How to Check the Available Storage on a Kindle

We are all descendant from hunter gatherers, and you may discover after using your Kindle Paperwhite (or any other Kindle), for some time that you have gathered so many books that you are no longer certain how much storage remains on the device. Kindle eBook readers largely do not come with the ability to extent the storage, and you may need to occasionally remove some books from the device in order to keep going. The good news is that you can easily check out the storage that remains on your Kindle by taking the following steps;

  1. Click on the Settings button on your device.
  2. Click on “All Setting.”
  3. Next, click on Device Options
  4. You then need to click on Device Info. On a Kindle Paperwhite, this is actually the first option in Device Options.
  5. A popup will now appear on your screen showing your various kinds of information about your device. This includes the available space.

How much space remains on your Kindle device?

The above mentioned process has just told me that I still have 2.61GB free on my 2017 Kindle Paperwhite. The device has a storage capacity of around 4GB. I am not sure that I have enough books on there to eat up 1.4 GB, so much of the storage is probably taken by the device’s firmware.

Though I have several books on the device, fact of the matter is that I don’t ever keep the books that I have read. With so many options available out there, who is ever going to have the time to reread a book?

I also do the same with movies. Once I have watched a particular one, I see no reason for keeping it on my laptop. The only movie that I have bothered to keep on my laptop is “Edge of Tomorrow,” but that is a story for another day. Anyway, hope this article helps you discover the remaining storage on your Kindle Paperwhite.


That’s how to check the available storage on a Kindle Paperwhite. In reality, books do not take up a lot of space. It means you probably do not need to worry about running out of storage on your Kindle device. But you may still wish to learn how much space you are using.

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