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Initial post: Nov 6, 2010 5:07:49 AM PDT
Eaglesmom says:
I renamed my Kindle to "reward with my name and cell phone, " hoping someone would call me, if they find my kindle. BUT, my new kindle name cannot be viewed unless one gets past my password.

Kindle will not let me remove my password. Any ideas?

Posted on Nov 6, 2010 5:11:25 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 6, 2010 5:13:36 AM PDT
AnnieB says:
Can you just disable password...vs: removing
My kindles name is "I'm lost call XXX-XXXX"

Posted on Nov 6, 2010 5:28:46 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 6, 2010 5:30:52 AM PDT
LynxFM says:
Hi Eaglesmom!

I learned accidentally after a kindle freeze and hard reboot that my previously set password had been removed and had to be reset. You won't even notice that the password has to be reset until you actually try to "turn on" the password.

Make sure that your kindle is charged up before doing the hard reboot.

To do a hard reboot, hold the "on" switch to the right for at least 15 seconds until the screen goes white and starts to reboot. Then, don't touch the kindle until the process is complete.

After the hard reboot: Home>>Menu>>Settings>>Device Password>>Turn On.

After the hard reboot you will see that your password has been removed and you now have the opportunity to not set a new password if you choose.

Posted on Nov 6, 2010 5:57:45 AM PDT
A. Sisk says:
Just diabling the password makes more sense.

Posted on Nov 6, 2010 9:36:22 AM PDT
Eaglesmom says:
When I go to Settings/Device Password/Turn Off and click it. The box Enter Password pops up. I tried to make it blank and submit. It comes back incorrect password. Please try again. I wonder if I do a hard reboot, then do I lose my books?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2010 9:42:56 AM PDT
ShirleyKat says:
Eaglesmom, do what it says: enter your password. You are giving permission from the rightful owner to disable the password. Otherwise, anyone could just turn it off without knowing the password.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2010 11:54:38 AM PDT
Dragi Raos says:
Hard reboot will not erase your books, but do as ShirleyKat suggests.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2010 1:06:01 PM PDT
LynxFM says:
You will not lose your books after a hard reboot, but you will have to reset the time on the K3, Eaglesmom.

As ShirleyKat and Dragi suggest, be sure to click on "turn off" the device password option BEFORE performing a hard reboot to erase the password you presently have set.

Posted on Nov 7, 2010 4:27:05 AM PST
Eaglesmom says:
Thank you for your assistance. I am password free.

Posted on Nov 8, 2010 9:47:25 PM PST
LynxFM says:
(wink) :)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2010 11:31:32 PM PST
GDabney says:
Eaglesmon, I have reward stickers on my Kindle from, since you can't count on the person finding your Kindle returning it to you, I have my password enabled so no one can use it if they decide not to return it.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 5:21:57 AM PDT
I just want to remove the password from my kindle - how do i do it ?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 7:30:44 AM PST
Ter Scott! says:
Great, but how does one "disable" a password? I did the "hard boot" and now I'm a bit concerned because it hasn't rebooted yet; how long does that take?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 7:31:30 AM PST
Ter Scott! says:
I just did a hard reboot, but how long do I have to "wait" for it to reboot?

Posted on Dec 1, 2012 8:51:37 AM PST
JustMe says:
'Reboot' is a bit of a misnomer. You'll have to turn it back on.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 9:10:32 AM PST
 Ann says:
@Ter - You'll have to tell us which Kindle you have. This is an old thread, so some of the information and instructions may not apply to your model.

Posted on Jul 19, 2013 1:26:41 PM PDT
EO says:
It's not very bright of Amazon to insist that you re-enter your password in order to turn it off. It isn't possible to get to "settings" in the first place without having already entered the password, and there isn't anything that makes it clear that entering the password again is going to allow you to turn off the function.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2013 1:34:27 PM PDT
Most places (websites, etc) require you to enter your password before you can modify any settings. That is standard protocol to prevent someone else from changing your settings just because they picked it up after you put it down. Look at it as extra security instead of "not very bright"

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 24, 2013 8:34:27 PM PDT

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 24, 2013 8:38:53 PM PDT
Still need help

Posted on Aug 9, 2013 2:41:19 PM PDT
J. Runnalls says:

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 10, 2013 11:20:31 AM PDT
KC says:
That is true, but it requires a "new" password/pin. What if you don't want a password at all anymore?

Posted on Aug 10, 2013 11:39:53 AM PDT
KC - That's a three year old message you're replying to.

J Runnalls - What kind of Kindle do you have?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 10, 2013 11:51:22 AM PDT
KC says:
lol! It figures,a day late and a dollar short.... I have the kindle hd 8.9

Posted on Nov 20, 2013 8:02:35 AM PST
NYChic says:
help, i got a kindle fire a month ago as a xmas gift for a kid. I didnt set up the kindle, all i did was charge it then put it away. Now am trying to log in to start setting it up and a pass word is on it...i try putting in the wrong password but it will not let me log on to it.
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