Factory Reset Kindle Fire and PaperWhite (855-500-0871)

In the event of a problem, you can simply Reset Kindle and return it to its original factory settings. Resetting your Kindle can resolve a number of problems, including not being able to access the Amazon account, not operating properly, the Kindle is Freezing, or e-books not opening. But there are many things that you should know before doing this as it might be a difficult for some of you to get everything back on your Kindle Fire.

Things You Need to Consider Before Hard Kindle Reset

Be aware that resetting your Kindle will delete all personal settings, digital magazines and e-books on your device. You will also lose your personal settings after you Reset Kindle and you need to set your preference again. While the digital content you have stored on your Kindle Fire will be deleted but you will not lose them. You can Register Kindle to Amazon Account again and get those things back after you sync Kindle Fire, there are chances that you might need to download few of your books manually from Amazon.

Meanwhile, you can also back up the settings of your Kindle before you Reset Kindle device. When you make a purchase from Kindle Store, Kindle Support services automatically save the purchased content on Amazon’s Cloud storage space. Storing the content allows you to download and restore the content even without the need to purchase them once again. However, it is impossible to save your personal settings in the Amazon Cloud.

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Reset Kindle Fire to Factory Defaults

Before resetting your Kindle Fire, make sure to perform a soft reset. To do that, simply press and hold the power button until your device shuts down. A confirmation asking to power off will appear, and you need to press “OK.” You can Factory Reset Kindle Fire even without booting. This process is very useful if your Fire tablet did not start properly. Follow these steps to perform Kindle Hard Reset:

  1. Turn your Kindle Fire off if it still running
  2. Press and hold the power buttons
  3. Wait for a few seconds to let Kindle boot into Amazon system recovery screen
  4. Press the power button
  5. Use the volume buttons to select “Yes” for the “delete all user data” option
  6. Confirm by pressing the power button

Reset Kindle PaperWhite to Factory Default

Other than solving problems, resetting your Kindle PaperWhite to factory defaults is also a good idea if you decided to sell it or give it as a gift. Before you proceed to Reset Kindle PaperWhite, you need to ensure that your Kindle PaperWhite comes with a full battery.

  1. Make sure that is a device is powered on and tap the menu button
  2. Tap “Settings”
  3. Tap the menu button once again on the Settings screen
  4. Tap the “Reset Device” option
  5. A dialogue box will pop up asking a confirmation to reset the device, click “Yes.”

After you have successfully Hard Reset Kindle Fire, you must set up your device as it was new. This means you need to Connect Kindle to WiFi network to gain internet access and then register it again with your Amazon account. Whether you want to resolve an issue or you wish to sell your Kindle Fire and PaperWhite, resetting it is an advantage.

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cameron metz

Hi, our kindle is acting funny. The touch screen activates as if someone is touching it, but no one is touching it. I’ve tried doing a factory reset on it, but that doesn’t seem to be the problem.

Tom Thorsen

Had defective kindle received new one need to transfer games to new one

Michele D Kennedy

What did you do?

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