How to Increase the Backlight on Kindle

by Ryan Menezes
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The Kindle automatically alters its backlight to suit changing conditions. When a lot of light falls on the screen, the backlight brightens to block reflections. In less light, the backlight dims. If you aren't satisfied with the way your Kindle adapts to changing light, you can increase the strength of its backlight manually. A strong backlight increases the clarity of text, helping you read your Kindle's screen. However, note that bright light taxes your eyes and drains your Kindle's battery.

Step 1

Tap the settings icon in the Kindle's status bar to open a panel of configuration options.

Step 2

Select "Brightness" in the panel to display the device's brightness tool.

Touch the brightness slider and drag it to the right to increase the brightness of the Kindle's backlight.


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About the Author

Ryan Menezes is a professional writer and blogger. He has a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Boston University and has written for the American Civil Liberties Union, the marketing firm InSegment and the project management service Assembla. He is also a member of Mensa and the American Parliamentary Debate Association.

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