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How to Set Default Kindle Device or Kindle App for Amazon Ebooks



Buying an ebook on Amazon is fast and easy. After purchasing your desired book, it will be delivered to your default device automatically. Then, you can immediately access it on your Kindle device or app. But for some users, having one device to read their ebooks is not enough. You may want to read on your Amazon Kindle now. Other times, it is better to read through the Kindle app on your Android or iOS mobile phone or even on your Windows 10 or Mac computer.

It is not difficult to manage more than one device when it comes to your Kindle app. But first, you might want to set or change the default Kindle device for all your Amazon ebooks, so you know where to find your purchased books after buying them.

How to Set your Amazon Ebooks to be Delivered to a Kindle Device by Default

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If you have multiple devices in one account and you want to set your Kindle ereader as the default device where your purchased Amazon ebooks should be delivered and saved automatically, follow the instructions below.

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  • First, go to Amazon.com.
  • Login to your account.
  • On the upper right corner, go to Accounts & Lists.
  • Select Manage Your Content and Devices or go directly here.
  • Go to the Devices tab.
  • Look for the Amazon Device section.
  • Now, click Kindle.
  • Select the device that you want to set as default.
  • Click Set as Default Device.
  • Click Save.

How to Set your Smartphone or Tablet as Default Device to Save Amazon Ebooks

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Sometimes, it is more convenient to read your ebooks via smartphone or tablet. To set your Android phone, iPhone or tablet device as default to save your Amazon ebooks, follow the steps below.

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  • Log in to your Amazon account on Amazon.com.
  • Go to Accounts & Lists.
  • Click Manage Your Content and Devices.
  • Go to the Devices tab.
  • Look for Amazon Apps Installed on Devices.
  • Click Kindle.
  • Look for the smartphone or tablet that you want to set as default.
  • Click More Actions.
  • Click Set as Default Device.
  • Click Save.

How to Unregister a Device on Amazon

If you have registered a device before for your Amazon ebooks, you can deregister it if you no longer use it.

  • Navigate to Manage Your Content and Devices under Accounts & Lists (or click here).
  • Click the Devices tab.
  • If it is a Kindle device, select the Amazon Device section. If it is a smartphone or tablet, click Amazon Apps Installed on Devices.
  • Now, look for the device that you want to unregister on your Amazon account.
  • Click the Deregister button.

What device do you prefer when reading your purchased ebooks from Amazon? We would love to know! Drop your answer below.

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