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Initial post: 5 Dec 2012 02:28:11 GMT
Samuel Ramos says:
Hello, is it possible to have two kindle in the same account? I want to know if all the books I buy in my account can be downloaded in both kindles without extra charge. I want to buy a Kindle Paperwhite and leave my previous kindle t my sister, I just want to know if she can read the same books I buy.


Posted on 5 Dec 2012 02:30:39 GMT
Mac65 says:
Yes, I have two kindles on one account. All the books go to the cloud and the other kindle can down load them from there.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Dec 2012 03:21:50 GMT
Last edited by the author on 5 Dec 2012 03:28:48 GMT
K. A. Newton says:

Just remember that if the two kindles are registered to your account it means e-books bought for both Kindles come off your card.

You can buy a book or get a free one and at point of sale YOU choose which Kindle you want the book to be downloaded to. You can then go into your Manage Your Kindle page and find the book then download it again (free this time to the other Kindle).

If a particular book is going to be read on both Kindles at the same time by different people you need to de-synchronise the book.

Unless you as account holder set up "parental controls" on your old Kindle before you give it to your sister, she or anyone in her household who got hold of it can buy books via the Kindle (your card would be paying) - could also browse the web and have access to your archives. I don't know if either of you have young clever children.

For instance if it stolen or lost outside you'd need to know ASAP to de-register it so no one could buy any more books. If just mislaid in the house you can de-register it and then re-register to your account again when it is found.

A lot of people have bought Kindles for elderly relatives and have used the parental controls to stop them from accidentally buying more e-books or from viewing unsuitable books in their own archives.

I'd put parental controls on the old one for buying books and get together every so often with your laptop to buy new books deciding who will pay for what. You could send all the new ones to your sister's Kindle and download a second time to your own via Manage your Kindle page or direct on to your Kindle from the list of archived books showing on the Home page. This list by the way is a list of titles ie. links to the actual books held in your cloud archive.

You could leave the access to your archive for your sister to download at will as those books are already paid for.

Not sure if there are parental controls on a Kindle Touch but there are on the Basics and the Kindle Keyboard.

You simply choose a password that only you know and then choose which one, two or all of the controls you want to implement and then set the password to work.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Dec 2012 03:31:48 GMT
Samuel Ramos says:
Thank you very much for your advice. I'm going to use parental control to avoid the old kindle buying books. If my sister want a new book she will need to ask me and I'll buy it for her. An I also can download a particular book just to my kindle or my sister's kindle.

Good advices, K.A. Thank you

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Dec 2012 03:37:50 GMT
K. A. Newton says:
If you download a book to your Kindle that you don't want your sister to see or read - it's title will still appear in the archived list on her Kindle but if you block access to downloading books from the archived list at least she won't get to read them.

That's why I mentioned also about young children.

Posted on 28 Jan 2013 23:02:54 GMT
Andy says:
Wonder if anyone can help?

I've got two Fire HDs registered to the one account. My wife bought hers first and the books she purchased appeared on mine when I set it up. I expected this having read other posts.

My question is, can I delete her books from my Kindle as I understand they will be stored in the Cloud and if I buy books can she do the same? Also does the same apply for apps? Again my Kindle shows apps she's already bought.

If we don't want the same content would it be better to deregister my Kindle being the newest and register a separate account, which I know will mean another email address, etc but that won't be a problem.

Posted on 28 Jan 2013 23:36:15 GMT
Last edited by the author on 28 Jan 2013 23:36:52 GMT
1) Yes, you can delete shared amazon content from your (or her) kindle without affecting the others kindle.

2) Yes you share your purchased amazon digital content over the amazon devices registered to that one amazon account. forever.

3) If you want two different amazon accounts with two different contents paying twice for any duplicated items then amazon will love you for it - they make profit from sales.

4) Delete the "slave" or secondary amazon device (yours?) from the current amazon account - deregister. Register it to some new amazon account with new amazon login, password and credit card. robert is your brothers uncle. CW.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2013 01:15:54 GMT
K. A. Newton says:
Of course you can register it to a new or other existing account but you won't be able to share books, apps or anything.

If you choose not to change things you will find that even if you delete the books from your carousel (actually only covers/links) the next time you connect by WiFi other book covers will appear.

If you touch the tabs for BOOKS you get what looks like shelves with books on. These are the books which are fully downloaded - you can delete them too.

The covers/links on the carousel take little memory space but I get annoyed if I just touch one cover while on WiFi that the book starts to download.

Posted on 8 May 2013 19:00:16 BDT
self says:
Can my daughter access my emails as we both have kindle fires registered to same account

Posted on 8 May 2013 20:51:16 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 May 2013 20:52:52 BDT
ChrisJ says:
Emails are totally different.

Except: I expect your daughter already knows the password to your email system, and so can access your emails quite happily from a PC or from a Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2013 07:43:24 BDT
self says:
Thanks ChrisJ

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2013 07:44:24 BDT
self says:
Thanks ChrisJ

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2013 08:14:36 BDT
Yes I keep one at my daughter so I don't have to carry one with me so I can enjoy what I'm reading while baby sitting I'm always aware that I lose things easily this way I don't

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jul 2013 17:13:39 BDT
PFJohnson says:
Sorry to be a pain but you sound like you know what you're talking about.

About to head off overseas for 7 months. Wife currently has a Kindle ebook (and a kindle app on iphone 3gs) but she likes the look of my new ipad mini... sigh :)

I also have a kindle app on my iphone 5, macbook pro (not coming with us) and the Q is:
if I activate wife's kindle account on ipad mini and I use the Reader in Safari for my K books, will my wife's books still be synced across her iphone, Kindle R and my ipad mini (when we have wi-fi which wont be often)? Can the syncing be done without wi-fi?

Would you do it differently? She's a bigger reader than me.

Many Thanks, Paul.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jul 2013 17:47:07 BDT
Last edited by the author on 11 Jul 2013 17:48:39 BDT
Simplest solution is to read on the e-reader Kindle. This will allow reading in all lights, including direct sunshine which you will not be able to do with the ipad.
Use the ipad for browsing and other things.
If you must use the ipad - nice weather at the moment so give it a try outside - you can register the Kindle app to use your wife's account which will then just be another device on her Amazon account.
Also download the Amazon Cloudreader app and you will be able to use that to sign into your account and view/read your books on the ipad - or your wife will be able to read your account books.
Even simpler is to buy another ereader Kindle and have one each.

You can only sync with wi-fi and if that is limited then only using the ereader to read makes even more sense.

Having used a Kindle ereader, i found that the novelty of using an iPad to read on wore off very quickly. The only thing i read on the iPad now is my newspaper at weekends - read on my Kindle during the week. I use a Paperwhite for night/holiday reading. I use a Kindle 4 for cummuting.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jul 2013 17:47:22 BDT
1. All devices linked to any specific Amazon account will have access to the Account library (or cloud or archive - whatever you like to call it.)

2. Purchased books go to where the DELIVER TO box states when you click the BUY NOW button. It automatically goes to the first device (alphabetically) and sits in the cloud/archive of all other devices ready to be downloaded whenever the user wants to and has wi-fi.

2.1 Suggest renaming your wifes chosen Kindle device some name like Aardvark of Antwerp so it is automatically the first choice for download.
2.2 Suggest always check the DELIVER TO option so that you know where the book is going to turn up automatically. Lots of "where's my book!!!", "oh, it's on the wifes kindle, oppps" mails on here.

3. Cloud/Archives will only update when you are connected via wi-fi. Downloading of books from the existing/refreshed cloud/archive could be done by pc+usb cable.

4 If travelling with only random availability of wi-fi and power take a eInk Kindle (Basic / Refurbished Touch / Paperwhite) for battery life and weight. Try not to carry more than a couple of hundred ebooks at any one time (have 5 million in the cloud, who cares - just don't stress the Kindle with too many books).

Probably misunderstood loads and explain badly. CW

Posted on 10 Mar 2014 03:29:08 GMT
K. J. Gowan says:
Is it possible for 2 separate account holders to access each others books on kindle?

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Mar 2014 06:58:14 GMT
DaveyH says:
No it isn't, well not without deregistering from one account and registering to the other.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Mar 2014 09:06:23 GMT
ChrisJ says:
Yes, very easy. You lend your Kindle to the other person, they lend their Kindle to you. Read away to your heart's content :-)

If you don't want to lend your device (VERY understandable!), then buy a cheap or 2nd hand Kindle. Register it to your account, download the books you want to lend, put on a Parental Controls password. Lend that Kindle.

Posted on 10 Mar 2014 15:43:45 GMT
I've just upgraded my old kindle to a fire; both registered to me which means I can lend the old kindle to my partner so he can read some of the books on it I've raved about and my daughter can use the new one to play games on. And saved me getting a tablet etc. I hadn't thought about parental controls etc but my 12 year old knows she can only downloaded freebies. I'm very pleased with both. Particularly pleased with the new one as I got it for just 40 at a garage sale (complete with cover) and it hadn't even been opened!! Unwanted Xmas present ....

Posted on 14 Mar 2014 09:56:00 GMT
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Posted on 14 Mar 2014 09:56:44 GMT
Lisa says:
Hi i am thinking of upgrading my kindle, do i need to deregister my old one and payment details so i can used it on my new one? I dont want two lots of payments coming out of my bank account

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Mar 2014 10:28:45 GMT
Damaskcat says:
You need to register your new Kindle to the same Amazon account as the old one and no you don't need to de-register the old one as you can have as many Kindles registered to your account as you want.

Posted on 23 Mar 2014 21:44:59 GMT
Lisa says:
Does Anybody Know If I Need To Deregister My Kindle By Going To My Amazon Account As I Am Getting A Replacement Tomorrow???

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Mar 2014 23:12:59 GMT
Denis Powell says:
If you're sending it back to Amazon then, if possible, Reset it to Factory Defaults. Otherwise, simply go to Manage Your Devices and deregister it there. If you're disposing of it there's no point in keeping it registered to your account.
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