How to Reset Kindle Fire to Default Factory Settings

John Smith   August 28, 2016   Comments Off on How to Reset Kindle Fire to Default Factory Settings

kindle-fireThe simplicity of Kindle device makes it one of the best selling tablets in the market for eBook readers but it might also encounter some technical problems. Just for an example sometimes your Kindle device might be freezing a lot and you want to Reset Kindle it to default factory settings. There are two ways to do it, I will let you know one by one. Alternatively you can get in touch with Kindle Support specialist to do it.

How to do a Soft Reset of Kindle Fire HD
Soft Reset Kindle Fire means that you are forcing it to restart. To do so first of all you need to make sure that your Kindle device is fully charged, if not charge it first. Then you need to hold the power button for at least 40 seconds, it will forcefully turn off your Kindle Fire HD and you can switch it on again. Hopefully all of your problems might have been resolved, if not move to hard reset or call Kindle Customer Service for professional assistance.

How to do a Hard Reset of Kindle Fire HD to Factory Defaults
If soft reset didn’t work for you and you are facing problems with your Kindle device continuously, you need to perform a hard Reset Kindle. Hard Reset on Kindle Fire mean deleting all data from it and restoring default factory settings. It will also be a good idea to do hard reset if you selling your Kindle device or just giving it to some other person, it will protect your privacy. You can also read Kindle Help before doing this to have a fair idea of what you are doing with your Kindle device.

Before you start a hard reset process, your Kindle device should be fully charged, if not charge it first. You also need to make sure that you have taken a backup of all of you data because hard reset will delete everything from the device and if you didn’t have any backup, you will lose everything. To do a hard reset, follow these steps or call Amazon Kindle Support for help.

Step 1: Swipe down from the top menu and tap on “More”

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Step 2: Go to settings menu and tap “Device”

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Step 3: Tap “Reset to Factory Defaults” you might need to scroll a bit to see this option

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Step 4: Confirm your action

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Factory reset usually takes some time so wait peacefully. Your Kindle Fire will reboot itself as soon as factory reset is done. Now you need to register it again with your Amazon account and check if the problem has gone. If you still face the same problem, consider taking help from a qualified Amazon Kindle Customer Service specialist by calling Amazon toll free customer service number. There might be some hold time but be assured that they will resolve all of your problems.