How to read ebooks in Landscape Mode on your Kindle Paperwhite

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How to read ebooks in Landscape Mode on your Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Voyage

[Updated] Recently I have received two specific questions about whether you’ll be able and how to read ebooks in Landscape (horizontal) Mode on a Kindle Paperwhite.

Please note that the software updates starting Firmware Kindle 5.7.3 have brought some major changes and new features. One of these changes goes to how to read ebooks in Landscape Mode on your Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Voyage (see update down below).

Yes, you’ll be and are able to read ebooks in the Landscape Mode on your Kindle Paperwhite. Just don’t expect it to switch from Portrait Mode to Landscape Mode automatically when you turn your Kindle Paperwhite to horizontal and back to vertical position.

A Kindle Paperwhite is obviously an e-reader, not a tablet, which is especially made for reading only. Hence its lack of capability to automatically switch from Portrait Mode to Landscape Mode and vice versa.


How to read ebooks in Landscape Mode

Switching to the Landscape Mode when you are reading ebooks on your Kindle Paperwhite is quite easy. Just follow these following steps:

1. Tap on the On Device on your Kindle Paperwhite.

2. Open your ebook that you want to read in the Landscape Mode.

3. Tap the upper or bottom area of your Kindle Paperwhite until the Menu appears.

 

How to read ebooks in Landscape Mode on your Kindle Paperwhite

4. On the menu, select the Landscape Mode (see the arrow on image above).

5. You are now reading your ebook in the Landscape Mode on your Kindle Paperwhite (see image below).

 

How to read ebooks in Landscape Mode on your Kindle Paperwhite

6. To switch back to the Portrait Mode, repeat step 3 and step 4: Tap the upper or bottom area of your Kindle Paperwhite until the Menu appears and select the Portrait Mode (see the arrow on image below).

 

How to read ebooks in Landscape Mode on your Kindle Paperwhite

7. And you are now reading the ebook back in the Portrait Mode on your Kindle Paperwhite.

 

You can continue reading the updated blog post (May 19, 2016) on How to read ebooks in Landscape Mode on your Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Voyage using firmware Kindle 5.7.3 (and newer) right below.

 

How to read ebooks in Landscape Mode on your Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Voyage


How to read ebooks in Landscape Mode on your Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Voyage using firmware Kindle 5.7.3 (and newer)

Switching to the Landscape Mode and switching back to the Portrait Mode when you are reading ebooks on your Kindle Paperwhite or Kindle Voyage using firmware Kindle 5.7.3 (and newer) are as follows:

1. Open your ebook that you want to read in the Landscape Mode.

2. Tap on the Display Settings icon (Aa) until the Display Settings menu appears (see image below).

 

How to read ebooks in Landscape Mode on your Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Voyage

3. On the Display Settings, tap Page to view Font, Margins and Orientation (see image above).

4. Below the Orientation, tap the Landscape Mode icon to read your ebook in the Landscape mode (see image above).

 

How to read ebooks in Landscape Mode on your Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Voyage

5. Repeat the steps 1 – 4 and tap on the Portrait Mode icon to switch back to the Portrait Mode (see image above).

 

Please note that this switching capability applies to reading ebooks and documents only. You are not (yet) able to switch mode when you are reading periodicals such as magazines, newspapers and blogs.

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6 Responses

  1. Adina Munteanu
    |

    thanks!

  2. Phil G
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    I just got a Kindle Paperwhite for Christmas 2016, and the menus have many fewer options, and no landscape mode anywhere. My Kindle DX, BTW, switches automatically to landscape mode when you turn it, but that turns out to be pretty irritating–imagine trying to read in landscape mode in bed; it’s impossible.

  3. Nick
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    Thanks a lot Lia, I`m new in kindle’s universe and this article is very usefull.

  4. Lia Belle
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    Thanks!

    On a Kindle Paperwhite, you don’t scroll, you swipe. Besides, Kindle Paperwhite doesn’t work like a iPad, Kindle Fire or any other tablet. So, you’ll have to adjust your Kindle Paperwhite manually.

  5. Joans
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    You may just need to scroll
    Down to see “portrait mode”. It is there – just not on first page!

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