ComiXology Glitch Prevents Off-Line Reading – Here's A Workaround (UPDATE)

comiXology_KindleThose who read ComiXology comics on their iPad have discovered a slight problem. Usually you can access certain comics offline if you have downloaded them. Great for reading while travelling on planes, trains or sitting in basements anticipating an imminent nuclear attack.

But now, the current login feature is preventing that. The App now automatically logs you out after a period of inactivity. And you need to be on-line to log back in.So you get shut out, until you can get on-line again. Which could be eleven hours away if you are international…

I get in touch with ComiXology who tell me that this is a known issue that they are fixing in the next iOS app update, out shortly. Until then, customers impacted by this issue can turn off Background App Refresh in iOS as a work around. Here are the steps to do that:

Launch Settings, navigate to General -> Background App Refresh -> comiXology and turn it OFF.

They appreciate everyone's patience in the meantime.

UPDATE: The fix is in – and should be waiting for you all in an update!

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.