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 Page Layout Options

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 (again) takes potshots at iPad in Kindle Paperwhite ad

On the surface, Amazon is seemingly supportive of Apple's iOS platform as the company updates its various iOS applications on a regular basis - even if it's just a courtesy to its iOS-loving users who want to enjoy Amazon services on their iPhone and iPad.

Scratch a little deeper and all hell breaks loose.

For starters, the online retailing giant is waging legal battle against Apple over e-book price fixing. And given the two tech titans increasingly compete on hardware, software and services, it's really no surprise Amazon's marketing department is taking direct jabs at Apple users every now and then.

This February, for example, the company aired a much-flawed screen comparison video pitting its 1080p Kindle tablet against Apple's better-than-1080p iPad with Retina display. This time around, an Amazon ad is challenging the e-reading experience on a tablet such as the iPad, versus that on the Kindle Paperwhite.

Have a look right below...

Ad attack: Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon just wrapped up its news-packed event that saw the company update its Kindle lineup and add two new notable products to the mix: the Kindle Paperwhite with a stunning new display combining the best of LCD and e-ink technology and the Kindle Fire HD, a tablet meant to take Apple's iPad on the high-end.

You should care because Amazon has the ecosystem, the game plan and the devices to take on Apple from every angle. If you don't have time to read through our extensive coverage of Amazon's presser, have a look at two new ads that highlight headline features of the two new tablets...

Amazon refreshes the Kindle lineup, targets the iPad with all-new Kindle Fire HD

Following recent product launches by technology giants Samsung, Googlerola and Microkia, the online retail giant Amazon summoned select members of the press to a media event in Los Angeles, California. As previously hinted, the company is expected to unveil half a dozen new Kindle devices, including a ten-inch tablet to take Apple's iPad head on.

Some people even hope the company will launch a smartphone of its own, just to make fall phone options a tad more interesting. As always, iDB is watching the announcement so you don't have to, bringing you everything worth knowing. Here are the goodies Amazon has in store for us (just don't call them gadgets, will ya'?)...