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Initial post: Jul 10, 2013 11:03:21 AM PDT
I've found what seems to be a strange bug with the windows 8 kindle app. Basically if I read my book in the app and then hit sync it says that I'm at the furthest read point. If I then open the kindle app on any of my other devices it shows the previous furthest sync point. If I go back to the W8 app and then come out of the book and hit sync, then my other devices see the updated furthest read point.

Basically it seems like it only updates the furthest read point while not in the book. If I am in the book, clicking sync seems to check the furthest read point, but not update the location if the w8 app has read further.

I hope this makes sense....

Has anyone else seen this? and if so, how did you fix it? it's a real pain if I forget to manually come out of the book and click sync. I'd have thought that any time you come out of the app to go to the metro screen it would sync the book but it doesn't do that either.

Posted on Dec 11, 2013 2:00:41 PM PST
I'm getting the same issue. I just bought a new windows 8 tablet and the Kindle app does not sync with my kindle fire or my windows phone. It seems like it just stores the location locally and doesn't sync with Amazon.

I have no clue how to fix it. Probably a bug in the app. It's a real shame.

Posted on Dec 23, 2013 8:41:19 PM PST
Nick T says:
Yes I also am having the same problem. Seems the windows 8 kindle app doesn't "push" the furthest read page back to amazon servers,

Posted on Jan 20, 2014 7:41:00 PM PST
Gilad Reich says:
My problem is that after I purchase a book in the Windows 8 Kindle app, it doesn't appear on my kindle device. Is Anyone have the same problem or knows what to do about it?


In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2014 6:04:06 PM PST
Jason Keenan says:
Same issue. Really annoying. Seems like I'm discovering 1 or 2 of these annoying bugs in Windows 8 every single day. Starting to wish I'd just bought another Chromebook. Good grief.

Posted on Feb 2, 2014 6:37:10 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 2, 2014 6:38:02 AM PST
trek4of9 says:
Same issue here. Windows 8 Kindle App will not send back the furthest read location, nor will it check in for the furthest location. Pressing sync or exiting the app does nothing. I can see new books when I sync but it's not keeping up with the furthest read point.

I have checked that my PC is registered and activated in the Manage My Devices section.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2014 10:24:39 AM PDT
Unparagoned says:
I've got the same problem. I just downloaded "kindle for PC" and use that rather than the metro app, the software seems to sync back to the amazon servers fine.

Posted on Mar 16, 2014 7:36:41 AM PDT
nel agbulos says:
You can try to manually push the book or item when you manage your profile. Did this and I got all the books.

Posted on Mar 27, 2014 1:13:34 PM PDT
same exact issue, read a few chapters on win8 kindle app then return to kindle at night and have to FF to latest read based on memory, not automatically. I've checked whisper sync is setup properly etc...

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 7:13:02 AM PDT
Well, I can just add "me too", quite annoying.

Posted on Sep 4, 2014 7:57:22 AM PDT
Me too

Posted on Sep 10, 2014 3:52:32 PM PDT
MTB Quick says:
Me too. Sync to furthest read not working.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2014 4:56:34 PM PDT
You are going to have to update your Windows device to 8.1. Did you not get the update?
All of mine updated and I am not having a problem. Just laptops and Windows phones. Not sure what all of you are reading on.

Posted on Sep 11, 2014 12:33:34 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 11, 2014 1:21:32 PM PDT
Nothing to do with the version of Windows. I'm on Windows 8.1 on two PCs and a tablet since before it was released to the general public and on Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 in the Windows Phone Developers Preview program. Problem is there alright.

Posted on Sep 22, 2014 9:30:27 AM PDT
Me too

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 26, 2014 4:26:03 AM PDT
Russell Kuhl says:
Yup, me too on this one. It's actually been like this for me since I first got the Kindle app on Windows 8 almost 18 months ago but I'm finally getting around to commenting...

Posted on Sep 26, 2014 8:44:42 AM PDT
I have the same problem too.

Posted on Oct 8, 2014 9:13:07 PM PDT
I had the same issue, but was able to find a fix. On my Windows 8 machine, I had to go back to my libraries, select the book again, hit sync again. I then went to my other laptop that's running windows 7, hit sync, and this time it finally did catch those changes. Hope this helps

Posted on Oct 19, 2014 1:49:26 PM PDT
I have this same problem, however I noticed that if I go back to my library on the Win8.1 app prior to exiting, it seems to push it's current location and sync to the other devices...

Hope that helps.

Posted on Oct 26, 2014 12:26:42 PM PDT
I'm having the same problem. It's been months since this discussion started and no info from Amazon?

Posted on Nov 5, 2014 1:31:37 PM PST
mransr says:
me too, me too

the Kindle app on my Windows table doesn't seem to sync with the Kindle app on my Android phone or tablet.

Posted on Nov 5, 2014 2:00:10 PM PST
Mattias says:
Same as John, if I go back to the library it syncs.
You think this should be easy to fix? Amazon?

Posted on Dec 23, 2014 8:44:37 PM PST
S. Vejendla says:
Kindle app on windows 8 sucks. I can't jump back to the page I like. I see all these posts but no resolution. I am not sure what value my additional post creates.

Posted on Jan 5, 2015 5:45:03 PM PST
thelordsmurf says:
Same issue... Win 8.1

Posted on Jan 10, 2015 10:56:03 AM PST
Me too.
Glad to see I'm not as technologically retarded as my son says I am, because I've been working on this issue since I got 8.1 laptop last month.
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