How To Re-Download Your Purchased Kindle Books To Another Device

This guide will show you how to re-download Books (eBooks) that you’ve purchased from Amazon onto a Fire tablet or another device running the Kindle app.

Background

When this guide was first published (way back in 2011!) the process to re-download a book from the Amazon store to your Kindle app or was considerably more complicated, and there was only one way to do it. Fast forward to 2021 and now it’s much easier and there are multiple ways to do it. You can either download them using the Kindle app or you can deliver them to your device from Amazon.com.

Re-download Purchased Amazon Books via the Kindle app

  1. Open the Kindle app on your device. For the sake of this guide I’m using Kindle on an iPhone, but it will be nearly identical if you’re using an iPad, Android device or a Fire tablet.
  2. the Kindle app icon

  3. Sign into your Amazon account.
  4. the sign in screen for amazon.com in the Kindle app

  5. Select LIBRARY from the row of options at the bottom of the Kindle app window.
  6. the main Kindle interface with an arrow pointing to the LIBRARY icon

  7. Select the ALL filter found towards the top of the Kindle app window.
  8. the All filter for a Kindle book library

  9. Now just find the book that you want to download to your device. Once you find it, tap it.
  10. selecting books to re-download to a Kindle app

  11. It’ll begin to download, which probably won’t take very long as eBooks are typically pretty small in size.
  12. an Amazon Kindle ebook downloading

  13. Tap it again to open the book up.
  14. the Kindle app with a newly downloaded book

  15. Have fun reading!
  16. a book open in the Kindle app

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Send Books From Amazon.com to a Kindle app (or Fire tablet)

  1. You can use Amazon.com to send the book to each of the devices that have the Kindle app on them (and Fire tablets from Amazon). The only catch is that the steps and screenshots used below are from Amazon US and they will differ from region to region. For example, I also use Amazon Canada, and the interface is slightly different. If you’re using a version of Amazon that isn’t the US version (ie. amazon.com), you should still be able to follow along – just don’t be surprised if things aren’t in the exact same place. Start by signing into Amazon and navigate to your Account section.
  2. signing into Amazon.com via a web browser


  3. Look for a section or link titled Your Devices and Content and select it.
  4. the Your Devices and Content section of the Amazon account settings

  5. This time click the Manage digital content
  6. the Manage digital content link in the Amazon Kindle account settings

  7. Place a check in the box next to the book that you want to re-download or send to a different device, and then click the Deliver or Remove from Device button.
  8. selecting books to re-download to the Kindle app on a new devices

  9. This time make sure there’s a check in the box next to each of the devices you want the book to be available on, then click the Make Changes button. If there’s a device you don’t want the book on, just make sure there’s no check next to the box that represents that device.
  10. confirmation window for the re-download books screen on the Kindle app

  11. A notification message will appear in your browser letting you know the book is being sent to your device(s) – and a reminder to make sure that device is connected to the Internet so that it can receive the book.
  12. a successfully delivered message for sending an ebook


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4 thoughts on “How To Re-Download Your Purchased Kindle Books To Another Device”

  1. Thank you so much! Your answer to my question was so straightforward and “simple” others made it seem so complicated ? I won’t forget this! : )

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