Congratulations on transitioning to the future of books. Whatever Kindle model you have, you have received one of the best eReaders available. Kindles are easy to use, and if you have purchased one directly from Amazon, the device should already come pre-registered to your personal Amazon account. All you need to do is charge the Kindle then turn it on. If it is not pre-registered contact Kindle Support and get Kindle registration done. But for those who received their Kindle from another retailer, you will have to Register Kindle your account manually in order to get your ebooks and other content.
Do note that while you can use an unregistered Kindle, it will only be able to read side loaded DRM-free EPUB files. Additionally, some features may not be available. Thus it is always recommended to Register Kindle with Amazon before start using it or making any purchase.
Step 1. Wi-Fi or 3G Connection
If you have a Kindle Fire that can use Wi-Fi, you can easily connect to a nearby Wi-Fi network during set-up. Should you have already set-up your Kindle and decided to “Set up Wi-Fi Later,” then you will need to take the additional step of going to the upper right corner for the home screen to tap on Menu > Settings > Wi-Fi Networks. From there, you can connect to your home network.
Owners of Kindle Fire 3G will have no problem getting started as long as a cellular network connection is available. If your Kindle is not connecting to cellular network, you might need to contact Amazon Kindle Support and get it unlocked to be able to connect to a mobile network.
Step 2. Registration With an Amazon Account
The Kindle Registration process is simple. Head once again to Menu > Settings. In the list, you should see My Account. Owners of an Amazon Account will just need to enter the information of their existing Amazon Account. Those who haven’t made one yet have the option to create an Amazon Kindle account. The directions will appear on the Kindle Fire screen. Follow along, and you’ll be registered quickly.
Optional: Register With Your Computer
In the event you don’t have a Wi-Fi or cellular connection, you can still Register Kindle Fire with an Amazon Account. You just need to use your computer instead of the Kindle eReader. On your computer, visit Kindle.Com/Support and sign into your account. Head to Manage Your Kindle. You should see a link for registering a Kindle, and once you’ve accessed that, you need to head to Your Kindle Account. On this page, you will be able to key-in the Kindle serial number found in the Settings > Device Info section. Click Register Kindle and your device will then be linked to your Amazon Account.
That’s it! As you can see, registering Kindle with an Amazon Account is hassle-free and easy. All you need is your Kindle eReader or a computer connected to the internet and your Amazon account information.
If you still have questions, you can always visit the Amazon Device Support page for more information based on your Kindle’s generation. You can also speak to human if you are not able to follow on screen instructions.