Deregister Your Kindle E-Reader
Deregister a Device You can deregister a device from your Amazon account if you no longer want to use it to purchase apps or in-app items. To deregister a device. Deregister Your Kindle E-Reader. Remove your device from your Amazon account before gifting or selling it. If your device is not with you, deregister it through a browser using the "Actions " button on.
I am reading multiple reports on the Amazon forums that some people are having problems with their Fire tablets somehow spontaneously deregistering from their accounts. Members are reporting that all their what does deregistering your kindle do, personal photos, documents and emails are being wiped off the devices. Many of the reports seem to involve the Fire HD 8. It does seem to be specific to the Fire tablets and not the e-ink Kindles. The tablets seem to doing a factory reset while in sleep mode.
One forum member said that they called customer service and were told that Amazon is working on the problem. I did notice that the Scribd app was missing from my Fire HD 6, as well as a couple of others. Update: I posted an update to this issue here. Update 2: Amazon has posted an announcement on the issue.
Post here. Related: Did your Fire tablet just de-register … again? June 17, I suppose I better check that on mine…. It said I was a new user and sign in.
A lot of people are really unhappy. All my settings are changed. The fios mobile app was updated and no longer works on my kindle bout a month agoand now this, no apology. We ought to be compensated somehow.
This issue seems pretty widespread and a lot what to do to stop vomiting when pregnant people are very, very upset about it.
Someone ykur one of the forums pointed out that this is the kind of problem you get with server side registration. At a minimum, we need a backup system so we can back up our personal data.
I came home from work to find mine reset today too! It seems really funny to me that so many would reset on the same day! What is up?! Pingbacks are really slow today for some reason. I wrote an update to this post here: Update to the Fire reset issue. The jury is still out on what exactly is going on, but is seems to be a bug or glitch caused by an Amazon server-side update. It is a total nightmare for many people!
Holly, did you try to re-register the device? What happened when you did. You may want to contact Kindle support so they can address your specific situation. I have an original Yoour Fire tablet and mine just did a reset to factory defaults last night.
So frustrating! Bye bye Kindle — changed deregjstering a Samsung tablet. Diane, a lot of people on the forums are feeling the way you are right now. This is the equivalent of your phone dying. It will be interesting to see how many Fire customers Amazon loses over this debacle. I have the feeling it dergeistering be a lot. This is simply devastating. There may be a couple of different issues going on. So I think more is going on than we know about. You are commenting using your WordPress.
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I deregistered it. No change on what was on it. I restarted Orac: the same. No titles were removed Kindle store or otherwise. Update: Amazon has updated the language, so it does say it works the way people think that it works:.
This entry was posted on May 19, at pm and is filed under Flash posts , News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2. You can leave a response , or trackback from your own site. I did notice though, that when she registered it the first time, it looked like all of the content was gone, but a reset brought it all back.
I only noticed the change today, so it might be new…or near future, possibly. Again, it could also be a mistake. One other thing… I had bought my now old girlfriend one. She had my books loaded but then created her own account.
Maybe before turning on the wifi, and most of the books she had on there were gone. When was that? I wish I had seen this post yesterday morning. I just exchanged Kindles, and I sent my old one back yesterday. I deregistered and then reset it to factory settings right before boxing it up. It did take a rather long time to do the factory reset—like it was removing a lot of stuff.
I also should add that the deregistration process was very quick—it did not take the time needed to delete a lot of books. When I reset my Kindle, I found out that reloading my books back onto the Kindle was much faster. I believe that this collections issue will eventually be resolved in the next Kindle 4 or even the next few OS upgrades. There are far too many books being downloaded that will eventually be required to placed into collections. One thing I thought was particularly interesting: I did not have to do anything to get my Collections back.
What the process had been in the past was that the Collections for a given Kindle were stored at Amazon…until the device was deregistered.
It was important to do it that order: download the books, then add the Collections. That would allow the storage of Collections in the archives. Right now, you could have or more devices on the account, and they could each have thier own and contradictory Archives. I find that is quite fast.
Add the ones you want, then click Home. I think I can imagine what my library will hold. I was just trying different and faster way to add books to my Kindle by backing up the documents folder onto my Mac instead of downloading them again from Amazon. Not to hard to find a book in a few hundred, but it will pose more of a problem when people start searching a few thousand books.
Yes, I do back up my Documents folder regularly, especially since I keep quite a few personal documents on it. Once you put the books into Collections, your Collections are backed up for you by Amazon well, after a sync.
They could enhance the functionality, certainly. That license typically allows multiple simultaneous devices to have the book licensed for them at the same time the default number is six , but they have to be on the same account. Instead, since it belongs to the account, if that happens you can simply download it to another device on the account at no additional charge. However and I realize you may not have seen the latest updated version of the post , the Amazon statement I quoted as the title of the post appears to be inaccurate: I deregistered a device, and the local copies stayed on it.
Buying a paperbook and buying an e-book license in the Kindle store are two very different things, and they each have their advantages. For me, the Kindle version is better. You can sell it, you can give it away, you can burn it. If something does happen to that copy, you are responsible for it…. I have, though, had to replace books and had bought multiple copies for people in my family to have and read.
With the Kindle store license, we have four people in two timezones reading the same book even at the same time, if we want for one purchase price…that works better for us. So, a person buys a license in the Kindle store that is independent of a given device, and can be used to read the book on multiple devices. They get many other things when they buy a Kindle store book, of course. The Kindle service includes free backup of the book, for example. I suggested at the time […].
My mother and I both have kindles but on different amazon accounts. Nothing disappears and I have done this several times. Yes, that confirms what I said in my testing in the post to which you responded which is from , by the way. To clarify this, there was a statement that indicated that deregistering a Kindle would remove the content.
As mentioned in the post, I tested that, and the content was not removed. Amazon also changed the language. However, that is not the same with a Kindle Fire. When you deregister a Kindle Fire, you will not be able to read the Kindle Store books you downloaded to it. I could use some help. My friend gave her first Kindle to her daughter.
When my friend got her third kindle her daughter got the second one, I got the original so it had been deregistered twice. But what I really want is just to be able to browse the titles on a device larger than the Kindle to see what I want to keep and what I want to delete. When it completed the deregister, all the content was gone. I had to register and redownload it all. Just FYI. What do I need to do if I give it to someone?
I would deregister it from the account unless you are going to share an account , and reset it to factory defaults. That will wipe everything off it. That said, you could put some public domain books on there after you reset it, such as those from Project Gutenberg:. To reset it, go to the home screen and swipe down from the top. Use the Settings Gear. So I want to deregister my kindle… Will it erase all my progress on games that are stored locally and not saved anywhere other than on my kindle?
I believe with that one that deregistering that one will wipe out the locally stored information. I want to use my own Amazon account to purchase books but received the deregister message. My concern is that if I deregister the device on my device it will remove everything. From HER device.
What you do on your device will not affect her device or account. If you deregister from her account, she will be unaffected. Question: I have 3 iPads and 1 iPod. If I deregister one iPad, will this deregister all my other iPad and iPod? It suddenly lagged and then asked me if I want log in to my Facebook or Twitter but little did I know. I accidentally signed out before I unlinked my kindle account. Can you please Help?
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I hope this is a mistake…but it may not be.