How to Reset Frozen Kindle Fire

Like most tech hardware, the Kindle Fire may lock up and freeze from time to time. If tapping on the screen or using the Power button normally doesn’t work, you should be able to press and hold the Power button on the bottom of the device for about 20 seconds. In some situations, it may take a bit longer.

Kindle Fire Power button 2

Your Kindle Fire should then restart without a problem.


  1. Sharon says

    Thank you so much. Mine froze on me last night while I was reading a book and switched to FB for a few min. I could not get it to do anything. I tried turning it off; tried getting to my home page; put it on charge over night hoping it would reset itself… nothing helped. Read your suggestion and all of the comments – held the button for 20 seconds – and it’s now working. I am so happy and relieved because I really love my Kindle Fire. I read on it daily. Thanks again.

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