How do I copy PDF files to my Kindle Fire? A quick tutorial where you will learn all about transferring PDF files to your Kindle Fire. 

Do you like reading books on your Kindle Fire? Do you have a lot of books in the PDF format? If you do, then this tutorial is just for you.

I will show you two easy ways in which you can copy PDF files to your Kindle Fire and read them on your device.

If you are looking for an app for reading books, make sure to check 6 best PDF apps for Kindle Fire.

How To Copy PDF Files To Kindle Fire: Using A USB Cable




The quickest and the easiest way of transferring PDF files to your Kindle Fire is with the use of an USB cable and your desktop/laptop computer.

All you need for this part of the tutorial is your Kindle Fire, a USB cable and your desktop/laptop computer.

Here are the steps you need to take.

  1. Navigate to the PDF file you want to copy to your Kindle Fire on the computer from which you want to transfer it.
    How to copy PDF files to Kindle Fire
  2. Connect your Kindle Fire to your computer with the use of a USB cable. Your computer will most likely notify you when it detects that you have connected your Kindle Fire to it. In Windows computers your Kindle Fire will appear as yet another drive called “Fire”. Take a look at the screenshot below to see how it looks on my Windows computer.
    Transferring PDF files to your Kindle Fire.
  3. Choose where to copy PDF files on your Kindle Fire. You can either choose Internal storage or SD card (if you have it installed on your device).
  4. It’s totally up to you to what folder you want to copy your PDF files. I suggest choosing folder “Documents” or “Books“. If there isn’t such a folder, you can create a new one. Drag & drop or copy& paste the selected PDF files to your Kindle Fire device.
    How to copy PDF files to your Kindle Fire
  5. You can now access your PDF files with either some file manager or a PDF reader app.

If you want to get to know some good apps for viewing PDF files on your device, make sure to read this tutorial: 6 Best PDF Reader Apps For Kindle Fire.

If you are looking for a good file manager for your Kindle Fire for managing all sorts of files, take a look at this article: File Manager App For Kindle Fire.

How To Copy PDF Files To Kindle Fire: Using The Amazon Drive

If you don’t have your USB cable at hand or simply don’t want to use it, you might also use a wireless method of transferring PDF files to your Kindle Fire. It’s also very simple and quick.

This method also lets you transfer files to your Kindle Fire from anywhere you are. All you need to do is log in to the Amazon Drive and copy the chosen files there. When you are done, you can access all of these files from your Kindle Fire.

Here is all you need to do:

  1. Download and install the Amazon Drive app on your Kindle Fire (click to download the app straight to your device).
  2. Go to the Amazon Drive in your browser by going to the following address: https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/home
  3. Click on Hello, Sign In in the top right corner.
    Transferring PDF files to your Kindle Fire
  4. Log in to your Amazon account (the same that is associated with your Kindle Fire) and go to tab All Files.
    Copy PDF files to your Kindle Fire: Amazon Drive
  5. You can simply drag & drop the PDF file you want to copy here. I recommend copying your PDF files to a special folder. You can use folder Documents or create a new one. Wait until the upload is complete (you will see the notification in the bottom right corner like on the screenshot below).
    Copy PDF files to your Kindle Fire: Amazon Drive
  6. Open the Amazon Drive app on your Kindle Fire. If your Kindle Fire is registered (you associated it with your Amazon account), it will suggest that you log into the account. If that is the case, click Continue.
    Amazon Drive on Kindle Fire
  7. You can now access your cloud storage on your Kindle Fire. Navigate to the folder where you copied your PDF file and open it.
    Transfer PDF files to Kindle Fire
  8. To download a given PDF file to the internal storage of your Kindle Fire (and to be able to use it offline), click on the three dots in the top right corner and choose Download.
    Copy PDF files to your Kindle Fire: Amazon Drive
  9. In quick notifications you will see the download progress and the information about the finished download.
    Copy PDF files to your Kindle Fire: Amazon Drive
  10. You can now view your downloaded files using either some file manager or some PDF reader app.

If you want to get to know some good apps for viewing PDF files on your device, make sure to read this tutorial: 6 Best PDF Reader Apps For Kindle Fire.




That’s pretty much everything you need to know to be able to copy PDF files to your Kindle Fire and be able to use them later.

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