How to display a book cover as your Kindle Lock Screen wallpaper

For the longest time, Amazon wouldn't let Kindle users set the cover of the book they are currently reading as their Lock Screen wallpaper, which in hindsight seemed like a very odd decision considering how popular of a feature request it was. But things change, and Amazon is now allowing users to do just that. In this post, we'll talk about what devices support this new feature, who can enable it, and how to enable it.

How to set up parental controls on Kindle Paperwhite

Reading Kindle Paperwhite

If you purchase a Kindle Paperwhite for your child to enjoy reading books, you may want to make a few adjustments. Depending on your child’s age, you can enable parental controls with a password. Then, allow or disallow specific settings, create Kindle FreeTime, choose books for them to read, and more.

Here’s how to set up the parental controls on your Kindle Paperwhite.

How to use “Send to Kindle” on Mac for books and documents

If you find yourself sending more and more items to your Kindle from your computer, check out the Send to Kindle app. The app is free and available for both Mac and Windows. With it, you can easily send documents and book files directly to your Kindle eReader or the Kindle reading app on your other devices.

Here, we’ll show you the various ways you can use Send to Kindle to get the items you need from your computer to the Kindle device or reading app you want.

How to read books on Kindle for free

Read Book on Kindle Paperwhite

If you just picked up your first Kindle and have been reading terrific books, we have several ways for you to get even more, for free.

You may not realize it, but there are plenty of free books out there if you know where to look. From perks you get with Amazon Prime to checking your local library online, you don’t have to spend a dime to enjoy reading on your Kindle.

How to convert a PDF to a Kindle book

Reading Language Kindle Paperwhite

Not all books are available in the Amazon Kindle store. You can find many classics in PDF form that are available through public domain. So if you find a book on a site, you can read it in PDF form. But that’s not always convenient, especially if you own a Kindle Paperwhite.

Here, we’ll show you how to convert a PDF into a book and read it on your Kindle.

How to email documents and books to your Kindle

Send Email to Kindle

You may not realize it, but your Kindle has an email address. And if you use the Kindle app on your iPhone or iPad, it has an email address too. This lets you send documents and book files directly to your device.

Before you start using this email address; however, you should take a moment to add your “from” email address to the approved senders list. Otherwise, the file you’re emailing may be delayed by Amazon’s watchful eye.

Here, we’ll show you how to add your email address to the safe sender’s list, how obtain the email address for your Kindle Paperwhite, and other tips you need to know.

How to add and change languages and keyboards on Kindle Paperwhite

Reading Language Kindle Paperwhite

Your Kindle Paperwhite is equipped to handle multiple languages and keyboards. So if you’re bilingual or interested in testing your skills in another language, Kindle is a great way to do it.

Here, we’ll show you how to set the language you want, add and use keyboards in other languages, and even set a default dictionary for each language.

What is and how to use X-Ray on Kindle Paperwhite

If you’re brand new to the world of Kindle, then you might be wondering what this X-Ray feature you see is and how to use it.

With X-Ray enabled books, you can get more information on what you’re reading. It’s an overall reference that you can use to keep up with characters, terms, and even images. Here, we’ll show you how to use X-Ray for books on your Kindle Paperwhite.

How to loan a Kindle book to a friend or family member

Holding a Kindle in hand and reading a book on it

Similar to handing a physical book to a friend as a loan, you can share a book you own on your Kindle Paperwhite. This is a great way to share a good book you just finished with a pal you know would enjoy it. The best part is that the person you’re loaning the book to doesn’t have to own a Kindle Paperwhite. They can use their supported eReader or the free Kindle app.

If you have a book on your Kindle that you want to loan, here’s how.

How to sort, filter, and manage your Kindle Paperwhite library

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As you build your Kindle Paperwhite library, it can quickly become unmanageable. The more books you get, the more screens you have to flip through to find the book you want when you’re in the mood to read it. We’ve shown you how to create Collections on your Kindle Paperwhite. This is a terrific way to keep similar books together, making them easier to find.

But, you have additional ways to manage your library. You can sort your books, filter to find specific ones, and search by keyword. And you can do all of this right on your device or on the Amazon website. Here, we’ll show you how to manage, filter, and sort your Kindle Paperwhite library.

How to add and access highlights and notes on Kindle Paperwhite

Highlighted text Kindle Paperwhite

One of the great things about an eReader like Kindle Paperwhite is that you can highlight parts of a book and make notes. This is wonderful for textbooks, user manuals, cookbooks, and similar reads.

On Kindle Paperwhite, highlighting text and adding notes to passages is easy. Plus, you can export these items to the email address for your Kindle and access them online.

Here, we’ll show you how to add and work with highlights and notes on your Kindle Paperwhite.

How to manage storage space on a Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite on Blanket

If you’re concerned about running out of space on your Kindle Paperwhite, you can take actions to reduce the amount of space you’re using. From removing samples and documents to books you’ve finished and won’t read again, we’ll show you how to manage storage space on your Kindle Paperwhite.