Amazon Kindle


Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Book 6.7 Mar 04, 2009 May 21, 2018 170.3 MB iOS 10.0 or later 4+
New in version 6.7

While reading with continuous scrolling, you can now select and highlight text. You can turn continuous scrolling on via Settings, then easily turn it on and off from the Aa menu in your book.


Turn your iPhone or iPad into a Kindle with the free Kindle app, and carry all your eBooks with you, wherever you go.

eBooks (including those with narration) that you have purchased on Amazon will automatically appear in your app.  Kindle Unlimited and Amazon Prime members can select and download eBooks directly in the app.
What you’ll get:
• With your newsfeed you can discover what the readers you trust are reviewing and rating highly to find your next great read, and discuss the books, passages and ideas that inspire you while only being one tap away from diving back into your book.
• Sample any eBook for free
• Magazines, newspapers, graphic novels and textbooks with high-res color images
• A customizable reading experience with your choice of font style, size and more
• Comfortable reading day and night with adjustable screen brightness and page color
• Discover and download Kindle Unlimited eBooks and magazines
• Unique features like X-Ray, Whispersync, Page Flip, Print Replica, flashcards and more
• Instant translations and definitions, without leaving the page
• Ability to make and share in-page highlights
• Bold font and text size options
• Access to local library eBooks

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Limit options for younger readers
swbrattain on 5/22/2018
I like the Kindle Reader app and it’s really nice for the kids to be able to read their books on their fire. However sometimes we don’t have the larger devices with us and I wish we could limit the books that appear on the Kindle app for iPhone as well.
Love the app but....
azbipa on 5/22/2018
I wish I could delete books right out of the app after removing a book from my device instead of logging into Amazon to do it. Other than that it works well!
Force closing all the time
TheCatNoEsBueno on 5/22/2018
I just got the app and it keeps forcing closing on me and it won’t even open sometimes?
A "Favorites" tab/section, please?!
Listaficionado on 5/22/2018
This is a great reading app, but if Amazon added a "FAVORITES" tab/section so we could separately store the titles we go back to frequently, that would make it perfect!
Latest updates
TheDarkMusePoetry on 5/22/2018
Books are not syncing across devices. So it's a hassle having to scroll through the pages to find where I left off on my phone or iPad.
Beware: PORN on the kindle app. What a joke! Not a 9+ app.
Raine22j on 5/22/2018
Apple and amazon need to get this fixed. ASAP.Watch out for the kindle app if you have a family, kids, or spouse because they have straight up full nudity (talking all the parts) on it that anyone can access. Had my restrictions set at 9+ app and restricted Internet to just Disney etc and never mind that you can download porn on kindle still. Super wrong. And super dangerous. Deleting the app until they can set up parental controls so my kids aren’t able to download porn from amazon. kindle
Book Buying Drama
Leezybreazy on 5/21/2018
Why can we not purchase ebooks through the Kindle app? Every single time my husband wants to get a new book he goes to the Discover tab and finds a book he wants to read, but it’s never on Kindle Unlimited, so then I have to go through the whole process of how to go to the Kindle store, how to find the book he was just looking at, how to sign back into my Amazon account, how to send the book to his iPhone & not my son’s Kindle Fire. I want to pull my hair out! Just make it so we can buy the dang book without all the hassle!!!
Library Loan Access
PetticoatCommando on 5/21/2018
I can’t access my kindle library loan book on the app. I’m in the middle of the book, without access to my kindle, and I can’t download my loaned book. Super frustrating!
iuhfd on 5/21/2018
pretty good
what happened to kindle store?..
knitting101 on 5/21/2018
kindle store is the greatest. helps me find the books i love, ability to filter. I really love the reviews. There is just too much unnecessary stuff on the main book site. so very upset. Looks like I’ll be buying books from apple now.
Writing notes in kindle
sopjiang on 5/21/2018
Hi, I would like to ask could we update the function to letting Apple Pencil writing notes on the kindle app while we are using it. For example, for score app which is designed for reading music. It can let us directly marked the spot. If kindle app update a little bit in this function it would be great for us. When I learn a new language or have some new thought pops out, the better way is to written near the content, so that I will remember it when I open it again. This is my suggestion about the app Thanks
Can’t download !!!!!!!!
Zoe Hart😍Wade on 5/20/2018
I try and It won’t load all the way! I have waited for over two hours and more and it still will not load!!!!!!!!!:(
Good but...
I Am Annonamous on 5/20/2018
I WANT TO READ THE DEATH CURE BUT IT ONLY LETS ME GO TO CHAPTER 5! The only book that I can read cover to cover is Harry Potter. Please fix this
zzzwqyt on 5/20/2018
I haven’t got this app yet but do you have to hook up with your library
NCARNY24 on 5/20/2018
This app on the iPhone or iPad is about a useful as a car without gas.
Love using it But........
Ame.2 on 5/20/2018
I really love using this app on my phone. It is super easy to navigate and I like syncing it to Goodreads. The ONE thing that bothers me is that there isn’t an option for me to buy kindle books via the app. I can use my Kindle, but not my phone and unfortunately carrying around my Kindle isn’t always an option. Please include a way to buy books on the iPhone app and not just look at samples! I don’t want to have to log in separately just to get a book.
Ssduggan on 5/20/2018
I love this app. I like that it syncs with my Good Reads account in addition to my Amazon account. BUT I wish there was a way to sort by read and unread books, especially since one authors update their books and that makes them fall under Recent.
I love the Kindle app, but...
Jamsterus on 5/19/2018
I hate how I now must go to Amazon and purchase a book before I can download it to my library. Yes, I can browse (“Discover”) within the app, but the purchasing process is now cumbersome. Often, I will want to buy a book, but change my mind by the time I go to Amazon and try to search for it. Fix this, please, please, please. Three stars due to this problem.
Frequent shopper lee
Lrslowtrot98 on 5/19/2018
The latest revision is very disappointing. Home page is window dressing and useless (to me) advertisement. Checkout page doesn’t offer shipping options. Payment options don’t offer Apple Pay. I’d get the previous version back if I could.
new features idea
prettypeaches on 5/19/2018
I prefer using the kindle app for reading, it is updated more frequently and feature-robust. Some things that would be helpful: more highlight colors to choose from. And the ability to change page with directional arrows when iPad is connected to a keyboard. Glitch— noticed some books that have been newly purchased (from amazon) have a missing or incorrect book cover. It cannot be fixed by logging out and reinstalling the app. Also checked to see if book could be “updated” which is not the case here. Can there please be an easier way to fix this? It’s unsightly.
hiramfoster on 5/19/2018
The update doesn’t ever complete. It’s been days now.
The good and bad
Skythe wilder on 5/17/2018
The app is nice for downloading and reading on the go. You can adjust font size and lighting so you don’t strain your eyes. There are a few things I wish they would fix on this app and on my fire tablet. One being the ability to move or separate my books into different categories and folders. It gets on my nerves when book #1 is at the bottom of the list while book #2 is at the very top and book #3 is in the middle. I like organization when it comes to my books. Another is when I switch from my 7th gen fire tablet to my IPhone, the bookmarks are not always where there supposed to be. I end up looking for the last page I read.
Love books!!
Jackydianne on 5/17/2018
Love this app and so easy to find something to read! I am, however, an avid reader and wish it would let me know all thee books I have read so I don’t check it out twice. Only realize halfway through a book sometimes that I have read it before! Argh. Otherwise it’s great and the kindle unlimited is so worth the price!!
Dancer_55369 on 5/17/2018
This game is soooooo lit
Ruined it
Cool dude 24 on 5/17/2018
Why? Why did you make the smallest font size so big. The kindle app used to allow me to read in public without fear people where reading over my shoulder but not anymore. And you just sprung this on me without any warning, or without putting it in the patch notes. I don’t know what I am going to do.
This app is better on android
Megaawesome2! on 5/17/2018
On an android device you can select a robot voice to read the book to you. I liked to do this when I’m mowing the yard are trying to sleep at night however on the iphone or iPad doesn’t seem to be working. I hope they can fix this.
Utterly horrible on the iPhone X (ie, notch blocking content)
Kirthan on 5/16/2018
So....Amazon, I have loved reading with the kindle app for quite some time. The iPhone X has been out for quite a few months now, yet reading graphic novels is a lesson in frustration: the notch literally BLOCKING dialogue and sections of panels (until I flip or fiddle with the device). I have always been very impressed by the Kindle is there some way of fixing this? Such as...oh, full screen zoom in/zoom out, or simply positioning the panels so they aren’t blocked? Please fix this, until then I wish I could give zero stars.
Great app!
lizzie842772 on 5/15/2018
Is it possible to have the volume buttons act as page turners as it does for android kindle? Love the app otherwise!
K1@# on 5/14/2018
Would love to be able to free write/annotate my work
Absolutely Awesome
Anita "No Diva" on 5/14/2018
When my Kindle needs to be recharged and I want to keep reading, I can.
No shortcut for Kindle on iPad home screen
jnfweber on 5/13/2018
This says it all. Apple monopoly forces me to sign in to apple Store to read Kindle titles I bought from Amazon. Sort of like the pissing match between Microsoft, Verizon, and Samsung over a Windows 10.1 phone. Oh, the joys of unbridled Capitalism,
ITS ME FOR :( lonley on 5/13/2018
Is it money to read the books?
Only one flaw
Caterosarrows on 5/13/2018
I love this app. It’s made reading a lot easier for me, since I have a larger book library and wasn’t really able to read it on my phone without a small headache. It runs great, it’s super snappy, and it isn’t a battery drainer. All that said, I do have one big complaint. I wish that amazon would update this app to make it possible to purchase books directly through the app. Especially since I never know when I might finish a book and will need to find another. I have this same issue with another app. I just think it would be better overall to have this feature.
Maggie 148 on 5/13/2018
I love this app. It would be nice if you could put a rating on the books. Christian. Or language is bad. Some authors you only have 1 book. And a lot of authors or not in your library... and some you can listen to a series and then you have to check out the book. I do like this app.
Dino_2006 on 5/12/2018
Loved it! Read Harry Potter! You can buy books at affordable prices. And sit and enjoy your favorite books
Can’t sign in!
KitySprinklz on 5/12/2018
I tried signing in on my phone, using the correct password and username, than it asked me to do it again but do the robot test thing. I did it and it said there was an error. I never got past that point so I couldn’t read on the app on my phone ):.
Book Organizer
vabchterry on 5/12/2018
Kindle needs a way we can create folders and organize our books. Right now you can only organize or sort by title or author. We need to be able to create our own ways such as Cooking or gardening, etc.
New update crashes
Ella_E923 on 5/12/2018
I can’t even open this app anymore. I have uninstalled and reinstalled, and every time I try to read, it crashes. One star until they fix this.
I decided I don't need a Kindle right now
jyylong on 5/12/2018
My beloved Kindle I carried everywhere with me, but alas one day I lost it. I left it somewhere, either at a Walmart or a guest house. Either way it's gone for now. I plotting how to get my next Kindle and the specs I wanted it to have when I downloaded the Kindle app to continue reading whilst having no Kindle. Turns out the app has pretty much replaced the Kindle for me. Granted I'm still a huge fan of the paper white version, for now I am satisfied with the Apple app, thank you
Varguennes on 5/11/2018
I use to be able to share quotes from ebooks I’m reading but not anymore. This is the message I’m seeing…”Error preparing Post. Unable to prepare post for sharing. Please try again later.”
Can’t put books in my wish list from the app any more
Blondie761 on 5/11/2018
I used to be able to save titles to my wish list from the app. Now I have to go over to amazon and remember the exact title, find the book and do it from there. What a pain! The app also totally drains my battery on my iPad Pro 9.7. For some reason even though the book is downloaded it is treated as if it is being streamed. Please fix soon!
So Sari on 5/11/2018
I really enjoy using this Kindle app. My only complaint is that it should have an easier way to delete books from the library once they have been read.
Only issue is the audio companion feature
lanieann7 on 5/11/2018
Kindle is my go-to Reading app. I buy quite a few of the audiobook companions; however, they only work about half of the time. The other half, they are not showing in the book at all. I verify that they are “companion” because I know some are not. I have searched the web and done fixes advised - syncing, removing and reinstalling the app, resending the book via my Amazon account, deregistering the app/my iPad, etc. Still...sometimes the audio just won’t “attach” to the book. I can see them in my Audible app, though.
Alchemist Blues on 5/10/2018
Would be great to be able to scroll through definitions and/or see more of them from the initial highlighting, so one wouldn’t have to click on the definition to go to another page and then have to close that page to get back to the book. Thanks.
Won’t delete a book!!!
Lady Tre1980 on 5/10/2018
I downloaded a book, from a website, not Amazon, and I can’t seem to delete the book! Help please!
Terribly Inferior App; However, Kindle Store Rates A+
anndv on 5/9/2018
Every once in a while, I get a pop-up asking me to rate the Kindle app again. In the interest of brevity, I deleted my former rants about this app. I love Amazon’s Kindle store. Its prices and selection are second to none. Now the app, that’s a different story. I have a real hate-on for Kindle’s software and I believe it to be an extremely inferior product. Kobo allows readers to permanently delete books from their library/archive reading app by pressing the book icon and touching the permanently delete button that pops up. So simple! You’re reading a book, decide that you hate it, and right on the spot- delete it permanently. Kindle forces you to leave the Kindle app, go to the Amazon home page on your browser, click on Manage Your Content and Devices, type in the name of the author or title you wish to permanently delete and then click the delete button. Who designed this outdated, inferior software. If you have a lot of collections/ folders, the app keeps crashing when you try to scroll down beyond a certain point. iBooks lets readers search for books under their programmed categories- Mysteries, Suspense, History, etc. With Kindle, you have to create your own genre collection and then manually add every single relevant book yourself. You can’t simply think “I’m in the mood for a romance book” and then search for them unless you’ve created the folder and added the books yourself. Needless to say I hate this app but I put up with it because I love the Kindle book store. It’s worth the aggravation but I wish Jeff Bezos would get his act together and hire some decent programmers. So bottom line, get the app. Edited May/2018: When will Amazon get it right? Over the past two weeks, my Kindle app started crashing again, a lot! However, I could still read books in between crashes. Now, I have been unable to read my books for the past two days because the screen has started freezing and stays frozen. I rebooted my iPad, I deleted the app and reinstalled it a few times, I started deleting books because I have a large archive, I tried various things in the settings and NOTHING works. The app opens, the books appear, and then nothing. Well, there is something, a nice still photo of a list of some of my books. This is so frustrating because I love my Kindle books. All I can say is, if you have a large archive, prepare to have major problems and prepare to be ignored by Amazon.
Marymms1970 on 5/9/2018
App has been crashing a LOT last couple of weeks.
Best update EVER!!!!
Racheli30 on 5/9/2018
I can now return my kindle unlimited book directly from the kindle app. There is no longer a 2 step process. This is just what I needed. Thank you!!
How is this an improvement?
California 1234567 on 5/8/2018
How is this an improvement? It’s hard to believe but this version is even more difficult to exit the book and return to the list. What is wrong with an “X” that always shows? The list shows fewer books than before. Too much ‘white’ space. There should be an option to hide books in the ALL so books already read don’t show. The list just gets longer and longer. I like the way Books by same author stack in the Nook app and series books show up in order.
Great read!
jleedog1 on 5/8/2018
Hope to see more stories from this author re: Successful warrior tales
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