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Amazon Finally Makes It Easy to Reset the Furthest Read Location on Your Kindle

Kindle furthest read location

If you share your Kindle account with someone, it could be a headache to read a book that the other person has already read. The problem? If you use Amazon’s Whispersync technology, your Kindle will think that the furthest read location is the end of the book (or wherever the previous reader left off). I previously wrote about the convoluted process you could use to reset the furthest read location on your Kindle. Fortunately, Amazon has now come up with a much easier way to reset the furthest read location.

You will need a computer to do this. After signing into your Account from a web browser, go the “Your Account” drop down menu on the right side of the screen (next to the search box), and select “Manage Your Kindle.” When your list of books comes up, choose “Clear furthest page read . . .” Simple as that.

How many of you share a Kindle account with someone else? My wife and I are currently on a single account. We have different tastes in books, which means that my book list is filled with numerous titles that I’ll never read. I’d love to Amazon give us the ability to filter a book list on a per user basis. I doubt we’ll ever see that, though, because Amazon doesn’t really have vested interested in making it easier for multiple users to read a single book.

Thanks to Lauren and JMichael, who commented on the previous post on this topic, and alerted me that Amazon had finally added in this functionality.

 

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12 Responses to Amazon Finally Makes It Easy to Reset the Furthest Read Location on Your Kindle

  1. Thanks for letting me know about that new feature – my wife (and kids) and I share an account and that will be a nice convenience!

    I’m hoping they might do more around account management to help with kids — they don’t need to be able to browse all digital content. (And my 2 year old keeps buying things on the Kindle Fire – hopefully they will introduce better child control soon.)

  2. This is such a great news. It will make my reading more convenient. What’s your favorite kindle version? I still like the previous one.

    -Jon

  3. This is a great step taken by Amazon. It will make reading more fun now. I’m so excited about this.

    -Roger

  4. Oh that’s great news for really for all kindle owners..

  5. Thanks for this tip. I don’t share my kindle but I tend to change devices frequently and this makes rereading a book easier. I swap between my kindle3(outside), kindle fire(inside) and smartphone(bus) but sometimes I use Cloud Reader too.

  6. Thanks for this tip–exactly what I needed!

  7. Great post, thanks. While I don’t share my account with anyone I do have multiple devices, and accidentally pressing the 4-way button on one while reading a poorly formatted book skips to the end, which is then of course synchronised across the other devices. Being able to reset this is a big deal to me.

  8. Thank you so much for the great post! I’ve always wanted to know how to reset it :)

  9. However, your original post on turning off Whispersync works for Personal Docs. Amazon has still not provided the simple menu option for Personal Docs.

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    [...] UPDATE 4/26/12: Amazon now offers a way to reset the furthest page location from within your account. For details on this new method, check out our post. [...]

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