Turn Off a Kindle Paperwhite

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    First we need to locate the Power button.
    This button is located at the bottom of our device, to the right of the USB charging port. For the rest of this tutorial, we will be referring to this button as the "Power button". However, we will describe how long and when we should press it.
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    If you look on the front of the Kindle, you will note where it says "Kindle" directly under the "E" on the bottom is the power button.
    So at times we will refer to this area as the power button.
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    To get started, we will give one quick press to the Power button.
    This will bring up the option to swipe to unlock the Kindle.
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    We will then swipe to the right, this will unlock our Kindle.
    Unlocking our device will also take is to the Main screen.
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    In order to power off the device, we are going to press and hold the Power button.
    Once again, this button is located at the bottom of the Kindle. We are going to press and hold the power button for approximately 5 to 7 seconds.
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    A menu will now appear on the screen, presenting us with three Power options.
    These options are 'Cancel', 'Restart', and 'Screen Off'.
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    We will press on the option labeled 'Screen Off' to turn off our Kindle Paperwhite.
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    The screen will now turn off.
    The screen may appear to be still lite up, but this is simply the way a Kindle Paperwhite screen looks when it is turned off. As a general rule, the device only uses power when we are using it to perform a function. Such as turning a page or downloading an eBook. However, this is technically not Off as far as other devices are concerned. It is not technically possible to turn a Kindle Paperwhite completely off. Instead we simply 'Screen Off' the device, and disable the WiFi. To Turn Off the WiFi of our Kindle Paperwhite, please refer to the VisiHow tutorial discussing this topic.
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    To turn our Kindle Paperwhite back on, simply give a single press to the Power button.
    The device will immediately come back on.
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    If we would like to put the device in Sleep Mode instead, give a quick press to the Power Button.
    In this mode, the device will use very little battery, close to nothing. It is also advised by Amazon that we put our device into Sleep Mode instead of turning it Off. The device can easily last up to the three weeks while in Sleep Mode, possibly up to a month. This all depends on how often we read, and what we do with the device.
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    As discussed earlier, to access the device again simply give a single press to the Power button.
    This will change the display, and we can swipe to the right to unlock our Kindle.
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to power off your Kindle Paperwhite.
    If you have additional questions or comments, or you need more help with the Kindle Paperwhite, please let us know in the section below. We will be happy to help you. Thanks for choosing VisiHow and have a great day.
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How do I update the software of my Kindle?

How do I update the software of my Kindle?

  1. 1
    Determine your model.
    You can use guidelines here (click this).
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    Connect Kindle to your computer.
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    Copy the firmware to your Kindle.
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    Disconnect Kindle from your computer.
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    Go to "Settings" on Kindle.
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    Open the drop-down menu.
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    Select "Update your Kindle".
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    Confirm your action.
    This will begin the update process.
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Can't get Kindle to turn off, restart, tried everything. Start screen is frozen, fully lit?

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How do I turn my Kindle Paperwhite off in order to reset the device?

My touchscreen and downloads are not working properly. I just talked with Amazon support and was told to be sure my battery is charged, unplug my Kindle, hold down the Power button for 40 seconds to turn my device off, leave it off for at least 20 minutes and then turn it on again to reset the system. Holding the power button for 40 seconds simply restarts the Kindle rather than turning it off.

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