RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
April 21, 2022
When you buy books on Amazon, your Kindle should automatically add them to your Library. Sometimes, though, books do not show up straight away. Let’s find out what to do when that happens.
This is for Kindle
Ensure Your Kindle is Connected to WiFi or Cellular
When your Kindle is connected to your Wi-Fi network you will see a little Wi-Fi symbol in the top-right of your screen. For Kindles with Cellular data, there’s also a 3G or 4G symbol. Refer to the below image:
If you do not see one, or you see an Airplane symbol instead, your Kindle is not connected to the internet. Seeing the Airplane symbol it means your Kindle is in Airplane mode.
Tap the arrow at the top of the screen to open the menu. Then, tap the Airplane icon to turn it OFF. This will allow your Kindle to connect to your Wi-Fi network.
Otherwise, first, tap the arrow at the top of the screen to open the Menu, then tap All Settings icon to open the Settings menu. See the below image:
Next, tap Wi-Fi & Bluetooth, then tap Wi-Fi Networks to see a list of all your available Wi-Fi networks. See the following image:
If you do not see your Wi-Fi network, restart your router. Otherwise, select the network you want to connect to and, if you need to, enter the Wi-Fi password.
Force Yout Kindle to Sync
First, from your Home screen, tap the Arrow at the top of the screen to open the Menu. Refer to the below image:
Next, tap the Sync icon. This will force your Kindle to check in with Amazon’s servers. See the below image:
Now, tap the Library button in the bottom toolbar. See the following image:
Next, tap ALL at the top of your screen. Notice at the bottom right-hand corner, that we show 1 of 3 pages. Tap the one you want to read. If it’s not already on your device, it will download straight away. Refer to the below image:
Now, this will show you all the Kindle books in your Amazon account, not just the ones downloaded to your Kindle. Any new books should show up first.
To see your downloaded books, tap DOWNLOADED at the top of your screen. Notice at the bottom right-hand corner, that we show 1 of 1 page. See the below image:
Need Some Help
If you still can not find the new book you’re looking for after forcing your Kindle to sync, there are a couple of things you can do:
- Restart your Kindle. Turning things off and on again really can work.
- Update your Kindle to the latest software version.
- Check your Amazon orders to see if your purchase went through.
Quote For the Day
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.Alan Watts
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You can access the e-book from a Kindle device, the Kindle App for the desktop or smartphone, which is a free app.