Each time you swich on your Amazon Kindle, the electronic reader displays a welcome screen with the device name in the top-left corner of the screen. The device name displayed on the Kindle's home screen is usually the same as your official Amazon account name when you first register the device, but you can change this if you want to personalize your Kindle and display your first name, nickname or another greeting in place of the default setting.
Press the "Home" button on your Kindle's keypad to open the home screen. Skip this step if you've just powered on the device and the Kindle is already displaying the home screen with the device name in the top-left corner.
Press the "Menu" button to launch the Kindle's main menu.
Push the down-arrow button on the five-way controller to underline the "Settings" option and then press the center of the five-way to launch the Settings screen.
Press the "Next Page" button to go to the Device Name section.
Underline the "Edit" option with the five-way controller, and then press the center of the controller to select this option and open the "Set Device Name" pop-up window. The Kindle automatically highlights the existing device name.
Type your preferred device name with the Kindle's keypad. Press the "Shift" key for a capital letter.
Scroll to the "Save" option with the five-way controller and then press the center of the controller button to save your changes.
Wait a few seconds for the Kindle to connect to your registered account and make the change. If prompted, select "OK" when asked if you want to switch on the wireless or 3G connection. The Kindle displays the name you selected in the "Device Name" section when the process is complete.
- You can also add your address and contact information to the Kindle by editing the Personal Info section in the Settings screen.
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