How to Shut Off a Kindle

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The Kindle e-reader from Amazon gives you the freedom to customize your Kindle device with up to 3,500 of your favorite books, many of which are free to download over Wi-Fi or via wireless 3G connectivity. The Kindle's technology allows the battery to last up to one month before requiring a recharge. Putting the Kindle into sleep mode when not in use will preserve the battery life, but some users prefer to actually power down the Kindle completely when finished reading.

  • Locate the power switch at the bottom edge of your Kindle device.

  • Slide the switch to the right and release to put the Kindle into sleep mode. The Kindle will display a screen saver image, as well as lock the device so the keys and buttons cannot be inadvertently pressed. The image displayed during sleep mode does not require any power due to the Kindle's electronic paper technology. Slide the power switch to wake up the Kindle.

  • Shut off the Kindle by sliding the power switch to the right and holding it for four seconds before releasing. The screen will go blank. Slide the switch again to power the Kindle on.

  • Turn off the wireless connectivity if you wish to conserve power by pressing the "Menu" button and scrolling with the directional arrow keys to "Turn Wireless Off" followed by the center button to confirm.

  • Reset the Kindle if you find that it becomes unresponsive or does not power on correctly by disconnecting it from the power adapter and sliding the power switch to the right and holding it for 15 seconds before releasing.

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