One of my favorite reading inventions ever is the Kindle ereader.
I love the ability to get library books without leaving my house, having an entire library at my fingertips while I’m at the playground and being able to take a dozen books with me on vacation without packing an extra bag.
I also love saving money, which is why I’ve always opted for the ad supported Kindle when I’ve purchased one (it’s usually a $20 difference).
Lots of people are annoyed at the idea of an ad supported Kindle, but it’s less intrusive than you’d guess – they’ll never show up while you’re in the middle of the book. They appear on the lock screen of your Kindle when you’re not reading, and I had an ad supported Kindle for years and it never bothered me for one second.
But plenty of people would prefer to remove the ads from their Kindle, whether it’s personal preference, they’re bothered by the books being suggested (they often are romance novels, with many a bare chested man on the front) or their child or teen is using their Kindle and they don’t want ads on it while it’s been used by someone else.
And the good news is that it’s VERY easy to get rid of the ads on your Kindle.
There are two ways to remove ads from your Kindle – here’s how to do it:
How to Remove Ads from Kindle Readers
First, you can just contact Amazon customer service, tell them you need the ads removed from your device (you can mention that the ads are inappropriate if you want, but I promise they don’t really care if you have a reason or not for wanting them off), and they’ll remove ads from your Kindle with a click of a button. It usually takes about 3 minutes total.
And the upside is that they’ll almost always do it for free!
Second, you can remove ads from your Kindle yourself (but it will likely cost you $15-20).
Log into your Amazon account and go to “Manage Your Content and Devices.”
Choose the “Devices” category (it’ll default to Content) and then select your Kindle devices.
Click on the Kindle you want to remove ads from and under “Details” you’ll see a box called “Special Offers.”
Click the button called “Remove Offers” and it’ll tell you if there is a charge (usually $20). If you’re okay with that charge, approve it and voila! You now have a Kindle without ads!
Have any questions about removing ads from a Kindle reader? Leave it in the comments and I’ll do my best to help!
I followed your instructions and the special offers can be removed, but I will be charged $20 to do so because I agreed to special offers and received a $20 discount when purchasing my kindle. Is there any way around this? Thanks!
Janssen Bradshaw says
Contact customer service and they’ll almost always do it for free.
This is genius! Amazon was going to charge me $20, but the customer service rep did it for free. I can’t tell you how happy this makes me! I was getting so tired of inappropriate ads (that my children would sometimes see….and I never ONCE bought anything they advertised).
Thank you SO much for posting this!!
Janssen Bradshaw says
You’re so welcome! Glad it worked so smoothly.
My Details area doesn’t have anything else but the Trade-in device option. Couldn’t find the Remove Ads/Offers part but I do have ads on my Kindle. Help?
This worked for me. Contacted Amazon and they removed the ads without hesitation.
This was so easy I laughed out loud when they just removed my ads for free on customer service chat! Thank you! I definitely had expected some pushback. This ereader was a gift and for the longest time I couldn’t figure out why there were ads in the first place. So tired of constant screen targeted marketing!
Thank you so much! You saved me $20. I contacted customer service and just simply asked if they could remove the ads, and they did it, no questions asked.