The best tricks for the Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle Tricks

One of the digital book readers that has managed to dominate sales is the Amazon Kindle, an eReader designed by Amazon and specially designed for its eBook sales service. However, perhaps many of the users of this device still do not know how to get the most out of it, and that is why we have created this guide with some of them. the best tricks that will provide solutions to all the most frequent doubts.

So if you want get the most out of your Kindle and all its functions, here are some of the solutions you were looking for with these 10 tricks:

How to know the Kindle model?

Kindle version

Several Amazon Kindle models. If you have doubts about which one is yours and you want to know, you can do it very easily. You will only have to follow these steps:

  1. Accesses the Settings menu.
  2. Go to Device Options.
  3. Click on Device information.
  4. Now a pop-up window opens where you can see the model of your Kindle on the first line.

How to know the Kindle firmware version?

Amazon Kindle firmware

On the other hand, it is also possible that you need to know what the firmware version installed on your Amazon Kindle. This can let you know if you have the latest version or if you need to update this code to get the latest improvements. Being able to see the version is very simple, following these simple steps:

  1. Go into the Settings menu.
  2. Click on Device Options.
  3. Access the Device Information line.
  4. In the device information window you will see the Firmware Version.

How can I take screenshots on Kindle?

Screenshot on Amazon Kindle

You may want to take a screenshot to share a page or information with someone, or you may want to capture screenshots so you can make a tutorial on how to do something. In this case, you can capture the screen on your Amazon Kindle In a simple way:

  1. Simultaneously press the upper right and lower left corners of the Kindle touch screen.
  2. You will see that the screen flashes, inverting the colors. This is the sign that the capture has been successfully taken.
  3. To view the screenshot, you can connect the Kindle to your computer and search for the files named "Screenshot."

How to activate dark mode on Kindle?

Amazon Kindle Dark Mode

New versions of Amazon Kindle support use dark mode, to be able to darken the screen, allowing greater comfort for the eyes in dim light situations and also saving battery. If you want to activate this mode that inverts colors on ePaper or eInk screens, you just have to follow these steps:

  1. Press at the top of the screen.
  2. The quick options menu is displayed.
  3. Press Dark Mode among them.

How to change font size easily?

Font size

Another of the great options of the Amazon Kindle is the be able to adjust the font size while you read, to adapt to the needs you have. You can also change the type of font, or the thickness of the letter, to read more comfortably, even if you have some visual difficulties. The steps to follow are:

  1. While you are reading, tap at the top of the screen.
  2. The quick options menu is displayed, where you must press the button Aa.
  3. Now a menu is displayed where you can choose the Font option.
  4. In this section you can choose all the options you need: font thickness, font family, size, etc.

If you want to change the font size even more easily, although you will not be able to access the rest of the font options, you just have to do a touch screen pinch gesture outward or inward to increase or decrease the font size, as you would on any mobile device.

How to measure average reading speed?

Amazon Kindle

Another of the interesting functions that the Amazon Kindle has is the ability to measure reading speed, that is, to allow you know the pace and how long it will take you to finish a book. An interesting option to manage your time. If you want to access this option, you have to follow these steps:

  1. While reading the book, tap at the top of the screen.
  2. The quick options menu is displayed, where you will have to click on the button Aa.
  3. The next thing will be to click on More.
  4. Within the new window you will see the Reading progress option that you must activate.

If you need restart speed calculation reading, you can do it this other way:

  1. While reading the book, tap at the top of the screen.
  2. Once inside the quick options menu, press the magnifying glass.
  3. Write ";ReadingTimeReset" without quotation marks.

How to search for words inside the book?

Amazon Kindle

You may want search for a phrase or word in a book, whether in the text of the book itself, between your notes, or the underlined elements. This very practical option on the Amazon Kindle is very easy to use, the steps are:

  1. While reading the book, tap at the top of the screen.
  2. The quick options menu opens, where you must press:
    • The notebook icon Ir a, to locate annotated or underlined elements.
    • The magnifying glass icon for Search.

How to upload a PDF to read it as another eBook?

Amazon Kindle Tricks

If you want to read a book in PDF that you have outside of Kindle on your eReader, what you can do to have it inside your library is this:

  1. Send the attached PDF by email.
  2. To the address Obviously, you will have to replace username with your username that you have in the Kindle library.
  3. Now, open Kindle Library.
  4. If everything has gone well, the PDF will be there as another eBook.

How can I underline on Kindle?

Underline on Kindle

The next trick for Amazon Kindle is to know how to use the option underline fragments of text, or make annotations. This can be used to highlight key points in the reading or to study as a summary. In order to do this, the steps to follow are:

  1. Once you are in the book, click with your finger on the fragment of text you want to underline.
  2. A selector appears that you can move to underline all the text you want to highlight.
  3. Afterwards, it will give you the option to simply underline or also annotate, to enter your own text note.

How can I lock Kindle with password?

Password on Kindle

Lastly, and not least, if you want to keep your Amazon Kindle from prying or unauthorized eyes, you can protect it with a password. Thus, only people who know the password will be able to access it. Setting up this lock is very simple:

    1. Go to the Settings menu on your Kindle.
    2. Click on Device Options.
    3. Enter the Device Password option.
    4. Now it asks you to type the password you want to enter twice, to verify.
    5. Accept and go.

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