How can I extend my Kindle Paperwhite battery life?

Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite is one of the boon for the avid book readers all around the globe.With Amazon’s Kindle e-book store built within  and good battery life the device it gives the reader a wide array of options from a lot of different categories of books be it Novels, Biographies, comics etc.

I too personally use Kindle Paperwhite on regular basis, the device on one full charge gives me upto 29-30 days of battery life if i read 60-90 minutes daily.

But like we all know that technology also gets aged along with the time of usage, you need to take care of their battery health too.

But first before going to the tips lets see at the specifications of Kindle Paperwhite which makes it the best e-book reader in the market currently.

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Specifications of Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite Details
Kindle Paperwhite Details
Display Amazon’s 6” Paperwhite display technology with E Ink Carta and built-in light, 300ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale.
Size 167 x 116 x 8.18 mm
Weight Wi-Fi: 6.4 oz (182 g) Wi-Fi + Free 4G : 6.8 oz (191 g) . Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process.
System Requirements None; fully wireless and doesn’t require a computer to download content
On Device Storage 8 GB or 32 GB; holds thousands of books.
Cloud Storage Free cloud storage for all Amazon content.
Battery Life A single charge lasts up to six weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 13. Battery life will vary based on light settings, wireless usage.
Color black
Charge Time Fully charges in less than 3 hours from a computer via USB cable or with a 5W USB adapter
Wi-Fi Connectivity Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS).
Accessibility features VoiceView screen reader, available over Bluetooth audio, provides spoken feedback allowing you to navigate your device and read books with text-to-speech (available in English only). Kindle Paperwhite also includes the ability to invert Black and White, adjust font size, font face, line spacing and margins.
Content Formats Supported Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, PMP through conversion.


How to extend Kindle Paperwhite battery life?

There are few methods through which you can extend your battery life which currently gives 28-29 hours of straight battery backup.

  1. You can turn down the backlight, or switch it off entirely if you aren’t reading in the dark or dim light.
  2. Its advisable to plug your Kindle Paperwhite device into a computer when downloading new books. This not only gives it a little bit of juice but uploads the files in a less power-taxing way, delivering them through the USB rather than the device’s Wi-Fi connection.
  3. When you are not using your Kindle Paperwhite, shut the device down completely, or put it in sleep mode for a more responsive restart.(yeah ! you might have already thought about this idea already!)
  4. Try not to keep your device in overly warm or overly cold places, as this would lead to the dissipation of the battery power.
  5. And like for any another gadget such as Apple Airpods, allow the battery of Kindle PaperWhite to run down to either empty or very near empty. Over-charging the unit will eventually lead to a shortened battery lifespan overall.
  6. Always keep your Kindle Paperwhite up-to-date.
  7. Don’t put too many books on your Kindle.
  8. Turn off automatic Page refresh.

Final Words

Kindle Paperwhite is a great option for readers but if you are frequent reader you might be running out the juice from the device and the above tips can be helpful in various instances. I hope that you find these tips useful.


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