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Initial post: Nov 29, 2012, 9:26:38 AM PST
Is it possible to have 2 seperate Kindles on one Amazon account? How would I do it?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012, 9:29:35 AM PST
Sure, you can do that. You just have to register them both to the same account. There is no limit to the number of devices or apps you can have registered to 1 account.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012, 9:32:14 AM PST
How would I download a book on one Kindle and not the other?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012, 9:33:43 AM PST
♥ Ann says:
Yes, of course. Some have a dozen or more Kindles registered to one account, and all can share the content in the account. Just register each Kindle to the Amazon account that you want them to use. If your order Kindles from your account, they will arrive pre-registered.

Setup and registration instructions are here - https://amazon.com/help/kindlegettingstarted.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012, 9:36:06 AM PST
The only time a book is automatically downloaded to a specific Kindle is when you buy that book from that Kindle. When you do that, it will show up in the Archives of the other Kindles on the account, but it won't download to any others until you tell Amazon to send it to another one. The Archive on a Kindle is just the list of books on the account that are not currently present on that device.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012, 9:36:24 AM PST
PeepDittie says:
Only one Kindle can be the default, the one whose name comes first alphabetically. Other Kindles will have access to content from their respective archives and from the account's Manage Your Kindle page.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012, 9:36:55 AM PST
♥ Ann says:
When you buy a book online, you specify which Kindle it will be delivered to. If you buy a book directly from a Kindle, it will download to that Kindle.

In either case, the book will also be added to your account, and will appear in the Archive/Cloud list on any other Kindles that are registered to the account. Books can be downloaded directly from the Archive/Cloud list on a Kindle, or they can be sent to any Kindle from your "Manage Your Kindle" page online (Your Account -> Manage Your Kindle, or https://amazon.com/myk ).

Posted on Jul 8, 2016, 8:03:23 AM PDT
jenn says:
so, my 8 year old took over my old kindle & i bought another one. when i was setting it up, it downloaded all of the other kindle's apps, etc. onto the new one.
i would like to keep some of the content, but would just renaming the kindles keep it from backing up & sending the same information back & forth?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2016, 8:20:05 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
no it would not - all books, apps, etc would be available to both Kindles/Fires unless you set up a child's profile for him (some older Kindles/Fires don't have this option)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2016, 3:03:12 PM PDT
PS56k says:
jenn says:
so, my 8 year old took over my old kindle & i bought another one.
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do you mean an Amazon FIRE tablet - vs the Kindle eReaders ?
They each have different sharing capabilities -

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2016, 9:32:41 AM PDT
jenn says:
yes, it's a fire tablet.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2016, 10:38:59 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
then my statement is correct

all books, apps, etc would be available to both Kindles/Fires unless you set up a child's profile for him (some older Kindles/Fires don't have this option)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2016, 1:21:49 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 9, 2016, 1:22:40 PM PDT
KathyL says:
Any kindle can be the default device. Just go to the Devices tab on the Manage your Content and Devices page. Click on the device you want to be the default. There will be a question under the picture asking if you want it to the default. Click yes and you're good to go.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2016, 1:24:23 PM PDT
You can also rename devices/apps so you can tell which-is-which. Makes management so much easier!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2016, 2:59:27 PM PDT
Liz W. says:
Sure. You can have as many as you want. I have 7 or 8 different devices registered. Assorted Kindles, a K. Fire, a phone, etc. Just go to settings on your device, then go to registration and household and enter your account email and password. If two people are reading the same book at the same time, you should turn the Whispersync OFF so that it doesn't keep syncing to the furthest page read. Have fun.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2016, 3:02:51 PM PDT
Liz W. says:
When you purchase the book, select the device you want in the "Deliver To" dropdown. If it's a book you already own, go to manage my devices and content, select the content tab, highlight the book you want to download and select the device you want to send it to in the "Deliver To" drop down menu
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