First Time To Nook Device

Barnes & Noble device are among the most affordable Android tablets in the market and many will be gifted among friends and family this season.

Barnes & Noble device come with few versions which include:

  • Nook Color
  • Nook Tablet
  • Nook HD
  • Nook HD+

For first time user, this might be useful to you after your purchase with one of the device mention above.

Setting Up and Sync

After  register your Nook to a Barnes & Noble account, you will want to sync the device to purchase and download Nook books, magazines, newspapers and apps from the Nook Store.

Email: The Nook device comes with a free full-featured email app where you can get all your POP and IMAP webmail (i.e., Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, AOL) in one inbox. You can also get corporate email from any Microsoft Exchange Server on your Nook simply by purchasing the popular app TouchDown through shop on your device.

Books: You can shop for books by selecting the Store button and download it to save in your account. Most books and periodicals currently in your account will also work with your other Nook devices such as Nook Color, Nook Simple Touch, etc. EPUB & PagePerfect Nook books are the standard format for Nook books in the Barnes & Noble online store.tips_5

Music & Documents: To get your music on your Nook device, you can use the custom microUSB cable provided with your Nook, connect your Nook to your computer. When you connect your Nook to your personal computer, your Nook will appear as a new removable drive on your personal computer. Drag the files you want to transfer onto this drive or if you want to organize the files, open the Nook drive. You’ll see several folders on your Nook. Move your personal files in the My Files folder. Within the folder, you can sort files into these folders:

  • Books
  • Documents
  • Magazines
  • Music
  • Newspapers
  • Pictures
  • Videos
  • Wallpapers
  • NOOK Kids Recordings

Download & Pin Your Favorite Apps


There are hundreds of great games, magazines, utility tools and other apps to download in Nook Store. All you need to do is:

a) Open the Quick Nav bar and tap Shop

b) Tap Apps to view apps

c) Select an app list by category or scroll through the suggested app picks shown in the apps home page in Shop

d) Tap on an app to bring up the app’s details page, and click on the Price button to purchase – it will display either the price or the word Free

e) Tap Confirm – and the app will begin to download and install on your device immediately

Note: Please make sure that your Nook are connected to Wi-Fi

Social Features

A NOOK Friend is a friend with a account and an email address in your contact list and who has accepted your invitation to connect as a NOOK Friend. Friendship is reciprocal. When someone becomes your NOOK Friend, you also become his or her NOOK Friend. NOOK Friends can lend each other books and they can request books from one another for loan. If you have a Facebook account linked to your account, NOOK Friend requests will automatically be sent to your Facebook friends with a linked account. You can opt out of this feature by:

a) Press the NOOK “n” button to bring up the Quick Nav bar

b) Tap on the Settings icon

c) Tap on Social

d) Tap on Add Facebook friends as NOOK Friends to check this option

Note: Only NOOK Friends can view and request to borrow each other’s lendable books

If you have any additional apps, accessories or advice for first-time Nook owners, do please share it with us!


– Enjoy your new Nook Device –

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