How Do You Turn on the Sound in Kindle?

Updated February 21, 2017

The Kindle is a tablet that allows you to read books and other documents electronically. It is a portable device that stores thousands of books so you can take your library along anywhere you go. It also has a text-to-speech feature that can read aloud books, magazines and more to you. Activating sound on the Kindle is an easy task if you know where to look.

Turn on the Kindle by locating the power switch found on the back of the device.

Locate the volume control found on the bottom of Kindle.

Increase the volume by pressing the "+" button until the desired level of sound is reached. The sounds will come out of the built-in speaker, which is located on the back of the Kindle.

Ensure that headphones are plugged completely into the 3.5-millimetre stereo headphone jack, located on the bottom of the Kindle, if you wish to use headphones instead of the speaker. When headphones are connected to the Kindle, the speaker will automatically be disabled.


If you have tried to adjust the sound, and it is still malfunctioning, you may need to contact your Kindle service provider for a further analysis and solution to the audio issues.

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Chris Newton has worked as a professional writer since 2001. He spent two years writing software specifications then spent three years as a technical writer for Microsoft before turning to copywriting for software and e-commerce companies. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and creative writing from the University of Colorado.