Carrying dozens of books is a tough job; e-readers are a blessing for book readers. You can have thousands of downloaded books on the device to read them anywhere you want. When discussing e-readers, Amazon Kindle will come to most people’s minds. Though Amazon Kindles offer great quality and good battery backup, they may face common issues. One of the common problems reported by Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Oasis users is that the devices are not charging 100%. Should you worry about it? And how to fix it? We’ll answer all your questions in this post.
Should You Fully Charge the Kindle?
Amazon Kindles have Lithium batteries. According to several researchers, you should not fully charge a Lithium battery. If you are doing so, you’ll get a slightly higher screen-on time. But it keeps degrading the battery’s lifespan. Thus, do not charge it to 100% for long-lasting battery life. Now, you might be thinking, what’s the ideal battery percentage I should charge my Kindle up to?
For maximum longevity, you should keep the Lithium-ion battery at charge levels between 30 and 70% at all times. Do not let the battery drain below the recommended level. So, the bottom line is, you should not worry about charging your Kindle to 100%. However, if the battery percentage exceeds a specific value or the Kindle does not charge, check out the solutions below to fix the problem.
Kindle Paperwhite or Oasis Not Charging to 100, How to Fix?
Try out the solutions below until you find the one that works. Let’s look at the first solution without getting much into the theory.
1. Reboot Your Kindle
Your Kindle may not be charging because of software-related device issues. Rebooting the device should fix the issue. Make sure to disconnect the Kindle from the charger before rebooting.
To reboot your Kindle, open the Settings menu and click the Restart option. Your Kindle should restart in a few seconds. Now, connect the charger, wait for a few minutes, and check if the battery level has gone up. If the problem persists, hard resetting the Kindle is likely to fix the problem.
2. Hard Reset Your Device
This solution is an advanced version of the first solution, which could fix the charging issues on your Kindle. To hard reset your device, press and hold the power button for 40 seconds. You’ll notice that the Kindle display blinks and then restart. If it does not happen, put the Kindle on charge and repeat the steps to hard reset the device.
3. Avoid Third-Party Chargers
There are a bunch of alternatives available to the original Kindle charger. Some may even claim to offer faster charging. But, they can degrade the battery lifespan and may even cause serious problems to the device. Therefore, It is always recommended to use the original charging cable and the adapter.
4. Replace the Battery
If you’re still facing charging issues on your Kindle, It’s more likely that there is some issue with the battery inside your Kindle Paperwhite or Oasis. You might need to replace it with an original one.
I hope this guide was useful in fixing the charging-related issues on your Kindle. Which solution did the trick? Do let us know in the comments section below.