Having an Amazon account linked to your Kindle for Mac app is essential for accessing your digital library of books, managing your device settings, and syncing your reading progress across multiple devices. However, there may be instances where you need to change the account associated with your Kindle for Mac app.
This step-by-step guide will walk you through the process of changing your account on Kindle for Mac, ensuring a seamless transition without losing any of your important data or purchased books. Whether you’re switching to a new Amazon account or simply need to update your existing one, these instructions will help you make the necessary changes quickly and easily.
Step 1: Launch Kindle for Mac and sign out
To change your account on Kindle for Mac, start by launching the app on your macOS device. Once the app is open, click on the “Kindle” menu in the top menu bar and select “Preferences” from the dropdown menu. In the preferences window, navigate to the “Registration” tab.
Step 2: Deregister your device
In the “Registration” tab, click on the “Deregister” button next to the Amazon account currently associated with your Kindle for Mac app. A confirmation pop-up will appear asking if you want to deregister your device. Click “Deregister” to proceed. This will remove the current account from your app and allow you to register a new one.
Step 3: Sign in with a new account
After deregistering your device, you will be taken back to the preferences window. Click on the “Register” button to sign in with a new Amazon account. Enter the email address and password associated with the new account and click “Register” to complete the process.
Step 4: Sync your data
Once you’ve successfully registered your Kindle for Mac app with a new account, it’s important to sync your data to ensure you have access to all your previously purchased books and reading progress. To sync your data, click on the “Sync” button in the top right corner of the app. This will initiate the syncing process and download any new books or updates associated with your new account.
By following these step-by-step instructions, you can easily change the account on your Kindle for Mac app in just a few simple clicks. Whether you’re switching to a new account or updating your existing one, this guide will help you make the necessary changes without any hassle.
Access your Kindle for Mac Settings
If you want to change your account information or adjust your settings on Kindle for Mac, you can easily access the settings by following these steps:
- Open the Kindle app on your Mac computer.
- Click on the “Kindle” menu located at the top left corner of the screen.
- A drop-down menu will appear. Select “Preferences” from the list.
- A window will open with various tabs.
- Click on the “Account” tab.
On the “Account” tab, you will be able to view and modify your account details including your Amazon account email address and password. You can also manage your payment methods and set your default delivery location.
Additionally, you can customize your reading settings by adjusting the font size, font type, column width, and background color. You can also choose whether to enable or disable syncing annotations and highlights with your Kindle devices and apps.
Remember to click on the “Apply” or “Save” button to save any changes you make to your settings. Once you have made the desired changes, you can continue enjoying your Kindle for Mac reading experience with the updated settings.
Sign out of your current account
Follow these steps to sign out of your current account on Kindle for Mac:
- Open the Kindle app on your Mac.
- Click on the “Account & Lists” tab located at the top of the screen.
- A drop-down menu will appear. Click on “Sign Out” at the bottom of the menu.
- A confirmation message will pop up asking if you want to sign out. Click “Sign Out” to confirm.
After signing out, you will be redirected to the sign-in page where you can enter the credentials for your new account.
Create a new account
If you don’t have an existing Amazon account, you’ll need to create a new one in order to use Kindle for Mac. Follow these steps to create a new account:
Step 1: Visit the Amazon website
Open your web browser and go to the Amazon website.
Step 2: Click on “Create your Amazon account”
On the Amazon homepage, locate and click on the “Hello, Sign in” button at the top right corner of the page. From the drop-down menu, select “Create your Amazon account”.
Step 3: Fill in the account information
On the account creation page, enter your name, email address, and desired password. Make sure to choose a strong password that is at least eight characters long and includes a mix of letters, numbers, and special characters.
Once you have entered your account information, click on the “Create your Amazon account” button to proceed.
Step 4: Verify your email address
After creating your account, Amazon will send you an email with a verification link. Go to your email inbox and click on the verification link to verify your email address.
Once your email address is verified, you can proceed to sign in with your new Amazon account on Kindle for Mac.
Sign in with your new account
Once you have created your new account, follow these steps to sign in to Kindle for Mac:
- Open the Kindle for Mac application on your computer.
- On the menu at the top of the screen, click on “Kindle” and then select “Preferences”.
- In the Preferences window, click on the “Registration” tab.
- Click on the “Deregister” button to remove the old account from Kindle for Mac.
- A dialog box will appear asking if you want to deregister the Kindle application. Click “Deregister” to continue.
- Once the old account has been deregistered, click on the “Register” button.
- Enter the email address and password associated with your new Kindle account.
- Click on the “Register” button again to complete the process.
After completing these steps, you will be signed in with your new Kindle account on Kindle for Mac. You will have access to all of the books and features associated with your new account.