Why Is My Kindle Jumping Pages (3 Easy FIXES!)

why is my kindle jumping pages

I’m a bookaholic. When I switched to Kindle, there was an initial learning curve, but as time passed, it was incredibly interesting. One fine day when I was reading a book on Kindle, I found some pages to jump around like frogs. It took time to figure out what went wrong, but when I found the solution, I decided to write an article so you could catch the frog earlier. Is your Kindle jumping pages?

Kindle can jump pages due to one of these reasons – low battery, dust on the screen, wrong handling of the device, or a software bug. If your Kindle has enough battery, there’s a huge possibility for a foreign object to touch Kindle’s surface and result in page jumps. Clean the screen and give it a break before you use it further.

In this article, let’s look in detail at what goes behind the jumping activity of Kindle and quick fixes to address the issue.

Why Does My Kindle Keep Jumping Back Pages

Kindle books
Kindle books

If your Kindle is jumping back pages while you’re reading, the most likely cause is that Auto-Return has accidentally been enabled. Auto-Return is a setting in some Kindles which automatically jumps back to the last page when it detects no activity after a certain amount of time.

The good thing about Kindle is that you can quickly redo and undo certain actions just like this auto-return but it takes time to figure it out.

To disable this feature, go to the Home Screen and tap on Menu – Settings – Reading Options. Then look for something labeled as ‘Auto-Return’ and set it to ‘Off.’ After saving your changes, the problem should be resolved.

Another possibility is that there may be some sort of technical issue with your device. If this is the case, then you’ll need to contact Amazon Support for help in troubleshooting and fixing the issue.

Worried about the costs that may incur? Well, if your device is still under warranty, you may be able to get a replacement from Amazon.

Find your Kindle model and then go ahead with claiming the warranty.

That’s pretty much the reason that Kindle is expensive, as the brand offers excellent support to its clients.

Why Is My Kindle So Glitchy

Kindle Frozen/Sleep Mode
Kindle Frozen/Sleep Mode

Kindle gets glitchy due to these reasons: software updates, corrupted files, apps and extensions that are running in the background, hardware issues, malfunctioning components, or an outdated operating system. It can also happen if there have been recent changes to the device’s settings.

How To Fix A Glitchy Kindle

You should check for any available software updates for your device. Updating your Kindle can help get rid of bugs and glitches that may have cropped up since you bought the device. You should also make sure all the apps and extensions are updated and delete any unnecessary ones which could be using up resources or causing a conflict with the device.

What in case everything has gone wrong with the above fixes for a glitchy Kindle?

Try resetting your Kindle to factory settings. This will erase any personal data and settings from the device, but it can help clear out glitches or other problems that may have arisen along the way. Be sure to back up any important data before doing so.

How To Stop Kindle From Jumping Pages

Device Settings
Device Settings

If you’re finding that your Kindle is jumping pages, there are a few things you can try:

1. Check to ensure you aren’t accidentally pressing the page forward or backward buttons.

2. Make sure that your Kindle’s firmware is up to date. You can check for updates by going to the Settings menu and selecting “Device Info.”

3. Check for any loose or damaged cables causing the problem. If everything looks to be in good working order, try restarting your Kindle. To do this, press and hold the power button for 20 seconds and then release it.

If the issue persists, the jumpy pages may be due to a software glitch. In this case, you’ll need to perform a factory reset on your Kindle.

Caution: Be sure to back up any important files before performing a reset, as this will delete all data from your device.

How To Factory Reset Your Kindle

1. Go to Settings, then select device options.

2. Select reset device.

3. Enter your amazon account password to confirm the reset.

4. Once the reset is complete, try using your Kindle again to see if the issue has been resolved.

If you’re still having trouble with pages randomly jumping, troubleshooting with Amazon’s customer support is the only option but that’s only the last resort.

Kindle is a beginner-friendly device and quick fixes can work like a charm!

How To Change Scroll Settings On Kindle

Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle

To change the scroll settings on your Kindle, go into the “Settings” menu and select the “Display Settings” option. From there, you can adjust the rate at which pages turn when you are scrolling through them.

Another way to change the scroll settings on your Kindle is to use the built-in experimental web browser.

To do this, enter “about config” into the browser’s address bar and press Enter. You will then be able to modify the “browser.gesture.scroll”, “general.autoScroll”, and “UI.key.chromeGestures” preferences.

Finally, if you are using a Kindle Fire HD or Kindle Fire HDX, you can enable or disable the “High Contrast Mode” setting. This setting can be found in the “Accessibility” menu.

When enabled, it will make it easier to scroll through pages because the text will be more visible.

Kindle Paperwhite Problems Turning Pages

Kindle Paperwhite can turn pages automatically or pose difficulties when the battery is low, or there’s a software bug. Charge your device and check once. If it persists, give a soft reset. Ensure that the software in it is up-to-date.

Also read: How to copy and paste on Kindle Paperwhite?

It’s quite easy to fix your device when it turns pages. As long as you know these quick fixes and potential reasons, your life with Kindle is going to be awesome, just like that of mine!

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Adhithya Prashanth

Adhithya Prashanth is a fan of 3d printers and has been constantly exploring quick hacks to use futuristic gadgets better. A pilot turned engineer, he leads his communication with Android and official tasks with printers.

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