You may come across the need to Factory Reset Kindle Fire Tablet, in case you are experiencing problems on your device or you have decided to sell or give away your device to someone.
Factory Reset Kindle Fire Tablet
A Factory Reset wipes out all the data stored on your Kindle Fire device, but leaves the data on your SD card untouched, unless you choose the option to format the SD card as well.
Unless you are performing a Factory Reset to sell or give away your device, you may want to make a backup of your personal settings, bookmarks, home screen and app layout, before going ahead with a Factory Reset.
All books, movies, music and Apps that you have purchased from Amazon will be automatically synced to your Amazon account and you will be able to re-download them at any time.
To backup Kindle Fire tap on Settings > Device Options > Backup & Restore.
On the next screen toggle ON the option for Backup and Restore to set Kindle Fire Automated Backups on your device.
Kindle Automatic Backups run once a day and happen only when your device is connected to WiFi network and it is in sleep mode. To manually backup Kindle Fire, tap on Backup Now option.
Note: Kindle Fire Backups do not include Photos
After making a backup of Kindle Fire, you can go ahead with the following steps to Factory Reset Kindle Fire tablet.
To Factory Reset Kindle Fire tablet, tap on Settings > Device Option > Reset to Factory Defaults.
You will see a popup, tap on the Reset option to Factory Reset your Kindle Fire Device. At this stage you can tap on “Cancel” if you are not sure and do not want to Factory Reset Kindle Fire.
Allow a few minutes for your Kindle Fire device to be Reset to its Factory default settings. Once the process is finished, you will see Kindle Fire rebooting itself.
A Kindle Fire Factory Reset removes all your personal information, Amazon account information and clears all the downloaded content and applications from the internal storage of your device.
In case you have a SD card installed on Kindle Fire, it remains untouched. If required, you can erase the SD card as well by tapping on the Yes option in the alert box that pops up.
After a Factory Reset, you will still be able to download books, music, Apps and other Amazon purchases. However, individual App settings, game progress and in-app items may be lost (depending on the App).