If you enjoy reading, you know that it’s hard to find a good eBook reader for your smartphone. There are a lot of eBook reading apps in the Store, but only a few of them manage to include all the features you want in such apps. If you purchase eBooks from the Kindle Store, you may also want to try using the Amazon Kindle app. Developed by Amazon, the app provides access to over 1 million books in the Kindle Store, including bestsellers and new releases. In this article, we will show you how to use the Amazon Kindle app for an enjoyable reading experience on your Windows 10 Mobile smartphone. Let’s get started:
How to download and install the Amazon Kindle app in Windows 10 Mobile
The Amazon Kindle app is not installed by default on your Windows 10 Mobile smartphone. You need to find it in the Windows Store. Access this link, and when the Store app opens, tap the Get button, and the app will be downloaded and installed on your device.
How to get started with the Amazon Kindle app in Windows 10 Mobile
Once you installed the app, you can scroll through the Apps list, and tap Amazon Kindle shortcut to open it.
You can also type “kindle” in the search box and tap the best match to open the app.
When you first launch the app, you have to sign in using your Amazon account. Make sure you are connected to the internet. Enter your Amazon email address and password and tap the “register this kindle” button placed below.
If you don’t have an Amazon account, tap the “create new account” button.
The Amazon website will be accessed in your default browser. Fill in the required information and press the Create account button when you are done.
How to view your eBooks using the Amazon Kindle app in Windows 10 Mobile
If you have the Amazon Kindle app installed on another device and you registered with the same Amazon account, your eBooks can easily be downloaded to your smartphone.
If you want to view the items downloaded to your Windows 10 Mobile smartphone press the show all option placed at the bottom of the home screen.
Here, all your eBooks can be sorted by usage in the recent section or alphabetically, by title or by author. Just swipe to left or right to sort your eBooks. This can be quite useful if you have a lot of books and you don’t want to scroll through the entire list just to find one.
Some of the eBooks that you acquired are not downloaded to your Windows 10 Mobile smartphone. Instead, there’s only a link provided for them so you can download them whenever you feel like reading. To view them, tap archived items on the home screen. Similarly, you can sort the eBooks in this section, alphabetically by author or title, by swiping to the left or right.
Tapping one of the archived items will cause them to download on your smartphone. Also, you can store here the eBooks you’ve already read, and you don’t want them to take up space on your smartphone.
How to buy eBooks using the Amazon Kindle app for Windows 10 Mobile
You can download over a million eBooks from the Kindle Store using the Amazon Kindle app. The procedure is simple, and it can be done very quickly. If you want to buy and download content from the Kindle Store, your Windows 10 Mobile smartphone needs to be connected to the internet, and you need to use a valid payment method.
First, from the home screen, swipe or scroll to the right, to the Kindle Store section.
Here, you can tap the cover of a book from those recommended for you. If you don’t want any of the recommendations, tap “shop kindle store.”
The Amazon website will be loaded in your default browser. Browse for your favorite titles and once you find something that you want to buy, tap the “Buy Now with 1-Click” button. The book will automatically be delivered to all your devices.
TIP: If you're downloading an ebook for the first time, get a free one to see how it works out.
How to use the Amazon Kindle app to open and read eBooks in Windows 10 Mobile
Now that you set everything up and you learned how to purchase eBooks, you can start reading in seconds, while the book is downloading. Press show all from your home screen.
Tap on any eBook from your library and start reading. You can quickly turn pages: swipe or tap the right side of the screen to go to the next page and the left side to go to the previous page.
Go to the second page of this tutorial and learn how to customize the appearance of an eBook in the Amazon Kindle app, how to place and view bookmarks, how to jump to a specific page or sync your reading across devices.