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Initial post: Oct 20, 2013 9:49:49 AM PDT
C. byers says:
Can I delete content from my sd card on my kindle fire 1st generation? It's 94% filled

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2013 9:57:59 AM PDT
MikeJW says:
What are you talking about. There is no SD card for the Kindle Fire. There has never been one for a Kindle, other than the very first ereader.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2013 10:26:53 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 20, 2013 10:27:52 AM PDT
If you are saying that your storage on your Fire is 94% full, then yes, you can delete content. Start by removing apps that you no longer want/need. Then remove all books that you have already read or won't be reading in the next month. Note - any app/book that you have bought from Amazon is stored on the Amazon server and can be downloaded to your Fire again later. After you have done all that, then do a hard reset of the fire. Don't forget your music, movies and photos can take up a lot of space as well.

Hard reset - Ensure Fire is fully charged and remove charging cable. Press and hold the power button for 30 seconds (time it). Press the power button one more time to turn the Fire back on. Wait for the home screen to fully load. This may take a few minutes.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2013 1:09:16 PM PDT
Beth Sexton says:
C. byers, I use the free app Clean Master to identify and delete junk files and other files that are not needed.

If you want to delete books or other content you can just do a long press on the icon and then select "Delete from Device." I it was purchased from Amazon it will be available in the Cloud to download again.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2013 1:56:06 PM PDT
Just to clarify:
Your kindle, and most other electronic devices have built-in, physically non-removable (but not non-erasable) storage. That's called the hard drive, or sometimes the HDD (hard disk drive). SD cards, on the other hand, are physically removable storage; small plastic cards which are inserted into a slot and can store data. Any device which has an SD card slot can be used to access data from the SD card and erase it. But the Fire doesn't have the slot.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2013 2:12:40 PM PDT
Actually, Kindles don't have a hard drive. They have memory chips instead. It is sometimes called flash memory.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2013 2:27:55 PM PDT
Sigh. I was trying to explain the difference in a way that accounted for where I suspected the confusion was - between HD and SD.

The fine distinction between hard drive and flash memory (which is not always clear) was, I was fairly sure, technically beyond the OP. And even more so would be explaining between flash memory inside and flash memory on cards.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2013 2:37:13 PM PDT
B. Marks says:
Actually the OP is almost partially sort of correct in a wrong sort of way. :)

The built-in storage area in an Android device is referred to as SDCARD. I'm not sure of the reason for this. My guess is it began in the early days when phones didn't have built-in storage but some had micro SD card slots. But all of that is guessing. I really don't know it's true or how that began. I just know that that is what the internal storage on Android devices is called. It makes for a lot of confusion. It's probably one of those things that looked like a good choice initially but turned out not to be and now we're stuck with it.

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