Setting Up a New Kindle

If you're a new Kindle owner, you're probably ready to jump right in and start reading books on your device. But first, you'll need to get a few initial setup details out of the way. Here are a few tips on setting up a Kindle.

1. Charge it up.

The first thing you'll want to do when you get your new Kindle is plug it in and let it charge. Connect the USB cable to your Kindle and connect the other end either to a wall socket (with a USB adaptor) or your computer. If you use your laptop to charge the Kindle, make sure the laptop is plugged in to a power outlet so that it doesn't run out of battery power. The Kindle takes about 4 to 6 hours to fully recharge.

2. Get registered.

The next step is to register your account. On your Kindle screen, navigate to Menu > Settings > Registration. Then follow the instructions to create an Amazon account or link the Kindle to your existing Amazon account. Once you're connected, you can start shopping for books or download Kindle books that you've already purchased. You'll also want to set up your Wi-Fi network. The Kindle 3G comes with a built-in Whispernet connection, but adding your home network details can make it faster.

3. Load up on books.

Now comes the fun part—finding all the books you want to read. You can download free books, purchase books on Amazon, or even borrow books from your local library. If you're an Amazon Prime member, you can borrow one book a month from Amazon as well.

4. Get a Kindle case.

No doubt you'll want to take your Kindle along with you for reading at the coffee shop, waiting in the car, or while you're traveling. Use a Kindle case to protect your e-reader from accidental damage or scratches. It's an inexpensive way to protect your device, keep it looking new, and make it feel more like a traditional hardcover book.

5. Set a password.

Don't want anyone messing with your Kindle? Set a password to keep out unwanted users. When the Kindle goes into sleep mode or is turned off, you'll need to reenter the password to use it again.
To set a password, navigate to Home and press the Menu button. Go to Settings and turn on the option to set a device password. Enter the password and your hint. Then hit Submit, and your Kindle is password protected. You can always turn off the password protection in the future if you don't need it.

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