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Initial post: Jun 4, 2013 3:15:42 PM PDT
I purchased a new Kindle Fire HD 8.9 with a new battery wall charger. It's supposed to hold the charge for 10 hours. It barely holds the charge for 5 hours. Sometimes I read all day. Any ideas?

Posted on Jun 4, 2013 3:19:41 PM PDT
Mary Ellen says:
Do you have the Wi-Fi turned off? Even if you don't have Wi-Fi at home if it's turned on the device searches for a signal and that will drain the battery.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2013 3:26:37 PM PDT
Yes. The only thing I have on is the book I'm reading.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2013 3:32:08 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
If you go into the settings on the Fire there should be one for batteries. That should tell you what is using up the battery. Some apps run in the background even when you are not using them. They could use up some of the battery life.

Posted on Jun 4, 2013 3:35:08 PM PDT
How do I determine if the Kindle is turned on or off? I can't tell if it is charging or not. I remove it from my PC but it doesn't say whether or not it is charging. Also can I plug my cell phone charger into the Kindle to charge it separate from the PC? The plug fits perfectly.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2013 4:06:40 PM PDT
Thanks, I'll try it but I think I have all the apps off!
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