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The Settings page on your Kindle 1st Generation allows you to register, personalize your Kindle, and view your available storage space. Some of the setting described below also can be managed on Amazon.com. See the Managing Your Kindle on Amazon.com Help page for more information. The setting options availble on your Kindle 1st Generation are described below.
Information on managing your Kindle 1st Generation settings is also available in Chapter 7 of the Kindle 1st Generation User's Guide (.PDF).
Registering or Deregistering Your Kindle 1st Generation
Kindle 1st Generation needs to be registered with your Amazon.com account information to use many of the Kindle features. If you received Kindle 1st Generation as a gift and it was automatically registered to the purchaser's account, or Kindle is lost or transferred to another user, you should deregister your Kindle from your account. The process to register or deregister is described below.
To register your Kindle 1st Generation:
To deregister your Kindle 1st Generation:
You can also deregister your Kindle from the Manage Your Content and Devices page on Amazon.com.
Your Kindle 1st Generation acquires a default name from your Amazon.com account when it is first registered and displays it in the Account Name and Device Name sections. If you wish to personalize your Kindle 1st Generation, you can change the default Device Name and enter Personal Info such as your contact information on the Settings menu.
To change your Kindle 1st Generation Device Name:
To change your Personal Info:
The New Oxford American Dictionary is installed on your Kindle 1st Generation at the time of purchase and is the only dictionary currently available as the default for Kindle 1st Generation.
Automated Annotation Backup
When the Backup of Annotations feature is Enabled, Kindle 1st Generation periodically makes a copy of your notes and bookmarks you make on content you purchase from Amazon.com.
To enable or disable Backup of Annotations:
You can store reading materials on your Kindle 1st Generation or on an inserted SD card. Your Kindle (1st Generation) can hold more than 200 items and you can add an SD memory card to hold thousands of additional items depending on the size of each item.
To view your available memory:
You will see the total amount of free memory shown in megabytes on both your Kindle 1st Generation memory and SD memory card. Additionally, the thermometer bars show the amount of free memory available in grey and the amount of filled memory in black as a relative reference.Settings Menu
In addition to the options displayed on the Settings page, the Settings menu provides you with these options:
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