Why is my Kindle screen so dark?
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The 1st-generation Kindle has an asymmetric shape with the full-size keyboard, white bezel, and a dark 6-inch E-Ink display. It looks outdated compared to other mobile devices of that time. But it beautifully serves the purpose it was designed for: read books conveniently and without any distractions.
The Paperwhite version of the Amazon Kindle e-reader has a built-in light that allows you to read content in the dark. That means you don’t have to turn on a light at night and disturb your significant other if you want to relax and read a good book on your Kindle.
Adjust the Screen Light on Your Kindle E-Reader
How do I brighten my old Kindle screen?
You absolutely can go to the settings and turn the “brightness” down to “0” (as you step down, the numbers above the bar show 3, 2, 1, and then clicking the “lower brightness” icon once more makes the black marks disappear, and the light is now off.
Unlike the Kindle, the Paperwhite comes with a built-in light. However, it is missing the adaptive light sensor (auto brightness) and PagePress. From our experience, Kindle does not require many brightness adjustments. There are few moments where brightness has to be manually adjusted.
Does Kindle Paperwhite have auto brightness?
Do all Kindles have a backlight?
If you are in the Kindle App, the App ‘overwrites’ the system brightness. You have to change the brightness within the Kindle app by tapping on the “Aa”-button in the action bar (the menu where you can set font size etc.). There is a slider where you can set the brightness while reading.