How should I reset my Kindle Paperwhite?

Kindle Reset: Reset Kindle to factory settings - here's how

If you want to sell your Amazon Kindle, you should reset the device to delete all your data and information. Resetting the Kindle can also help in the event of permanent problems and crashes with the Amazon tablet.

Depending on the model (Kindle Fire, Kindle Paperwhite) you reset your device in different ways. A reset before selling your Kindle is primarily necessary to separate your Amazon account from the device and thus prevent the buyer from making purchases via your account.

At a Kindle reset to factory settings all private data deleted. So back it up beforehand if you still need it.

Before Kindle reset: Disconnect your device from your Amazon account

  1. Opens the Amazon website: https://www.amazon.de/mycd.
  2. Click on the tab "equipment", if not already done.
  3. Click on your Kindle device and then on the button "Sign out“.

Reset Kindle Fire HD

Do you have one of the current Amazon tablets, you reset it like this:

  • Opens the Settings.
  • Chooses "device“.
  • Here you will find the option "Reset to factory settings“.
  • Follow the instructions on the screen and wait for the Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, or Kindle Fire HDX to reset.

Reset Kindle Paperwhite

  1. Opens the Settingswhich you can reach via the menu area at the top right.
  2. Tap in the settings on the three bars.
  3. In the menu that now appears you can "Reset device“.

Reset Older Kindle: It was shipped from the factory for sale

This reset is also suitable if the eBook reader no longer reacts:

  1. Pushes the Power regulator to the side.
  2. Hold that Power button for 20 seconds pressed.
  3. The device will now restart.

To erase all data and factory reset your Kindle, do the following:

  1. Ensures that the device battery is charged at least 40%.
  2. Calls over the Settings the menu "More..." on.
  3. Select the settings for the "device" out.
  4. Tap on "Reset to factory settings“.
  5. Now choose "Factory settings / reset device“And confirms the security query.
  6. After the reset, your Kindle should also be disconnected from the Amazon account.

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