This is one of the less known features of the Kindle Touch, but it perfectly uses the possibilities the touchscreen gives, especially if you want to quickly preview, for instance, articles in a daily newspaper.

You can easily navigate to next/previous chapter in a book, or next/previous article in a magazine by simply swiping the screen with a finger.

Next chapter

To go to next chapter swipe up anywhere on the screen.

Kindle Touch next chapter

Previous chapter

Swipe down anywhere on the screen.

Kindle Touch previous chapter

You can use this feature in books which have the working table of content (unfortunately, not all books from Kindle Store have it).

To check it, simply tap on top of the screen to get the toolbars, and in the bottom bar tap on Go To button. If you’ll see a list of chapters, it means you’ll be able to switch them by swiping the screen.

(Via Ebook Friendly » Tips & More.)


  1. I’ve been playing around with my library’s Kindle Touch for a few days now, and I accidentally discovered this the first day. I see where it could be useful for some people in some cases, but I’ve been annoyed every time it’s happened. I’ve never used it on purpose, it’s always been by accident, and then I’m trying to find my place again. Yes, I could probably just sync? to last location, but by the time I’ve poked through the menus to get there, I’d probably have just found my place again paging through.

    What I’ve found over the last week, the Kindle Touch is fine, the Sony Touch/Wifi is better. I’ll have the nook Touch next, so I’ll see how it compares.

  2. De– I find that with the Kindle Touch if I move around accidentally (easy to do!), I can usually get back where I was by pressing the top of the screen to get the menu header and tapping the left-pointing arrow (top left corner) for the “back” function. Try that and see if it helps.

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