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Initial post: 6 Jul 2014 09:14:03 BDT
Mr. J. Earls says:
Hi -
Sorry if this has been covered, but in the past week, all the unread books on my Kindle iPad app are suddenly showing as 1% read. This is initially confusing when I try to find a new book to read.
Does anyone know how to revert back to a clean display with no read info on new books, please? A book I bought this morning automatically displayed 1% read when it was downloaded.

Posted on 6 Jul 2014 09:38:19 BDT
Sounds like a glitch.
Either contact Amazon using HELP / CONTACT US / (select the call me back for free option and they will .. call you back for free) to ask about it;
De-register the app and then remove it. Do a full Restart of your iPad (no idea how you do that - on a Fire you just hold the power button for 25 seconds) and then re-download and re-register the app (assuming it's just a glitch in your copy of the app) and see if that fixes the problem. You won't lose any data by doing this.
Select a book in the Manage Your Kindle from the Amazon website and from the popup select Reset Furthest Page Read - see if that cures the problem. Seems a rather labour intensive cure if you have to do it for all your books.
Forget about it and know that all new books show as 1% read. If ALL books do it then at least it's consistent.

Good luck.

Posted on 6 Jul 2014 10:12:00 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 Jul 2014 10:16:34 BDT
I guess it is because it opens the newly downloaded book at the start of chapter one/prologue, therefore you skip the cover, contents, dedication etc so you do not start at page 1, and so you are not at 0%

Edited to add - once downloaded on my iphone app it only displays the percentage on the home screen only once I've opened the book then gone back to the menu before then it says NEW, any book you have already opened and says 1% delete it and re download it - it should say NEW against it and not a % (this worked on mine)

Posted on 6 Jul 2014 10:22:09 BDT
Mr. J. Earls says:
Thanks both. I'll try reinstalling the app. I wondered if anyone else had had the same issue suddenly, as I thought it may be an Amazon update? (Possibly related to the Manage Your Kindle one.)
Miss S: previously, all newly downloaded books showed up as New. I could go into a title, skip back through the contents etc and when I got to the cover it'd leave the display clean. Last week, it suddenly showed everything as 1% read without me doing anything, applying to new titles. They now show as 1% read, rather than New in my library.
I'll see if reinstalling has any affect.

Posted on 6 Jul 2014 10:28:05 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 Jul 2014 10:33:32 BDT
I can't say I've ever noticed it staying new if I've opened the book at all (and technically that doesn't make sense to me to do that but obv that's my opinion)... And it certainly doesn't do that on mine either now, so maybe it is the last app update... As I say if you redownload the books it should say new again (obv it won't start at the cover but less to flick through and you see the cover before you open the book)
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