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Initial post: Jun 30, 2014 5:16:45 AM PDT
Kathy says:
I have filled my storage and need to delete audiobooks. Guide says to go to Manage my Kindle. When going to that menu and attempting to delete from my list, the delete option, although there, isn't allowed. I purchase a great deal of audio books and want to get more and get rid of others. Help!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2014 5:22:23 AM PDT
Hmmmn...I think you're confused. MYK (which is now Manage Your Content & Devices) is here online at Amazon, and is your "archive" or "Cloud" or "library" -- lots of names. If you delete something from your MYCD, it's GONE forever.

But your device, of course, can only hold so much. If you need to make room on your DEVICE, you delete items from the device ITSELF, but they stay in your Cloud for future use.

Whatever you want to delete from your device -- Apps/Books/Videos/Music/Audiobooks/Documents -- whatever it is, you delete it FROM the device. Tap the appropriate tab, then long-touch the item until the menu pops up. Choose "Remove from Device".

Don't delete something from your MYCD unless you really never never want to access it ever again.

Posted on Jun 30, 2014 5:24:59 AM PDT
P.S. Just deleting from your Cloud doesn't automatically delete it from any device to which it might be downloaded. You have to "sync" the device for it to be removed from the device (in the case of deleting it permanently from the MYCD).

Think of "Remove from Device" as carrying a book from your nightstand back to the bookcase in the hallway. "Remove from MYCD/Account/Cloud/Whatever" is more like taking a book from the bookcase and giving it away.

Posted on Jun 30, 2014 5:37:24 AM PDT
Kathy says:
Actually, I do move the audiobooks to the cloud. I only have a couple on the device at one time, but still when calculating my storage space it indicates that 10.8 G of my total 13G of space is filled by audiobooks. So...you can see my delema.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2014 5:39:46 AM PDT
You don't have to "move" them to the Cloud. The moment you buy something digital, it's automatically there. It's the *devices* that either have items downloaded ... or not.

Audio books are HUGE files. *HUGE*. So if you want more on there, you're going to have to delete more off of there, first. That's all there is to it. HUGE FILES!

Posted on Jun 30, 2014 5:41:20 AM PDT
You can clean up a Fire by using an app like Clean Master - Free Optimizer, but this only gets rid of junk. That's a great thing, but you'll still have to delete some audiobooks to make room for more.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2014 6:26:55 AM PDT
Kathy says:
How do I delete from the device? When I touch and hold audiobooks in the cloud, I get the choice of either "add to favorites" or "download". When I touch and hold books on device, I get "add to favorites" or "remove from device" however when I remove from device, it doesn't impact my storage space. I still get the alert that I am low on storage. I am willing to Forever Delete some of my audiobooks, just need to be able.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2014 6:39:21 AM PDT
"...however when I remove from device, it doesn't impact my storage space..."

That's not possible. Try these steps:

Install the app Clean Master and run the junk cleaner and the memory boost functions. Then...

In Device view, long-touch, one at a time, EACH of the audiobooks, and choose Remove from Device. (You can always get them back later!) Take them ALL off.

Then sync the device, and run the memory boost and the junk cleaner again.

(How many books, apps, videos, music, etc... do you also have on there? These things affect the storage too, of course.)

Now. Periodically, every electronic device needs a restart. Press and hold the power button for a full 30 seconds, ignoring any message on the screen. Release the button, and wait a second. Then press it once again, and let it reboot.

Then go back to Audiobooks and Cloud view to download what you'd like to have on the device. If these steps don't work, it will be time to contact Customer Service. Their next step would probably be to perform a factory reset.

Posted on Jun 30, 2014 8:31:31 AM PDT
Kathy says:
When trying to install Clean Master, it says that I don't have enough storage to download it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2014 8:34:02 AM PDT
HAHahahahah! Wow, awesome. Well, start deleting stuff! Start with the audiobooks, since again, those are enormous files. Then move on to videos, music, apps, then music and Kindle books.

You could skip it all and go directly to a factory reset, which would wipe the device clean. But you'd have to start all over -- if you have your email app set up, for example, you'd have to set it all up again, but that's not hard.

If you don't want to go that drastic yet, start deleting, girl! < delete > < delete > < delete > < delete > < delete > < delete >

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2014 8:34:19 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
That could happen if you are low on storage.

Posted on Jun 30, 2014 8:36:04 AM PDT
Kathy says:
After doing a 30 second shut down, when restarting, the device automatically tells me I am low on storage. I do have a great many books and audiobooks , 100's, but its because I haven't figured out how to get them off! I would gladly remove them.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2014 8:40:04 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
You should be able to long press on the title and get a pop up list. There should be either a remove or delete option.

Posted on Jun 30, 2014 8:42:56 AM PDT
Kathy says:
Lots of great suggestions, and I'm trying them all. I know that "deleting" is the right thing to do. I've moved all audiobooks (my main problem) to the cloud as the word "DELETE" is no where in my choices on my Kindle. I am willing to also do it through the Amazon Managing my Kindle, but when given my library, once again "DELETE" is not on my menu. Again, I am ready to delete many FOREVER, if I just can figure out how. Patience and advice. Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2014 8:46:01 AM PDT
Kathy says:
I WISH I did have a delete option. It just isn't there!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2014 8:46:56 AM PDT
Remove.From.Device.

When you long-touch an icon or title, it should give you the option to Remove From Device.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2014 8:47:46 AM PDT
"What we have here is a failure to communicate." --Strother Martin

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2014 8:48:17 AM PDT
Kathy says:
No delete option on my Kindle audiobooks just "add to favorite", "download", "remove from device". Again none of those open more storage for me. I think I'm doomed to factory reset. Can I do that from my Kindle or do I go to Amazon?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2014 8:49:38 AM PDT
"remove from device" MEANS the same thing as DELETE.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2014 8:49:50 AM PDT
OH FFS. Yes. Like 10 posts ago, I posted, "In Device view, long-touch, one at a time, EACH of the audiobooks, and choose Remove from Device. (You can always get them back later!) Take them ALL off."

Yes. Remove.From.Device.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2014 8:50:33 AM PDT
Kathy says:
Yup! Did that to all audiobooks. They are only in the cloud. Still not showing any more room in storage. I'm sure I sound like an idiot.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2014 8:51:16 AM PDT
Kathy says:
You'd think so, but not to my dear Kindle storage space!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2014 8:53:23 AM PDT
That's where the Clean Master might help. I don't know. It sounds like you're going to have to call Customer Service and have them help you troubleshoot in real time over the phone while you have the device there.

You can try a factory reset if you want; eventually that's what CS would have you try. It can't hurt -- all it costs you is the time spent putting back what you want on the device.

Posted on Jun 30, 2014 8:55:21 AM PDT
Kathy says:
Appreciate all advice. Having been an educator for 38 years, I get the frustration when your instructions don't get results in the "student", "client" or online chat person. I took the leap and am doing the factory reset. Good thing I have lots of time to download again.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2014 8:58:01 AM PDT
Actually, a lot of users here have done factory resets on purpose just to "start over" clean, even if they weren't having trouble. It's often much quicker than trying to take stuff off piece by piece.

It can't hurt! Good luck.
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