How to Turn Text Right Side Up on a Kindle

by C. Taylor

The Amazon Kindle enables you to rotate the screen to view text horizontally or vertically, depending on your preferences. Although some Kindle brands, such as the Fire, DX or Touch, automatically rotate the screen when you physically rotate the device, the basic Kindle lacks this capability. Therefore, if the screen is currently set to Landscape mode, which displays text sideways, you need a manually adjust the screen rotation to Portrait mode to turn the text right-side-up.


Press the "Text" key, located to the right of your keyboard's space bar.


Use the 5-Way navigational controller to select "Portrait."


Press the center button on the 5-Way controller to restore the original Portrait orientation.

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