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how many devices can I put on one account?


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Initial post: Jan 2, 2012 5:21:06 AM PST
Gerda says:
I have one amazon account on which I have kindle for pc (only to get everything organised in calibre), a kindle for me, one for my husband and one for my oldest son. Now the youngest son and the daughter want their own kindle. How many devices can I put on my one account?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 5:22:44 AM PST
As many as you want.

Posted on Jan 2, 2012 5:23:05 AM PST
I've heard there is no limit to how many devices can be on one account. However, most books can only be downloaded to 6 devices at the same time.

Posted on Jan 2, 2012 5:25:34 AM PST
Gerda says:
If I have a book on my kindle and delete this can I then put it on another if I have more than 6 accounts?
I've got all the books on all the kindle's now.

Posted on Jan 2, 2012 5:25:56 AM PST
Ck kindle support page but I don't think there is a limit on pure number of devices.

Posted on Jan 2, 2012 5:26:03 AM PST
Bill says:
Each book has a maximum number of devices it can be downloaded to at the same time--typically 4 to 6, sometimes only one or two, some are unlimited. But you could register bunches of devices.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 5:28:11 AM PST
Yes, deleting an eBook from one device will allow you to load it onto another device.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2012 5:33:24 AM PST
Not all ebooks have device limits. Many do, but not all. None of them have their device limits listed on their products pages so it's impossible to tell from book to book.

Posted on Jan 2, 2012 5:42:13 AM PST
Bixillarla says:
If the product page does not say the limit then it is the defualt of 6. It will only say how many devices if it is different from the default.

Posted on Jan 2, 2012 7:00:49 AM PST
Gerda says:
thanks for your answers, you've been of great help to me.

Posted on Jun 8, 2012 12:28:11 PM PDT
If I have reached the limit of devices that I have downloaded a book to, can I remove the book from a device and then down load it to another?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 12:33:14 PM PDT
@Nathan - yes

Posted on Jun 8, 2012 12:45:30 PM PDT
Thank you.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 12:47:56 PM PDT
Be sure to turn on wireless and sync the Kindle to the server after you remove the book.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 2:40:08 PM PDT
Thanks again as I usually have sync turned off.

Posted on Sep 4, 2015 4:41:11 AM PDT
I just downloaded a book that's only free for a short time ,a message came up and said that I've reached the limit of devices and to deriegister one of my unused devices,I don't have a kindle but I do have the kindle app. And it's only on 4 devices which are: Apple iPad 64Gb( 3rd Generation) which is my main one that I read on,and three back up in case something happens to my iPad which is my Windows Phone 8 by HTC , my mom's laptop and my sister's laptop until I get my laptop either fix or get a new one.So why would that come up

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 4, 2015 6:20:02 AM PDT
Katinka says:
What it usually means is that the book in question is currently downloaded on as many devices as it can be on at once in one account. (There are folks here who have 20+ devices on one account, so having too many devices shouldn't be an issue.) Most books can be on up to 6 devices at once, though some may have lower limits. It should say on the product page how many devices you can have a particular book on at once. You may need to remove the book from one or more of your devices before you can read it on another. Good Luck!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 4, 2015 6:24:58 AM PDT
If you post a link to the book, or at least the title and author, we can look to see if there's anything unusual about it.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 4, 2015 8:50:18 AM PDT
The book called Forty-Four (44 series book 1) by Jools Sinclair like I said before I use the kindle app on all four of my devices,iPad,2 laptops and my Windows Phone 8 by HTC

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 4, 2015 8:56:23 AM PDT
Ok, the book itself shows nothing that could cause a problem.

I wonder if this is a case of phantom devices. What sometimes happens when a device is updated is that somehow it shows up as a new device, with all of the same contents as the older one.

Try this. Go to the Manage Your Content and Devices page (link under My Account at the top of this page). At the top of that page, click on My Devices. See how many are listed there - is it just the correct 4, or are there multiples? If there are, you need to "de-register" the extraneous devices. You should then be able to put your book on the 4 you really have.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 4, 2015 9:06:13 AM PDT
Ok so I'm that the page and it shows, my Devices: Windows Phone 8,Elizabeth's 2nd iPad, Elizabeth's Kindle for PC( which is a laptop),Elizabeth's Kindle for Windows ( which is the 2nd laptop)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 4, 2015 9:12:09 AM PDT
Then I'm all out of ideas. Your next step is to call Customer Service. They should be able to figure it out. Sorry.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 4, 2015 9:12:54 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
the two Kindle for PCs will not have a Kindle email address, but the other tow might (when you click on the device, you will see the address if one exists

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 4, 2015 9:48:14 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 4, 2015 2:27:43 PM PDT
TuxGirl says:
Sometimes the apps (kindle for (iPad/Android/iPhone/tablet/etc)) have an issue where if the app updated while a book is on the app, it creates a duplicate copy of the app in Amazon's registry and takes an additional license for the book. To release these duplicate licenses, you have to deregister the excess apps at http://amazon.com/mycd.

Edit: sorry... I had typed up most of this response, and the littles distracted me, so by the time I posted it, this had already been suggested... :(

Posted on Sep 4, 2015 10:06:04 AM PDT
So how can you find out how many devices a book can go on
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