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Kindle Fire tablet, also known as the Amazon Fire tablet, is a very handy device that could make your day-to-day life very convenient.

It’s a high-tech tablet that’s capable of browsing the web, displaying photos and videos, running apps, capturing beautiful moments and so much more.

However, just like any tech device, there are times it can get glitchy and even malfunction. When this happens, it can be super annoying, especially if your screen is frozen in between doing important work on the tablet.

In those cases, it’s a good idea to reset your Kindle Fire tablet to fix the problem right away.

You’d also want to factory reset it if you wish to sell the device, in order to make sure it contains none of your personal information that could be sensitive.

In this post, you’re going to learn how to do that with ease, but before that, let’s discuss a little more about the Kindle Fire tablet.

Comparison between Kindle Fire Tablet and other Tablets

Even though Kindle Fire and the other tablets might seem almost exactly the same feature-wise, there are several notable differences between them that are important to point out.


It really comes down to what your purpose is. These tablets can be the right choice for the right person and for the right reasons.

For example, the Fire OS running Kindle Fire tablet is more inclined toward the entertainment side, while also allowing you to perform other minimal tasks.

On the other hand, the iPad is a workhorse that really has the power to complete tasks, design art, manage your to-do lists and so much more.

Here’s a head-to-head feature comparison of both devices:

Kindle Fire HD 8iPad Air 2022 (5th Gen)
Storage Options32 GB & 64 GB64 GB & 256 GB
Expandable StorageYes, with micro SD cardYes, with iCloud drive
Display Size8.0 inches (20.32cm)10.9 inches (27.686cm)
Display Quality1080p full HD4K
Battery LifeUp to 13 hoursUp to 10 hours
GamesVery few and limited performancesPlenty and powerful performance
Rear Camera2 MP12 MP
Front Camera2 MP12 MP
Ram2 GB8 GB

Talking about Android tablets, there are plenty of options to choose from so it’d be unfair to pick one and compare it with the Kindle Fire tablet. Most Android tablets allow you to do as much as the iPad does, and they’re very powerful as well.

If I have to compare the Kindle Fire tablet and the iPad, it’s important to note that the Fire tablet is a lot cheaper than the iPad.

If you just want a tablet at a very budget-friendly price, catch up on your favorite shows on streaming platforms and get your daily dose of entertainment on social media, then the Kindle Fire is your best bet.

An iPad is pricer, but it offers more innovative features and is ACTUALLY a great investment for years to come.

Apart from just the casual and fun stuff you can do on the iPad, it’s great for completing your assignments, attending lectures, attending meetings, carrying out business plans and so much more. It’s a device meant for heavy work.

The Kindle Fire tablet has different variations and comes in different colors. However, the newest models, which are Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 8 Plus cost $99.99 and $119.99 respectively. Both are 32 GB but they come in more storage options as well.

On the other hand, the 2022 model of the iPad Air starts with 64 GB storage and costs $329. In this comparison, you can clearly see that the Kindle Fire tablet is incredibly lesser priced than the iPad, so if your purpose fits into the features of this tablet by Amazon, it’s best for you.

Now, let’s jump into the tutorial right away.

Factory Reset a Kindle Fire

Doing a factory reset on your Kindle Fire tablet is a very simple process but you need to make sure you do all the steps properly.


Remember, after your device has been successfully factory reset, you’ll lose all the downloaded content, including in-app purchases. You’ll have the device as new from the inside as it was when you bought it.

This way to reset is suitable when you’re about to sell or give away your device to somebody.

Here are the steps:

Step 1: This is optional, but if needed, you can safely eject your expandable storage.

Step 2: Open “Quick Settings” by swiping down twice from the top of the screen.

Step 3: Tap on the Settings icon.

Step 4: Tap on Device Options, and then you have to tap on Reset to Factory Defaults.


This might take a while, so wait for it to complete entirely. Once the reset is complete, your device will be disconnected from your Amazon account as well.

Reset Kindle Fire via Recovery Menu

Another way to reset your Kindle Fire tablet is to do it via the recovery menu. This is usually done when you’re facing some kind of glitches, such as freezing of the screen or any other problem. 

Here are the steps for it:

Step 1: If needed, safely eject the expandable storage.

Step 2: Depending upon the model of your device, you have to press a combination of buttons in this step.

If you use the Kindle Fire HDX (3rd gen), Fire (4th gen), or Fire HD 10 (7th gen) device, press and hold the power and volume up buttons at the same time. You can release the buttons when you see a logo appear on the screen.

For all other devices, you can press and hold the power and volume down buttons at the same time, and release them after 5 seconds.

Step 3: You should see the Recovery Mode options now. You can use the volume up and down buttons to navigate through the options on the screen.

Step 4: Tap on where it says “Wipe data/factory reset” by pressing the power button and then confirm it.


Wait for your Kindle Fire tablet to successfully reset, and that’s it.


Performing any type of reset on your device has to be a little bit of a nervy experience, so I hope this post helped you in that regard to get the job done seamlessly.

This should also solve the problem you’ve been facing with the device, but if it still persists, make sure to get in touch with their customer support or visit a service center. 🧑‍💻

Next, you might want to enjoy easy streaming on your Kindle Fire tablet by using one of these VPNs.

  • Adnan Rehan
    Adnan is a BMS graduate and a senior writer for Geekflare who loves breaking down complex topics into easy-to-understand pieces. He has also written for sites like Sparkian and Techkle. Besides work, you can find him on the football turf or… read more
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