Kindle User’s Guide 11
Chapter 1 Getting Started
To view available Wi-Fi networks, from the Home screen tap the Menu button and then
Settings. Select Wi-Fi Networks and the name of the network you want to use. If you see
a lock symbol next to the network name, it requires a password. Tap the Rescan button
to recheck for available Wi-Fi networks. Please note that your Kindle does not support
connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
Your Kindle will recognize Wi-Fi networks with a WPS compatible router. To connect via
WPS, from your Kindle select the wireless network you want to use. Next, press the WPS
button on your router, and then select the WPS button on your Kindle during the Wi-Fi setup
process. Once you have successfully connected to a network, the Wi-Fi status indicator will
display the network’s signal strength.
Kindle Paperwhite 3G models use the same technology as cell phones, so they are
dependent on cellular coverage areas. By default, a 3G Kindle device will automatically
connect to a 3G network. If there isn’t sufficient 3G signal strength, it will connect to a
slower GPRS or EDGE network. Your Kindle automatically turns off 3G when you connect
using Wi-Fi with better signal strength. If you disconnect from a Wi-Fi network or move out
of Wi-Fi range, your Kindle will automatically switch back to 3G.
To turn wireless off, from the Home screen tap the Menu button, select Settings, and enable
Airplane Mode. Any periodical downloads or other pending updates that require a wireless
connection will occur the next time you turn it back on. Turning on Airplane Mode disables
both 3G and Wi-Fi connections.
Special Offers and Sponsored Screensavers
For Kindle with Special Offers devices, you will receive Special Offers and Sponsored
Screensavers that display only on the Home screen or screensaver—not within a book. Note
that Special Offers and Sponsored Screensavers are not available in all countries.
When your device is sleeping, a special offer will be displayed on your screensaver. To see
more details on the offer, wake up your Kindle, and then tap the “Tap for Details” area. To
unlock your Kindle without viewing offer details, swipe your finger to unlock. Special Offers
and Sponsored Screensavers are updated regularly when your Kindle is connected to a
Special Offer banners
Special Offer banners are displayed at the bottom of the Home screen. To view additional
details, tap the banner.
To view all available special offers:
1. Tap the Home button, then tap the Menu button.
2. Tap View Special Offers.
3. Tap on any available offer to view details about it.
Note that if you buy a special offer when your Kindle is offline, your order will not be
processed immediately. The purchase will be queued and the transaction will be automatically
completed the next time you connect to a network.