Amazon Kindle is an e-reader designed and sold by Amazon. Users can use Amazon Kindle to buy, download and read e-books, newspapers, magazines, blogs and other electronic media via wireless networks. Here are some tips for using Kindle. I hope it will help you.
1. Take a Screenshot on Kindle
Press and hold the upper and lower corners (top and bottom) of the screen at the same time, namely the upper left corner and the lower right corner or the upper right corner and the lower left corner. If done correctly, you should be able to see the screen flickering, which means that the screenshot has been successfully taken. The screenshot is stored in the root folder of the device, so you need to connect it to a computer via USB to get the screenshot.
2. Quickly Set Font Size
Put two fingers on the screen and drag it outwards or inwards, just like zooming in on a mobile phone. Kindle can zoom in and out of fonts in this way.
3. Switch Reading Progress Display Style
When you are reading, you can see the reading progress in the lower left corner. It tells you where you are currently reading. By clicking on the reading progress, you can change how it is displayed. You can switch it to “position in book”, “chapter remaining time”, “book remaining time”.
4. Quickly Go to any Position of the Book
Swipe up from the bottom of the Kindle screen and a new window will appear. Enter the page number of the book you want to see, or drag the scroll bar directly. You can jump directly to the page you want to see.
5. Quickly Change My Library Page
If our Kindle stores dozens of books, we have to swipe the screen multiple times to find a specific page. In fact, you don’t need to do this. You only need to click on the page number displayed in the lower right corner, and then you can enter the page number you want to go to or enter the “title/first letter of the title” to go to the page where the specified book is located.
6. Quickly Add Bookmarks
When reading a book, tap the upper right corner of the Kindle screen to quickly add bookmarks.
7. Highlights and Notes
You can save some excerpts or excerpts for later use by marking. To do this, just press and drag to select the desired text, and then click the “Label” option. You can also select the “Notes” option to save text with titles. The marked excerpts are always kept in the e-book, and they can be found in the “My Clips” file.
8. Connect to Social Networks to Share Excerpts
Sometimes we want to share excerpts or excerpts from a book or document, and Kindle can share it to Weibo, email, and WeChat. E-books (free or paid) currently purchased on Amazon can be shared to Weibo, email, and WeChat, but only Weibo can share excerpts. WeChat can only share e-book links by scanning the QR code.
Personal documents sent to kindle can only be shared to Weibo. Therefore, in general, only Weibo can be shared normally by kindle at present. I believe it will perfectly support more social networks in the future.
All you need to do to achieve sharing is to log in to your account on your device. To do this, go to Settings-My Account-Social Networks and link your Sina Weibo account. Or select the desired text while reading a book, and select “Share” from the pop-up menu. After connecting your account, you just need to select a text from the book and click the “Share” button to share it on social networks.
9. Turn off Recommended Content
Kindle displays some “recommended” content on the home screen. If you want to hide it, there is a way to do it. You can go to Settings -> Device Options -> Advanced Options and turn off “Home View”.
10. Create Favorites
If you plan to store a large number of books in Kindle, then you must create a collection to keep it categorized. As the name implies, favorites allow you to organize books on the basis of interest or category. To create a favorite, just click the three-dot menu button in the upper right corner of the main screen, and then click “New Favorite”. Finally, give your favorite a name and add the books you want to the favorite.
11. Change Display Settings
Unlike modern operating systems, the display settings on the Kindle may be difficult to find. The functions of display settings in Kindle include: changing text size, font, direction, text spacing, margins, and reading progress. To view the display settings, open a book and tap the top to open the navigation bar. Then, click the text icon “Aa” next to the share and bookmark buttons to open the display settings. Here you will find labels for fonts, page settings and reading progress.
12. Force Restart Repair
If your Kindle is stuck, press and hold the power button for about 40 seconds to force restart the Kindle.
13. Send e-books and Other Content to Your Kindle
After connecting a computer with a USB flash drive, copy the e-book directly to the document folder.
14. Read ePUB e-books
If the e-book format is ePUB format, Kindle will not be able to read it directly. At this time, you need to use another software Calibre to convert the format to mobi. Then you can send it to Kindle for reading.
15. Make Your Kindle Battery Last Longer
This is a simple and obvious method, but it is still worth repeating. If you haven’t visited the Kindle store or tried to research a particularly complex word, make sure your Kindle is in airplane mode. Reading in airplane mode can save a lot of power. To enable, just click on the top “Settings” (gear icon) and then click on the airplane mode icon.
16. Increase or Decrease Brightness Quickly and Accurately
If you want to increase or decrease the brightness of your Kindle (only for Paperwhite, Voyage and Oasis), clicking on the small squares with 24 levels may be a bit troublesome. You don’t need to do this; you can change the brightness by clicking or long-pressing the large and small sun.