How To Reset an Amazon Fire Tablet

This can allow you to wipe your tablet to start again or pass it on

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We all need a restart now and then. Even tablets. If your Amazon Fire is having intermittent errors and nothing you do is working or if you want to gift it to a friend or small cousin, then you’ll need to reset your tablet.

In this post, you’ll learn how to factory reset an Amazon Fire tablet.

Reset Amazon Fire Tablet – step-by-step

1

Reset Amazon Fire Tablet in Settings

The easiest way to reset an Amazon Fire Tablet is to do so through Settings. Here’s how.

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1

Leave microSD out

The MicroSD card won’t be any part of this process, you can save any important document there and eject the expandable memory from the tablet.

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2

Backup

To make sure not to lose any important information back it up.

Go to Settings, then Device Options, and select Backup & Restore.

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3

Find ‘Reset’

Swipe down twice from the top of the screen and tap Settings. Then go to Device Options and select Reset to Factory Defaults.

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4

Wait

You’ll see a progress bar at the beginning, just wait for it to complete. It’ll take some time

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Factory Reset Amazon Fire tablet from Recovery Mode

If your device is too slow to even get to Settings, then you’ll need to do a factory reset from the Recovery Mode.

This is a little harder but is the only option if your Amazon Fire is frozen.

Step

1

Power off

Power off the device.

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2

Know your model

You’ll need to press a button combination that will change depending the Amazon Model:

Kindle Fire 3rd Generation, Fire 4th Generation, and Fire HD 10 (7th Generation) devices: Press and hold the “power” and “volume up” buttons simultaneously.

Release the buttons immediately after a logo appears on the screen.

For all other devices: Press and hold the “power” and “volume down” buttons simultaneously. Release the buttons after five seconds.

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3

Navigate

Once you’re in the Recovery Mode navigate with the volume up and down buttons

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4

Reset

Select Wipe data/factory reset with the power button.

Final thoughts

And those are the two methods to reset. Hopefully, those steps will have solved any issues you are having with your device!