I don’t know where to turn: My Amazon Kindle is being a bit weird and I want to restart it, but don’t have any clue how to do so short of just running the battery completely out and recharging it. How do I restart or reboot my Kindle??
Don’t panic! Just like in the terrific Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, I feel like that big red button should be on the home page of this site too.
The easiest way to restart your Kindle, whether it be a first gen or a fancy Kindle DX, is to simply slide and hold the power switch for about 15 seconds, then let go. The device will automatically to a hard restart. Easy, eh?
Now, I bet you want a more complicated way to restart your Kindle too, just so you can learn a bit more about how your eBook reader works.
I can do complicated too. Trust me on that one!
From your home screen, click on the “Menu” button. It’ll bring this up:
Choose “Settings” and you’ll see the fairly minimalistic configuration area:
No restart option? No problem! Tap on the “Menu” button again and this time you’ll see a different set of choices:
You guessed it, click on “Restart” to restart or reboot your Amazon Kindle.
Now, if you’re curious about this, I bet you have a lot more Kindle Help questions. Fortunately, I’ve got answers!