My previous Kindle Paperwhite died and I bought a new one. Is there anyway to automatically transfer the books from my first kindle to my new one? Or do I have to go to content and transfer them manually. Synch doesn't transfer everything. Thank you.
You don't transfer content between devices. You need to download from your account to a device.
On the new Paperwhite, make sure it's registered to the account where your books are stored, then tap 'All' at the top of the Home/Library screen to view the list of books in your account . Tap each book you want to download.
You can also send books (up to 10 at a time) from your Content and Devices page on the Amazon website.
you can send 10 books at a time from your Content and Devices page. Copying books from one device to another won't work because almost all Amazon purchased books are DRM protected to only open on the device to which they were originally downloaded. And the reason you cannot download all of them at one time is because all books on a device have to be indexed and the indexing of hundreds of books at a time could take days and potentially lock up your Kindle. Small batches at a time works better
at one time, an update to my Kindle Touch caused every book on my device to re-index and I had about 300 on there at the time. It took almost 8 hours and the battery was almost depleted when it was done. Supposedly there's an edition of the bible that takes 13 hours to index.
There are some books that, at publisher's request, are supposed to be DRM free. I believe Baen and MacMillan are that way. "Supposed" is just what I mean. I found one that said that and wasn't. It took Amazon a couple of months to fix that and that may have been because I also notified MacMillan about the goof as well.
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