kindle fire not showing books [How to fix]

Filed in Article by on 27 November 2022

Nothing frustrates you more than something you expected to work and you end up finding out that it’s not showing up; this is what happens to most kindle fire users which encounter the problem of their devices Not showing books in the library or content.

despite all the costs of buying the kindle fire, you did not see some books you needed. don’t worry; I feel your pain this article contains all the information to help you fix the problem.

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How to fix kindle Fire not showing books

There may be many reasons why your kindle fire does not show books on your content/library, but the most common one is that you are probably not connected to an internet connection. Ensure you are connected to the internet successfully.

sometimes if you have a slow internet connection, it may delay showing books which make many people think it’s their device having the problem. also, try to have a good internet speed for downloading books from the cloud, at least 15 Mbps, as recommended by Amazon.

Also, if you download some books and find that they are stuck on Queued, restart your network just turn on airplane mode and then turn off airplane mode.

other solutions to fix kindle Fire not showing books

Restart your kindle

Try to Restart your Kindle. Did you know that restarting your device can almost fix more than 75% of your problems? so, try to turn off your kindle fire and turn it on after a few minutes and check the books in your library if still cannot find the books, then you can proceed with another step.

you have deleted your books

If you go to Manage Your Content and Devices and don’t see a particular book you are looking for, go to Your Orders page and search for the order. If you don’t see the order, you use a different Amazon account. If you see the order, but the book isn’t listed in MYCD, you’ll have deleted it at some time.

you can check for MYCD on the Amazon website at the upper right menu at Your Content and Devices you’ll first need to sign in using your phone number or email.

update your kindle to the latest software

your kindle fire may not show books in the library, probably because it’s not updated to the latest software when connected wirelessly; your kindle fire will update automatically These free software updates include general improvements and performance enhancements.

To update your kindle is very easy to follow these steps: –

  • Using an internet support device computer, download the file for your Kindle from Kindle E-reader Software Updates.
  • Turn on your Kindle.
  • Connect your Kindle to your computer using the included charging cable on the right port
  • Drag and drop the downloaded update file from your computer onto the “Kindle” drive.
  • After the file has transferred successfully, eject the Kindle to disconnect your Kindle from your computer safely.
  • Disconnect the charging cable from your Kindle and your computer.
  • On your Kindle home screen, tap the 
    ☰ Menu icon, and then tap Settings.
  • Tap the Menu icon again, and then tap Update Your Kindle.
  • Tap OK to perform the update. The message, Your Kindle, Is Updating appears.

After the update is complete, your Kindle Fire will automatically restart. not wait for some hours to allow your books to index.

Sync your Kindle from Settings.

do you know that sync makes it easy for you to access your books right from your kindle Fire from the Amazon cloud from where you downloaded the books? basically, syncs will help your books to show up in your content library.

To sync kindle books across different kindle apps and devices, you need to ensure Whisper sync is Enabled on both your kindle device and the Amazon website.

change your Fire home screen

Turn off any filters on your home screen or change to another view since these settings may prevent your books from showing up on the content library, so disabling this feature or restoring to default may work.

You have not paid for the book

due to unsuccessful payment, Amazon won’t deliver books to your content library that’s why the books won’t show up, so make sure that your payment method is set to current and it has a sufficient amount to be charged. also, after you make purchases, wait for some hours for the books to be downloaded on your device.


so that’s how you can fix this problem let me know if your kindle Fire is fixed by commenting below. also, if you still experience the same problem, then make sure to Set it as the default device on the amazon website since if you use many kindle devices, whenever you download a book can be delivered first to the kindle you want the book to show on your library content.

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