I bought a Kindle paperwhite in March 2019. The battery did not hold the charge more than 1 day even though I had not used it. I recently had a replacement, charged it and used it for 1/2 and then turned it off. when I picked it up, 6 days later, the battery was flat again. I have been offered a replacement again by Amazon but I am wondering if anybody else have had this problem?
I did use it to register and download the books but never had an opportunity to read as the battery was empty every time I picked it up. I did leave the wifi on thinking that didn't matter as it was turned off
I used the replacement kindle once to download the books which took about 1/2 hour. The battery was 100% when I turned it off. I didn't turn the wifi off. With this kindle I can only turn the screen off With my old kindle (kindle keyboard I could turn if off completely. I picked it up a week later to find the battery exclamation mark was showing
once you downloaded all your book, they all needed to be indexed and that requires, depending on the number of books, a certain amount of battery power. I had 200 books on my Kindle once when an update caused them to re-index - my battery was almost dead within less than 8 hours. And if your wifi is on and connected, there have been updates that mst likely have run, again using battery power. I always charge all my Kindles and Fires, even the ones I don't use, every twice a month on the 15th and the 30th.
yes I do turn it off when i don't need it. As I'm a speed reader, set the light higher than 10 (usually 18) and use xray when available, I usually charge the primary one I read on every 2-3 days. The paperwhites say this in the Product Details:
A single charge lasts up to six (6) weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 13. Battery life will vary based on light settings, wireless usage. Audible audiobook streaming over Bluetooth will reduce battery life.
6 weeks X 7 Days X half an hour a day = 21 hours
And Text to Speech or Audio books will eat even more battery time.