Kindle enjoys the status of being the best e-reader device out there, owned and cherished by millions of readers around the globe. Other than being the veritable library-in-a-pocket, e-readers like Kindle can also be personalized in a variety of ways. But until lately, it was a curious thing to not have the option to set the cover of your current read as your lock screen wallpaper on a Kindle.
Many Kindle owners would take the jailbreak route just so they could have their book covers displayed on the lock screen. But fortunately – and this has been a long time coming – a new firmware update now lets you do customize your lock screen further. Here’s how you can add your current read’s cover to your Kindle’s lock screen.
Compatible Kindle devices
Do take note that this Display Cover feature update won’t be rolled out to all Kindles devices. Only the following non-ad Kindle devices will be receiving the 5.13.5 framework update that lets you set your current read as your Kindle lock screen wallpaper.
- Kindle (8th and 10th generation)
- Kindle Paperwhite (7th and 10th generation)
- Kindle Oasis (8th, 9th, and 10th generation)
- Kindle Voyage (7th generation)
You can identify your Kindle on this Amazon page here.
Set book cover as lock screen wallpaper on Kindle
To set your book cover as the lock screen wallpaper, do this. First, go to the Settings menu and then tap on Device options.
If your Kindle is supported and updated with the latest framework, you should see a new Display Cover field there. Tap on it to enable it.
And just like that, your Kindle lock screen wallpaper will change to the cover of the book you’re currently reading.
What if I don’t have the feature?
If you have a compatible device and have ensured that your Kindle is updated to the 5.13.5 framework, but are still not getting this new feature, restart the device. Once the boot sequence is complete, the feature should now find its way to the Settings > Device options page.
According to Amazon, the “Display Cover” feature works with “most books, magazines, comics, and Manga.” But whether or not you want to display your current book’s cover as your lock screen wallpaper for all to see will depend entirely on you (and the book). We’ve all got guilty pleasures, don’t we?