How to Reset the Kindle Fire Without Losing Data

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Kindle Fire makes it easy to reset the password from the settings menu, given that you know the current password. In this article, we will go over how to reset the password on a Kindle Fire without losing data.

That said, if you have forgotten the security passcode, you will need to restore the device to factory settings to access your Kindle Fire and the features that are associated with it.

Once you have performed a factory reset, you can register again with your Amazon credentials and then sync your device with your account to restore your saved items, such as e-books and applications.

Even though your information is stored, any applications will need to be re-downloaded.

In the following section, we will be going over how to change the passcode after you have input your security password and navigate to the home screen on your Kindle Fire.

Additionally, in the unfortunate circumstance that a factory reset is needing to be completed, we will also go over the few steps on how to do that as well.

This is an easy process to complete, and after you will have full access to all of your files, applications, and items that you may have purchased and downloaded from Amazon. This includes any audiobooks, E-Books, and Podcasts.

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How to Reset Your Kindle Fire Password

Resetting the password on your Kindle Fire is easy, even for beginners. All it takes is knowing where to look and how to get there to reset your password or change privacy settings in general.

Keep in mind that if it has been a while since you have used your kindle Fire, you may want to make sure that it is fully charged if any updates need to be applied, as this will make the process go smoother.

Here are the steps to take to reset your Kindle Fire:

  1. Navigate to the “Additional Settings” menu. Do this by tapping the “Quick Settings” icon from the home screen and then tap “More.”
  2. Tap the “Security” option to navigate to the Security Settings Men
  3. Navigate to the Lock Screen Password screen by tapping “Lock Screen Password.”
  4. Before you can change the password, you will be asked to input the existing password on this screen.
  5. Input the new password and then re-enter it to confirm. (In this step, it may be beneficial to tap on the “Show” option, to see the characters that you are inputting for the new password).

After you tap on “Finish,” the new password will be ready to use.

You will be required to input this new password whenever you power on your Kindle Fire, or when you wake the device from Sleep mode.

How to Factory Reset your Kindle Fire

If you can’t remember your password used to access your kindle fire, then it may be necessary to perform a factory reset.

This will restore the device to its factory defaults and will let you access it to recover your items and change the password.

To do this factory reset, simply follow these steps:

  1. Press the “Power” button to wake up your Kindle Fire; this will prompt you to input your password.
  2. After four incomplete password attempts, you will receive a message asking you if you would like to reset your Kindle Fire to factory settings.
  3. Tap “OK” to reset the device. Once the Kindle has been reset, you can now connect to a Wi-Fi connection and re-register the device with your Amazon credentials.

If you need to factory reset your Kindle Fire, you will want to make sure that it still has a full charge, as any updates that were previously on the device will need to be re-downloaded and installed.

This does not take a long time to perform, but a Wi-Fi connection is needed, and some devices will not be able to perform this action unless the battery is at a certain level before attempting the update.

If there were any applications that you downloaded before resetting your Kindle Fire, you would need to go to the Google Play store and re-download those as well.

Your account for Google Play will be different from your Amazon account, but after logging in with your credentials, you will be able to see any applications that were previously paid for and downloaded, making it easy to re-download them to your Kindle Fire.

What happens if I forget my Amazon credentials on Kindle Fire?

If for some reason you forgot your Amazon credentials, it is easy to recover them as well. Simply attempt to log into your amazon account from another device, and after a couple of failed attempts, all you need to do is click on “Forgot Username or Password.”

This will allow you to have a link to reset your password emailed to you, or if you can’t remember the email that you used when signing up, there are other account recovery options available.

Once you are sure you have your account set up and you have logged in successfully, simply make sure that you have your Amazon credentials written down somewhere for future reference.

In addition to keeping your Amazon credentials in a place that you can easily reference later, it may be a good idea to have your Kindle Fire and Google Play password and login information with them as well.

This will make it easier to access any information that you may need to down the line. This is especially true if you do not use your Kindle Fire all the time, or only need to log into Google Play occasionally.

Final Thoughts

So there you have it, these are the steps that you may need to reset the password on your Kindle Fire without losing data.

Before resetting your password, or setting your Kindle back to factory settings to access it, you should make sure that you have your Amazon credentials on hand, as this will ensure that you can use re-register your device without losing any data.

Amazon makes it easy to make sure that even with resetting your devices to factory settings, you can still have access to all of your apps and data, although some of the applications may need to be re-downloaded.


Hey, I’m Erik… a Swedish university student, marketing professional, and life-long learner. Here at BookSummaryClub I summarize my favorite non-fiction books into easily digested posts. Hope you like what you’re reading!

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