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Offline etexlady

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Default Device
« on: March 05, 2020, 03:30:37 pm »
I have several Kindles and one Fire tablet.  I have designated the Kindle I use primarily as the default device for book downloads.  But it seems whenever I purchase and start to download a book, the default device has changed to the Fire tablet.  I go to Manage Your Devices on the Amazon app and change it back to my preferred device.  This happens over and over and its annoying.  Any easy fixes?

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    Offline Linjeakel

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    Re: Default Device
    « Reply #1 on: March 06, 2020, 08:07:28 am »
    I think everyone at some point has had their default device magically change, but rarely does it happen almost every time they make a purchase, as you seem to be experiencing.

    Sorry, but I don't think anyone has ever successfully explained why it happens or how to stop it. Anyone got any ideas?

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    Re: �Default� Device
    « Reply #2 on: March 07, 2020, 03:38:46 am »
    Mines been staying pretty consistent the last few months. But, now that I've said that it'll probably randomly get unstuck again. :) For a while it did seem like it wouldn't stay stuck and just always went back to the first device listed.

    Come to think of it, I suspect it's stayed stuck because the current 'default' is the first kindle named alphabetically. On the devices management page there's nothing designated as 'default' though I am certain I have previously designated a different device. I guess I've just decided to let it be and not bother with changing it. The one it's going to now is my secondary device, which is fine. Whenever I send anything (usually library books) I just send to the primary immediately after.

    Based on that, my suggestion would be to rename the primary so it's alphabetically first. :)
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    Re: �Default� Device
    « Reply #3 on: March 08, 2020, 06:42:39 pm »
    I've always put ! in front of my primary kindle's name to make sure it stays at the top. To the best of my knowledge, I've only had the default mess up a few times over the past eleven years.

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