We all have a favorite book at one point. It may be a temporary liking to the most recent book we finished, or it may be our all-time best choice. No matter the reason is, we want to associate ourselves with it, like recommending it to our friends, buying a second copy to give to someone, or displaying the book where we can see it.
Now, Amazon offers a new way of expressing your love for your favorite books. You can now change and display the eye-catching cover art of the book you are currently reading on your Amazon Kindle lock screen.
Amazon Adds Long-Requested Feature to Show Book Covers on Kindle Lock Screen
The Amazon Kindle is useful when you want to take books and read them away from home. You can purchase and download ebooks on your Kindle device, so you have access to them at any time. When you are not using your device, it goes into sleep mode.
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The Show Cover feature works by showcasing the cover of your chosen book on your Amazon Kindle device while it is in sleep or idle mode. Instead of seeing advertisements or the usual generic Kindle lock screen display, you will see a beautiful book cover. This feature has long been requested by users and it is only in this recent firmware update that it has finally come into fruition.
The feature supports displaying covers of the book, magazines, comics, or Manga that you are currently reading.
List of Amazon Kindle Devices that Support Show Book Cover Feature
Unfortunately, the Display Cover is only available for the without-ads version of the Kindle device. Check out the list below to see if your device has the Show Cover feature setting. If you can’t remember which version of the Kindle ereader you are using, you can identify it using this guide.
- Entry-level Kindle 8th Gen
- Entry-level Kindle 10th Gen (View at Amazon)
- Kindle Paperwhite 7th Gen
- Kindle Paperwhite 8th Gen
- Kindle Paperwhite 9th Gen
- Kindle Paperwhite 10th Gen (View at Amazon)
- Kindle Oasis 8th Gen
- Kindle Oasis 9th Gen
- Kindle Oasis 10th Gen (View at Amazon)
- Kindle Voyage 7th Gen (View at Amazon)
Kindle devices under the Special Offers program or ad-supported edition are not eligible for the Display Cover function. However, you have the option to bypass the limitation, see below.
Add & Activate Show Cover Setting to Display Book Arts on Kindle Lock Screen
To start changing and displaying book cover arts on your Amazon Kindle idle or lock screen, you will need to activate and enable the feature in your device settings first. Here’s how to do it:
- Navigate to the Settings tab.
- Click Device Options.
- Look for the Show Cover option.
- Now, you can enable it.
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If your e-reader does not have the Show Cover function, you can have the advertisements limitation removed from your device. All you have to do is go to https://www.amazon.com/hz/mycd/digital-console/alldevices. The fee to remove the ads on Kindle is $20.
Another alternative is to contact the Amazon Customer Service to help you add the feature to your Kindle device.
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Does your Amazon Kindle device have the Display Cover feature? What book cover is it showing? We are curious to know! You can drop your answer in the comments below.