Can Kindle Read PDF Files?

The Kindle Paperwhite can read PDF documents natively — in other words, without converting them.

The Kindle Paperwhite handles PDF documents differently from how it handles text in the usual Kindle format: You can zoom in on a PDF document by unpinching.

Can you put PDF on Kindle?

All you have to do is drag and drop or copy and paste your pdf file into the Kindle’s Documents folder and it appears as an item on the Home page. Some pdfs might not display properly but they can be converted into Kindle format using a second file transfer method.

How do I read PDF on Kindle?

Using the Kindle PDF Reader

If you have a Kindle Fire or second-generation Kindle Reader, copy your PDF documents to the Documents folder. Right-click your Kindle in File Explorer, select “Eject” and disconnect your device. Open the built-in PDF reader to view PDF files in their original format.

Is Kindle good for reading PDF?

No tablet or large screen phone is good at reading PDF files. That’s because PDF is a format designed to be printed, not read on an e-reader. Buying a kindle, just for viewing PDF files is not recommended. Kindle handles .mobi file format perfectly, but has several drawbacks with PDF files.

How do I read documents on my Kindle?

Read Personal Documents

  • Visit Kindle Personal Documents Service.
  • Send personal documents already in your Kindle Library: Visit Manage Your Content and Devices, click the Your Content tab, and then select your personal document.
  • Read personal documents on your Kindle reading app: Tap the Kindle logo, and select Docs.

Can you put PDF on Kindle Paperwhite?

Or you can just drag and drop the PDF file to the ‘documents’ folder found in the root of the Kindle when connected to the laptop. The Paperwhite can read PDF files natively, this means that you won’t have to convert the file.

Can you read PDF on Kindle Fire?

Amazon’s Kindle Fire, like most of today’s e-reader tablets, is no longer just for reading books. The Fire allows access to multiple file types, including PDFs in both the native and Kindle formats, and offers the flexibility to view files on the device’s screen or connect it to a projector or external monitor.

Which Kindle Is Best?

Here are the best ebook readers and Kindles in 2019:

  1. Best ebook reader overall: Kindle Oasis.
  2. Best 8-inch ebook reader: Kobo Forma.
  3. Best waterproof ebook reader: Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2.
  4. Best waterproof mid-range Kindle: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite.
  5. Best budget Kindle: Amazon’s cheapest Kindle.

How do I convert a PDF to Kindle format?

To convert PDF files to AZW (Kindle format) using Stanza:

  • Download and install Stanza from
  • Open the book in Stanza and plug in your Kindle to your computer using the USB cable provided with the wireless device.
  • Select File->Export Book As->Amazon Kindle, then browse to the Kindle on the save file dialog.

Can Kindle read PDF with images?

The next trick is Kindle specific. You can email your PDF files to Amazon and they will convert them to AZW, a format that can be read by Kindle. Alternatively, you can open your PDF in Adobe Reader, save the file as text and drag that text file into your Amazon Kindle’s document folder. No image graphics though.