How Do I Install an APK File on My Kindle Paperwhite?

APK, APK Installations

If you own a Kindle Paperwhite, you may have come across the term “APK file” at some point. An APK file is an Android Package Kit, which is used to distribute and install applications on Android devices.

While the Kindle Paperwhite runs on Amazon’s proprietary operating system, it is still possible to install APK files on it. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps required to do so.

Enable App Installation from Unknown Sources

The first step is to enable app installation from unknown sources on your Kindle Paperwhite. By default, this setting is disabled to prevent the installation of potentially harmful apps. To enable it, follow these steps:

  1. On your Kindle Paperwhite, go to Settings.
  2. Select Device Options.
  3. Select Developer Options.
  4. Toggle on the option that says “Allow Installation of Applications from Unknown Sources”.

Download the APK File

Once you have enabled app installation from unknown sources, you can proceed to download the APK file that you want to install on your Kindle Paperwhite. You can download APK files from various sources online.


We strongly recommend that you only download APK files from trusted sources.

Install the APK File

Now that you have downloaded the APK file, follow these steps to install it on your Kindle Paperwhite:

  1. Connect your Kindle Paperwhite to your computer using a USB cable.
  2. Transfer the downloaded APK file to your Kindle Paperwhite.
  3. Eject and disconnect your Kindle Paperwhite from your computer.
  4. On your Kindle Paperwhite, go to the Home screen.
  5. Select Apps.
  6. Select Device.
  7. Select the APK file that you transferred to your Kindle Paperwhite.
  8. Select Install.
  9. The installation process may take a few minutes. Once it is complete, the app will appear in your list of installed apps.


Installing APK files on your Kindle Paperwhite can be a bit tricky, but it is definitely possible. Just make sure to follow the steps carefully and only download APK files from trusted sources. With these simple steps, you can now enjoy a wider range of apps on your Kindle Paperwhite.