How Can I Mark a Book as Unread?

Monochrom

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Dec 17, 2015
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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.
 
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ashindnile

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Jul 16, 2015
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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.
 
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Monochrom

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Original poster
Dec 17, 2015
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If you've got iCloud sync set up, even reading the book won't get you the New badge back.
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?
 

Monochrom

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Dec 17, 2015
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You don't need to erase all your settings if you turn off iCloud sync and redownload. ;)
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.
 

ashindnile

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Jul 16, 2015
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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.
Did it take you back to the page you were previously on?
 

MMaxwell83

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Dec 2, 2018
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I found a solution to this for audiobooks. Open Books on your phone, tap the library tab at the bottom. Open the audio book you want to set back to "new". It will auto play. Hit pause. Scroll the time slider back to 0:00. Hit back and it should mark it as new.
 
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