Wi-fi status indicators, Battery status indicator, Activity indicator – Kindle 2nd edition User Guide User Manual

Page 7: Aeroplane mode indicator, Parental control indicator, Setting up your kindle, Wi-fi connectivity, Registering

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Kindle User's Guide




Chapter 1

Getting Started

At the top of the Home screen, you'll see indicators that inform you about the status of

your Kindle. To view these indicators within a book or document, press the Menu button.

Wi-Fi status indicators

Your Kindle is connected to Whispernet using Wi-Fi. The more bars that are filled, the

stronger the Wi-Fi signal.

Your Kindle is checking for available Wi-Fi networks.

Battery status indicator

The Kindle battery indicator shows the various states of the battery as it discharges. Note

that a weak Wi-Fi signal can also increase power consumption. Subscribing to multiple

blogs that update frequently may increase power consumption and decrease the battery


Activity indicator

This indicator appears in the top left corner of your Kindle screen when the device is busy

downloading new content, syncing and checking for new items, searching for an item,

opening a large PDF file or loading a web page.

Aeroplane Mode indicator

This indicator appears when your Kindle is in Aeroplane Mode and you have no wireless


Parental Control indicator

This indicator appears when Parental Controls are enabled for your Kindle. Parental

Controls let you restrict access to the experimental web browser, Kindle Store and

Archived Items. Parents may use this feature to prevent children from purchasing content

without their permission or from browsing any inappropriate online content.

Setting up your Kindle

Setting up your Kindle includes connecting to a Wi-Fi network and registering your Kindle

to an Amazon account.

Wi-Fi Connectivity

Books, magazines and other materials are delivered directly to your Kindle via its built-in

Wi-Fi connectivity. You can connect to networks at home or at Wi-Fi hotspots around the

world. To view available Wi-Fi networks, from the Home screen, press the Menu button

and select Settings. On the Settings page, select "view" next to Wi-Fi Network. Identify the

network you want to use, then select "connect." If you see a lock symbol next to "connect,"

the network requires a password. Keep your Kindle connected to a Wi-Fi network to

receive prompt updates for your Kindle.


If you bought your Kindle online using your Amazon account, or have already gone

through the Kindle setup process, it is already registered and ready to use. To verify this,

press the Home button and look for your Kindle name in the upper left corner of the Home