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  • Gin Tonyx Level 1 Level 1

    I just figured it out. When the list isn't up to date on a device just read something that's on that device's list or add something to read. Then the missing entries appear shortly.

    Looks to me like the device doesn't realize it is out of sync with iCloud. As soon as it tries to change status in iCloud it realizes there's more to update and does it.


    My theory for how it happens? I am using iPhone and iPad on the train where 3G network comes and goes. More often than not I loose network connection while reading / bookmarking. That's where it gets out of sync. Too bad it doesn't try to update all by itself!

  • John I. Clark Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for that insight Gin!


    My hope is that since iCloud is still in its infancy, that it will get more and more robust as it matures. It sure better, because it needs to!!




  • R.G. Level 2 Level 2

    wait.. so does SL allow you to sync through iCloud?? I have SL set-up and cannot get it to sync anything, reading list included :/

  • Gin Tonyx Level 1 Level 1

    I don't understand "SL" what do you mean by that?

    Safari List?

  • R.G. Level 2 Level 2

    Snow Leopard = SL...


    Does iCloud work with Snow Leopard syncing Safari to the 4S? In particular the Safari Reading Lists?


    Because my iCloud only syncs contacts, and bookmarks. Calendar and safari reading list do not sync at all. I've looked everywhere and I'm under the impression that iCloud only works with OSX Lion. So essentially, we have to upgrade from 10.6.X to 10.7 to have complete functionality between Safari and iCloud...?? (That was both a question and a statement)


    Thanks guys for any help.

  • NigelAshton Level 1 Level 1

    So RL does not sync. A dotty omission, but oh well. 

    Until they add this feature I simply add anything I want to read later to a bookmark folder I name Read Later.

  • eBuddha Level 1 Level 1

    It actually does sync. See here: ync/


    You just need to install the iCloud Control Pannel if you are running Windows. Choose Safari to sync bookmarks, and tada, all your RL stuff magically shows up!

  • júliomac Level 1 Level 1

    Same happened to me.


    Just deleted one entry in Bookmark and all changes made earlier in another device were quickly updated, including the reading list.

  • QU477R0 Level 1 Level 1

    I had the same issue, but i got it to sync finally.


    What worked for me was turning off bookmark sync in both my iPhone and Macbook, then turning on bookmark sync on my Macbook first, then on my iPhone and everything synced over. Even though I deleted all bookmarks and reading list on my iPhone when i disabled bookmark sync, the things that were saved to my iPhone that originally were not syncing back to my Macbook showed up on both devices when i reenabled bookmark sync.


    Hope that helps


    Doubt it matters but,

    Macbook Pro - Lion 10.7.3

    Safari - 5.1.5

    iPhone 4S - iOS 5.1

  • Raakanin Level 1 Level 1

    While we wait for Apple and an API for Reading List (if we ever see it), you can use an applescript like this to send the actice Chrome tabs URL to Safari Reading List - the solution's a little hairy, but it works.


    Add the applescript in Automator, save as a service, add a keyboard shortcut in System Preferences -> Keyboard.




    Or, you can install this Alfred extension:

  • JacopKane Level 1 Level 1

    this is the solution, cheers!

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