How to reset Kindle Fire HD to default factory settings

The Kindle Fire HD is a great tablet. However, things can go wrong if you install too many applications from other sources than Amazon's. In this case, you will need to reset it to the default factory settings. You will also need to reset your Kindle Fire HD if you want to sell or gift it to somebody else. This will erase the data and account stored in the tablet. Things you have bought from Amazon, like books, movies ... are still stored in the Amazon server tied to your Amazon account.

Here is how to reset Kindle Fire HD to default factory settings:

On the top of the screen, swipe down to find the menu bar, then click on "More":

Kindle Fire HD factory reset

A new menu will appear, you go to the "Device" section:

reset Kindle Fire HD

At the end of the Device menu, you will see the option "Reset to Factory Defaults":

Hard reset Kindle Fire HD

Just click on it and a dialog box will appear, asking you if you want to do the factory  data reset. Just click on "Erase Everything" and wait for the reset process to run. It will take some minutes, depending on how much data need to be erased.

reset Kindle Fire HD to default

After the erasing process is done, your Kindle Fire HD is just like a brand new one now. If you want to register again, just go through the initial set up process again.

About the Guest Author:
This article is written by Neil, a geek whose head looks like a broom. He is the Editor-in-Charge of CompuTimes, a website about technology news and gadget reviews
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