Thursday, March 8th, 2018
So you just got your Kindle device—or you’ve had it for a while—and suddenly it won’t sync, causing you to have problems getting books that you bought off the Amazon website or that you emailed to your device. Here are a few simple fixes as well as one bigger one.
Hold your Kindle on/off button down like you would to turn the device off, but instead of releasing the button after 20 seconds, keep holding it for about 40 or 45. This will hard reset your Kindle and the logo should appear. When your Kindle finishes resetting itself, it should sync.
Try putting your device in airplane or flight mode for about 30 seconds. After you leave it in this mode for a bit, turn airplane mode off and try syncing again.
Try turning your Wi-Fi connection off. Leave it off for a minute or so, and then try connecting again. Once you’re connected to the Wi-Fi, sync your device.
Log completely out of your Kindle account, which you can do through the menu, settings, my account, and deregister my Kindle. When you’ve logged out, wait a few seconds, and then log back in again.
These should all be quick fixes for your Kindle’s syncing problem. If none of them are working, it could be a sign that your device is having more issues than these surface fixes can solve. When this is the case, bring your device to us and let us take a look.
We’ve fixed plenty of devices from ereaders to phones to laptops. No job is too big or too small. After we take a look at your device, we’ll give you a diagnostic evaluation absolutely free and let you know how much it will be to fix it. If you agree to have your device fixed by us, we’ll make sure to have it back to you within 24 hours, guaranteed.
Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
Kindles sometimes freeze when the battery is low. A good way to be aware of this is to keep an eye on your charge and to make sure you don’t let it get lower than 10 percent. However, if your Kindle does freeze, you may be able to fix the problem simply by charging your device. Once you let it charge a bit, it should go back to normal.
Like with every electronic device, you will sometimes need to update the software on your Kindle. If you do this often, you shouldn’t have any problems, but if you let your device go for a long time without updating, you’re likely to run into a few, which can include freezing. Update your Kindle’s software, and this could take care of the issue.
Try simply rebooting your Kindle like you would with a computer. This is often the best option if your device is frozen all around and you cannot tap on the screen. Simply shut the device down by holding the power button for 20 seconds or longer. When you let go, the reboot screen should come up and your Kindle should become unfrozen.
One of the best options to fix a frozen Kindle is to reset your device. However, resetting your Kindle will erase everything you have stored on it. As a result, you will want to make sure everything you’ve purchased is backed up somehow. Your account should back up everything to the Amazon Cloud, so you’ll be able to re-download everything you’ve bought. Still, it is important to make sure all your books are there before going through with the reset.
When you’re ready, tap the menu button and select settings from the menu. When the setting screen appears, select the option to reset your device to factory settings. The process will start immediately and your Kindle should unfreeze.
If your is still freezing constantly or none of these options helped, bring your device to us. We will do a free diagnostic test, let you know what’s wrong, and then give you the option to fix your Kindle with us.
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