How to Turn off Recommended Books on a Kindle

If you have just purchased a Kindle, you will notice that the “Home,” screen comes with a “Recommended for you,” section. Now, there is nothing wrong with getting recommendations about books that fall in line with your interests. However, on a Kindle Paperwhite, the section tends to eat up space that could otherwise be used to display books that are in your library. So, how to do you turn off recommended books on a Kindle Paperwhite? Before getting started, check out this great cover for the Kindle Paperwhite.

The Kindle Paperwhite has a black and white screen, which, as I have noticed, pretty much takes away the visual aspect of choosing books. What I mean is that I usually choose my books based on their covers. Okay, I know some will say something about not judging a book by its cover, but there you have it!

Anyway, when I want to buy books, I hardly ever use the Kindle Paperwhite. Instead, I go to my computer, where I make the purchase. The book is then automatically synced to the Kindle. So, there is really no reason for me to see the “Recommended for you,” section on my kindle.

How to turn off “Recommended for you” on a Kindle

To turn off Kindle Recommendations, all that you need to do is the following;

  1. Go to your Kindle’s home page.
  2. Click on the three dots to the top right of your screen (just below the clock)
  3. Click on “Settings.”
  4. Choose “Device Options.”
  5. Click on “Advanced Options.”
  6. Choose “Home & Library.”
  7. Click on the button to turn off “Home Screen View.”

What does removing suggestions do on a Kindle?

What happens when you remove suggestions on a Kindle is that you will have that much more space on the Home screen on which to have the books that are in your library displayed. If, like us, you chose the Kindle that comes with advertisements, you will still get these on a band at the bottom of your screen. If you need to update your Kindle Paperwhite, feel free to refer to this article for information on how to do it.

9 thoughts on “How to Turn off Recommended Books on a Kindle”

  1. Thanks. Do they really think that cluttering up the screen with ads actually leads to increased sales of what is advertised? When an advert intrudes on what I am doing, I make a mental note to avoid it ie the effect is negative. Am I so unusual?

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  3. What determines the language of the suggested readings? Is it the Amazon account? When we use my ‘American’ Amazon account, the suggestions are in English. When we use her ‘Italian’ Amazon account, her suggestions are in Italian.
    We would like the ability to log in with my American Amazon account, but see Italian suggestions.

  4. The Android Kindle app does not let you remove recomendations , there are no options in settings , any way around this apart from using another reader app ? It’s beyond bloody annoying !

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