I have switched from kindle with a keyboard generation to 8th generation. What happened to my collections I had set up so I knew what was new and what was read? How do I get it set back up just like my old Kindle was? I don't even understand why I can't power it down or why I can't just open a book and read it without wi-fi? I never had this trouble with the old one.
There's no need to power down a Kindle. Just briefly press the power button to put it to sleep, or if you have it in a 'smart' cover, just close the cover.
You can read books without wifi, but you must download the books to the Kindle first - which requires a wireless connection. Connect to wifi, tap All to view all of the books stored in your account, then tap on a book to download it. Tap Downloaded at the top of your library screen to view the books that are stored on your Kindle. Those are the ones that can be opened/read without wifi.
To download your Collections:
Tap All at the top of your library screen.
Tap the filter menu (the one just below the search icon) and change the view to Collections. You should see your Collections listed there.
Long-press on a Collection or tap the 3 dots on the Collection icon, then select Add to Downloaded.
When finished downloading the Collections you want, switch the filter menu back to All Items, and switch back to Downloaded.
Tap the sort menu on the far right to sort by Collection (other options are Recent, Title, Author). That will list your Collections first, followed by any books that are not in a Collection.
If that doesn't help, it may be better if you contact Amazon directly as they can give you some real time, one on one, step by step help. There's tons of Youtube videos on basic operation of a Kindle also.
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