How to Connect to Kindle on a Mac

By Andrew McClain

Add content to your Kindle from your Mac computer.
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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.

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 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.

Step 5

Unplug your Kindle from your Mac.