How to Set a Passcode For Your Amazon Kindle

If you are a private reader, do not want your kids (or anyone else) having free access to your books, or just want to password protect your Kindle, it’s really easy to do.

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RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
October 21, 2021

If you are a private reader, do not want your kids (or anyone else) having free access to your books, or just want to password protect your Kindle, it’s really easy to do. Let’s explore this feature.

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How to Set a Kindle Passcode

First, on the Home screen, tap the three little dots (the hamburger menu) in the upper-right hand corner. Refer to below image:

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Accessing the Hamburger menu

Next, tap Settings in the p0p- up menu. See below image:

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Accessing Settings

Now, tap Device Options. See following image:

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Accessing Device Options

Next, you will see a list of options, tap Device Passcode. Refer to below image:

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Accessing Device Passcode

Now, enter your Passcode between 1 and 12 digits long, then enter it again to confirm, and then tap OK. See below image:

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Entering and confirming a Passcode

When you unlock your Kindle, you will be prompted to enter your passcode, then tap OK.. See following image:

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Entering a Passcode upon unlocking your Kindle

How to Turn Off or Change a Kindle Passcode

Go to your:

  • Settings > Device Options > Device Passcode

To cancel your Passcode, tap

  • Turn Off Passcode > enter your passcode > OK

To change your Passcode, tap

  • Change Passcode > enter your current passcode > OK

and then enter and confirm your new Passcode.

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Cancel or Change a Passcode

Forget Your Kindle Passcode?

In your Settings, there is a Reset option which you can try. If you are unable to access this option, there’s a special way to reset a locked Kindle.

  • On a 6th Generation Kindle or newer, enter “111222777” as the Passcode, and then tap OK.
  • On a 5th Generation Kindle, enter “resetmykindle” as the Passcode, and then press the Enter key.

You will need to log in to your Amazon account and re-download all your books, audiobooks, and files.

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Author: Raymond

I am Raymond Oglesby, an Information Technology (IT) specialist with 30 years in the field. I have taught Microsoft Applications and troubleshot computers in 15 countries and many States. My career was focused on mainframes and desktops from application development to implementation. I have written hundreds of programs for various architectures. I decided to start a blog to share my knowledge and experiences with you. I plan on updating this blog at least twice a week about smart phone apps to Windows. Please feel free to leave a Comment or Tweet. I would love to hear from you. Do you have a computer tech question? I will do my best to answer your inquiry. Please mention the app and version that you are using. To help me out, you can send screenshots of your data related to your question.

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