How to Reset the Passcode on a Kindle Fire

by Randall Blackburn
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You can change the password to your Kindle Fire from the Security Settings menu on the device if you know the current password. However, if you have forgotten your passcode, you will need to perform a factory reset to restore original settings to the device. Once factory settings are restored, re-register your device with your Amazon credentials and sync your device with your account to restore your downloaded items. You will need to reinstall any apps you installed prior to the reset.

Change Passcode

Step 1

Tap the “Quick Settings” icon from the Kindle Fire home screen, and then tap “More.” Additional settings menu options are displayed. You can also tap the “Settings” icon in the Kindle home screen, and then tap “More” to view the additional options.

Step 2

Tap the “Security” option to open the Security Settings menu.

Step 3

Tap the “Lock Screen Password” option to open the Lock Screen Password screen.

Step 4

Type the existing password in the password prompt, enter the new password in the New Password field, and then re-enter it in the Confirm field.

Tap “Finish” to save the new password. The password is now required when you power on the device or wake the device out of Sleep mode.

Reset Device

Step 1

Press the “Power” key to wake the Kindle from Sleep mode. The Password prompt displays.

Step 2

Type your best guess at the password into the Password input box. Retype password guesses a total of four times. After the fourth incorrect password entry, the Reset dialog box opens asking if you would like to reset the Kindle Fire.

Step 3

Tap “OK Reset” to reset the device to original factory settings.

Connect the Kindle Fire to a wireless network and re-register the device with your Amazon account.


  • Information provided in this article applies to the 1st generation Kindle Fire. Instructions may vary slightly or significantly for other models of the Kindle Fire.


  • Tap the “Show” option in the Password dialog box to display the password characters as you type.
  • Visit the Reset Password page to reset your password (see Resources).


Photo Credits

  • Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images

About the Author

Randall Blackburn has worked for several Fortune 1000 companies as a technical writer over the past seven years. He has produced a wide variety of technical documentation, including detailed programming specifications and research papers. Randall has also acquired several years' experience writing web content. Randall lives and works in Austin, TX.

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