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Old 04-12-2016, 12:34 PM
 
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So, I finally got a Kindle, with 3G because I don't have WiFi.

It came with NO instructions. The online instructions don't address simple things like how to turn it on and off, or how to turn 3G and WiFi off to read a book. There are no doubt other things I might want to do that aren't covered either. I don't have a tablet or a smart phone so maybe all this stuff is intuitive to those who do. I am very frustrated with it and thinking seriously about returning it.

How do I learn to use it? Do I have to buy an instruction book like with Windows?
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:37 PM
 
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https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...o+use+a+kindle
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:38 PM
 
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Google says:

The power switch is located on the bottom edge of the Kindle, simply slide it to the right. To turn it off, slide the switch to the right and hold it until the screen becomes blank. To bring up a screen saver – several are available -- and to put the device to sleep, hold the switch for a few seconds
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custo...deId=201216770


Google is your friend.


Also make sure you go to the "deals, coupons, free stuff" category on City-Data. Nice gentleman on there lists the free books available that day on Amazon.


You can also go to Bookbub www.bookbub.com and sign up for a daily newsletter that will send you free and low-priced e-books each day. You designate the categories you desire and boom, once a day there they are.


Have fun!
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:39 PM
 
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And maybe for the 3g or wifi settings, once you turn it on, should be a "settings" icon? That is where I find my selections of wifi or 4g on my ipad.
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Mrs5150 has a Kindle and I have an iPad mini. World of difference with ease of use. iPad is easy and intuitive. The Kindle is a pain. Plus the ads!

She will get an iPad mini when her Kindle dies-it is starting to after a year and a half.

Return the Kindle.
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:49 PM
 
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Mrs5150 has a Kindle and I have an iPad mini. World of difference with ease of use. iPad is easy and intuitive. The Kindle is a pain. Plus the ads!

She will get an iPad mini when her Kindle dies-it is starting to after a year and a half.

Return the Kindle.
love my ipad. On my second one.
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:55 PM
 
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how to turn 3G and WiFi off to read a book. There are no doubt other things I might want to do that aren't covered either.
As stated previously, Google is a good option. Amazon's helpdesk is also tremendous and will help you with all kinds of issues.
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Old 04-12-2016, 02:01 PM
 
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Depending on the Kindle you bought, there is a big difference in the cost of an IPad. If the main reason for buying was for reading books, it is wonderful. There should be something installed on the Kindle itself, like "Help" under the Setting button that gives you a tutorial how it works.

If you have a friend with wifi you could ask them to Google operating instructions for your model and print it out for you. But I bet they have it on the Kindle.
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Old 04-12-2016, 02:04 PM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
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I'm confused without Wifi how do you use a kindle? I have kindle fire but need wifi to use. Do they have a new one out that is like the IPad?
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