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Initial post: Mar 7, 2011 8:00:37 AM PST
My husband and I each have a Kindle. Mine has been registered but his has not. Can his Kindle be registered for use on my account?

Posted on Mar 7, 2011 8:15:24 AM PST
Yes, you can put up to 6 devices on one book. You can have unlimited kindles registered, but most books ahve a 6 device limit as to how many devices can use it at the same time.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2011 8:58:30 AM PST
Aaron Teets says:
So if I have two Kindles, I can read a book that I have purchased on either one without purchasing it again? Similar to a family share plan for cell phones? That would eliminate the loaning issue, wouldn't it? I ask because my girlfriend would like to read some of my books but not all are loanable. She has Kindle-for-PC. If I purchase a second Kindle and register it to my account, would I be able to loan her the Kindle like I loan a book? That might be worth the cost of the second Kindle. Especially if it is the basic one.

Posted on Mar 7, 2011 9:05:16 AM PST
YOu can read that book on any device that is registered to your account. You can let anyone read your kindle that you want to, but that's as far as it goes . Amazon doesn't have anything to do with that. You could install the kindle app on her computer and register it to your amazon account and she would have access to all of your books without the cost of a second kindle.

Posted on Mar 7, 2011 10:11:44 AM PST
If either my wife or I de-register one of our respective Kindles, and then register it to the other's account, will purchases made migrate to the single kindle account? I haven't made a lot of purchases, but if I register my kindle to my wife's account, I want to ensure that those purchases are then added to the common library.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2011 10:51:34 AM PST
Aaron Teets says:
Thank you. I will have to discuss this with her and see how she wants to proceed.

Posted on Mar 7, 2011 11:13:31 AM PST

Don't think of your books as being "on" your Kindle (not for purposed of this conversation at least). Instead, think of them as being "on your Amazon account."

Each Kindle can be registered to only one Amazon account, and can access only the content from that particular account That means that if you de-register your Kindle from your account, and re-register is to your wife's account, the Kindle will have only your wife's books on it. It will have all of her books. Your books from your old account will be removed from your Kindle--although they will still be in your Amazon account. You can always access them later, but only from a Kindle or device (like PC, phone or ipod) registered to that (your) account.

From your post, it seems like you're asking if one Kindle can access both your content and your wife's content. It doesn't work that way. One Amazon account per Kindle at any given time.

Posted on Mar 7, 2011 11:41:22 AM PST
Icerocki says:
I had to get a new kindle due to damage on my previous kindle. Can I de-register the previous kindle and change the name, etc. to the new kindle or will I have to keep the new name & email address for the new kindle. I know that I can send all of my books, etc. to the new kindle from the archive list.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 7, 2011 11:48:41 AM PST
This is not true once again. Don't tell people when they deregister their books from one account and move it to another they lose the books off of the kindle. The books stay there until they remove them theirselves. They just can't download them unless they are registered to that account. Once they are ON the kindle, they stay on the kindle until deleted by the owner. If two people each have their own accounts, they can switch kindle registrations so that both kindles have the entire contents of both accounts. This is the second person I've seen you tell that they lose their books when they deregister their kindles. Many people deregister their childrens kindles just so they can't access the kindle store, they do NOT lose the books.

Posted on Mar 7, 2011 8:49:50 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 7, 2011 8:51:49 PM PST
I have a first generation Kindle and am considering purchasing a current one. Can I register a new one with the same name as my first Kindle and register it to my account, or do I have to give it a new name and register it to my account.

Posted on Mar 8, 2011 3:32:13 AM PST
It comes with a name already registered. After you deregister your old one, you can change the name of the new one to anything you want.

Posted on Mar 8, 2011 5:37:41 AM PST
I am in the process of purchasing a kindle. My husband has one. Should I set up my own amazon account

Posted on Mar 8, 2011 7:37:57 AM PST
Not if you want to read each others books. You can have as many kindles as you need on one account. They can all share the same books. If you get your own account, you would have to go to the trouble of deregistering from it and registering to his any time you wanted to read one of his books.

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 1:59:03 AM PDT
TJ says:
I have my own Kindle touch which is registered with my Amazon account, and I have just obtained a second Kindle Touch for my 13-yr old son. I created an Amazon account for him and registered his Kindle there, but I'm really not comfortable adding a credit card to his account for payment. So, I'd like to deregister his Kindle with his account, and re-register it under my account (so that I can use my credit card for his parent-approved purchases). That means that his Kindle will be registered, deregistered, and then registered again to a different account. Can I do that?

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 2:05:58 AM PDT
x says:

Yes, but remember all Kindles registered to the same account will have/share the same ebooks.

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 5:35:55 AM PDT
The B. says:
I bought a Kindle Fire as a birthday gift for my 15 yr old daughter. I am an existing Amazon Prime member and have my own Kindle Fire registered to my account. Her Kindle Fire is asking for account name and password to register her device. I would like to know if I need to set up a separate account for her and she can then use the gift card I sent her. Or if I put her on my account, how do I control future purchases she makes. I am not comfortable adding a credit card to her account but would like her to be able to register her Kindle Fire. Please advise with the best option for this.

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 5:41:10 AM PDT
x says:
Van Huynh

This may be what you are looking for.

If your Kindle Fire has the latest software version available, you can enable restrictions to control Wi-Fi access on your Kindle Fire.
Enabling Password Protected Wi-Fi turns off Wi-Fi on your device and will require your password to reactivate Wi-Fi. Parents may use this feature to prevent children from purchasing content without their permission or from browsing any inappropriate online content. You will see a Key icon to the right of the Quick Settings icon whenever Password Protected Wi-Fi is enabled and Wi-Fi is off.

Also.This free app may solve the problem,
Kids Place - Parental Control

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 7:01:26 AM PDT
M. Redden says:
I'm a little confused. I know the books purchased stay in my Kindle account with Amazon. (I think) I have a Kindle keyboard. If I purchase a Kindle Fire, can I download all the books on it also, even if they are already on my Kindle Keyboard? Can I have more than one Kindle registered on my account?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012 7:07:00 AM PDT
M. yes, you can have many devices/apps registered to one Amazon account. When you purchase a Fire, it will come registered to your account. (unless you specify that it is a gift) Once you connect to WiFi, the books in your account will show up on the Carousel, the virtual bookshelf that is on the Fire. You simply tap the book/s you want to download to the device.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012 8:20:28 AM PDT
If you set her up with her own account she won't be able to use your prime for instant video streaming. I don't have prime so my son wanted his own account .I hve him a prepaid american express card and he does all his own purchasing. YOu can't control purchasing if she is on your account, but keep in mine that to buy apps which 99% of teens want, she has to have a credit card on file.

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 12:27:43 PM PST
Tracey Davis says:
How can you find the number to the second cell phone.
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