Amazon Kindle

How to create and use reading themes on Kindle Paperwhite

Apply Kindle Paperwhite Theme

You may not realize it, but you can set up reading themes on your Kindle Paperwhite. This lets you select a font style, text size, and page layout, and save it. You can then reuse that theme whenever you like.

Themes are handy for reading various types of books. For instance, you might like the manuals you read to have larger, print-style font in landscape view, but for history novels you want a smaller, elegant font in portrait view.

Here’s how to create and apply themes on your Kindle Paperwhite.

How to see your serial number, firmware version, and storage on Kindle

Holding a Kindle Paperwhite

If you own a Kindle Paperwhite, there may come a time when you want information about the device. Whether you need to troubleshoot a problem, want to see if you have the latest firmware, or simply want to know how much space you have left, it’s easier than you might think.

Here, we’ll show you how to find your serial number, firmware version, and available space on Kindle Paperwhite.

How to change the page layout for a book on Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite kept on a table with a MacBook and iPhone kept nearby

The nice thing about an eReader like Kindle Paperwhite is that you aren’t stuck with how a book is formatted. You can adjust the font size and style, and to go along with that, you can change the spacing and margins. This makes reading without the need for reading glasses wonderful.

Here, we’ll show you how to adjust the page layout for a book on your Kindle Paperwhite.

How to display your reading progress or the clock on Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Select Reading Progress And Enable Clock

When you’re reading a book on your Kindle Paperwhite, you may not have a lot of time. Maybe it’s your coffee break from work or spare time before dinner. In these situations, it’s good to know how much time is remaining or the current time.

You can display your reading progress with the time left in the chapter or book, see the current time while you’re reading, or simply show the page or location in a book. Here’s how.

How to create and manage Collections on Kindle Paperwhite

Collections Screen on Kindle Paperwhite

If you do a lot of reading on your Kindle Paperwhite and download books often, then you know how quickly your library can grow. And while this is good because it gives you options to read what you’re in the mood for, it can also make finding what you want to read difficult.

You can organize your books by using Collections on Kindle. This lets you categorize your books so that you can find a book you want much faster. And the nice thing is that these Collections are yours. So create as many as you want, for whatever you want, to help you organize your books.

To help you out, we’ll show you how to create and manage Collections on your Kindle Paperwhite.

How to change your Kindle Paperwhite device name

My Kindle Change Device Name

Like with a phone or tablet, a Kindle Paperwhite has a device name that lets you easily identify it. And with that, there are several reasons that you may want to change the name of your Kindle. Maybe you have the original model and just purchased the newest one. Maybe you have a personal Kindle and another the whole family shares.

Whatever the case may be, your device name is key to setting it apart from the same or similar devices. This helps you to download content to the correct device. Here, we’ll show you how to change your Kindle Paperwhite device name.

How to change the font size and style on Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon Kindle with Reading Glasses

If there’s one thing you can appreciate with an eReader instead of a physical book it’s the ability to change the display. With a physical book, you’re stuck with the size and style of the text just the way it is. But with a reader like Kindle Paperwhite, you can put away your reading glasses because you can make the text the size you want it. And this short tutorial shows you how.

How to take and view a screenshot on Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite in Case

Like taking a screenshot on your iPhone, you may have plenty of reasons for doing it on Kinle. We here at iDB take screenshots to show you how to do thing on your devices. But you might take one to get support from the maker or help show a friend how to navigate.

If taking a screenshot on your Kindle Paperwhite is something you’re interested in doing, then this is your how-to. We’ll show you how to take a screenshot on the eReader and how to view it once you do.

Amazon updates Kindle app with new Table of Contents, X-Ray features

Amazon Kindle users will be happy to hear that the iOS client for the e-book service received a nice little update this morning. The release, which brings the app to version 4.2, brings about two substantial new features: Table of Contents and X-Ray Smart Look-Up, and other improvements.

The first new feature is fairly self-explanatory—customers can now access a book's table of contents from within the app—but the second is a bit more subtle. X-Ray Smart Look-Up will allow users to take advantage of Amazon's quick-referencing tool without leaving their current page...

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX tops iPad Air in display shootout

With the recent releases of both the iPad Air and Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX, the folks over at DisplayMate thought it was time to pit the two new tablets against each other (and against Google's Nexus 10 tablet) in one of its signature display shootouts.

DisplayMate, a highly-regarded authority on display technology, likes to measure various aspects of device displays such as screen reflectance and absolute color accuracy, to see who is using the best panels. And according to its latest test, Amazon is...