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Kindle battery woes

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hackmum Sat 17-Jan-15 10:13:21

Sorry for slightly dull thread.

I've had my Kindle Paperwhite for about two years. When I first had it, the battery would last for several days. Now it runs out after a day, which is a pain as I have to constantly recharge.

Anyone else had this problem, and is there a way of solving it?

Nolim Sat 17-Jan-15 10:16:27

Is the wireless off?

Eastwickwitch Sat 17-Jan-15 10:16:52

Have you done the online support?
When I've had issues Amazon were really helpful, they'll ring you back.

CoteDAzur Sat 17-Jan-15 16:08:27

My wireless is on all the time, I read every day, and only have to charge about once a week.

Have you tried lowering the backlight to its lowest setting?

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Sat 17-Jan-15 16:12:26

Mine has always lasted weeks, not days. I wonder if yours was faulty to start with.

bruffin Sat 17-Jan-15 16:27:56

Agree mine is a year old and the battery lasts for weeks still. The wifi does drain it faster but still weeks

hackmum Sat 17-Jan-15 16:31:33

Like Cote, I keep the wireless on all the time - hadn't occurred to me to turn it off, but I get the Guardian delivered to it every day so it's handy to have it on for that.

Hadn't thought about trying to lower the lighting, though it seems to adjust automatically anyway.

Maybe I'll give the online support a go - thanks for that suggestion, East.

CoteDAzur Sat 17-Jan-15 22:17:42

Mine is Kindle Paperwhite, too, and it doesn't automatically adjust the light. You just don't notice that it is lit when you are outside or in a well-lit room. It uses up the battery, though.

BIWI Sat 17-Jan-15 22:18:51

I have a really old Kindle, but it definitely eats up the battery if I leave Wifi on!

HopefulHamster Sat 17-Jan-15 22:20:35

It should last for weeks - get in touch with support, they are usually really good with anything kindle related as they know the device is what sells the books, iykwim.

cate16 Sat 17-Jan-15 22:24:09

Mine last weeks, wifi always on, and the back light quite low.
Used most days.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 17-Jan-15 22:29:07

I bought a new battery from eBay for mine . Good as new , it was one of the first editions though and well used !

BearsDontDigOnDancing Sat 17-Jan-15 22:34:46

Sometimes if my battery seems to not be lasting as long as it should it is due to it being "stuck" indexing a book, I just do a search of my kindle with a random term, such as "xxyydhjdh", something that will not be in a book, and it tells me which book is not indexed. Usually only happens if I have downloaded several books at one time though.

CoteDAzur Sat 17-Jan-15 22:41:42

That's interesting, Bears. I'd never heard of that "indexing" problem.

BearsDontDigOnDancing Sun 18-Jan-15 12:50:10

If I get a new kindle, and have to transfer all my books onto it, I leave it plugged in until it has finished indexing! It can take hours do index the books sometimes.

Also, if I make a note in a book, it does seem to re index that book, as well as the clippings file. So, searching, making notes etc, all uses battery.

If it does get stuck indexing a book, sometimes you can click on the title in the list you get, that says what books are not yet indexed, and force it to index, or you have to delete and re download.

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