Amazon Kindle is an electronic reader that allows users to read and save hundreds and thousands of digital books on one device. As all Kindle eBooks are digital and connected to the Amazon accounts of users, which are also used to perform other important functions on a Kindle, such as downloading eBooks and synchronizing page numbers, requires an Internet connection. Kindle makes use of Wi-Fi for connecting to the Internet and perform all those above-mentioned functions. However, when it comes to reading eBooks on Kindle, you don’t necessarily require the internet.
There is no need to have Wi-Fi on your Kindle device to open eBooks and turn pages. You can select the titles you have already purchased on your Kindle’s home screen. You also have the option to turn pages, look up words, and see all notes and tags within each title without an Internet connection. To extend battery life, you should turn off the Wi-Fi option on your device at the time of reading eBooks.
Those who own Kindle devices don’t have to necessarily connect to the internet. Kindle is only connected to the internet when you need to browse the Amazon online bookstore. For example, if you want to look for Kindle books on your desktop computer, then you can do so using the internet. You can buy eBooks from the online bookstores with the help of a Wi-Fi connection.
If you want to buy Kindle books through your Kindle, then you need to have a Wi-Fi connection. However, you don’t need a Wi-Fi connection to order books. You can log in to your Amazon account from any of your devices, which is equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity, which can be your computer or smartphone. If you decide to order a book from a device other than your Kindle, then you don’t need Wi-Fi connectivity on your Kindle device because the book will automatically be delivered to your Kindle device. These eBooks will be stored online in your Kindle account and you can download those any time of your choice or any Kindle device or your PC.
You can deliver eBooks to your Kindle via Wi-Fi connection. Without an internet connection, you will not be able to retrieve newly bought books or archived titles because those titles are stored in the Amazon account online.
Notes and Tags Synchronization
You can add notes, highlights, and other book notes at the time of reading even if you don’t have a Wi-Fi connection. However, these marks and notes are not synced with other Kindle reading programs such as Kindle for PC without connecting your device to the internet. In case, you are reading the same title on another device, then you will have to turn on the Wi-Fi connection on your Kindle device to sync all tags, notes, and page numbers.
Amazon from time to time launches software updates for Kindle to optimize its performance. Software updates are downloaded and installed automatically, but if your Kindle is not getting software updates automatically, then you can manually update the same. You can download the latest update from the homepage of Kindle followed by connecting the Kindle to your PC with the help of USB connection cable that came along with your device.