Kindle Touch Gestures

Here’s a quick guide to multitouch gestures on Kindle Touch, since Amazon doesn’t provide documentation and some commands are less than obvious. Gestures include taps, holds, swipes, and pinches. Let me know if there are any I’ve missed.


Kindle Touch uses a system of invisible tapzones called EasyReach.

Tap right zone: Next page
Tap left zone: Previous page
Tap top-right zone: Toggle bookmark
Tap top zone: Book options


Hold: Dictionary + text options

Hold and drag: Text options


Swipe right: Next page
Swipe left: Previous page
Swipe up: Next chapter
Swipe down: Previous chapter


Pinch together: Decrease font size
Pinch apart: Increase font size

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