Today I’m providing some top ticks and tricks for those people who want to get the most of their Kindle’s. These are for those people who already know the basics but want to get a little more out of their favorite device. So let’s get started!
Making your battery life go further
Kindle’s are certainly packed with a lot of features, although these can come at a cost when you want to get as much juice out of your device as possible. The first tip here is to reduce your brightness level to the minimum you’re comfortable reading with. Obviously this will depend on whether you’re reading at day or night. A lot of users will increase the brightness at night and then forget to bring it down during the daytime as it’s quite hard to tell in direct sunlight.
The second key tip here is to put your device into flight mode for the majority of it’s usage. Whilst reading you’re not going to need the Wifi or 3G to download more books as you’re already reading one!
Getting the most out of the 3G service abroad
For those of you who have purchased the 3G version of your Kindle here’s a top tip. Not only can you use this 3G service to download books whilst you’re on holiday but you can use the web browser too! This saves on heavy roaming charges if you were using your phone to browse the web.
Definitely worth considering when you need to catchup on the news or even Facebook.
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Max brightness shortcut
On the Kindle paperwhite you can use this top trick. When in the brightness setting screen, simply hold your finger down on the (+) icon for a few seconds and you’ll get the maximum brightness setting. You can do the converse by holding down the (-) icon
Font adjustment shortcut
Whilst reading if you use the pinch out and pinch in gestures on the device (similar to how you use Google Maps), this will load the font size screen. This allows you to change this easily without having to go into the settings screen.
Add some variety to your Kindle
On the later versions of Kindle’s such as the Paperwhite, or the Voyage you can add some additional functionality by downloading apps and games from the Amazon site here. The range is a little limited but they can offer that extra variety in relaxation when you need a break from reading.
Some sample games include: Solitaire, New York Crosswords and Chess
So there you have it! Hopefully these will enhance your reading experience and feel free to share any tips you’ve picked up along the way.
Until next time