We may have the answer if you’re wondering, “Why does my kindle fire keep chiming?” even when it’s turned off. Fortunately, you can do something about it.
Continue reading to find out.
Either your Kindle Fire’s software is not working, or the volume is high. But, the most probably reason you hear a beeping noise is low battery.
You may be hearing the alarm warning you to charge your device. Or, you are simply getting app notifications.
If it’s a low battery notification, charge your device more often to clear the issue. Plug in the USB cable to the power adapter and your Kindle Fire. Then, plug the adapter into the wall outlet. If the volume is set to high, set the device to mute.
Before we discuss the solutions, let us first enumerate the possible causes. It will allow us to take the appropriate troubleshooting step to fix the issue.
It can be annoying when your Kindle Fire keeps making chiming noises, especially during a class or meeting. When this happens, it is usually due to one of the following reasons.
1. Low Batteries
Along with the beeping sound, you may get a message pop-up telling you the battery is low.
2. Volume Set to High
If the volume is set to high, you will hear the chiming sound every time your battery is low, or you receive a notification.
3. App Getting Notifications
Kindle Fire has a separate audio channel for notifications. You may have turned on the notification in one of your apps.
4. Software Malfunction
Bugs and glitches may also drive your device to keep making beeping sounds.
These are some of the possible reasons your Kindle Fire keeps chiming. Now that we know them, we can proceed to fix the issue.
Fixing the Kindle Fire keeps beeping problem is easy now that we know the possible causes. There are many things you can do at home to clear the issue.
Let’s start with the simplest solution – rebooting your device.
To reboot Kindle Fire, press the power button and hold it for at least 40 seconds, then release it. When the device is completely turned off, press the power button again.
If your Kindle Fire still keeps making beeping noises, try one of the following issues below:
Adjust the volume on your Kindle Fire so that you won’t be bothered by the chiming.
You can do it with the screen unlocked by pressing the Volume Up or Down buttons on top of the device. You can also swipe the top bar down to access volume control.
If you have the 5th generation Fire, do this:
- Go to Settings.
- Tap Sound & Notification.
- Adjust the Media Volume or Sound & Notification Volume.
- Set it to the lowest possible setting.
Note: Setting all sound and notification volume in your device places it on mute automatically.
Apps in your Kindle Fire send you notifications that pop up on the Notification Bar. Unfortunately, you don’t have the option to push down these notifications.
You can only set notifications to Mute to keep your device from chiming every time.
To change the notification sound settings, here’s what you can do:
- Swipe down from the top center of the screen.
- Tap More.
- Then, select Sounds & Display.
- Make sure the “Mute All Notifications” is checked.
- Make sure the volume is set to OFF.
Note: There are other advantages to setting your Kindle Fire’s notification audio to mute. It reduces the amount of bandwidth on your network and helps improve the battery.
Since you are already looking for ways to keep your Kindle quiet, here’s the perfect solution for you.
Quiet Time is a unique feature that helps keep you undisturbed. It allows you to choose individual notification settings for different apps.
Here’s how to activate Quiet Time:
- Swipe from top to bottom of the Home Screen.
- Tap Quiet Time in the menu.
- Go to the Notifications & Quiet Time settings menu.
- Select a schedule when to switch on Quiet Time.
Note: Setting up Quiet Time can be useful in many situations.
You don’t have to put up with loud notifications anymore, as it lets you disable them entirely.
Since the low battery is one of the most common reasons you hear the beeping noise, make sure you charge your Kindle Fire.
You can use any USB cable with a standard connector on one end and a micro-B USB connector on the other.
Here’s how to charge your Fire device:
- Disconnect your Kindle Fire from the charging equipment.
- Press and hold the power button for 40 seconds.
- Wait for your Kindle Fire to restart.
- Plug in the cable to the adapter and your device.
- Then, plug the adapter into a power outlet.
Tip: You know your device is charging when you see the indicator light turn orange.
Note: We recommend using the USB cable that comes with your device to cut down on charging time.
Like other versions of Android tablets, you can see the notifications on your Kindle Fire by swiping from the top of the screen.
If you wish to disable the app notifications and save your battery, follow the steps below:
- Head to Settings and tap Sound & Notification.
- Select App Notifications.
- Choose the apps you want to disable notifications.
- On the next screen, toggle Block All Notification.
Note: All apps installed on your Kindle Fire have the default to display notifications. You can either block them entirely or set a priority.
If none of the above solutions work, reset your Kindle Fire to factory settings to resolve the issue.
A factory reset will remove all downloaded content and returns your device to its default settings.
Here’s how to factory reset your Kindle Fire:
- Swipe down twice from the top screen to display Quick Settings.
- Tap the Settings icon.
- Tap Device Options.
- Tap Restore to Factory Defaults.
Tip: If you can’t access Settings or your Kindle Fire is freezing, launch Recovery Mode and perform a factory reset from there.
Note: Once you restore your device to factory defaults, it is de-registered from your Amazon account. You need to register it again to use your Kindle Fire.
If you still have issues with your Kindle Fire chiming after all these solutions, the hardware may be something wrong.
In this case, feel free to contact Amazon customer support for additional help. You should ask for a replacement Kindle Fire if your device is defective.
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Now you know the answer to the question, “Why does my Kindle Fire keep chiming?”.
Whatever the cause, you are equipped with the right solution. We hope our troubleshooting steps can help you resolve the issue.
If the issue persists, contact Amazon customer support for additional help. You can also ask for a replacement if the Amazon team cannot help.
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.