The settings contextual menu, Listening to background music – Kindle Touch 3G User Manual

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Kindle User’s Guide


Chapter 4 Getting More from Your Kindle

Keyboards: Allows you to add keyboards for different languages. If you have
multiple keyboards, a Globe key

is added to your keyboard. Simply tap to

select a different keyboard.

Dictionaries: Use to set the default dictionary for each language.

Reading Options: Lets you manage your annotations, popular highlights, public notes, page
refresh, and social networks.

Annotations Backup: Allows you to toggle on and off the automatic backup of your
annotations, last page read, and collections to Amazon’s servers.

Popular Highlights: Allows you to toggle on and off the display of passages that are
most frequently highlighted by others.

Public Notes: Allows you to toggle on and off the display of notes and highlights made
by people you follow on


Page Refresh: Use to set your Kindle to refresh the E Ink display every time you turn
the page.

Social Networks: Allows you to link your Kindle to your social network accounts so you can
share highlights with your friends.

The Settings contextual menu

When you’re on the Settings page, tapping the Menu button displays additional options:

Turn On/Off Wireless: Tap to turn wireless on and off.

Shop Kindle Store: Takes you to the Kindle Store.

Update Your Kindle: Installs the latest software for your Kindle. This option is dimmed if
there are currently no software updates available on your Kindle.

Restart: Restarts your Kindle. You will not lose the books, clippings, or other files stored
on the device. In the event your Kindle freezes up, you can do a hard reset by pressing the
Power button for 20 seconds.

Reset Device: Resets your Kindle to its original factory settings and restarts it. You should
select this action only if instructed to do so by Kindle Customer Service. Before you reset
your Kindle to factory defaults, you must back up any personal documents as well as older
issues of periodicals that you’d like to keep. Once your Kindle restarts, you will need to
register and download your items from the Cloud. If you want to passcode-protect your
Kindle, you must also set up a passcode again.

Device Info: Displays your device’s Wi-Fi MAC address, serial number, network capability,
firmware version, and free space available.

Legal: Provides trademark, copyright, and other notices about the software installed on your

Sync & Check for Items: Tap to sync your device with your online content.

Listening to background music

If you’d like to listen to music while reading your Kindle, use your computer to transfer MP3
files to the “music” folder on the device. See

Using your Kindle with your computer

for more

information. To play music files, select Experimental from the menu on the Home screen,
then choose MP3 Player. A toolbar with playback controls will appear at the bottom of the
Kindle screen. The songs will play in the order they were added to your Kindle.

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