Ten Tips for Using Your Kindle Paperwhite
Here are a few tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your Kindle Paperwhite. These tips come straight to you from those who know, Kindle Paperwhite users.
Be a Bargain Hunter
Generally, you can’t buy an e-book version of a previously purchased printed book for free or for a reduced price. — but that doesn’t mean you can’t look for bargains. Amazon has a Daily Deal, where you can buy current, popular books at deeply discounted prices, often $1.99 or less. Take advantage of them when you see them.
Another way to find out about free books is to peruse the Top 100 Free Books at the main page of the Kindle Store. This list is updated hourly, so be sure to check it often.
Whispersync for Voice allows you to read a Kindle Paperwhite book and listen to an Audible book at the same time.
Personalize Your Device
Make your Kindle Paperwhite unique. Here are two tips to personalize your Kindle Paperwhite:
Name your device. Give your Kindle Paperwhite a special name that reflects your — and its — personality.
Change the font and font size. The Kindle Paperwhite has six fonts. Play around with them to find the one that’s most comfortable for your eyes.
Be Clever with Collections
Many readers organize their Kindle Paperwhite e-books into collections so that they can quickly find their favorites among the dozens or hundreds of books stored on the device. Why not have some fun?
Once Upon a Time (young adult/children)
Books that Make Me Look Smart (classics)
Small Servings (samples)
On the Nightstand (currently reading)
On the Docket (coming up next)
What Was I Thinking? DNF (did not finish)
Maybe Someday (all unread books)
Can’t Resist a Bargain (cheap or freebies)
Tell Me about Your Life (autobiographies and biographies)
A Blast from the Past (historical fiction)
Magic and Mayhem (fantasy and paranormal)
Future Bestsellers (books from indie authors)
Extra! Extra! (subscription content, such as newspapers and magazines)
Let’s Eat! (cookbooks)
Technical Manuals (guilty pleasures and erotica)
Have Fun with Words
Here are a few tips for having fun with words on your Kindle Paperwhite:
Use the dictionary to look up unfamiliar words.
Share new words on Facebook or Twitter.
Translate words into another language.
Translate words into English.
Play Every Word.
Keep Your Device Safe
The following list provides tips for keeping your Kindle Paperwhite safe and in working order:
Don’t drop the device.
Keep the device away from water.
Keep the device clean.
Don’t use, store, or charge the device in extreme temperatures.
Keep the device in a cover, sleeve, or jacket.
Don’t let young children handle the device.
Protect your Kindle Paperwhite from your pets.
Don’t leave your Kindle Paperwhite on a chair or bed.
Fly with Your Kindle Paperwhite
The Kindle Paperwhite is the perfect traveling companion, helping you get through hours of waiting in airports.
Use common sense for airport security and screening. Take the Kindle Paperwhite out of your bag or carry-on and put it in the screening bin. The Kindle Paperwhite needs to be turned off, the wireless needs to be turned off, and the device must be in Airplane mode.
Don’t leave your Kindle Paperwhite in the seat pocket of the plane.
Turn off the Kindle Paperwhite during takeoff and landing.
Never turn on 3G on airplane.
Make sure you have the proper charging equipment when traveling.
Load your Kindle Paperwhite with reading content before you leave.
Drive with Your Kindle Paperwhite
If you travel a lot by car, consider getting a car charger. Then you won't need to charge your Kindle Paperwhite in a hotel room, which means you'll have less chance of leaving the power cord, plug, and even Kindle Paperwhite behind.
If you frequently travel by car, consider getting a Kindle/Audible audiobook bundle to use with your preferred audio device. Whispersync for Voice makes it easy to listen to a book while you’re driving.
Troubleshoot Your Device
Having trouble with your Kindle Paperwhite? Following are some of the most common resolutions to Kindle Paperwhite issues:
Turn your Kindle Paperwhite off and then on again.
Restart your Kindle Paperwhite using the menu. Try restarting your Kindle Paperwhite through the menu system. Tap→Menu→Settings→Menu→Restart.
Perform a hard restart of your Kindle Paperwhite.
Make sure your Kindle Paperwhite is fully charged.
Contact customer service.
Buy Great Gifts
You can send an electronic Amazon gift card, in any amount up to $2,000. To give a Kindle Paperwhite e-book as a gift, search the Kindle Store for one; then select the Give as a Gift option on the purchase page and go from there. You need to know the recipient’s e-mail address to complete either transaction.
Another great gift is a three-, six-, or twelve-month membership at Audible.com. A membership allows your recipient to buy audiobooks and synchronize them between an audio device and the Kindle Paperwhite for a combined reading and listening experience.
Convert a Friend
Most people who experience a Kindle Paperwhite become quite enamored with it and, as a result, want to convert their friends and relatives. Consider the following:
The Kindle app can be used on a computer, an iPad, or a smartphone.
The Kindle Paperwhite is environmentally friendly.
The Kindle Paperwhite is hypoallergenic.
A Kindle Paperwhite can help decrease clutter and save space.
A Kindle Paperwhite library can never be destroyed in a fire or flood.
You can save money on e-book purchases.
You can change the font size, making reading easier.
You can make annotations without harming the e-book.
Improve your vocabulary by using the dictionary to look up unfamiliar words.
Keep your reading list private.