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Sync notes and highlights between Android/iPad/PC

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Initial post: Jun 6, 2011, 6:40:40 AM PDT
thecaveman says:
I have Kindle app installed in Android, iPad, and PC and everything seems to be working fine, with the exception of notes and highlights not sync correctly.

While notes and highlights sync fine between Android and PC, I get not get the notes/hightlights sync with iPad, whether it was created from iPad or otherwise.

Does anyone else has this problem? How do I resolve this? I read with the 7" Android outside, and with iPad at home, so I need notes/highlights to be able to sync between these two.


Posted on Jun 6, 2011, 9:09:18 AM PDT
MamaSylvia says:
Syncing seems to be erratic at best. I have syncing on, keep wireless on, and even sync manually when I know the next time I read a particular book it will be on a different device, but I don't remember EVER going to the right page on a different device. I was watching one book that my DH was reading so I'd know when to send his Kindle the next in the series, and he manually downloaded one himself because the indicator still showed the book was only half-read. (He got the wrong one, naturally, and then complained about missing books in the series.) I just started a book on my K3 last night that I had read a few pages of on my Android, wifi was on, I let it sync, and it STILL took me to page 1, not the page I last read.

I don't use notes or highlights, but it's annoying to keep losing my place. If anyone has gotten syncing to work regularly, I'd love to know how.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 6, 2011, 12:04:53 PM PDT
I recently purchased an iPad, and am amazed that the synching between my K3 and iPad is working beautifully ... I don't do anything special, so am sorry that I have no suggestions. When I start or finish reading on the K3, I turn on the 3G (I don't have WiFi connected on the K3) so it will synch. I've never had much luck with the K3 and the Kindle app on my Droid phone synching though.

Posted on Sep 1, 2011, 8:06:04 AM PDT
Y-J. T says:
I had a problem to sync the notes between my ipad and iphone but just found a way to solve it. open the kindle app on the device (in your case: ipad?) that you want to sync with previous notes and highlights that you had made on another device (your pc or android). Just simply click "sync" on the "kindle home screen" instead of syncing it when the book is opened. then, the notes will be updated after synced. syncing on the kindle home screen is the point!

Posted on Sep 21, 2011, 11:03:39 AM PDT
Joshuaad says:
I was having the same issue between the Kindle for Mac and Kindle for iPhone. I got sync to work by closing and reopening the apps in both locations, but it seems primarily important for my desktop kindle. Notes and highlights are key to my work, so I needed this to work 100%.

Posted on Sep 21, 2011, 3:36:50 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 21, 2011, 3:38:55 PM PDT
I also have found syncing (to get my highlights) to be erratic at best.
Sometimes it worked when I followed the suggestion
- sync the Kindle, PC, Iphone, Ipad, etc. with the last highlight
- delete the book on the platform that is acting up
- sync the platform that is acting up and then reload the book from your archive.
Sometimes all of my highlights magically appears! :)
but sometimes they didn't. :(

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2011, 4:15:59 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 3, 2011, 4:17:03 PM PDT
W. Eric says:
that's the solution for me! thanks Y-J T

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2011, 12:12:30 PM PDT
This fixed my highlight syncing problem. Had to sync from the main library page on both iPhone app and Mac reader to get highlights from iPhone to Mac.

Posted on Dec 22, 2011, 2:02:12 PM PST
Avid Reader says:
On the Motorola Droid, I don't see an option to Sync from the main library screen. Any ideas? I highlighted it on my Droid and it is not syncing to the Kindle website. I am hesitant to remove the book for fear of losing all my highlights.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2012, 3:05:05 AM PST
ML2046 says:
Thank you. That did it!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 23, 2012, 7:12:43 PM PST
appledude says:
Worked for me!


Posted on Feb 27, 2012, 12:42:18 AM PST
Niepowiem says:
I have the same issue with thing setting:
I read on Kindle, make highlights and notes there.
Then, I need to process the ideas on my PC so I use Kindle for PC.
I get page sync correctly from Kindle to the PC version, but annotations and highlights do not get to the computer. They do, however, sync and they do appear in Kidle Cloud Reader.

What's wrong with the PC version? It's 1.8.3 (36179) from 2/6/2012.

Posted on Mar 11, 2012, 3:48:53 AM PDT
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Posted on Mar 11, 2012, 11:16:59 AM PDT
S. villano says:
I have the droid x I pad and pc. On droid to sync you need to hit the button with 4 squares (options) and then u will see option to sync. This seems to be only way to get highlights and notes to work. Would be awesome if you could push to Evernote.

Posted on Apr 7, 2012, 1:41:21 PM PDT
PKS says:
Is there a solution to these problems ? I have yet another one - I have a number of highlights on my ipad kindle app and a mac kindle app (they sync between each other fine) but I have none when I check the option under "Your highlights" on https://kindle.amazon.com (I just discovered this page!). Any ideas why and how to fix this ? I would like to pull some of the highlights I made for my quotes database. And btw, I am using Kindle Classic as well, and... while I can see that these highlights synced (I can access the book and chose "View Notes & Marks"), I cannot see these in "My clippings" neither on Kindle Classic, nor in the My clippings.txt when I pull it off the device via USB cable. I read that it can be transferred there by selecting (clipping) them on the device itself. What a mess ! Any neat solution available ?


In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012, 8:34:03 AM PDT
This worked great

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012, 2:03:08 PM PDT
João Duarte says:
@Y-J. T; Thanks! That did the trick :-)

Posted on Jun 11, 2012, 1:14:19 PM PDT
Okay Guys I really tried to do all this on my own but I can't. I'm mainly using the kindle 4th gen (I think. It's the one before the touch one) Anyway when I highlight stuff there and sync it it goes in the clund on https://kindle.amazon.com I also use kindle on my android wildfire a and my ipod touch. When I hightlight stuff there it does not show up in the cloud. Neither does it show up on my "real" kindle.
Can anyone hep me with it?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 22, 2012, 5:39:38 PM PDT
Scott Smith says:
This was most helpful. Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2012, 4:09:08 AM PDT
this was helpful to me. thank you!

Posted on Nov 10, 2012, 1:58:47 PM PST
I have tried the recipes above, but the pc-version of Kindle does not seem to sync from the cloud. (I.e. I can see my annotations from my Androids in the cloud, but I can not get them to download to my pc.)

Are Amazon reading here or do I have to make a bug report?

Posted on Nov 12, 2012, 3:47:10 AM PST
Ivan Petrov says:
It is so damn annoying. I made a hell of a lot of notes and highlights yesterday on my Android phone. Sync etc. (which btw works only for the last page). My notes were nowhere to be found in the PC version. I removed the book from my Android device and the redownloaded it. All notes vanished. Thanks.

Posted on Nov 15, 2012, 4:34:56 AM PST
If i cannot sync my notes reliably and at the moment not at all between kindle on ipad and pc them a kindle ebook is of little use bar reading. Passages read on the ipad will have to be copied to the kindle on PC and is this reliable at maintaining the notes?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 4:16:50 AM PST
NOVA DIYers says:
Great suggestion... didn't work for me. I had my highlights... then a day later they disappeared! Now they won't come back to my kindle fire but are on my husbands kindly app! Weird. I'll keep checking. Thx.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012, 6:23:21 AM PST
Mohamad says:
same problem
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