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ZombiePete
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iPad & iPhone Sync Broken

It looks like syncing is already a known problem between some devices, but I wanted to add my two cents and put this out there. I have an iPad and an iPhone 4; I downloaded the nook apps the day they came out (I had the B&N eReader apps prior with lots of books, and a nook itself before my iPad). One of the things I have been really looking forward to is syncing between my two devices because I don't always carry my iPad with me, but I virtually always have my phone.

 

Unfortunately, the syncing just plain doesn't work. For a little while, my phone would overwrite where I was on the iPad even though on the iPhone it was a hundred pages back. No "furthest read" option that I can see. Bookmarks and highlights aren't syncing either, at all.

 

I am very disappointed that this feature isn't working for me. I had been checking the app store almost everyday hoping that the update was coming, and lo and behold it did only to cause me frustration. All I can say is that I hope they're working on a fix.

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Michael-V
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Re: iPad & iPhone Sync Broken

@ZombiePete,

I am looking into this for you.

FYI.

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eBookLove
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Re: iPad & iPhone Sync Broken

I am in total agreement with this post.  Sync'ing furthest location (automatically) is one of the most important features after basic book reading.  I also have iPad and iPhone 4.  I have never seen this work nor do I see an option for nook app.  Other reader apps have this option and work flawlessly.  This is my one complaint about nook app.  It would go from 3 star to 5 star in the app store immediately with this fix.

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ZombiePete
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Re: iPad & iPhone Sync Broken

@Michael-V

Thanks, I look forward to hearing the results of your inquiry. As of today the sync is still broken as far as I can tell.

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jpitt
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Re: iPad & iPhone Sync Broken

I'm about to give up on the Nook reader because of this. I tried the Kindle app on my iPad and Iphone and it works flawlessly.  I'll give them until Oct 1 and then I'm going over to Kindle.

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kconatymd
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Re: iPad & iPhone Sync Broken

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Has the sync feature EVER worked?  This is a feature that I have been waiting for since purchasing my Nook.

 

Can't get official B&N answer to this question.

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jpitt
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Three weeks and still not even a "We're working on it" from B&N. Reminds me of the saying "Abandon all hope"

 

Kindle is going to eat your lunch if you don't get this fixed SOON!

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ahintz
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Re: iPad & iPhone Sync Broken

I'm having the same issue. Until it is fixed, I find myself purchasing from iBooks when available because I can sync between my iPhone and iPad.

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growlingraven
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Re: iPad & iPhone Sync Broken

 


kconatymd wrote:

Has the sync feature EVER worked?  This is a feature that I have been waiting for since purchasing my Nook.

 

Can't get official B&N answer to this question.


It's never worked.

 

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TogetherForGood
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Re: iPad & iPhone Sync Broken

Trying to sync new iPhone4 w original NOOK. Not working. Should it? Frustrating Is there another option?
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Piccolocat
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Re: iPad & iPhone Sync Broken

Well, this is discouraging.  I see how old this thread is, and the sync issue STILL hasn't been fixed...

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LarryOnLI
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Re: iPad & iPhone Sync Broken


Piccolocat wrote:

Well, this is discouraging.  I see how old this thread is, and the sync issue STILL hasn't been fixed...



I don't know what you are concluding that from. My NOOK, iPad, and iPhone all sync last page read between them.

 

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TogetherForGood
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Re: iPad & iPhone Sync Broken

My iPhone4 and original NOOK still don't sync.
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swandy
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I no longer have a Nook but I have the original iPad and the iPhone4 and when I actually have the Nook apps on them, they NEVER sync the last page read between them. I wish they did, but until the problem is straightened out - iBooks has no problems understanding what syncing to last page read means.

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CathyFitzgerald
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Re: iPad & iPhone Sync Broken

it is over a year later and still not working :mansad:

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swandy
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Re: iPad & iPhone Sync Broken

Larry, I for one would LOVE to know how you get the iPad and iPhone apps to sync last page read to each other???
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Captain_Ozone
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Nook tech support had be remove the book from my iPhone nook librate and reload it. It went to the latest page from the nook. I read a few pages on the iPhone and when I went to the nook, the nook was on the correct page. The sales person in a B&N store said he was told in a training session that the problem is not a software issue but rather with Apple not allowing the feature because they want a cut of the book sales. Why B&N keeps advertising this feature is beyond me. Had I known they didn't sync, I wouldn't have bought the nook. As it is, I am going to Best Buy tonight and getting a kindle.
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Captain_Ozone
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Re: iPad & iPhone Sync Broken

And the sad thing is that the Nook (basic one) hardware is far superior to the Kindle.
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swandy
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Re: iPad & iPhone Sync Broken

If it is the case of Apple not allowing the syncing feature, why does it work perfectly between the iPad and iPhone versions of the Kindle app? Seems strange that iBooks (OK that is the Apple reader) and Kindle have been able to sync properly to last page read for a while, but BN's Nook still can't do it.

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swandy
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FINALLY FIXED!!!!!

BN FINALLY seems to have fixed the sync problem between the various iOS devices!!!

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