How to Set the Time on a Kindle Paperwhite

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 Settings button on your 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. You will notice that the clock on your Kindle Paperwhite is not that sophisticated. And the device does not even come with a date functionality. All that you have is the time and that’s it.

The Kindle is all about simplicity

One of the things that we are always pointing out is the fact that the Kindle is all about simplicity. It’s designed to be an eBook reader and it enables you to achieve this end really well. 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.

1 thought on “How to Set the Time on a Kindle Paperwhite”

  1. William Powers

    I appreciate the info to set my clock on my paperwhite. I could not find the right buttons to push.

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