Touchscreen interface, Keyboard – Kindle Paperwhite (2nd Generation) User Manual

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Kindle Paperwhite User's Guide, 3rd Edition


Chapter 1

Getting Started

Your Kindle will go into sleep mode automatically after a few minutes of inactivity and a
screen saver will display. This static screen saver uses no battery power. To put your Kindle
in sleep mode, press and release the Power button. To wake up your Kindle, press and
release the Power button.

If your Kindle does not power on or is unresponsive during use and you need to restart it,
press and hold the Power button for 7 seconds until the Power dialog displays, then select
Restart. If the Power dialog does not display, press and hold the Power button for 20

Micro-USB/power port: You can use the USB cable supplied to connect your Kindle to a
computer for charging the battery and transferring files. To charge your Kindle from a
power outlet, you will need a compatible AC adaptor (sold separately) for the USB cable.

When your Kindle is charging, a lightning bolt appears on the battery icon at the top of the
Home screen. The indicator light on the bottom edge will turn amber while the battery is
charging and green when it is fully charged. Charging should take less than four hours using
a Kindle AC adaptor. Charging using 3rd-party adapters or via USB should take less than
four hours, but may take longer depending on the capability of the hardware.

You can still use your Kindle whilst it is connected to your computer and charging via USB.
To do so, dismount or eject it so that your Kindle exits USB drive mode.

Windows: Right-click on the "Safely remove hardware" icon in the lower right-hand corner
of the task bar and follow the onscreen instructions to remove your Kindle.

Mac OS X: Click the Eject button next to the Kindle in any Finder window, or drag it from
the Desktop to the Trash.

Your Kindle will then exit USB drive mode, but will continue to charge. If the charge
indicator light on the bottom edge of the Kindle does not come on, make sure that the USB
cable is fully inserted into your Kindle and into the USB port of the computer. If your Kindle
is still not charging, try another USB port or electrical outlet.

Note that if your Kindle is plugged into a low-powered USB port — such as those found on
some keyboards and older computers — it will not receive enough power to charge.

Touchscreen interface

Your Kindle Paperwhite features a touchscreen interface that enables you to perform many
tasks with just a tap or swipe of a finger. To select an item, simply tap it. For example, tap a
book cover or title on your Home screen to open the book, or tap a button to perform that
button's action.


Your Kindle Paperwhite has an onscreen keyboard. When you tap within the Search field or
begin other actions that require you to type in information, the keyboard automatically
displays at the bottom of the screen. Tap the keys to enter your selection and use the