multiple devices (a Kindle and a SmartPhone, for example…I’ve done it with a Kindle Fire and a Kindle Touch).
One negative is if two different people on the account are going to read the same book on different devices at the same time.
Another problem is when you finish a book, and you’d like to re-read it. We’ve always been able to go back to the beginning, but Whispersync might want to synchronize it to the end before we finished the re-read.
A third issue is when someone clicks or taps an endnote, jumps to the end of the book…and then goes Home before going Back to where they were. This will set the “last page read” to the end of the book.
What we’ve had to do in the past was contact Kindle Support
and ask them to reset it.
Now, we can do it ourselves!
If you go to
there are all sorts of magical things there.
Find a title there, and click or tap the
There is a new option to
Reset Furthest* Page Read
If you select that, it sort of explains it. If you choose to do it, it will reset the page for you.
The help says;
“To reset your furthest page read in Manage Your Kindle, click the Actions button next to the title and choose “Reset furthest page read” from the dropdown menu. The next time you open that title on a device, the page where it opens will become the new furthest page read that syncs across all your devices and apps.”
That language suggests to me that it would not just reset it to the first page, but to wherever you happened to be when you went to MYK.
That doesn’t quite make sense to me. Two people could have the book on different devices and be in different places…how would it know which page to use?
I’m not in a place where I can test this right now, but I’ll try it later.
Once again, Amazon makes things easier for their customers! I thought it was really terrific when they let us “return” books from MYK within seven days of purchase…this is also nice.
* “Furthest” should really be “Farthest”, of course…and there aren’t any pages in e-books. That’s just a pedantic quibble, though
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.