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How to Show Kindle Page Numbers?

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“I want to reference some pages from the ebooks I read on my kindle, but I won’t be able to because there is no kindle page number listed on the screen. Instead, I only see the page location number, time to read and the progressing bar. ”

It is frustrated when you want to cite the book or share the real pages with your friend, you cannot even tell them what kindle page number you are on. So today, I will teach you how to show kindle page numbers and share common knowledge of Amazon Kindle page numbers.

how to show kindle page number

Part 1. What’s the Difference of Kindle Location Number and Kindle Page Number?

What is Kindle location numbers?

Location numbers are specific to each line of text. Since there are many kindle devices with different screen sizes and you may also change the text size on different devices, you will be able to locate the exact place with the location number. It is the most accurate way for you to track your reading progress on different devices.

kindle location number

What is Kindle page numbers?

Kindle page numbers are the equivalent page numbers on the printed book if your kindle ebook include page numbers. Please note: not all kindle books have kindle page numbers. It is easy for you to find a particular passage you are reading in printed book with kindle page numbers.

Part 2. How to Show Kindle Page Number on Kindle/Kindle Fire/Kindle App

Video guide first

By default, your kindle will not show kindle page numbers but only location numbers. But how to make kindle show kindle page number instead of location? Keep reading. I will guide you to change kindle location to page step-by-step on Kindle eink devices, kindle fire and kindle app.

Question: How to know is your kindle book has paper-equivalent page number or not?

1. You can check whether your ebook has real page number at the ebook product page like this:

show kindle real page number

2. Or if you only have kindle at your hand, you also know it as below:

show kindle real page number

Kindle eink device: how to show kindle page number on Kindle paperwhite/oasis/voyage?

I will take kindle Oasis as an example to show you how to display kindle page number on Kindle.

Step 1 Open the Kindle book at your Kindle.

Step 2 Tap the top part of your kindle device, the menu bar will appear. Tap “PAGE DISPLAY”—>>“Font & Page settings”.

show kindle real page number

Step 3 In the pop up page, press “READING” and then select “Page in Book” option. All done. This time, When you go back to read this book, you will see page number instead of location number.

show kindle real page number

Kindle Fire: how to show kindle page number on Kindle Fire?

It will be slightly different on Kindle fire to show kindle page numbers instead of location.

Step 1 Open the Kindle book at your Kindle fire and tap the top of Kindle fire to display the tool bar.

Step 2 At the top right corner, tap the menu bar and the basic information of this book will show at the below picture. Tap “Go to”.

kindle fire change page number

Step 3 You will see a pop up window. Just fill in any number and then press “PAGE”.

page number on kindle fire

You will go to the corresponding page of this book. This book will show kindle book page numbers instead of location.

change location to page number

Kindle App(Kindle for PC/MAC): how to show page numbers on kindle app

If you are using Kindle for pc or mac, things will be much easier.

Step 1 Just open any book in your kindle library. At the top tool bar, click on “Go to” and select “Page or Location” from the drop-down list.

kindle page number on kindle app

Step 2 In the pop up window, choose “Page” and fill in number, then click on “Go”.

kindle page number

Step 3 This book will show page number from now one. You can also see the location number besides page number as the following picture.

show kindle page number

Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: Why doesn't my Kindle book have real page numbers?

A: It is not Amazon to decide whether your kindle book have real pages number, but publishers. Amazon has given the publishers an option to include page numbers from a particular paper edition with their Kindle e-book.

Q2: Which kindle firmware support this feature?

A: From Kindle firmware version 3.1, you will be able to see the kindle book page number if it is been given. That mean the Kindle first and second generation will not be in this list.

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18 Comments
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01/29/2020 22:51:27

Im on the P.C. version and this option DOESNT WORK (Mega Sad Face)

Last Night I finished reading on page 53,

This morning, Kindle says I must remove the book and redownload it as there is an issue, Since then NO PAGE NUMBERS!!!! (how do I find my 53??? =(

I have tried the method above,
BUT at step 2,

There is NO option to select pages! Only Location!

PLEASE HELP! (Gulp)

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01/31/2020 20:00:53
Please check whether your kindle book have real pages number at the product page. If it doesn't, you will now see the real page number in kindle for pc, or any other kindle device.
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04/3/2020 04:35:15
Mine does not have go to thing just location...
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05/12/2020 17:26:20
How to get a page numbers on the Kindle app on iPad?
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05/13/2020 09:47:11
When you open a kindle book on your kindle app for ipad, tap the menu icon at the top left corner, if there is a page option, that means your book can show kindle page number. Usually, if the kindle has page number option, your book will show kindle page number as default.
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06/2/2020 06:35:31
I'm on ipad kindle app...my book says it contains "real page numbers based on print edition"...clicked menu icon top left but no page option present...
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08/14/2020 06:56:57
This was SO helpful!!! I was trying to find the page number so I could write down my annotation for school, and this really helped!!! Thank you!
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08/17/2020 08:55:36
You are welcome. Glad to know this article can help you.
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11/2/2020 10:32:07
Wish any of these would work for the app on my Samsung Galaxy. Got my hopes up for nothing. :(
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11/2/2020 10:35:23
Sorry that we cannot help with this.
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01/15/2021 11:37:28
I tried this but on the book I have when I tried switching it to pages it just says "Page: __ of 0". How can I find the page number or get the pages on ?
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04/20/2021 13:21:33
Yeah, most of these options don't work for me. I don't show page numbers, and the option to show page numbers is grayed out on every book I put in. It is very irritating. It used to work and showed the page number on every page, but not anymore.
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07/2/2021 21:08:25
The problem is that even the books with real page numbers to match the printed books don't exactly match, because of Kindle's reflowing of the text.   If you need exact page numbers in order to cite, this is useless.
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11/12/2021 07:28:17

If only Amazon customer service knew all this! Numerous times I have contacted them and they had no idea.

Book after book after book I had the same problem, only locations despite the Kindle page saying it had pages. I have hundreds of unread kindle books and this became so frustrating I was considering getting a different device.

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11/15/2021 09:27:05
If you are using Kindle on a PC and cannot see page numbers, try decreasing the size of the window and then moving the whole window upwards until you see the page numbers at the bottom of the window.
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12/21/2021 00:15:12
Is there a way to get the actual page number data to display outside of the kindle environment. I bought a kindle edition text book from amazon. It displays the actual page numbers in the kindle app. I want that same data to show when I view the book on my Boox Nova2. The data is in the file so my hope is there are other ebook readers that can use it.
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03/23/2022 08:58:21
How do you change Roman page numbers to Arabic page numbers on book on Kindle Fire. Had 2 hour chat with Amazon with no results.
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08/25/2022 08:30:16
Amazon Kindle sucks!  The professor says to turn to a certain page and there's no way to find out which "location" it is! The above information is useless with Kindle on iPad and Samsung S22 Ultra.
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