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The Ultimate Guide To Using Kindle APP for Ipad

Imagine sitting on the back porch, sipping iced tea, reading classics on your versatile iPad. Or perhaps relaxing at a sunny, well air-conditioned cafe, reading the latest thriller from your favorite author and enjoying a caramel latte. You could also be working on your latest DIY project, iPad open at the relevant page in a helpful DIY handbook as you turn yourself into an expert on whatever new thing struck your fancy. Just make sure your iPad is safely tucked away in an iPad Pro 12.9 case— or whichever case is appropriate— in case of any mishap! 

Did you know your iPad can function as an ebook reader? A very nice ebook reader, in fact. A brand new iPad will typically have Apple’s Books app installed, but many users prefer Amazon’s Kindle app instead. With the Kindle app, you’ll be able to read any ebook available at the Kindle store. If you have an Amazon prime account, you’ll have free access to the enormous Kindle Prime library. If you don’t, you can still enjoy a number of free books, and be able to buy those you don’t have at very reasonable prices. 

Here’s your ultimate guide to using the kindle app for iPad, including key details on how to install the app, how to register at Amazon, and how to buy your favorite books! We’ll also get into some navigation tips and tricks that can make your kindle book-reading experience that much more rewarding. 

How to Install the Kindle App on Your iPad

To install the Kindle app on your iPad, follow these simple steps:

  1. Click on the “App Store”, which should be among your apps and has an icon that looks like the letter “A” made of stick letters, in a blue background.
  1. In the search field, write “Kindle”.
  2. Click on the Kindle App that comes up, and then click “Install”. 

Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. You may need to verify your identity, or login with your Apple username and password if you aren’t already authenticated. 

How to Register Your Kindle App

Before you use your kindle app for the first time you’ll need to register it. This is a one-time procedure, and once you’ve registered your app will remember who you are ever after. This is how it’s done: 

  1. Open your Kindle app by clicking the Kindle icon  (a blue icon with the shadow-image of a child reading a book beside a tree)
  2. Type in your Amazon username and password.
  3. Click “Register”

If you don’t have an Amazon account, you’ll have to create one at amazon.com before you can register your new Kindle App.

How to Buy Books at the Kindle Store

Although Amazon, the maker of the kindle app, curates an enormous bookstore full of thousands of books for your ereader, your Kindle app does not allow in-app purchases. To buy a book, you’ll have to visit the Kindle store in Amazon with your web browser. Here’s how you do it: 

  1. Open Safari on your iPad (or another browser, if you prefer)
  2. Type amazon.com in your address bar
  3. Sign into your Amazon account.  This should be the same one you used to register your Kindle app.
  4. Use the search function to find a book you want, and make sure you select the kindle version in the item page.
  5. Now complete your purchase. 
  6. After you’ve bought your book, open your Kindle app again.
  7. Select “Library” (near the bottom of your screen) and then “All” (near the top)
  8. Your kindle app should show you a list of all the books you’ve purchased. If your new book isn’t there, swipe down from the top to get your app to refresh. 
  9. Now select the book, and you’re ready to read!

How to Download Free Books from Project Gutenberg

The beauty of the kindle app is that you don’t have to pay for books. You can, of course; and the Amazon store offers you a way to do that, but if you’d like to read books that are old enough to be copyright free you can download them from a website called Project Gutenberg. 

To download and read free books on your Kindle app, follow these steps.

  1. Open your browser, and type www.gutenberg.org in the address bar
  2. Search for the book you want within Project Gutenberg.
  3. Each book is available in a number of different versions. Choose the “Kindle” version and click the download icon.
  4. A pop up will ask you what you’d like to do with the downloaded file. Choose “Open in Kindle”
  5. Your new free book will open in the Kindle app. It will remain in your Kindle library, even after you close it up and go to work elsewhere. 

Isn’t that easy? It’s even simpler than buying books for your new virtual ereader.

Customizing Your Books on the Kindle App

One of the reasons people love reading books with ereaders is that they get to control everything about the reading experience. Font, sizes, page color: it can be all exactly as you want it. To customize your reading experience, just tap the ‘Aa’ button on your top bar. This will open up the settings panel, and all your options are right there in front of you.

A slider panel allows you to make the size just the way you want it: not too big, not too small. A list of fonts makes it easy to customize further. And you can decide if you want the page to be white, black, or sepia, and whether you’d like the lines close together or far apart. Do you like both sides justified, or a ragged right? Again, it’s your choice. 

Now there’s nothing left to do but pour yourself something good to drink and find a good spot to relax in. Your iPad has been converted to an ereader, and that new book on it is calling your name!

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