How to turn off those hellish Popular Highlights on your Kindle

I love reading on the Kindle. It’s convenient, the novels sync across my various devices, and most importantly, I can read at night without disturbing my partner.

However, there is one deeply frustrating element to Amazon’s e-reader: Popular Highlights.

I’m sure you already know them, but in case you’re not, they are sections of text in a book that are underlined.

The idea is to crowdsource the most impactful and interesting sentences and paragraphs. And when enough people highlight that piece of text in a book, your Kindle decides it’s time to let you to know.

The problem is that it’s horrible.

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