How Can I Mark a Book as Unread?

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  1. Monochrom, Feb 8, 2016
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    Monochrom macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    Is there a way to mark a book as Unread or bring back the New badge on an iOS device using the built-in iBooks app?

    Thank you.
     
  2. ashindnile, Feb 8, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2016

    ashindnile macrumors 6502

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    You can't mark it unread per se because there isn't any mark to show it's been 'read' to begin with.
    If you've got iCloud sync set up, even readding the book won't get you the New badge back.
     
  3. Monochrom thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you ashindnile for your reply.

    Can I get back the New badges if I turn off iCloud sync, erase all content and settings on the iOS device and download the books again with the same Apple ID which was used to buy the books in the first place?
     
  4. ashindnile macrumors 6502

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    You don't need to erase all your settings if you turn off iCloud sync and redownload. ;)
     
  5. Monochrom thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I turned off Sync Collections and Sync Bookmarks and Notes settings of iBooks (These were the only settings I could find about syncing) and then deleted and re-downloaded a book that I have purchased from iBooks Store.

    Unfortunately, that did not bring back the New badge.
     
  6. ashindnile macrumors 6502

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    Did it take you back to the page you were previously on?
     
  7. Monochrom thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes. I believe iBooks also keeps a local data of where I was previously on.
     

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