Quick Tip – How to Change the Font Size on your Kindle PaperWhite

By Kat Kasel

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Kindle Paperwhite FontsIf it seems like we can’t stop talking about the Kindle PaperWhite, it’s because we can’t stop talking about the Kindle PaperWhite! It’s such a fantastic, intuitive, digital reader. That being said, there are some shortcuts you can take to make your reading experience even better.

DID YOU KNOW – there are two ways to change the font size on the PaperWhite tablet.

The Original Way to Change Font Size

  1. Turn on your Kindle
  2. Swipe to unlock
  3. Tap the top of the screen
  4. Select the “Aa” graphic
  5. Adjust the text to the size you desire or switch fonts completely (Caecilia is slightly larger and easier to read than Futura, for example, and Helvetica is bolder).

This is the traditional way to adjust the font size on your e-reader. However, the Kindle PaperWhite also offers a second option that generally appeals to smartphone users. The old “pinch in” “pinch out” method works great!

The New Way to Change Font Size

  1. Turn on your Kindle
  2. Swipe to unlock
  3. Go to current text (you must be in a book and not in the home screen)
  4. To enlarge the font, quickly slide your thumb and pointer finger away from each other on the screen and the text will automatically grow by one degree
  5. To minimize the font, slide your thumb and pointer finger together in a pinching motion on the screen

NOTE: During this process you will see a font banner flash briefly flash across the screen. This notifies the reader that a font change has occurred.

The Kindle PaperWhite is full of surprises. Many readers stumble upon this font size quick change technique accidentally because they are in the habit of adjusting text on their mobile devices.

If you hadn’t yet figured out this shortcut, hopefully this tutorial was helpful. Happy Kindle-ing!

About Kat Kasel
Kat is a freelance writer and media associate for a digital marketing company in Washington, DC. She loves reading and writing but 'rithmatic? Not so much.

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