Find my Kindle: Amazon’s Kindle is no doubt a lightweight portable eReader. Because it’s so light and portable, people certainly leave it places. Also, they’re easily stolen. I know I’ve overreacted a few times wondering where mine is. A little prep in advance, also an action plan when it happens, can give you some relaxation.
Before Your Lose Your Device – Find my Kindle
Create a Passcode
However, depending on the model you have, the instructions may differ. On my Kindle, I go to Settings > Device Options > Device Passcode. But whether you’ve got the Kindle PaperWhite or a Kindle Fire HD, remember you have a passcode enabled.
Your Contact Information
It sounds quite obvious, but put your contact information on the outside of the device. Besides other mobile devices or Kindle Fire tablets, there’s not much confidential information on the Kindle itself. There is no “Find my Kindle” also you can’t use Siri to ask who the owner is. I don’t want to put my physical address on a device. However, I can put a phone number or email on there so someone can contact me.
If you don’t like to put stickers or write on your Kindle, that’s good. Place the info inside the case if you use one. Also, place it on the space that goes behind the Kindle reader in your case. That the reason if anyone erases the Kindle they’ll see your information. It won’t stop a thief, but it’ll help a Good Samaritan.
Kindle enables you to add a pdf as a book to your account using email via the Send to Kindle feature.
Amazon’s Contact Information
Right now the program is into your phone Amazon’s contact information. Currently, it is 1-888-280-4364. Well, that’s the general helpline. If you’ve got a smartphone, just save a copy of this guide. Also, you can program in the key links later in the guide. You don’t need to wait around too long looking for information.
Your Serial Number
If you want to call a police report or claim a found Kindle, you want the serial number. Amazon tracks (search) this information for you. But why not save yourself time and record it now? I put this information in both my password management program and the contact management program. That contact has Amazon’s support number and my Kindle’s serial number.
When You Can’t Find Your Reader
Let’s suppose it’s stolen. You can always return these changes later. Your goal is to keep away potential extra charges that add extra injury to your loss. Probably Amazon will enable you to discuss those purchases, but why take the risk?
Deregister Your Device and Contact Amazon
Firstly, get that missing Kindle off your account. Move to Amazon’s Manage Your Content and Devices. Choose your missing Kindle and under Device Actions choose Deregister. That stops someone from making any changes to your account.
I’d do that before I contact Amazon. Amazon has long hold times. You want to secure your Amazon account right away. When you call Amazon and report it, they have the choice of blacklisting it to others who can’t register it. I’d only suggest that if you are sure it’s stolen.
Also, you may want to ensure that you cancel any active subscriptions through Amazon’s Subscription Center. Canceling the subscription will ensure that billing to your account stops. You can always have the choice of subscribing at a later date. You don’t need to keep paying a bill if you no longer have the Kindle.
Change Your Amazon Password
In this guide, this isn’t necessary. Already unregistered your Kindle so a thief can’t find your password. I worry about someone being able to find some digital waste of my password on there. Now that Amazon has 2FA on accounts. However, I wouldn’t worry as much. On the other hand, regularly changing passwords isn’t a bad thing.
Report Your Kindle Stolen and How to Get it Back to You
Report police know of your loss helps get the item back to you. That’s why you want the serial number. Also, It could be weeks, months or even years, but it’s possible the device might return to you. Just try posting on social media and online classifieds with a small reward. One nice site is KindleReunion.com that helps you to reunite lost Kindles.
Ah, I found my Kindle a few days earlier stuck between two pockets in my backpack. If you ever find yourself in the same situation, now you’ll know what to do.
Here’s a complete guide on how to find my Kindle. For further queries and questions let us know in the comment section below!