How to Change Chapters on Kindle


Amazon added several features to the Kindle line of e-readers to emulate the experience of reading a physical book. Adding bookmarks, highlighting text and flipping to other chapters are just some of the actions you can perform on a Kindle e-reader, just as you can with a book. Though some of the Kindle models use the same process to skip to a different chapter, design and interface differences in other models require a different method for selecting chapters.

Kindle First Generation

  • Highlight "Menu" using the Select Wheel, and then press down on the Select Wheel to view the book menu.

  • Scroll to highlight "Table of Contents," and then press the Select Wheel.

  • Highlight the chapter and press the Select Wheel to open it.

Kindle Second Generation, DX, Keyboard, Fourth Generation, Fifth Generation

  • Press the "Menu" button when the book is open on the Kindle to view the reading options.

  • Press the arrow buttons on the 5-Way Controller to highlight "Table of Contents" and then press the middle of the 5-Way Controller to view the list of chapters.

  • Highlight the chapter and then press the 5-Way Controller to open it.

Kindle Touch, Paperwhite

  • Tap the top of the screen to view the toolbar and then tap the "Menu" icon, which is a rectangle with horizontal lines across it.

  • Touch "Go To." A list of places that you can skip to in the book, including the table of contents, appears in a pop-up window.

  • Scroll through the list and tap the chapter to open it.

Kindle Fire

  • Touch the middle of the Kindle Fire screen when a book is open to view the toolbar.

  • Tap the "Menu" icon and then "Table of Contents" to see the list of chapters.

  • Touch the chapter to open it.

Tips & Warnings

  • Swiping up on the Kindle Touch when a book is open advances the book to the next chapter, and swiping down takes you to the previous chapter.
  • The table of contents and chapter navigation is only available if the publisher enables the feature for the book. If the "Table of Contents" option is grayed out, then the publisher did not enable the feature for that book.

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