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    When you first open the box containing your new Kobo eReader, you’ll find a Micro USB cable and a short Quick Start Guide. You can use the Micro USB cable to charge your eReader and connect it to your computer.

    Before using your Kobo eReader for the first time, charge it for at least one hour. Once your eReader is charged, you can set it up over a Wi Fi connection, or by connecting it to your computer.

    Charging your Kobo eReader

    Before using your Kobo eReader for the first time, you should charge it for at least one hour. A fully charged Kobo eReader battery can last up to two months depending on how frequently you use your eReader. Charge your Kobo eReader with the supplied Micro USB cable if possible.

    If you need to replace your Micro USB cable, you can get a new one at any location where Micro USB cables are sold. Follow these steps to charge your eReader.
    1. Turn on your computer.
    2. Connect your Micro USB cable to your eReader and your computer.
    You can continue reading while your eReader charges.

    You can see the battery's charge in the top-right corner of the screen.

    Battery icons

    • Out of power
    • Charging
    • Partially charged
    • Fully charged

    Setting up your eReader over a Wi Fi connection

    To set up your eReader over Wi Fi, all you need is an active Wi Fi connection. If you don’t see the Wireless Setup option on the second setup screen, please complete setup with a computer.

    1. Turn on your eReader.
    2. Tap your language.
    3. Tap Set up over Wi Fi.
      Your eReader will search for local Wi Fi networks, and show you a list of what’s available.
    4. Tap the network you want to connect to.
    5. If necessary, use the on-screen keyboard to enter the network password.
    6. Tap Join on your keyboard.
    7. If necessary, tap Date, Time, or Time Zone.
    8. Tap Continue.
      Your eReader will download any available updates. The updates may take up to 20 minutes to complete.
    9. Tap the sign-in option you wish to use, and use the on-screen keyboard to enter your details. If you already have Kobo books, you’ll see them being added to your eReader.

      Wi Fi set up tips
      • If you have upper and lower case letters in your Wi Fi user name and password, make sure you enter the letters as upper or lower case.
      • Be careful not to mis-type the number zero and the letter “O”. If you have the number zero or the letter "O" in your user name and password, verify that you’ve entered them correctly.
      • To switch to upper and lower case letters on the onscreen keyboard, tap the arrow icon at the bottom left of the onscreen keyboard.
      • If you don’t see your Wi Fi network during set up, tap Re-scan at the bottom of the screen.

    Setting up your eReader using a computer

    To set up your eReader using your computer, you need to download the Kobo Desktop app and follow a few steps on your eReader.

    Your computer must be connected to the Internet to set up your eReader.
    1. Go to kobo.com/desktop on your computer.
    2. Click Download now.
    3. After Kobo Desktop is downloaded, install it on your computer. Follow the steps on the Kobo setup page after you click the download button.
    4. Turn on your eReader.
    5. Connect one end of the Micro USB cable to your eReader and the other end to a USB port on your computer.
    6. Tap your language.
    7. Tap Don’t have a Wi Fi network?.
    8. Open Kobo Desktop on your computer.
    9. Click Get Started.
    10. Sign in to Kobo with one of these options:
      • Enter your Kobo account details and click Join.
      • Click Create Account, enter the details for your new account, and click Join.
      • Click on Facebook, Google, or your Partner Account logo to sign in using their credentials.
    11. Click Get Started.
      If you already have Kobo books, you’ll see them being added to your eReader.
    12. If required, on the Share Activity to Facebook page, click Log in or Skip.
    13. Click Continue.
    14. Click Eject.
    15. Click OK.
    16. Unplug the Micro USB cable. Your eReader will finish setting up and the Home page will appear.

      Kobo account set up tips
      • After you connect your eReader to a Wi Fi connection, you’ll be prompted to sign in to your eReader. To sign in to your eReader, you’ll need a Kobo account. If you’re new to Kobo and do not have an account, under ‘Create an account’, tap Set up a new Kobo account.
      • After you create a new Kobo account, save your credentials somewhere safe. Your Kobo credentials are the same user name and password that you’ll use to sign in to your Kobo eReader and to Kobo.com when buying an eBook.