The Kindle Paperwhite, unlike mobile devices, does not automatically set the time when connected to the internet. What this means is that you actually need to set the time on your device manually. For many people, having the correct time is of importance, particularly when reading. You don’t want to stay up way past your sleep time while engrossed in some book. Here, in any case, is how to set the time on a Kindle;
Setting the time on a Kindle Paperwhite
To set the time on a Kindle Paperwhite, all that you need to do is the following;
- Click on the arrow button at the top of the screen.
- Next, click on All Settings
- You then need to click on Device Options.
- In the next window, click on Device Time.
- A window will now popup where you can set the time for your locality.
The Kindle is all about simplicity
You will notice that the clock on your Kindle Paperwhite is not that sophisticated. It does what it was designed to do with few gimmicks. The device does not even come with a date functionality. All that you have is the time and that’s it.
One of the things that we are always pointing out is the fact that the Kindle is all about simplicity. It was designed to be an eBook reader and not a phone or tablet. Everything else is peripheral.
That is why you can’t listen to music on the Paperwhite. Neither can you watch movies. However, when it comes to the reading of books, the Kindle is second to none. The e-ink display closely mimics the reading experience that you usually get on paper. This ensures that you can go for hours with your eyes glued to the screen without suffering any strain.
3 thoughts on “How to Set the Time on a Kindle Paperwhite”
I appreciate the info to set my clock on my paperwhite. I could not find the right buttons to push.
Mine also does not show the ‘advanced options’ button after clicking on ‘device options’. I wonder when they will come out with a fix for this.
Some of the options appear to have changed with software updates. We have updated the article.