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I'm a K2 newbie but this whispersync feature looks like a waste of Kindle developers time to me.  Many more Kindle users want folders/tabs than the ability keep track of reading location between two Kindles.  Why did dev waste time/effort on WS?  Where are they going with this?

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You need to turn off sync, either on menu or Amazon Kindle page.
 

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Yeah, I was just wondering about that last night.  My husband and I both have Kindles, and often read the same book.  Why on earth would I want to have my Kindle go to the page he is on, or vice versa?

Strange that they would develop a feature that I've never heard of anyone requesting, as opposed to many suggestions people have made that would be helpful.

I love the new way to delete on K1 after the 1.2 firmware update, so that is a positive step.
 

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Trekker said:
Do you leave whispernet on all the time? It may work better that way. I only turn it on when I want to download a book.

The only thing I can think is that when I turned it on, I didn't give it enough time to send the latest info to the server. But still, I don't see how K2 got synced with an earlier copy. Bizarre.
No I do not leave whispernet all the time. I do make sure both Kindles have wispernet on when I am going to synced a book. In fact after your post I went to check it out and most of the books I am reading on my K2 were at the right pages on K1 except for a couple of them which I synced with no problem.I could see how both books being synced to the same place could be a problem if two people were reading the same books and were at a different place in the book. I do make sure that I give enough time for the wispernet to turn on K1 and K2
 

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Trekker, I just thought of a way you might be able to find your place in the book you were reading when Whispersynch screwed up... Can you remember a word or phrase near where you left off -- or a character just introduced?  Maybe you could find the page using the Search function. 

Just a thought. 
 

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I always bookmark when I put the book down for any reason.  That being said, whispersynch does not work for me or my K1  :D
 

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Just so you know, if you use the WhisperSync feature and it doesn't sync properly, you're supposed to be able to hit the back button and it will put you back to where you were before you did the sync.

I haven't tried this yet, but I read it yesterday. (And for the life of me, I can't find where I read it, but I'm looking)

I'll try to steal the KK back so I can test it.
 

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luvmy4brats said:
Just so you know, if you use the WhisperSync feature and it doesn't sync properly, you're supposed to be able to hit the back button and it will put you back to where you were before you did the sync.

I haven't tried this yet, but I read it yesterday. (And for the life of me, I can't find where I read it, but I'm looking)

I'll try to steal the KK back so I can test it.
Don't know if you are answering me but you have to be in WN area, and I am not in Mexico, that's why it won't work for me. But it is a good habit to bookmark. I just discovered the back button the other day and LOVE it!
 

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The point of Whispensync is so that an individual can read the same publication across a host of devices. For instance if/when Amazon releases the iPhone or other smartphone app if I leave my Kindle at home I can pick up my iPhone and read a few pages of my book and return to my Kindle at home and resume where I left off on the iPhone. Sounds like a convenient feature to me. Though it does seem like they need to come up with a a solution for multiple reader households.
 

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My feeling is that Whispersync could be useful for one person who owns two Kindles, such as Gables Girl or Anne. However, in my case, I have five Kindles on my account. I downloaded a book yesterday and started to read it. Then my friend (also on my account) downloaded the same book and she read it. When I went back to read today, the book was at the end, because my friend had finished reading in her copy. Not so useful for me. So I guess I'll just turn the Whispersync off.

I wish I could set it to work between the two Kindles that I read on, but that doesn't seem to be possible. As a result, for me, the Whispersync feature is essentially useless.

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What if your friend turns it off on hers and you leave it on for your 2 kindles?

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Ann Von Hagel said:
What if your friend turns it off on hers and you leave it on for your 2 kindles?

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My understanding is that the Whispersync gets turned on/off at my Amazon account. When I looked at it yesterday, it said it was "On for Leslie Nicoll." Sort of like a light switch. I don't think turning off "disable annotations backup" is the same as turning off the Whispersync.

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Leslie said:
My understanding is that the Whispersync gets turned on/off at my Amazon account. When I looked at it yesterday, it said it was "On for Leslie Nicoll." Sort of like a light switch. I don't think turning off "disable annotations backup" is the same as turning off the Whispersync.

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Hmmm. That doesn't seem like a good way to do it. . . .

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I've tried using the WhisperSync feature between the three Kindles we now have. Sometimes it works properly, sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it pops up a message that says "there's another Kindle reading this book, and it's farther along, do you want to start at that location," sometimes it doesn't.

I've given up for now.... Once they start syncing to other mobile devices, like my iPhone, then I will try again.
 

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The point of Whispensync is so that an individual can read the same publication across a host of devices. For instance if/when Amazon releases the iPhone or other smartphone app if I leave my Kindle at home I can pick up my iPhone and read a few pages of my book and return to my Kindle at home and resume where I left off on the iPhone. Sounds like a convenient feature to me. Though it does seem like they need to come up with a a solution for multiple reader households.
Jeremy - they already have. At http://www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle
there is a link to 'sychronization' of your Kindles and when you click on that it gives you a choice to turn off synchronization for multiple reader accounts.

Someone said there's a way to do it on the Kindle too but I leave that for Leslie to find :)

At Amazon on the manageyourpage area for your Kindle acct, they put the k2's synchronization feature 'On' probably for the transfer of books if you're a K1 person who is ordering a K2 and would need the transfer capability and syncing of books for that process.
 

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Jeremy - they already have. At http://www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle
there is a link to 'sychronization' of your Kindles and when you click on that it gives you a choice to turn off synchronization for multiple reader accounts.

Someone said there's a way to do it on the Kindle too but I leave that for Leslie to find :)

At Amazon on the manageyourpage area for your Kindle acct, they put the k2's synchronization feature 'On' probably for the transfer of books if you're a K1 person who is ordering a K2 and would need the transfer capability and syncing of books for that process.
Yes, but it doesn't work if you have two different people on the account and one of them has 2 kindles. If the WhisperSync feature is on and the two are reading the same book andthe person who has two wants to read on another kindle, the sync won't work without messing up where the other person is in her book.

It only really works if there's one person on the account with 2 kindles
 

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Yes, but it doesn't work if you have two different people on the account and one of them has 2 kindles. If the WhisperSync feature is on and the two are reading the same book andthe person who has two wants to read on another kindle, the sync won't work without messing up where the other person is in her book.

It only really works if there's one person on the account with 2 kindles
Yes, so I was actually answering the comment that there should be a way to counter this problem.

As I said, there is a way. We turn synchronization Off, as I did today and I gave the page where we can do that. I go into the K1 to check out some things but I don't want the K2 to be thinking K1's last-visited viewing is where I want to be with the K2. So, we can turn it off. And that problem is solved. (At least it was for me.)
 

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Yes but how do you find it works when you DO want to sync between 2 kindles but not the third in the house. It seems to be an all or nothing deal. There doesn't seem to be a way to counter this problem.
I can't try it, since I only have 2 kindles on my account, but I suspect you could sync between just two of your kindles by using your PC.

Try connected the kindle you want to use the latest page from to your PC and then copy the book(s) to use the latest page.

Delete those books from the other kindle before you connect it to your PC.

Then connect that kindle to your PC and copy the saved books to it.

Of course, even if this method does work, you wouldn't be able to use it unless you have access to both kindles and a PC.
 
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