How to Connect to Kindle on a Mac

by Andrew McClain
Add content to your Kindle from your Mac computer.

Add content to your Kindle from your Mac computer.

The Kindle, like the Mac, is designed to be easy to use. You do not have to plug the Kindle into your computer; you can access the Amazon store and sync your account through the Kindle itself. However, there are times when you need to manually connect your Kindle to the computer -- usually when you've downloaded an ebook from somewhere other than Amazon, and you want to add the content to your Kindle.

1

Remove the plug from the end of your Kindle's power/USB cord. This exposes the USB plug.

2

Plug the USB cable into an empty port on your Mac. The Kindle icon appears on the desktop.

3

Double-click on the Kindle icon to browse through your Kindle. You can drag content to it from the Finder.

4

Drag the Kindle icon to the Trash can. The Trash can appears as an eject button; drag the icon to the button to unmount the Kindle from your computer.

5

Unplug your Kindle from your Mac.

About the Author

Andrew McClain has been writing since 1994. He has written several articles for various websites and writes user guides and software manuals for several freelance clients. He has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Missouri.

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