The first time you use your NOOK, you’ll need to go through a short set-up process that will take about 5 to 10 minutes. Make sure that you’re in an area that has a Wi-Fi® connection (a wireless connection to the Internet), because part of the process is registering your NOOK with your Barnes & Noble account on BN.com.
Note: You will not be able to set up your NOOK without a Wi-Fi connection.
Your Barnes & Noble Account
A Barnes & Noble account allows you to purchase and download books, magazines, and newspapers on your NOOK, and from the Barnes & Noble Web site. The account also allows you to synchronize your NOOK with any other NOOK devices you have, such as other NOOK tablets or eReaders, and with NOOK software apps, such as Barnes & Noble NOOK® App for iOS, Barnes & Noble NOOK® App for Android™, or NOOK® for Web.
If you don’t have a Barnes & Noble account, you can set one up in a few minutes on the NOOK website. Just open a browser on your computer, and visit http://MyNOOK.com. You’ll also have the opportunity to set up an account during the registration process for your NOOK.
Your Barnes & Noble account is ready for use once you have set up the following:
• An email address
• A default credit card number
• A valid expiration date for the credit card
• A current U.S. billing address
If you have any questions about setting up an account, please visit NOOK.com/support, or call Customer Service at 1-800-THE-BOOK (1-800-843-2665).
Registering Your NOOK
Note: You will need to connect to a Wi-Fi network to complete your registration.
1. Read the Welcome screen. Tap the Let's Get Started button. Your NOOK displays its Terms of Service.
2. Select your Time Zone by tapping its button. Tap Next.
3. Connect to a Wi-Fi network.
To register your NOOK and to purchase and download books and periodicals, you need to be connected to a Wi-Fi network. If you're in a Barnes & Noble store, your NOOK will automatically connect to the store's free Wi-Fi network. If you're in some other location with Wi-Fi access, your NOOK will list all the networks it finds. Tap the name of the network you want to connect to. If you see a lock symbol beside the network's name, it's a secure network. You'll need to enter a password to connect to the network. If you do not know the network password, ask for the network administrator for help. If you have problems connecting, visit NOOK.com/support for more troubleshooting tips.
4. Once you have connected to a network, tap Next (if you are in a Barnes & Noble store and connected to its network) or Continue (if you are connected to any other Wi-Fi network.) Your NOOK displays a message saying it is registering your device. When the registration has completed, your NOOK displays a Sign In screen with an email field, a password field, and a keyboard at the bottom of the screen.
5. Sign in to your BN.com account.
If you already have a Barnes & Noble account, follow these steps:
a. On the Sign In screen, enter the email address and password for your Barnes & Noble account.
(As a security precaution, if you enter your password incorrectly five times, you will be locked out of your BN.com
account for half an hour. If you like, you can reset your account by visiting BN.com.)
b. Tap the Sign In button below the password field.
c. When a dialog box appears, saying "Registration successful," tap the OK button.
If you do not already have a Barnes & Noble account, follow these steps:
a. Tap the Create Account button.
Your NOOK displays a form for creating a Barnes & Noble account.
b. Enter the information requested, including your name, password, credit card type, number, and expiration date, and a security question.
c. Tap Submit.
Your NOOK creates your Barnes & Noble account and registers your NOOK to your account.
Note: If you turned GlowLight on, it now automatically turns off.
6. Tap the Next button.
A new screen tells you that you're ready to get started exploring the features of your NOOK.
7. Tap the NOOK button (without holding it down) to display the Home screen and begin exploring your NOOK.
Once your NOOK is registered, you are ready to read books, magazines, and newspapers, and to make purchases in the NOOK Shop.