How to increase the lifespan of your Kindle device

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Increase your Kindle lifespan

Kindle devices were created quite a long time ago, and right now, there are different models available with great improvements on previous designs and features.

Recent Kindle device models have a lifespan of 5 – 8 years, provided you proper care of the device. Kindle Fire tablets last for about 2 – 3 years, which is a shorter life span compared to the e-ink versions.

In this article, we will take a deep look into why your Kindle device doesn’t last long, and how to increase the lifespan of your Kindle device.

Let’s dive in.

How long does a Kindle last?

The lifespan of a kindle device depends on the usage, charging behavior, and environmental/ climate factors. The average lifespan of a kindle device is 5 years, but when you maintain it well, it can last longer than that.

In a situation where a Kindle device is dead on arrival, Amazon offers a 12-month warranty so that you can be compensated. Amazon will only compensate you within these 12 months, if only you didn’t abuse the device, it is not physically damaged or it isn’t lost.

Related read: How to wake up a stuck Kindle device?

Factors that determine the lifespan of the Kindle device

When using a Kindle device, you have to be careful because little things can reduce the lifespan of your device. Here are some factors that affect the lifespan of a Kindle device.

Charging behavior

Charging behavior affects the longevity of your Kindle device because the battery is like the heart of your device. When the heart starts malfunctioning, the life span shortens.

Typically, it takes a Kindle device about 2-5 hours to charge fully. But if you leave your device on charge for a longer time than required, it can negatively affect your battery, causing your battery life to decrease in the long run.

If you use a phone charger or a charging cable that does not correlate with the specifications of your Kindle device, it can also impact the battery health of your Kindle e-reader negatively and decrease the lifespan of your device.

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Broken screen

If you don’t take good care of your Kindle you can break the screen. While the broken screen may still respond to your physical touches, it will become difficult to use when you are reading or operating your device.

Note: One major reason why your Kindle device is prone to break is if it is pocket-sized. Some people put their pocket-sized Kindle in their back pocket and sit on it. After some time, the screen might break.

Accidental drops

Dropping your device often or accidentally bumping it into a wall or other hard surfaces can cause the lifespan of your Kindle device to reduce.

Note: Amazon will not replace your Kindle if it is physically damaged through accidental drops or bumps.

Environmental factors

The climate of the place you live in can also impact the life of your Kindle device. Unfortunately, this is a problem that most people have no control over. But you can reduce the effects.

If you live in a tropical, hot, or humid place, the temperature range of these regions can negatively affect the functionality of your device as it may get overheated easily. The solution is to store your device in a cool place away from direct sunlight after use.

Related read: Kindle 8GB vs 36GB: How many books can it hold?

Increase the lifespan of your Kindle device

Apart from keeping your device safe, you can take proper care of your device by using an official charger from amazon, avoiding extremely low battery, using a protective case and connecting to WiFi sparingly to increase the life of your device.

Pro-tip: When using a protective screen, avoid using a magnetic cover. Improperly designed magnetic covers can keep your Kindle switched on, even when the lid is closed. This will drain your device’s battery faster and reduce the life cycle of your Kindle device.

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