Wondering “why can’t I register my Fire Tablet?”. It’s simple! There are a few requirements…
We all know that our Fire Tablet has to be registered with an Amazon Account to be able to access and manage content and utilize simplified purchases.
This is basically an account linking with your Fire Tablet, which you can later deregister, before selling or switching the device!
The Fire Tablet will not be able to register with an Amazon Account when the device’s time zone (time & date) is not synchronized with the real word time. Outdated firmware can also prevent registration as well as the lack of internet connection.
Let’s next learn more about the Fire Tablet registration and why it’s so important…
There are a couple of requirements that have to be met in order for the Account Linking Registration to be able to complete.
When one or more of the below-listed requirements are not present, the registration will often fail, preventing the connection from establishing.
Here’s what could be preventing the Amazon Fire Tablet registration:
- Incorrect Time & Date Settings
- Outdated Fire Tablet Firmware
- Slow or Fluctuating WiFi/Internet
- Fire Tablet Software-related Issue
The registration is simple as long as you follow the correct steps:
- Start to register your device or software app.
- Insert the login credentials of your Amazon Account.
- Use the Temporary (one-time) Password sent to your email.
- Register the device with the same Username and the on-time password.
Your device should be now registered to your Amazon Account.
Note: The device can be disconnected from the Amazon Account anytime!
To solve the registration problem we need to check on ALL requirements one by one and attempt to determine the cause of the problem.
Further solutions include focusing on the Fire Tablet and solving software issues so keep reading, and following the order of the solution guide!
Solution #1 Reboot the Fire Tablet
The very first and simplest solution is to reboot the Fire Tablet.
This will restart ALL services, which in most cases turns out to be helpful when the device’s registration keeps failing.
To reboot a Fire Tablet, hold the power button for about 15 seconds!
The device’s screen will turn black, and the Fire Tablet will shut down.
Press the power button again to turn ON the device and using the steps above, re-attempt the registration.
Note: In case the device is not restarting, hold the power button until it does!
When a device hasn’t been turned on for quite some time, the motherboard battery might have given up, hence the device would show the incorrect time and date.
There is no need to worry since the chipset battery will get fully charged when you plug the Fire Tablet into the power!
With the incorrect time & date on the Fire Tablet, the registration validation will not work!
For now, we need to manually adjust the time and date in order to be accurate:
- Swipe down to bring up the Notification Bar.
- Press on the Settings.
- From there go to Device Options.
- Choose the Date & Time tab.
- Press on Select Time Zone.
- Choose your local region to adjust the Time & Date.
The time and date shown on the top right of the Fire Tablet’s screen have to show the correct time credentials for the registration to pass through.
When you’re ready, scroll up and follow the steps to register your Fire Tablet. The registration should now work!
Tip: The time zone also shows the regional cities for better user orientation!
One of the most frequent reasons for Fire Tablet registration failure is the WiFi connection and whether there is internet or not.
Keep in mind that registration can also fail when the internet is fluctuating, regardless of whether the device is being connected for the time being.
Here’s how to connect your Fire Tablet to the WiFi:
- Open the Settings.
- Turn Airplane Mode OFF.
- Tap the toggle next to the WiFi.
- This will enable the WiFi.
- Choose your WiFi connection.
- Insert the WiFi password.
- Press Connect.
Your device should now be connected to the WiFi.
However, make sure that your internet is not fluctuating, use a Free Speed Test Online, to ensure that speed and consistency is OK.
Alert: Proceed ONLY when the WiFi/internet connection is intact.
In case your Fire Tablet hasn’t been linked to an Amazon Account for a long time, chances are that the device is severely outdated.
The automatic updates only work when the device is connected to an Amazon Account to be able to receive the most-recent firmware upgrades!
- The Fire Tablet has to be connected to WiFi for the Firmware Update to work!
Here’s how to update your Fire Tablet to the latest firmware version available:
- From any screen, slide down the Notification Bar.
- Go to the Settings of the Fire Tablet.
- From there select Device Options.
- Choose System Updates > Update.
The Fire Tablet will now download the install the latest firmware version from Amazon and will restart when the installation is over. This is the prime indication of a successful update.
Note: The update might take some time, based on the internet speed and missing updates!
If you’re still asking “why can’t I register my Fire Tablet?”, keep reading!
On the registration page, you need to insert the login credentials that you’re using to log in to Amazon.
Perhaps you’re inserting the Username or Password wrong, so you need to test.
- Open Amazon.com.
- Press on Sign In located on the top right.
- Insert your Email or Mobile Number.
- Press Continue.
- Type down your password.
- Press Sign in.
In case you’re not able to sign in to your Amazon Account, use the “Forgot Password” button to recover access to your Amazon Account.
In the Fire Tablet registration, you’ll then need to insert the correct credentials which allow you to access your Amazon Account from the web!
Tip: Attempt to register the Fire Tablet with your Mobile Number instead of the Username.
The registration will not go through when the Fire Tablet is already registered to another Amazon Account.
In that regard in this solution, we’ll learn how to deregister your Fire Tablet to allow the registration (linking) to your Amazon Account.
Follow the steps below to deregister your Fire Tablet:
- On a smart device, open Amazon.com
- From there Sign in to your Amazon Account.
- Select Manage Your Content and Devices.
- From there choose Devices.
- Select your Fire Tablet and click Deregister.
This will disconnect the Fire Tablet from an account and allow you to register the device into the same Amazon Account or another profile that you’ve got access to.
Feel free to scroll up and use the steps at the beginning of the guide to register your Fire Tablet easily.
This is the final and most-powerful solution in this guide.
The factory reset will re-install the entire operating system, hence, refresh every single service that might be causing the problem.
Alert: The factory reset will erase ALL data from your Amazon Fire Tablet.
Here is how to factory reset your Amazon Fire Tablet in easy steps:
- Plug the device into a charger!
- Swipe the Notification Tab down.
- Open Settings and go to Device Options.
- Next, choose the Factory Reset option.
- Press on Reset to confirm the reset.
Your Fire Tablet will initiate the factory reset and you should not interact with the device for the next 10 minutes. When the tablet restarts and the initial setup screen appears, it’s ready!
Note: The factory reset might take up to 15 minutes so be patient!
Hence, the Fire Tablet registration fails when the device’s time & date are incorrect and whenever the WiFi is not stable (fluctuating). In addition, users should check whether the device is already linked to another Amazon Account and perform deregistration.
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Now that we’ve thoroughly answered the question “why can’t I register my Fire Tablet?”, we’re ready to start using your Amazon device as intended.
Keep in mind that users need to deregister their Fire Tablets before passing the device to the next person to prevent data theft.
We hope that this guide was helpful and for more related topics, check our blog!
Kevin has over five years of experience working in various Tech startups and providing Technical solutions. He has contributed to many Tech publications and websites.