How to Turn Kindle Fire On or Off

The first thing you should probably learn about the Amazon Kindle Fire is how to turn it on or off. Just follow these instructions.

  1. Locate the “Power” button on the bottom of the device next to the USB port and earphone jack. It’s the only button on the device. To turn the Kindle Fire on, press and hold the button for about 2 seconds and the screen should light up.
    Kindle Fire Power button 2
  2. To turn the Kindle Fire off, press and hold the Power button for about 2 seconds until a prompt appears on the screen. You can then tap “Shut Down” and the device will turn off.
    Kindle Fire Shut Down button

If your Kindle Fire is locked up and you cannot perform these steps, try pressing and holding the Power button until the screen turns off.

This post applies to the Kindle Fire HD, HDX, and original models.


  1. Julie Ann says

    Thanks so much for this page! My kindle fire keeps getting stuck on sites when I use the silk browser. Any advice?

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