Activity indicator parental controls indicator, Setting up your kindle touch network connectivity, Setting up your kindle touch – Kindle Touch 3G User Manual

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Kindle User’s Guide


Chapter 1 Getting Started

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 for your Kindle. Parental Controls

let you restrict access to the Experimental Web Browser, Kindle Store, and content stored in
the Cloud. 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 Touch

To register a Kindle that has been previously registered, from the Home screen tap the Menu
button and select Settings. On the Settings page, tap Registration and select the appropriate
option to begin the registration process.

Network connectivity

Books, magazines, and other materials are delivered directly to your Kindle via its built-in
network connectivity. If your Kindle offers both Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, use Wi-Fi whenever
possible for faster downloads. You can connect to a Wi-Fi network at home or at hotspots
around the world.

To view available Wi-Fi networks, from the Home screen tap the Menu button and then
Settings. Select Wi-Fi Networks and the name of the network you want to use. If you see
a lock symbol next to the network name, it requires a password. Tap the Rescan button
to recheck for available Wi-Fi networks. Please note that your Kindle does not support
connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.

Your Kindle Touch will recognize Wi-Fi networks with a WPS compatible router. To connect
to a network via WPS, from your Kindle select the wireless network you want to use. Next,
press the WPS button on your router, and then select the WPS button on your Kindle during
the Wi-Fi setup process. Once you have successfully connected to a network, the Wi-Fi
status indicator will display the network’s signal strength.

Kindle Touch 3G models use the same technology as cell phones, so they are dependent
on cellular coverage areas. By default, a 3G Kindle device will automatically connect to a 3G
network. If there isn’t sufficient 3G signal strength, it will connect to a slower GPRS or EDGE
network. Your Kindle automatically turns off 3G when you connect using Wi-Fi with better
signal strength. If you disconnect from a Wi-Fi network or move out of Wi-Fi range, your
Kindle will automatically switch back to 3G.

To turn wireless off, from the Home screen tap the Menu button and select Turn Off Wireless.
Any periodical downloads or other pending updates that require a wireless connection will
occur the next time you turn it back on. Turning off wireless disables both 3G and Wi-Fi

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