Kindle app

Amazon has hundreds of thousands of ebooks available to purchase and download. If you have the Kindle app for iOS, you can download and read Kindle books on your iPhone or iPad. Here's how.

How to buy Kindle books on Amazon to read on iPhone and iPad

The first step to reading books through the Kindle app for iPhone or iPad is to buy them. The best place to start is Amazon's Kindle ebooks page, where you will find more than one million books, magazines, and newspapers to choose from.

  1. Open Safari or your preferred web browser on iOS or your computer.
  2. Navigate to the Kindle ebooks page.

    Go to Kindle Books website

  3. If you haven't already, log into your Amazon account.

    1. Select Hello, Sign in on the right side of the web page.
    2. Select Sign in
    3. Enter the email address and password associated with your Amazon account.
    4. Select Sign in.

      Sign in to Amazon

  4. Once signed in, select a Kindle title on the Amazon store.
  5. Under Deliver to: change the device to Kindle Cloud Reader.
  6. Select Buy now with 1-Click.

    Buying a Kindle book on Amazon

You will receive a notice that your selection is waiting for you in your Kindle library. It will be available in the Kindle app immediately.

How to download your Kindle Library books in the Kindle app for iPhone and iPad

After you have purchased at least one ebook and added it to your Kindle library via the Kindle Cloud Reader, it will automatically appear in the Kindle app.

  1. Open the Kindle app.
  2. Tap Cloud to find the books you've purchased and added to your Kindle Cloud Reader.
  3. Tap the book you wish to download onto your device.
  4. Wait for it to download. When it is finished downloading, it will have a checkmark next to it.

    Downloading an ebook in Kindle app

  5. Tap the book to open it. Your book will open with an "About This Book" information screen.
  6. Tap the X in the upper right corner of the About screen to close it and start reading your book.

    Opening an ebook in Kindle app

You can download as many ebooks as you want on your iPhone and iPad as long as you have enough room on your device to fit it all.

How to search your ebook library in the Kindle app for iPhone and iPad

If you have a large collection of books already built up in your Kindle library, you may need a little help finding the title you are looking for. Luckily, there is a search feature.

  1. Open the Kindle app.
  2. Tap the Menu icon in the upper left corner of the screen.
  3. Under the menu options, tap Search, which is at the very top of the list.
  4. Type a word or phrase associated with the book you are looking for. A list of library results will appear.

    Searching for titles in Kindle app

Once you've found the book you are looking for, tap it to download it to your device, or to start reading it if it is already downloaded to your device.

How to remove books from your device in the Kindle app for iPhone and iPad

Ebooks don't take up a whole lot of space on their own, but once your collection starts to swell it can really add up. Or maybe there's a book you started and had to put down because it was really awful and you just want it out of your face. Either way, you can to remove a book from your device when you are done reading it.

  1. Open the Kindle app.
  2. Tap Device at the bottom center of the screen to access books that are downloaded onto your device.
  3. Touch and hold the title you wish to remove from your device.
  4. When the window pops up, tap Remove from device.

    Removing an ebook in Kindle app

Removing a book from your device will not delete it from your Amazon Cloud Reader book library. You can re-download them on any device at any time.