The new Display Cover feature lets Kindle show book cover as screensaver. Yes, the e-commerce giant – Amazon has rolled out an option that allows Kindle device owners to display the cover of the book they’re reading as wallpaper on the lock screen of their device.
Make Kindle show book cover as screensaver?
Although the Amazon Kindle e-reader has been in the marketplace for over a decade, the request of its owners to have an option to set a book cover as their lock screen wallpaper was fulfilled just recently. Continue reading to find out how to make a Kindle show book cover as screensaver.
- Launch your Kindle.
- Go to the Menu.
- Choose Settings.
- Scroll down to Device Options.
- Enable the Show Cover option.
It’s important to mention here, that not all Kindle models support this capability. These include,
- Amazon Kindle (8th, 10th Gen)
- Kindle Paperwhite (7th, 10th Gen)
- Amazon Kindle Oasis (8th, 9th, 10th Gen)
- Kindle Voyage (7th Gen).
Moreover, for this feature to work, ads need to be turned off and so, you must make a one-time payment of $20.
How to change the Kindle Screensaver?
Turn on your device. Click the Menu icon, visible as 3 vertical dots in the upper-right corner of the Kindle screen.
Scroll down to the Settings option.
Choose the Device Options from the list of options displayed. This setting lets you personalize your Kindle experience.
When directed to a new screen, toggle the switch for Show Cover from ‘Off’ to ‘On’ position. When enabled, Show Cover will automatically use the current cover of the book you are reading on your Amazon Kindle. It will also work for other materials like autobiographies, comics, magazines, comics, etc. That’s all you need to know about how to make the Kindle book cover a screensaver.
Why doesn’t the book cover show on my Kindle?
It’s likely, that your Kindle is shipped with special offers. It’s a type of exchange where Amazon offers you a $20 discount on a new Kindle in return for showing you ads. So, if you are seeing any kind of promotions and offers on your device’s HomeScreen, you’ll need to pay back the $20 to disable this feature and let Amazon Kindle show book cover as screensaver.
To make the desired changes, log in to your Amazon account and go to the Manage Devices page.
Here, choose your Kindle and then the device that you want to remove offers from.
Then, simply hit the Remove Offers button and pay the $20 fee.
Hope that makes sense!