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How to Send PDF to Kindle from PC/Mac/Mobile Phone | 2024

By Lena | Follow twitter | Updated on January 24, 2024
Kindle devices are designed specifically for reading. It is lightweight and portable so you can read anywhere. Its e-ink technology will make your eyes more comfortable while reading. Can you send PDF to Kindle for a better reading experience? And if so, how? This article will tell you all the information you want to know.

Can You Send PDF to Kindle?

The answer is Yes! Users can send files to Kindle to take with them and view them anytime. kindle supports many documents, including PDF, DOC, DOCX, TXT and more. Generally, you can send the PDF wirelessly or via USB cable.

  • Every Kindle has a unique email address. Therefore, you can send PDF files as an email attachment to this address. As for the email address, you can find it in your Amazon account.
  • If the PDF file is stored on your computer, you can connect your Kindle to your computer using a USB cable and drag and drop PDF files directly into the Kindle’s documents folder.
  • Amazon offers a "Send to Kindle" app for Windows and Mac computers. This app allows you to send documents to your Kindle from your computer. It also allows you to complete the transfer via computer’s browser.

You can send email on any device, so whether you want to send a PDF from your mobile phone or your computer, email is a viable method. For detailed steps on how to send PDF to Kindle, please move on to the next section.

How to Send PDF to Kindle

In this part, I’ll show you how to send PDF to Kindle via email, USB cable and Send to Kindle app. You can also send other types of documents using these three methods.

Send PDF to Kindle via Email

Email is a great option when you want to send PDF to Kindle from iPhone, Android phone or computer. However, it should be noted that it is only allowed to send PDF files that do not exceed 50 MB. If your file exceeds 50 MB, you can send it in other ways or compress it.

Read on to learn how to email PDF to Kindle.

Step 1. Find Kindle Email Address

  • Open the browser > Go to Amazon website > Sign in to your account.
  • Click the drop-down icon next to Account & Lists > Choose Manage Your Content and Devices.

Manage Your Content and Devices

  • Select the Devices tab.
  • Choose your Kindle device and you'll find the unique email address under its name, which typically ends in @kindle.com.

Kindle Information

Step 2. Approve Email Address

  • Under Manage Your Content and Devices, go to the Preferences tab.
  • Scroll down to Personal Document Settings.
  • Under Approved Personal Document E-mail List, check if your email address is listed. If not, add the email address you'll be sending documents from.

Add Email Address

Step 3. Send PDF to Kindle

  • Compose a new email.
  • Enter your Kindle's email address in the recipient field.
  • Attach the PDF file to the email.
  • Add a subject or body text if you want to.
  • Send the email.

Send PDF via Email

Step 4. Download PDF on Kindle

  • Turn on your Kindle and connect it to Wi-Fi.
  • The PDF should automatically appear in your Kindle library. Sometimes, you might need to sync your Kindle before seeing the new document.

How to Compress PDF

Compress PDF

  • If you are on a mobile phone,  go to App Store or Google Play Store to get SwifDoo PDF for iOS/Android and then compress the PDF file.
  • If you don't require high quality, you can open the browser and search for an online PDF compressor to help you with the compression.
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How to Compress PDF on iPhone for Free | 4 Proven Methods

This guide will tell you how to compress PDF on iPhone. You will know how to compress PDFs to the quality you need.


Send PDF to Kindle via USB Cable

Transferring PDFs via USB is straightforward and reliable. When you connect your Kindle to computer, it will be recognized as a removable drive and you can move files to its folder. Let me show you how to send PDF to Kindle via USB cable.

Email and Send to Kindle app will automatically convert the PDF to Kindle format. If you want to send it via USB cable, you may need to convert it in advance. Check this guide to get the methods:

Free Methods to Convert PDF to Kindle

Free Methods to Convert PDF to Kindle

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Step 1. Connect Your Kindle to Computer

  • Connect your Kindle to your computer via the USB cable.
  • Find your Kindle: If you're using Windows, it will appear under My Computer or This PC. On a Mac, it will appear on the desktop or in the Finder.

Step 2. Drag and Drop PDF to Kindle

  • Find the PDF file that you want to transfer to your Kindle.
  • Open the Kindle drive and find a folder named documents.

Documents Folder

  • Drag and drop the PDF file into this documents folder.

Step 3. Eject Your Kindle and Check the PDF

  • Safely eject your Kindle from your computer: right-clicking on the Kindle drive and selecting Eject or by dragging the Kindle icon to the trash/bin on a Mac.
  • Turn on your Kindle and open the library. The PDF file should now appear in your list of documents.
  • Tap on the PDF file to open it and start reading.

Send PDF to Kindle via Send to Kindle App

When you want to send PDF to Kindle from PC/Mac but do not have a USB cable, the Send to Kindle app is the way to go. You can download the app from Amazon website. In addition, it also has a web-based app that allows you to complete the transfer via browser.

Here are the steps to use Send to Kindle web app to transfer PDF.

Step 1. Go to the App

Step 2. Upload PDF to Cloud

  • Ensure the PDF file you want to send is accessible on your computer.
  • Click Select files from device to select the PDF file. Or simply drag and drop files to the square area.

Add PDF File

  • Add all the PDF files you want to send.

Note: If needed, you can set it to add PDF files to the library. In this way, you can download the file on any device logged in with the same account.

Step 3. Send PDF to Kindle

  • Choose the device that you want to send PDF to.
  • Click Send.

Send PDF via Send to Kindle

  • Wait for a while and the PDF should automatically appear in your Kindle.

Final Words

That’s all about how to send PDF to Kindle from PC, Mac, iPhone and Android phone. You can choose the method that best suits your needs and preferences. However, keep in mind that PDFs are not always perfectly optimized for Kindle screens, especially if they contain complex layouts or are image-heavy. Some formatting might not display as expected.

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Send PDF to Kindle FAQs

Q:Can I send a PDF from my phone to my Kindle?

Yes, you can email the PDF from your phone to your Kindle's email address, or use cloud storage services to transfer the file.

Q:How long does it take for a PDF sent via email to appear on my Kindle?

It usually appears within a few minutes, but ensure your Kindle is connected to Wi-Fi and you may need to sync your device.

Q:Why can't I send PDFs to my Kindle?

Email address not approved; PDF is larger than 50 MB; Kindle Wi-Fi connectivity issues; Kindle’s software is outdated.

Lena has been in the editing industry for 8 years. She is familiar with a variety of products that can make things easier, such as PDF tools, video recording software, iOS location changer, etc. She enjoys sharing her knowledge with users to help them solve problems in their work and life. In her spare time, she likes to play with her cat.

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