How to Factory Reset Kindle Fire Without Parental Password
Amazon’s Kindle Fire devices are awesome, but they don’t have very big storage capacity. If you want to factory reset your Kindle Fire and free up all the storage, you can do it quite easily. You won’t need your parental password for this, so don’t worry.
However, you will need your Amazon account credentials, including the associated e-mail address and your Amazon password. Hopefully, you have this info saved. If not, you can reset your password.
Without much further ado, let’s get into the tutorial for resetting your Kindle Fire device to its factory settings.
How to Factory Reset Any Newer Kindle Fire
Kindle Fire can be factory reset without the parental password, but you’ll need your Amazon account password. Assuming that you have your Amazon login credentials, proceed with these steps to factory reset your Kindle Fire device:
- Power up your Kindle Fire using the power button on the device.
- When the device powers up, swipe down from the top of the device. This will bring up the device options.
- Select More to get to the Settings menu.
- Choose Device and then tap on Reset to Factory Defaults.
- Select Erase Everything and confirm with Yes.
- Your Kindle Fire will restart and reset to factory settings.
- Hold on for a while, this will take up to ten minutes.
- When your Kindle Fire starts, it will ask you to connect to your network.
- Choose your network and enter the password. When Kindle Fire connects to a network, it will ask you to register the device.
- Enter your Amazon e-mail and password and tap on Register.
You’ll get a new user tutorial and your files will be gone. However, you can still access them via the Kindle Store or Cloud storage. You won’t lose any of your purchased items, or Cloud storage files.
How to Factory Reset 1st Gen Kindle Fire
The first generation of Kindle Fire is even easier to reset. You don’t need the parental password here either. Just follow these steps:
- When you’re locked out of your device, enter whatever you want (incorrect password) four times in a row.
- On the fifth attempt, you’ll be asked to reset the Kindle Fire. Choose Yes.
- Your Kindle Fire will get back to factory settings. This may take a while, be patient.
- The remaining steps are the same, connect to your home network, input your Amazon credentials for registration and you’ll be all set.
How to Reset Parental Control Password on 3rd Gen Kindle Fire
If you have a 3rd generation Kindle Fire and you want to reset the parental control password, you can do so like this:
- Enter the wrong parental control password five times.
- Choose the Reset Your parental Control Password option. If this option doesn’t appear right away, scroll down in the message window and tap on it.
- Type in your Amazon account password (the one you use to sign in to Amazon).
- Type in a new parental control password.
That was easy, right? See, all you need is your Amazon account info.
How to Reset Your Amazon Account Password
Naturally, people sometimes lose their passwords and that’s okay. The parental password is not as important as the password for your Amazon account sign in. Still, even this password can be recovered. Here’s how:
- Visit this link. This will take you to the official Amazon’s password recovery page.
- Enter your email address or mobile number associated with your Amazon account.
- You’ll receive the instructions for a password reset in an email or SMS, depending on what you choose in the last step.
- Follow the instructions from the message to reset your password.
If you lost or changed the email or mobile number you used for Amazon, there’s still hope. In this scenario, you should contact Amazon’s official Customer Service who’ll help you resolve your issue.
How to Soft Reset Your Kindle Fire
If you don’t want to straight-up factory reset your Kindle Fire, you can always do a soft reset. This can help with many issues with Kindle Fire, and it won’t delete all your data. Follow these steps for a soft reset:
- Hold the power button for twenty seconds. You’re holding it longer so that the Kindle Fire doesn’t just shut down.
- When you release the button, the reboot screen will appear.
- This may take a few minutes, so be patient. After that, press the power button again and restart your Kindle Fire.
Now you know about all the possible ways you can reset your Kindle Fire devices, Amazon passwords, and parental control passwords. You shouldn’t be locked out of your device ever again. If you fail to do any of these methods, you can contact Amazon’s customer service and ask them for help.
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