Many people when they upgrade to a new Kindle, some give it away to a friend or loved one, trade it in to Amazon or resell it on a 3rd party marketplace such as eBay. It is highly recommend that you reset the Kindle back to factory settings. This will remove your Amazon login from the Kindle and remove all of the settings and books, it will be like new. How do you do this?
In order to conduct a hard reset and put it back to factory settings you first need to swipe down from the top of the screen to open the Quick Actions panel. You should see icons like Airplane Mode, Bluetooth, Dark Mode, and All Settings.
Tap the All Settings icon. On the Settings page, tap Device Options.
Finally, tap Reset (some devices might call this Reset Device). Confirm you really want to do this, and wait while your Kindle is reset.
The Kindle will go through a couple of reboots in order to wipe out all of your digital content and remove the Amazon account. Once this process is over and the Kindle reboots, you can hold down on the power button and put the Kindle to sleep. Pack it up in the original packaging, along with the USB cable that came with it. You are now ready to give it away, trade it in or sell it.
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