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    Syncing your Kobo eReader or Kobo eBooks app

    After you’ve purchased your eBook from kobo.com, you should sync your Kobo eReader or Kobo eBooks app.  Syncing updates your Kobo eReader or Kobo eBooks app with your latest books.

    It’s important to sync regularly to get recent software or app updates, download newly purchased books to your Kobo Library, and to update your books with bookmarks or annotations you made while reading on another device.

    Syncing your Kobo eReader over Wi Fi

    Follow these instructions to read your newly purchased book from kobo.com on your Kobo eReader. You'll need access to an active Wi Fi connection before you start.

    1. Go to your Home screen.
    2. Tap the Sync tile.
      • If you are within range of a known network, your eReader automatically joins that network and will begin syncing.
      • If you are not within range of a known network, your eReader will begin the Adding a Network process.
    After you sync your Kobo eReader, your book will be added to your Kobo eReader’s Home screen and your Library. To start reading, just tap on the book cover.

    Syncing your Kobo eReader with Kobo Desktop

    You can also sync your Kobo eReader by connecting it to your computer with Kobo Desktop. Your computer should be connected to the Internet before you sync.

    To download Kobo Desktop, visit kobosetup.com.
    1. Connect your eReader to your computer using a Micro USB cable and tap Connect.
    2. Open Kobo Desktop on your computer.
    3. If you're not already signed in to your Kobo account, click the Profile icon at the top of your screen and sign in.
    4. Click the Sync icon.
      Your eReader will sync and update your Library.
    5. Click the Eject button at the top of the screen to disconnect your eReader from your computer.

    Syncing your Kobo eBooks app for your Android device

    To sync your Kobo eBooks app for your Android device:

    1. Tap the Kobo eBooks app icon.
    2. From the Home screen, tap the Actions icon.
    3. Tap Sync.
    Your books will appear.

    Syncing your Kobo eBooks app for your Apple device

    To sync your Kobo eBooks app for your Apple device:

    1. Tap the Kobo eBooks app icon.
    2. Go to your Home screen.
    3. Drag your finger from the top of the screen to the bottom.
    Your books will appear.

    Syncing your Kobo eBooks app for your Windows device

    To sync your Kobo eBooks app for your Windows device:

    1. Tap the Kobo eBooks app icon.
    2. Tap the More icon.
    3. Tap Sync.
    Your books will appear.