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Change "deliver to" default?

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Initial post: Jul 7, 2011 1:25:20 AM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
I feel like I should know this, but now that there are two Kindles (along with several apps) on my account, how can I change the setting for which one is the default? Seems like it should be there on the MYK page.

Posted on Jul 7, 2011 1:29:15 AM PDT
The default is the one that comes first alphabetically.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 7, 2011 4:04:30 AM PDT
smp says:
I looked all over for this as well, the only way to change this appears to be to change the names of the devices. They appear in alphabetical order. So I just placed numbers in front of the device names to give the order I want, rather than trying to figure out different names or anything.

Posted on Jul 7, 2011 7:17:46 AM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
Thanks. Seems uncharacteristically primitive, and doesn't seem to be documented anywhere that I could find, but that's the answer.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2011 7:52:36 PM PST
Movie lover says:
I edited my Kindle names which did change the order that they are displayed in under the manage device page but it didn't change the order on the Deliver To drop down when I want to send a sample. The drop down tab still shows the older device as the default.

Posted on Jan 23, 2012 7:49:44 PM PST
stuffbuyer says:
I have the same problem as Move Lover. I renamed devices, but that did not change the default "Deliver To" device when I go to buy a book. Any other ideas?

Posted on Jan 23, 2012 7:52:24 PM PST
Are all of the devices Kindles? They do appear in alpha order, but it's broken down into e-ink Kindles, which are listed first, then devices that use apps, which includes Fires.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2012 7:52:26 PM PST
Is one of these a Kindle Fire? No matter how you rename it, you can't make it the default.

Posted on Jan 23, 2012 8:11:15 PM PST
Dawn says:
I renamed also but my Android phone still comes up before my fire - any suggestions?

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 7:54:28 AM PST
DB says:
Sounds like the site engineers will have to respond to the issue.

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 12:24:14 PM PST
E. Timmie says:
I would also like to know if there is an answer to this question. Now that I own a Kindle Fire HD, I want my default to be this new Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 12:25:44 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 26, 2012 12:26:38 PM PST
Dog Lover says:
The answer is provided in the previous postings.


EtA: I "think" but am uncertain (for previous posters) that an actual device is always the preferred default if the only alternative is a Kindle app used on a non-Kindle device.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 12:47:02 PM PST
E. Timmie says:
Dog Lover,

No matter what I name my Kindle Fire HD, it will not appear at the top of the list. That is what I am trying to resolve.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 1:13:16 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 26, 2012 1:16:46 PM PST
Dog Lover says:
On the "buy now" button for a book, it isn't what is displayed? You have other Kindle devices (not just apps?) You used the Manage Your Kindle/"manage your Kindle devices" to make the name change?

Just want to be clear what you have and have not done.


EtA: Also - the new name you selected is alphabetically first in the list of all the devices registered to your account?

Posted on Dec 26, 2012 1:19:26 PM PST
Any e-ink Kindle will come before any other devices, even if you name the e-ink zzzzzzzzz. The Fire, although it's a Kindle device, uses an app, so it will not precede any e-ink device.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 1:22:37 PM PST
Dog Lover says:
There you go!

An explanation. Thanks M. Francis. (I knew about the "true apps" but didn't realize that Fire/Kindle use is an "app" as well.)


Posted on Dec 26, 2012 2:38:36 PM PST
E. Timmie says:
Ughh... not the answer I was hoping for, but it does make sense. Thanks so much M. Francis for clarifying the reason.

Posted on Jan 31, 2013 8:48:14 AM PST
Help - is there no easy answer to change "deliver to pc" back to "deliver to kindle" when buying a book? Now the books don't even appear on the pc. I am stumped. Would un-registering my kindle and re-registering help?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 31, 2013 9:01:12 AM PST
You're welcome.
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