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


How to fix:

  1. 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

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

kindle fire continuous scroll fix tap in the middle of text

3. The book options menu will display at the top. 

turn off continuous scroll the book options menu will open

4. Select the Aa button.

tap the Aa button to fix scroll kindle

5. 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.   


Selfish plug time (sorry!)

Thanks for reading this article! I hope it helps you! If you have tips or feedback, please comment or send me an email so that others can benefit.

Most of my articles are about high tech subjects, but I was inspired to write this one when my Kindle recommended scroll mode and I couldn’t turn it off (nooooo!).  I’m amazed that this article has helped more than 7,000 people since I posted it. Well worth that hour of work. I am a consultant in the Maryland/DC area in the USA. My specialties are Windows migrations (to 2016 and to Office 365 / Azure), VMware migrations, Netapp and SAN, and high availability / disaster recovery planning. If your business would like help with your complex project, or would like a architectural review to improve your availability, please reach out!    More information and contact can be found on the About page. – Amira Armond

30 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.

  4. Clinton N Matthews says:

    thanks so much…..what the hell is wrong with Kindle…..finding that command is/was not intuitive.

  5. Ginnette says:

    Omg, thank you so much. I’ve avoided the app since continuous scrolling turned on. I’m so happy to flip “pages” again.

  6. Gere says:

    No such option identified. I would like to turn it on reading for my Starting Strength Kindle ebook. I had used it for Sword Art Online but Starting Strength doesn’t have that option under Say. SAO does (confirmed).

  7. Robert Price says:

    Thank you so much! Scrolling was fine for awhile but I missed turning pages and there was no apparent way to fix it.

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