One of the things I love most about the Amazon Kindle app is having a massive library of books I can take with me anywhere. The one downside to this is all those books take up space on my Android phone. While buying a larger MicroSD card certainly helps with the space issue, there are books in my Kindle library I’m unlikely to ever read again. In an effort to conserve space on my phone, it’s easier to simply delete books from the Android Kindle app.
The key thing to keep in mind is that deleting the books from your phone or tablet doesn’t mean they are gone forever. You can always download the books again from your account later if you decide you want to re-read something.
The video above shows you how to delete books from the Kindle Android app, but I’ll also describe the process here as well. When you open the Kindle app on your Android phone start by making sure you are in the Kindle app on one of the screens that lists books on your device. If you are currently in a book, you can do this by tapping on the screen and then tapping the Home icon.
You should see a checkmark in the lower right corner of any of the books downloaded to your device. Press and hold the checkmark on any book you want to remove. This will cause a larger checkmark to show up over the book cover. You can then tap any additional books you want to remove. Once you select all the books you want to remove, tap the trash icon in the upper right corner of the screen. This instantly removes the books from your device, while keeping them in your Kindle account and cloud library.