Moon+ Reader: How to sync bookmarks between devices. FAQs / Problems.

Moon Reader: How to sync bookmarks between devices. FAQs / Problems.
Moon+ Reader - an eBook reader with many useful features.

Have been using "Moon+ Reader Pro" happily for several years 😘.  Here, I will share with you how to set up the "Moon+ Reader", such that the bookmarks can sync between devices (e.g. mobile phone, tablet etc.).

First of all, if you are new to "Moon+ Reader", you need to understand what a Bookmark is.

What is a bookmark in Moon+ Reader?

Note that in "Moon+ Reader", a bookmark includes Note and Highlight too.
The following is an example of bookmark.  The pink color is a "Highlight".  The yellow color is an "Note".
Mobile screenshot: Moon Reader bookmarks, note, highlight
Moon+ Reader bookmarks.

You can view all the bookmarks.  The following snapshot shows:
  • First row: A red bookmark.
  • Second row: Pink highlight, followed with a Note "The five books ...".
  • 3rd row: An underline which is also classified under "bookmark".
  • 4th row: A blue highlight.
Mobile Screenshot: Moon Reader - viewing bookmarks, highlights, notes, underline
Moon+ Reader: Viewing all bookmarks of the same book.

How to set up "Moon+ Reader Pro" to sync bookmarks across all devices?

You can sync bookmarks using either "Dropbox" or "Google Drive".  For me, I use "Dropbox".  The following are the essential steps:

Step 1

Make sure that you have Dropbox app installed in your mobile device.  If you do not have it, click here to install the Dropbox app. (Sign up an free account too.)

Step 2

Essential steps:

  1. In "Moon+ Reader Pro", open any book.  Tap the centre of the screen.
  2. At the top right corner, tap setting     ⋮   > Miscellaneous.
  3. Then, look for "Sync reading positions via Dropbox".  Tick this checkbox.
  4. Then tap the "gear" beside it.
  5. Note: "Reading positions" actually include bookmarks.
Mobile screenshot: Moon Reader - How to sync bookmarks across devices
Moon+ Reader: Misc menu > How to sync bookmarks across devices.

Then select the following Dropbox setting highlighted in red.

Mobile screenshot: Moon Reader - how to backup book file to Dropbox
Moon+ Reader: How to backup book file to Dropbox

Step 3

Do the above set up for all other devices. Once, it is all done, all the mobile devices should sync bookmarks automatically.

⭐⭐⭐From now onward, one IMPORTANT thing you must do is: While you are using the "Moon+ Reader", if it prompts you with the following dialog box, always select "OK".  This will sync the "reading position" including bookmarks.
Mobile screenshot: Very important - accepts "sync new reading position"
Very important - accepts "sync new reading position"

Moon+ Reader FAQ:

What is the purpose of this setting - "sync reading positions via Dropbox (or Google Drive)"

It means the "reading positions" will be sync across to other devices. i.e. When you open the book in the other device, the "Moon+ Reader" will automatically open the last page that you has read.

The "reading positions" embrace bookmarks which includes highlights and notes.

When does "Moon+ Reader" sync the "reading positions"?
  • Whenever you switch to other app, close the screen or exit the reader, it will automatically upload the "reading positions" (including bookmarks) to Dropbox.
  • Whenever you switch back to the reader, it will download the new "reading positions" (including bookmarks) from Dropbox.
⭐The sync bases on the exact book filename (e.g. Einstein.epub). If you open the same filename, it'll sync the "reading positions" (include bookmarks) of the book.

Other note:
  • To fix unknown issues which may cause sync failed, please try to uninstall/reinstall the app to let the system fix it automatically.

Another important setting for Moon+ Reader:
Import New Book automatically

What is the purpose of this set up: 

  • Download the books from Dropbox to local storage.
  • ⭐This setting is recommended by the technical support of Moon+ Reader.  One advantage (I guess) is: it allows you to read the book even if your device is not connected to Internet.

Essential steps:

  1. Go to the main panel of Moon+ Reader Pro as shown in the following snapshot.
  2. Tap ☰ at the top left corner of the main panel. 
  3. Then select "Options" gear at the bottom left corner.
Mobile screenshot: Moon+ Reader with "options" gear at the bottom left corner.

Then select "Import new books in main folder automatically" as shown in the snapshot below.
Mobile screenshot: Moon Reader setup - Import new books in the main folder automatically.

Moon+ Reader FAQ/Problem:
Moon+ Reader Pro still does not sync the bookmarks after doing all the above settings.

Possible solution 1:

  • Try to uninstall/reinstall the app to let the system fix it automatically.

Possible solution 2:

  • Other app on your mobile might cause conflict with the "Moon+ Reader", Dropbox or Google Drive.  Disable (or "Force Stop") this "other app" that might cause the conflict.

    For example, once I got a lot of problems with "Moon+ Reader".  I got it fix after I disabled an app known as "OneDrive".

Moon+ Reader FAQ/Problem: can't find the book

  • At the other device, I can't find the book in the recent list. 
  • I cannot find the book in my new mobile phone.

Possible solution:

  1. You have to open the book manually via Dropbox (or Google Drive).
  2. At the main panel of Moon+ Reader, tap ☰ at the top left corner. 
  3. Tap "My Files" as shown below.
Mobile screenshot: Moon+ Reader showing "My Files"
Tap "My Files"

  1. Then tap the region near the right side of ☰ .  The navigation menu will appear.
  2. Navigate to [Dropbox] > apps > books.
  3. Find the book you want to open.  Then tap on it to open the book.
Mobile screenshot: Moon+ Reader. How to find my books in Dropbox, or Google Drive.
How to find my books in Dropbox, or Google Drive.

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