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how do I unregister a kindle so I can reregister it?

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Initial post: Dec 25, 2011 9:56:08 AM PST
Carol New says:
I bought my girlfriend a kindle now I need to unregister hers so I can put it in my name. Can it be done?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2011 9:57:16 AM PST
CLS10 says:
Yes, go to the device settings and choose the deregister option.

Posted on May 14, 2012 7:04:25 AM PDT
If I unregister the old Kindle, can I then safely delete the books? They show to all be available on my new Kindle fire. I plan to pass my old Kindle on to my daughter-in-law.

Posted on May 14, 2012 7:21:41 AM PDT
Charlie Fox says:
The books will stay with the account, no problem. You could re-set the old kindle to factory settings rather than delete books one at a time. Look in the Settings Menu, and you should be able to find it.

Posted on May 18, 2012 10:49:51 AM PDT
B. Townson says:
I have recently bought a Kindle Fire and passed my old Kindle to my wife. They are both registered to my Amazon account. Can I deregister the old Kindle then reregister it in my wife's name but keep the present content which I paid for and which is of course on my Kindle Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2012 10:52:53 AM PDT
Yes. Registering/de-registering one Kindle has no effect on any other device on the account.

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 3:01:12 AM PDT
Byxbee says:
If I unregistered my kindle and reregister under my mothers account is there a way to keep the books I bought on my kindle? Do I leave them on the kindle or cloud or just lose them.

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 2:39:55 PM PDT
PS56k says:
@byxbee - the books remain with the "account" not the device. So, any device registered to the "account" will see the books in the Archive. Any Kindle device de-registered loses that connection. However, the e-ink Kindle readers will retain the old books on the physical device. The Kindle Fire is different and will lose all local content from the "account".

SO - for those asking - you NEED to tell us which model Kindle you have...

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 9:15:04 AM PDT
I would like an answer to the same questions. I want to deregister my daughter's Kindle Touch and re register it to my account (I have an original kindle with the keyboard) Would she lose her library when its reregistered to my account?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 9:26:37 AM PDT
 Ann says:
To deregister the Touch, from Home, tap Menu -> Settings -> Registration -> Deregister. Then register it again using your account information. Instructions are here -

Your daughter will no longer be able to access the content in her account from the Kindle, although anything downloaded onto the device will remain on the device.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2012 4:08:31 PM PST
I have purchase a kindle fire HD. I want it totally in my wife's name and account. I have tried reregistering process but it says my 2nd kindle is registered to me and then gives wife I am frustrated. Of course I am not alone.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2012 4:21:03 PM PST
R. Nelson says:
Howard - Trying to clarify to help here....

You have a Kindle Fire, you deregistered it from "husbands" account on amazon. Then you went a registered it to "wifes" account on amazon. Each of these accounts on amazon have a different sign in when you go to to buy an item?

The address is set separately and different from the account the device is registered to. You can rename the kindle and the @kindle address using the (manage my kindle) pages.

If she has registered it under her account she can go to her page and rename the device using the "manage my devices" link found on the left side, about midway down page. On the manage my devices page is also a link under the devices for managing your personal document content, that link will allow you to change the email ( address for the device in question.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2012 4:26:09 PM PST
R. Nelson says:
Quinnetta - Her library will be available if she was to register a device to that account. Say the Cloud Reader, Android App for Phone, another Kindle device. The library of purchased items stays with the amazon account that purchased them.

Registering the Touch to your account will make your accounts library available to it.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2012 7:26:11 PM PST
PS56k says:
@ Howard G. Fossum says:
I have purchased a kindle fire HD. I want it totally in my wife's name and account.
I'm not sure what your problems are.... need some basic confirmations.
1 - does your wife have an Amazon account already setup ?
2 - have you tried de-registering the Fire from the device itself,
OR -
is this an upcoming gift - and you are trying to do this prior to her opening it via the Amazon website ?

It really does help to tell us all the facts vs everyone guessing what your actual problem might be....

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 10:52:20 AM PST
Kindle fire is not register everytime fire I try to registertl this is what kindle keep saying

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2012 11:22:26 AM PST
R. Nelson says:
moultriealfay -

It is hard to help you when we aren't sure exactly what you are doing to receive an error message and what the message is.

Did you register your Fire using WiFi when you first turned on the device? To register the device you need to have an amazon account to register it to, using the same signin information you use to access your amazon account.

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 6:51:11 AM PST
I think has sorta been answered but not sure
I have the original Kindle fire reg to my account.
I like to un reg it from my account and NOT reg it all.
Would all apps that are currently on it still run after it is no longer a reg kindle?


In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 7:23:07 AM PST
No. De-registering a Fire removes all content.

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 3:37:23 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 22, 2012 3:45:43 AM PST
What is the difference between deregistering and going back to the factory settings? I have purchased the new kindle fire HD and want to give my old kindle fire to my daughter. She has her own amazon account so she won't need to access mine for her purchases..

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 3:59:46 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 22, 2012 4:00:17 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
no difference on a Kindle Fire - both wipe the Kindle clean and deregister it

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 7:45:06 AM PST
Jv says:
I have a kindle Fire HD and I have registered it thru this site but still on my kindle, its still asking me to register and when I do, It shows an error and asks me to go to

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 5:39:05 PM PST
PS56k says:
Is your Kindle Fire HD able to get online via WiFi to exchange & sync this info with Amazon ?

You should be able to "register" it by entering the same email ID and password into the Fire HD as you use on the Amazon website.

Posted on Apr 16, 2013 3:33:33 PM PDT
i had the kindle e-reader and i bought the new kindle paper white and registered it to my amazon account. but now i cant find the e-reader on my amazon account. where did it go?

Posted on Apr 16, 2013 8:54:41 PM PDT
PS56k says:
@ Reggie Cummings says: i had the kindle e-reader.........
Did you register the new one and the old one to the exact same Amazon account ?
Does the old ereader screen still show it's registered - in the Settings menu ?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 16, 2013 9:03:30 PM PDT
PS56k says:
@ R. Nelson says: Quinnetta .......
this is an old thread, but just want to clarify - for any others reading...

1 - if you de-register an KINDLE EREADER device, the books stay on the device, and are always avail back at your Amazon Account.
2 - if you de-register a KINDLE FIRE device, the books DO NOT stay on the device, but as always, are avail on your Amazon Account.

For - Quinnetta - After you de-register and re-register, your daughter's Kindle will retain whatever is physically on it, but of course WILL NOT have access to the old account library. It will only see YOUR library -

Any Kindle device or Kindle reading App can only be registered to a single account at a time... and that's all it can "see".
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