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Old Kindle v New

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squaredog Sun 13-Apr-14 14:21:59

I'm struggling, really struggling with the paperwhite 'page turning'.

What the flippin' heck can I be doing wrong? Sometimes it turns,sometimes it doesn't......

I know it's my application, but I really am thinking of going back to the old version with the controls on the side.

Am I alone?

petallus Sun 13-Apr-14 14:42:20

Oh no! I'm picking up my new Paperwhite today.

squaredog Sun 13-Apr-14 15:17:02

Oh don't take notice of me, petallus.

I'm always the 'odd one out'.


petallus Sun 13-Apr-14 15:27:50

My present Kindle is an old style one, three years' old. However, I do have an ipad and an ipod where you have to swipe and sometimes I find it does not always work the first time. Sometimes I have to swipe several times, in fact.

Having cold hands does not help matters. Have you got cold hands? smile

petallus Mon 14-Apr-14 17:47:34

Hi Squaredog.

Are you still having trouble with your Paperwhite?

I started using mine today. I have no trouble turning pages.

To turn to the previous page one gentle tap in the left margin, lower half of the screen.

To turn to next page, the same single tap in the middle of the top half of the screen.

As for swiping, that's always a bit hit and miss.

Hope that helps.

squaredog Tue 15-Apr-14 07:16:36

I'm gonna keep trying. It's obviously just me........

Hope you're loving yours.

coastwallker Tue 15-Apr-14 07:27:48

My paperwhite is fine too (apart from the fact that it is left behind at my daughter's 100 miles away at the moment). I wonder if yours has a fault Squaredog

MrsJamJam Tue 15-Apr-14 09:04:22

Contact Amazon. if you use the contact button on their website and ask for a phone call, in my experience they get back to you within minutes and you talk to a Real Person! Sounds likea fault to me, because I love my paperwhite even more than my original kindle.