How to Fix Your Kindle If You Forget the Passcode

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Kindle ereaders have the option to set a passcode in settings under device options that password protects Kindles so that users have to enter a passcode to turn the Kindle on.

The passcode is a separate thing from the parental controls password that you can setup to restrict certain aspects of your Kindle, including access to the Kindle store, the cloud, Goodreads, and the experimental web browser.

The passcode option is available on the Kindle Oasis, Kindle Voyage, the Kindle Paperwhite 2 & 3, and the current entry-level Kindle Touch.

Setting up the passcode is easy. Just go to Settings > Device Options > Device Passcode and enter a number code with 1-12 digits.

If you don’t use your Kindle for awhile it can be pretty easy to forget the passcode.

If you forget the code there’s an easy fix but it will reset your Kindle to factory settings so all the content will be erased, including the passcode and your Amazon account info.

Your Kindle books remain in the cloud, so you’ll have to sign back in to your Amazon account, setup wireless, and redownload everything again after resetting.

How to Reset Passcode

If you forget your Kindle’s passcode, type 111222777 into the passcode entry field to reset your Kindle to factory settings.

8 Responses to “How to Fix Your Kindle If You Forget the Passcode”

  1. The Kindle Keyboard and Kindle 2 also have a passcode available in the last firmware update, and maybe earlier, but require a different entry to clear things if the passcode is forgotten. See the following instructions.

    The passcode for the old units is resetmykindle

    I had to find this after buying a older Kindle that the owner had not removed the passcode on before selling it.

  2. Patrick Charles Ryan Reply December 30, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    Reset kindle pass number

  3. One big mess!

  4. on my kindle I had a list of 30 books, where are they?

  5. I cannot reconnect WiFi to my kindle so I cannot order new ebooks

  6. I have just bought a kindle paper white my old kindle is about seventeen years old and needless to say I have no idea what my password is. Please can you help.

  7. thank you so much for your advice!! its the only one that worked to reset my kindle