[Solved] Why Kindle won’t open MOBI files?

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Why Kindle won’t open .mobi?

Why Kindle won’t open mobi

There are could different causes of why your Kindle won’t open .mobi format. In this article, I will cover other solutions, which hopefully will solve your issue.

Tip

Kindles do not support the EPUB file format used by many other ebook readers, but EPUB files can be converted to other formats like MOBI and PDF, which Kindles can read


Why Kindle won't open .mobi?
Why Kindle won’t open .mobi?

3 Proven Ways to Upload Books to Kindle

Why Kindle won’t open mobi

Very often .mobi or some other format will not be opening on your Kindle because of the wrong uploading procedure.

There are three proven ways oh how to upload books to Kindle.

Way 1: Uploading via Computer’s USB

Why Kindle won’t open mobi

Step 1: Download an eBook from Amazon.

Step 2: Convert your eBook if necessary. Your eBook has to PDF, AZW, or MOBI format

Step 3: Connect your Kindle to your computer and open it in Explorer.

Step 4: Open the “Documents” folder.

Tip

You may first need to unlock the Kindle.

Tip

If you’re using a Kindle Fire, you’ll open the “Books” folder instead.

Step 5: Copy the MOBI file from your computer to Kindle’s folder. (Documents folder)

Done!

Way 2: Uploading via Email

Why Kindle won’t open mobi

Step 1: Connect your Kindle to Wi-Fi

Step 2: Open Amazon

Step 3: Navigate to -> Account &Lists -> Your Content & Devices -> Prefences (tab)

Step 4: Navigate to -> Personal Document Setting -> Add a new approved e-mail address (link)

Step 5: Add your Kindle email address

Step 6: Open your email inbox in the browser (can be any email)

Step 7: Compose a new email and add your eBook as an attachment.

Tip

Your eBook must be in AZW, PDF, or MOBI format. If it isn’t in one of these formats, you’ll need to convert it before you send it.

Step 8: Send your email. As long as your Kindle is connected to Wi-Fi, the eBook will be received and downloaded onto your Kindle.

Done!

Way 3: Uploading books from Amazon via Wi-Fi                         

Why Kindle won’t open mobi

Step 1: Connect your Kindle to Wi-Fi

Step 2: Open Amazon

Step 3: Navigate to -> Account & Lists -> Your Content and Devices

Step 4: Select your book

Step 5: Click Deliver and select your Kindle

Step 6: Click Deliver

Done!


Why Kindle won't open .mobi?
Why Kindle won’t open .mobi?

How to open .mobi on Kindle or Kindle App

Why Kindle won’t open mobi

Amazon decided to expand its Kindle influence and experience outside their devices. And company developed Kindle apps for both platforms: iOS and Android, which means that Kindle books can be read almost on any device.

I will show you how to open .mobi format on Mac, PC, iOS (iPhone and iPad), and Android devices.

Mac

Why Kindle won’t open mobi

Step 1: Install Kindle for Mac. Download official software here (www.amazon.com/kindleformac). Sign in to your Amazon account if you are already registered, otherwise Sign up for Amazon.

Step 2: Launch Kindle for Mac.

Step 3: Sign in with your Amazon account credentials.

Step 4: Put .mobi eBook into “My Kindle Content” folder (Library > Application Support > Kindle > “My Kindle Content”)

Step 5: Reopen the Kindle for Mac.

You can now open and read Mobi eBook on Mac.

PC

Why Kindle won’t open mobi

Step 1: Install Kindle for PC. Download official software here (www.amazon.com/kindleforpc). Sign in to your Amazon account if you are already registered, otherwise Sign up for Amazon.

Step 2: Launch Kindle for PC.

Step 3: Sign in with your Amazon account credentials.

Step 4: Locate the Mobi file that you saved, right-click, select ‘Open with’ –> ‘Kindle for PC,’ and the eBook should open.

You can now open and read Mobi eBook on PC.

iOS (iPhone & iPad)

Why Kindle won’t open mobi

There are several methods to upload MOBI files to your iPhone or iPad.

Method 1: MOBI Reader

Why Kindle won’t open mobi

The most direct way to read .mobi eBooks on iPhone and iPadis to download a MOBI reader app from AppStore.

Then inside of the app, navigate to the folder that contains the MOBI file.

Tip

If you downloaded it from your web browser, it’s likely in the “Recently Downloaded” folder.

Tip

If the MOBI file is saved to a cloud service like Google Drive or Dropbox, you can add those services in MOBI Reader.

Method 2: Kindle App

Why Kindle won’t open mobi

Step 1: Download the Kindle App from AppStore.

Step 2: Email the MOBI files as attachments to yourself. (email address you in iPhone Mail app).

Tip

The Kindle app only displays MOBI books you purchased through the app.

Step 3: Open the Mail app on your iPhone or iPad (or a

Step 3: Open the Mail app on your iPhone or iPad (or any other email app)

Step 4: Choose the message that contains the MOBI file and press “Download.”

Step 5: Press “Copy to Kindle.” It will open the MOBI file in the Kindle app.

Tip

You may have to swipe across the icons at the top of the menu to find this “Copy to Kindle” option.

Android

Why Kindle won’t open mobi

The Amazon Kindle app is one of the best ebook readers for Android. Not only does it have a lot of useful features, but it also allows you to read documents and eBooks that you’ve downloaded outside of Amazon.

Tip

The Kindle app supports various types of files and documents. It is not only limited to AZW (.azw) files. You can also use it to view PDF (.pdf) and MOBI (.mobi) files.

Method 1: Uploading MOBI via USB

Why Kindle won’t open mobi

Step 1: Download the Kindle App for Android from Play Market .

Step 2: Sign in to your Amazon account

Step 3: Connect your Android device to your computer

Step 4: After connecting it, you will see your Android device as a folder or drive. Now drag and drop MOBI eBook inside that folder.

Step 5: Disconnect your device from the computer

Step 6: Now, you should be able to see a MOBI eBook in Kindle Library on your Kindle for Android

 Method 2: Uploading MOBI via email

Why Kindle won’t open mobi

Step 1: Download the Kindle App for Android from Play Market and launch the app.

Step 2: Press “Start Reading”

Step 3: Sign in to your Amazon account

Step 4: Exit Kindle App

Step 5: Go to your email and download the attached MOBI files (you should send MOBI eBooks beforehand)

Step 6: Locate the Mobi file on your device

Step 7: Copy the MOBI file and paste it under the Kindle folder (the folder generated by Amazon’s Kindle for Android app)

Step 8: Launch Kindle for Android app. All local books are displayed under the “On Device” shelf.

Enjoy Reading!


Why Kindle won't open .mobi?
Why Kindle won’t open .mobi?

How to convert ePub to MOBI

Why Kindle won’t open mobi

Method 1: Online Service

Why Kindle won’t open mobi

There are many ePub to MOBI converters. A popular one is Convertico. Convertigo has a dedicated web page where you can convert ePub to Kindle easily:

Here is a step by step process:

Step 1: Open the Convertico link above

Step 2: Press the “Choose Files” button.

Step 3: Select a file on your computer

Step 4: (Automatic) Convertico will convert your ePub to MOBI.

Step 5: Press the “Download” button

Enjoy reading MOBI eBook!

Method 2: Calibre Software

Why Kindle won’t open mobi

Several desktop MOBI converters are available as a free download. One of the best is Calibre. Caliber not only converts ePub to MOBI, but it also converts every ebook format into whatever ebook format you want. Plus, Calibre works on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.

You can download your copy from the official website.

Here is a step by step process:

Step 1: Open Calibre software

Step 2: Select Add books to open the Select books dialog box

Step 3: Open the folder containing the ePub file you want to convert, select the file, then select Open. The ePub file is added to the Calibre library.

Step 4: Select Edit metadata to open the Edit Metadata dialog box

Step 5: In the Change cover section, select an option to choose a different front cover for your MOBI ebook.

Step 6: Modify information in the Title, Author, Publisher, and Tags tet boxes to fit your needs and make it easier for you to search your e-reader for the book

Step 7: Select OK to return to the Calibre library

Step 8: Select Convert books to open the Convert dialog box

Step 9: Select the Output format dropdown and select MOBI.

Step 10: Select OK to return to the Calibre library

Step 11: Select Formats to expand the list and then select MOBI to find the converted file

Step 12: Select the MOBI file and then select Save to disk to save the MOBI file to your computer.

Method 3: Kindle Previewer Software

Why Kindle won’t open mobi

Kindle Previewer is by far the best way to convert ePub files to MOBI files.

Amazon created it, and they designed it to show you exactly how your book will look on Kindle once it’s converted. You can preview your book across every platform (Kindle reader, Android app, iPhone app, etc.)

Kindle Previewer is a free desktop application available for both Windows and Mac. You can download it here. (Scroll down until you see the orange download buttons)

Step 1: Open the Kindle Previewer software

Step 2: Drag and drop your ePub file into the main window (or click the blue “Open Book” button and locate your file)

Step 3: (Automatic) Right after you’ve selected an eBook file, a “Book Conversion” box will pop up, with the message “Enhancing your book for easy reading on Kindle devices and applications.”

Tip

It might take a few minutes for the preview to load if the ePub file size is large.

Step 4: Under “File,” select “Export.”

Step 5: In the pop-up box, click the dropdown options for “File Format” and select MOBI.

Enjoy reading the MOBI format!


Why Kindle won't open .mobi?
Why Kindle won’t open .mobi?

Conclusion

Why Kindle won’t open mobi

Final Thoughts

As you know now, Kindle won’t open.MOBI files due to several causes, but the top 1 reason is the wrong way of uploading MOBI eBooks to Kindle devices.

The uploading process has to be appropriately executed by following simple rules, which Amazon has established.

I hope that you have found your solution here!

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