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I thought my Kobo Touch was a bit broken but actually…

I just wanted to share this in case anyone is having the same issues as me.

YOU MAY BE EXPERIENCING THE FOLLOWING…

PROBLEM 1: Main page remains static – doesn’t update the top page with the books you are currently reading.

SOLUTION: Update your date and time!

Yes I had this too. And for ages I thought, well it doesn’t matter I can just find the book in my library. Turns out all it needed was for me to update the date and time! I had previously reset my Kobo and because I never use it to check the time so it never occured to me. But when I checked it was set to something ridiculous like 1890.

So yes,

Main Menu > Settings > Date and Time > change > SORTED! 

PROBLEM 2: You just tried to connect your Kobo to your PC/Mac/other device and it hasn’t been recognised.

SOLUTION: Try a newer USB cable!

Yes I had this problem too. And again I thought, perhaps my Kobo is just too old to handle this… it doesn’t matter, there are still loads of books on my Kobo. But then It connected first time when I used a newer cable. I personally used the one for charging my bluetooth headphones, but I would try any newer cable that’s micro USB to USB.

PROBLEM 3: You just tried to add a bunch of ebooks and they just don’t show up. And yes, of course you tried more than once.

SOLUTION: Try the tips below!

Yes I had this problem too. And you know the drill…  I think I tried about 5 or 6 times before I started trying different ways. It turns out there are a few work arounds you can use to get your ebooks across. These are the things that work for me.

*Tip 1: If you find your books aren’t transferring, try using Calibre.

*Tip 2: Check your file size. If your books are more than 10mb each try adding them separately. I would try to add batches that are no more than 15mb total.

*Tip 3: REMEMBER TO EJECT YOUR KOBO! And don’t eject your Kobo straight after the transfer, give it time to process. If my book is more than 15mb I tend to transfer the book, go away and make a cup of tea, come back, and then eject the Kobo.

*Tip 4: Don’t unplug your cable straight away. Wait in case your Kobo is still processing. Even a few minutes can help with large files.

*Tip 5: After the transfer just leave your Kobo to do its thing. Don’t try to use it straight after transfering. And don’t worry if it seems to be unresponsive at first – it’s usually still updating the library. The updating can take ages to start and ages to process. Just leave it and go make a sandwich or watch some youtube videos.

*Tip 6: Try smaller batches. It’s possible that one of your ebooks is corrupt or badly formatted causing the whole transfer to fail. Try just transferring 5 books at a time (as in transfer ebooks, eject, unplug, wait for system update, check books have successfully transferred) or make sure you don’t transfer more than 15mb at once. The fewer books you do at a time the easier it is to pinpoint that problem ebook.

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