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How can I lock my kindle so it cannot be deregistered?

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Initial post: May 24, 2014 7:42:08 PM PDT
My son is taking it with him when he visits his dad (it was bought for my son for Christmas). I am afraid his dad will deregister the account and we will lose everything on there. I have asked him to. My son is 9 and I am afraid just making it a password protect will get him in trouble if he was asked for it and did not give it to his dad. I know the obvious is to not send it, but my son really wants to take it since he gets really bored and it is all he is allowed to do. Thanks for your help!

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2014 7:46:31 PM PDT
CatChat says:
you can't prevent it from the device. it is set up as a default action if the password is forgotten too many times. you will loose personal info and game progress (depending on the app), but all your amazon digital content will still be safe and sound in the cloud.

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2014 7:53:35 PM PDT
My only advice is to put a password on that the boy knows, and maybe dad won't be interested in the device enough to care. If he asks, your son will have to tell it to him, but maybe it won't amount to anything.

On the other hand, if he doesn't give up the password, and dad tries 3 times wrong, it automatically gets wiped clean. It's worth the chance that dad will just fiddle with it if given the password and move on.

You can always get your content back.

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2014 7:58:15 PM PDT
Erich says:
Content belongs to the Amazon account, not the device. If the dad deregisters the Kindle, you simply reregister it when your son gets home, and you have access to all the content associated with the Amazon account. If would potentially be a pain, but nothing would really be lost.

Now, if your ex is as nuts as you're making him sound, you DO want to make sure he can't get access to your Amazon account (i.e. the password). If that happens, he can get in to the Kindle content management and permanently delete everything. Best to not let your son know the account password. What he doesn't know, he can't give up.
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