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How to reset Amazon Fire tablet

How to reset Amazon Fire tablet - the easiest way

Updated: Apr 26, 2023 12:27 pm
How to reset Amazon Fire tablet

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If you want to know how to reset Amazon Fire tablet, you’re in the right place!

Resetting your Amazon Fire Tablet is very simple. Resetting your device when facing privacy problems or other issues like a frozen screen is essential. You do not have to worry about how to go about it, as we have listed all the steps in detail for you to reset your Amazon Fire Tablet.

How to Reset Amazon Fire Tablet

Before you reset your Amazon Fire Tablet, it is essential for you to know that a factory reset will remove or delete all the content that is on your device. This includes all your app purchases, files, images, and other downloaded content. It goes back to the way you first received the device. In other words, how it was when it first shipped from the factory.



Open settings

Go to the settings page on your Amazon Fire Tablet.

amazon fire tablet settings



Go to device options

Click on device options.



Reset to factory defaults

Tap reset to factory defaults.




You may first be required to enter your lock screen passcode for security reasons.

After that’s done, click on confirm or ‘Reset’.

How to Reset If the Screen Is Frozen?

At times devices tend to freeze, which makes it harder to reset. Do not worry about that; follow the steps below to reset your Amazon Fire Tablet when your screen is frozen or when you are not able to access the settings page. This process is done by launching the recovery mode.

  • Step 1: You have to turn off your Amazon Fire Tablet. Note: For the next step, you have to know what mode your device is to perform the action, as the selection of buttons depends on the model.
  • Step 2:
    • If you have a Kindle Fire HDX (3rd Generation), Amazon Fire HD 10 (7th Generation), or Amazon Fire (4th Generation), you will have to press the volume up and power buttons together.
    • If you have an Amazon Fire (5th Generation or newer), Kindle Fire HD (3rd Generation), or any other Amazon Fire tablet, you will have to press the volume down and power buttons together.
  • Step 3: Once you press them together, release them after 5 seconds. Or when the logo appears on the screen.
  • Step 4: You will notice the recovery mode option on the screen. You will have to navigate through the options with the volume down and up buttons.
  • Step 5: Click on the wipe data/factory reset option.
  • Step 6: Press the power button to confirm the reset.

Note: In both the above methods, once the reset has taken place, your device will not be registered to your Amazon account. You will have to register your account again.

How to reset Amazon Fire tablet FAQs

What Should I Do Before I Reset My Amazon Fire Tablet?

Before you reset your Amazon Fire Tablet, ensure that your automatic backups are turned on. You can do it by going to settings and then turning on the backup and restore option. You can even transfer all your data to another device.

What is Soft Reset?

A soft reset is when you turn off your device and turn it on again. You can do this when your tablet is lagging, stuck, or you see glitches. You just have to press the power button till it restarts.

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