Status indicators, Wireless status indicators, Battery status indicator – Kindle Paperwhite (2nd Generation) User Manual

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Kindle Paperwhite User's Guide, 3rd Edition


Chapter 1

Getting Started

Status indicators

At the top of the Home screen, you'll see indicators that inform you about the status of your
Kindle Paperwhite. To view these indicators within a book or document, tap the top of the
screen to display the toolbars.

Wireless status indicators

The Amazon Whispernet service delivers content wirelessly to your Kindle whenever and
wherever you want it. Your Kindle can connect to Whispernet via its built-in Wi-Fi
capability; some models also include free 3G wireless connectivity to Whispernet. The more
bars on the Wi-Fi or 3G status indicator that are filled, the stronger the signal.

Your Kindle is connected to Whispernet using Wi-Fi.

Your Kindle is connected to Whispernet using a 3G mobile network. Alternatively, you may
see an icon for an EDGE or GPRS network next to the signal-strength bars (applies only to
Kindle 3G).

Your Kindle is in Aeroplane Mode and you have no wireless connectivity.

Battery status indicator

The Kindle battery indicator shows the various states of the battery as it discharges. When
your Kindle is charging, a lightning bolt appears on the battery icon. Note that a weak
wireless signal can increase power consumption.

Activity indicator

This indicator appears in the top left corner of your Kindle screen when it is scanning or
connecting to a network, busy downloading new content, syncing and checking for new
items, searching for an item, opening a large PDF file or loading a web page.

Parental Controls indicator

This indicator appears when Parental Controls are enabled, either because you have turned
on specific restrictions or because a Kindle FreeTime profile is active. For more information,

Parental Controls


Setting up your Kindle Paperwhite

If you're reading this guide, you've probably completed the Kindle setup process, which
includes selecting your device language, connecting to a wireless network, registering your
Kindle with your Amazon account, and optionally linking your Kindle to your social
network accounts. If you haven't done these steps yet, go to the Home screen now, select
Set Up Your Kindle, and follow the onscreen prompts. If you have difficulty connecting to
your wireless network, please contact your Network Administrator or the individual