Amazon Kindle


Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Book 6.6 Mar 04, 2009 Apr 23, 2018 170.3 MB iOS 10.0 or later 4+
New in version 6.6

* Return Prime Reading and Kindle Unlimited books from within the Kindle app. Simply long press on a book cover and select “Return book”.
* Read your favorite magazines in a new mobile-friendly format. Initial titles include Food Network, Cosmopolitan, Life & Style, Us Weekly, and 15 others.
* A new setting lets you enable the highlight menu so it shows up when you select text.


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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An excellent app.
Cagliostro81 on 4/24/2018
Easily my favorite reading app, super intuitive and fun to use. The only thing missing is the ability to purchase books directly from the app, but that’s on Apple, not Amazon.
Ashlokeiara on 4/23/2018
Crashes now
sinless on 4/23/2018
I updated my app tonight and now if I open the app to pick up where I was in my book it crashes. If I open the app a second time it launches but takes me to my library instead of to the open book. Not a deal-breaker but definitely not expected behavior.
My most used app. But recent versions have a big bug.
JLBiv on 4/23/2018
The Kindle app is the app I use most. For the most part, it is solid. It’s nice to have multiple reference tools just a tap-and-hold away. And I particularly like how WhisperSync lets me switch devices without losing my place. In theory. In practice, WhisperSync doesn’t work when reading either of the two magazines to which I subscribe. Minus one star for that. And minus another 2 stars for WhisperSync not working for most of my books in recent versions of the app. Hope they get that fixed soon...
Totally old app
Were234as on 4/23/2018
Horrible app. Kindle is a tiresome cumbersome app. I could not figure how to share it with the rest of family or how to log out to get someone else at home to log in with their collection. Marrying it with iOS made it more unyielding.
Would be good if it didn’t freeze up every time I use it
Captain Rob on 4/23/2018
Pretty well made with lots of useful features, except for the part where it constantly freezes.
Good system
BluePhi2013 on 4/23/2018
It’s a great system to monitor your home or property. However it glitches and does have delay time when viewing live view. The cameras operate well on battery and are outside mostly on my property.
Needs to be more flexible
nancymcd3 on 4/23/2018
I have been using Kindle on my iPad for years, and as a reader, it works fine. But now I have over 500 books in it. It would be nice to sort them into different libraries as 2 family members use it. My husband could put his books in his library and I could put mine in my library, and plus a shared shelf for books we both read. He now uses iBooks more just so he doesn’t have to scroll through my books to browse his titles. This would not be a difficult update and would make large book collections much easier to handle.
kells1991 on 4/23/2018
I have been using this app for years and I normally love it. But one would think buying a book from an app for reading would be common sense. I shouldn't have to jump through hoops to buy a book I want. Come on Amazon, I thought you wanted to make money.
Is this app not working ?
kirscheneve on 4/23/2018
Is this app not working ? I have been trying to download this app for weeks now and it always crashes and reports an error before I even sign in.
I have used ebooks
Frlniclr2019 on 4/22/2018
Am looking forward to reading FREE BOOKS on Kindle. Hope I like!
VampitatesRock on 4/22/2018
I can only buy samples of books when before I could get the entire book on the app. It’s dumb and frustrating. Will be deleting the app.
Please remove advertisements from push notifications.
BrentDennison on 4/22/2018
This violates Apple’s App Guidelines. Please fix this or I will report this app behavior to Apple. The Kindle app does what you need it to, and syncing works great. If you have notifications turned on, they try to advertise other books. This breaks this guideline from Apple: 5.6 Apps cannot use Push Notifications to send advertising, promotions, or direct marketing of any kind.
Am I only allowed to read one book?!
Carriefit on 4/22/2018
Once I opened the book I wanted to read, there was no escaping. I can’t leave the book! I finished reading it and it still won’t let me leave! So I have this app to re-read one book over and over? I even closed and re-opened, checked for updates, did the stupid review they prompt at the end. Nothing. I guess I’m going back to nook.
Add more highlighting colors
KRJ  on 4/22/2018
& I will give you 100 stars. The basic 4 have become VERY BORING!
Can’t get to library!
HeartofWisdom on 4/21/2018
It’s impossible to get to the library I’m stuck inside of a book I have to read on my iPhone because I can’t use my iPad
Great App HorrIble Interface to Kindel Unlimited
GeorgeEDT on 4/21/2018
Where are the books? Can’t get to them from the app?
Termination of Amazon Prime
trcufe on 4/21/2018
I have unsuccessfully tried to cancel my Prime membership for over one hour. I have been unable to reach customer service despite several attempts. I have found found the instructions on how to cancel the service to be confusing and be impossible to follow. I urge people to think twice before they find themselves unable to terminate Prime service. Beauey!
Almost Perfect
Cachinga on 4/21/2018
Just a few quirks but really everything is as it should be.
Very Unreliable
MomJ4 on 4/21/2018
Locks up at the store every time while trying to view my shopping list!! Very disappointed!
A Challenged Path author : A.F. Morgan
Nissi8899 on 4/20/2018
This is a must, easy, read! I simply could not stop reading until the end! This author has you feeling and living in the character’s as if you are right there! Perfect timing, and much needed for the time’s we are living in... hopefully their will will be a sequel 🤗
Apple Pencil
Apoteke2 on 4/20/2018
The app works well for reading but it would be nice to be able to take notes or highlight pats of the book.
App continuously crashing
mimihwang on 4/20/2018
Normally love my app. HOWEVER it has started crashing every time I open it. I had been using it earlier with no issues and then it started. App support is absolutely no help! Fix it please!!!
Android can buy books, but Apple can’t?
i dont want a nickname, apple on 4/19/2018
The fact that I can’t purchase books via the app is a major buzzkill. I am so used to being able to purchase apps due to being on Android until recently, so this was a total shock. Guess I won’t be using this app.
Nice - but give more background color options
ScullyMonroe on 4/19/2018
I love the app - and the new continuous scrolling but I’d love the green background in the Apple Amazon App I can get on Android.
Need 1 Fix
elliemae on 4/19/2018
Of course I love the app and I love Kindles (I own several), BUT there is one thing I’d like to change - and that is the inability to purchase books through Amazon on iPhone. There. I said it. Oh it’s easy to purchase from any amazon device, but if I see a book I want while I’m using my phone, I’d have to put my phone down and get my kindle or go to my computer or laptop? NO. I may.bE standing in line at the store or whatever, either way, even if I make a mental note to do it at a more convenient time, I won’t.
Still has problems!!!
RiahSorrell on 4/19/2018
Since the most recent update, I was hoping to finally be able to purchase kindle books through this app, but instead they didn’t make many good changes and now the app won’t sync the books that I have been reading on my Kindle tablet. I don’t mind using the tablet to purchase books every once in a while, but when I’m in bed at night, I can’t use my tablet. I use my phone. And it doesn’t have the right spot saved in my books and I can’t purchase a book that is being advertised in the app. Why even advertise, if you won’t sell it there????
App closes when I open a book on 4/18/2018
Started using the app again after some time where I did not. Got a new book, and tried to open a few old ones too. The app shuts down completely every time I open a book. Please fix.
Works better than my kindle
Renee The All Powerful on 4/18/2018
The app works better than the kindle itself. I have a kindle fire and the thing loves to lag and glitch (a problem I’ve run into with all androids truthfully). The app makes it really easy to access my textbooks or read a book while still using the apple software I’m used to. In addition to that, I get to look like a true millennial, constantly scrolling through my phone and avoiding human interaction. Thanks Amazon!
Cannot zoom pictures after update
Lilmissie365 on 4/17/2018
After the most recent updates, you can no longer zoom in on images. I primarily use kindle for knitting patterns, and the charts are now useless as I can't zoom in to see the details of the row that I'm on.
Can’t buy books from the app
writemegirl on 4/17/2018
The app works well but is missing THE key feature: buying books directly within the app. Who made the decision not to allow it? I don’t do Kindle Unlimited and won’t. Add the ability to buy books from within the app, and I’ll change my rating. Otherwise, I’m sincerely miss my Android.
Amazon books
vickiemend on 4/17/2018
I can’t transfer my books from amazon to kindle
Anxious to read
Jlinsk on 4/17/2018
I was so very anxious to read but found that with my unlimited subscription I was automatically charged for a book that was not part of unlimited. Made contact and was told I would be refunded the money but that never happened and it caused added fees to my account. No app is worth that kind of trouble.
100% History Major Approved
LolliGiggles on 4/15/2018
Holy cow. I don’t normally write reviews, but after downloading the app to read a book for a presentation/paper, I’m MORE than impressed. The book is pleasing to the eye, but also customizable in font size and brightness. No need to strain read at night. If your book has footnotes you can click the number and it will pull up that one, or you can go to the footnote section. You can write notes on the book, highlight (in multiple colors) with ease, look up words in the dictionary or Wikipedia or even translate. You can make your own FLASHCARDS on that book. As a student who has a plethora of notes, books, and information, it makes the process so easy and made me want to purchase more books through Kindle ONLY. I can’t stress how user friendly it is more. If you’re a research student (preferably with an iPad but Iphone has the same options) do yourself a favor.
Really great
tif123456789 on 4/15/2018
I LOVE THIS APP AND RECOMMEND FOR ALL AGES👌🏾👌🏾😁😁😁😜😜😜👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Great app but...
gdaquino on 4/15/2018
Update: it’s still happening. The description below still holds true. It has been 10 minutes if the app opening to the gallery & crashing. The following review was written 12/23/17... nothing has changed: I am so disappointed with the update. There are times when I only have 10 minutes to read while I am eating lunch. Sometimes I waste almost fifteen minutes waiting for my book to load… The book was already loaded in the morning and I did not close out the app. It takes forever to show the gallery (which it shouldn’t because I’m already in the middle of a book), when it finally goes to the book I’m reading & shows the cover page it holds for at least a minute & then crashes. I waste more time waiting for my book to load. I’m about to change to iBooks or Kobo or something. I waste so much time waiting for this app. It used to be my favorite.
Please catch up and fix the app
JanetC71 on 4/14/2018
I love this app, but you need to catch up and update the app so it works with the new iOS update. I can’t even use the app currently since it keeps crashing.
My Kindle
mama1241 on 4/14/2018
From the moment I read my first Kindle book I have been a rabid fan. So much so that everytime I have met someone who likes to read and does not have one I have bought them one - usually with a gift certificate to get them started.
After update, I can't change font size!
Heartpet on 4/14/2018
The app also now looks like we've gone back 10 years in terms of user experience. Looks cheap and barebones.
Great app
djmikemoore on 4/13/2018
Love it.
Kindle App
956 Reader on 4/13/2018
Latest version does not stay synced to last page read.
Sumeroth on 4/12/2018
Hate writing reviews
Didn’t think it was possible to mess this up...
Kezoo26 on 4/12/2018
Welp, update strikes again. I usually avoid updating apps right away, because I’ve had too many problems in the past, but I thought “it’s just reading a book, this can’t possibly be a problem”. Spoiler: I was wrong, Amazon CAN mess this up. 1. App keeps crashing. NEVER had any problems before. Very annoying to be reading and suddenly it crashes and then takes ages to start back up. 2. Somehow, the pressure needed to turn the page has increased. I used to be able to quickly flick to the next page; now I end up trying 3 times to turn the page, because so much pressure is needed for it to register. And then the page turns extra slowly. This page-turning problem might actually be more annoying than the crashing!! And I don’t see any way to recalibrate it to a normal human’s finger. 3. Many of the buttons are less responsive and I have to try them a couple times before it registers. Can I get the old version back please?!?!? I just want to read my book in peace.
Won’t sync reading location
Dusdkod on 4/12/2018
App often won’t sync up with my Kindle’s reading location, nor with when I read on a browser. :(
Just great
Frero v. on 4/12/2018
A must have, if reading is your thing.
App crashes
shock179563 on 4/12/2018
Ever since the new update a few weeks ago, I can’t even get the app to stay open long enough to open a book. As soon as it loads it immediately crashes.
This used to be a great app
Aimwright on 4/11/2018
Now I am noticing that pages aren’t advancing, I can’t use the highlighter, etc. having this problem on all iOS devices. I have deleted and reinstalled the app and shut down my device. Nothing has worked and this is the only way to log a complaint. What a waste of time and effort! Fix your functionality!!!
Stupid Apple update
megzzzzz911 on 4/11/2018
Since the new update this app won’t stay open. Closes immediately!! I just want to read my books and stupid phone is being a pain in the butt! Please get it fixed
Kindle app
AddyinAz on 4/11/2018
I am really quite frustrated with this app. I download it and everything is there, as soon as I open a book or page I can not get to a menu, the library or the settings. It is impossible. I HATE this app because of that. I have been a long time Kindle reader. This has ruined my experience completely. Did I mention I hate it?
Cwps on 4/10/2018
This new Kindle App is buggy. I use it to sync my reading among my two Kindle Paperwhites and my Apple devices. This new App needs these corrections: 1. the App doesn’t sync correctly with the Kindle device. When I try to sync my Kindle device to the furthest page read on my iPad, the page that comes up on my Kindle is far behind where I am on the iPad App. 2. The App crashes repeatedly. I have been trying to use the App for three days now. It has crashed and has needed to be deleted and reinstalled 3 times. Here is an improvement that I would appreciate: Make the Apple App work the same as the updated firmware for the Paperwhite. Both the App and the Paperwhite should have the same typefaces and sizes available. Reading would be easier—and syncing just might be more accurate. Several months after writing the review above and the app still doesn’t sync reliably with my Kindle paperwhite.:(
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