How to disable continuous scrolling on Kindle – turn on page flip

disable continuous scrolling option displays

Problem:  Your Kindle Fire or Android Kindle App displayed a message about the new “continuous scrolling” (finger drag) feature and you turned it on.

Now you can’t flip pages anymore and there is no option to turn it off!!



Solution:  Follow the below steps to get your Kindle back to page swipe mode!

Did you want to turn ON continuous scrolling?  These steps also work!


These steps will fix vertical scroll on android phone, kindle fire, and most other Kindle reader app varieties.


If you are at the main Kindle screen, open the books menu, then open the Kindle book that is in continuous scroll mode.

kindle fire books menu then open book text


Tap in the middle of your book text with one finger.  

kindle fire continuous scroll fix tap in the middle of text



The book options menu will display at the top. 



turn off continuous scroll the book options menu will open


Select the Aa button.

tap the Aa button to fix scroll kindle


The option for Continuous Scrolling is at the bottom.  Tap the slider button to turn it off. 

disable continuous scrolling option displays


At this point you should be back to page flipping mode.   


21 thoughts on “How to disable continuous scrolling on Kindle – turn on page flip

  1. Marion says:

    After hours of fruitless searching in all the Kindle setting menus I could find, your tip solved the day! Back to easy reading

  2. Ava Benoit says:

    I was #458 on the waiting list for Michelle Obama ‘s “Beloved” and finally got from the military library after waiting a couple of months. I saw the option to try the continuous scroll and thought I would try it. I hated it and it was ruining the reading experience for me but I could not find how to turn it off. Thank you for fixing it for me!

  3. sivadasan Madhavan says:

    Thank you for the clear instructions. I was so irritated that I had to move up or down with a finger which is often impossible while trying to read on a treadmill. I would always wind up on some other function or settings or apps. So irritating and furious. This fixed it.

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