How to Turn on Dark Mode on Your Kindle: A Comprehensive Guide

Before we delve into the process of turning on Dark Mode, let’s first understand what this feature does. Essentially, Dark Mode inverts the text and background colors on your Kindle – white text on a black background, rather than black text on a white background.

Reading in Dark Mode provides several benefits:

  • It reduces the strain on your eyes in low-light conditions.
  • It can save battery life on your device.
  • It might help you concentrate better on your reading.

Now that you know the benefits let’s turn this feature on.

How to Enable Dark Mode

You can toggle the Dark Mode on your Kindle by following these simple steps:

  1. Wake your Kindle: Press the power button to wake your Kindle if it’s sleeping. You should see your library or the book you’re currently reading.
  2. Go to the settings menu: Tap near the top of your screen to bring up the menu. You’ll see a few icons.
  3. Enable Dark Mode: Simply tap on the ‘Dark Mode’ button. Your screen should invert to white text on a black background, and you’re now in Dark Mode!

And there you have it. It’s that easy!

Dark Mode Supported Devices

Exploring Advanced Features: Fonts and Brightness

If you want to tailor your reading experience further, Kindle provides customization options like font type, size, and brightness adjustments that work hand-in-hand with Dark Mode.

  1. Adjusting Brightness: To adjust brightness, tap near the top of your screen to bring up the menu. Then, select the sun icon. Adjust the brightness slider to your preference. Dark Mode plus reduced brightness can help make your late-night reading sessions more comfortable.
  2. Changing Fonts: Tap near the top of your screen and then select the ‘Aa’ icon. This is where you can customize your reading experience. Experiment with different font styles and sizes. You might find that some fonts look better in Dark Mode than others.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few frequently asked questions about Dark Mode on Kindle:

Q: Is Dark Mode available on all Kindle devices?

Answer: Dark Mode is available on most Kindle Paperwhite devices (10th generation and later) and the Kindle Oasis (9th generation and later). However, it’s not available on older Kindle models or the basic Kindle.

Q: Does Dark Mode consume more battery?

Answer: On the contrary, Dark Mode might save battery life on your device as it requires less power to display dark pixels.

Q: Can I use Dark Mode all the time?

Answer: Absolutely! If you prefer, you can keep Dark Mode enabled all the time. It’s all about personal preference.


Turning on Dark Mode on your Kindle enhances your reading experience, especially in low-light conditions. It’s an easy process and, combined with other customization options, offers a more comfortable reading journey.

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I'm Shehraj Singh, I started the eReader.blog to help people learn more about eReader specifically Amazon Kindle, and help them fix any issues they may have.

I have a lot of experience with Kindle, and I want to share my knowledge with you so that you can make the most out of your device.

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