Solved: Can’t Register Kindle

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Unable to Connect. There was an error while registering your Kindle. Please try again later.

When I tried to register my kindle with my Amazon account, there's always a message of error as above. I am 100% positive that the credentials are correct. Is anyone can help me find out why I can’t register my Kindle please? So have you ever come across the “Kindle won’t register to Amazon account” issue? If yes, you come to the right place. Here I will share the knowledge about registering and deregistering Kindle, including the workaround on kindle won’t register to Amazon account.

Part 1. How to Register and Deregister Kindle?

Before everything, let’s check out how to register and deregister Kindle.

How to register Kindle?

It is easy to register a Kindle device. At the Kindle home screen, tap settings button at the menu bar, tap “Your Account” and register your kindle with your existing Amazon account or create a new account to register.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How to register a kindle without wifi ?

A: For now, there is no way to register Kindle without wifi. But you can contact Amazon support, tell them your Kindle serial Number, and request them to add this kindle device to your Amazon account. This is the only way to register a kindle without wifi.

How to deregister Kindle?

If you want to deregister your Kindle, just tap the top menu—>settings—>All settings—>Your Account—>Deregister Device. In the pop-up window, tap DEREGISTER and then your Kindle device will be in unregistered situation.

If you don’t have the Kindle in your hand, how to deregister your Kindle? In this case, you need to go to Manage Your Content and Devices on the Amazon website to deregister kindle device from your amazon account.

Part 2. Solved: Can’t Register Kindle

Here I have collected some workarounds to solve the “Can’t register Kindle“ issue.

Workaround 1 Before everything, please ensure your Amazon account information is correct. You can check it by signing in your Amazon account.

Workaround 2 You are not using the latest version of firmware. If your kindle device hasn’t used for ages, or you purchase a second hand kindle, please check your Kindle firmware at first and update it to the latest version. If the firmware is too old use Amazon's automatic updating service, you need to download the Kindle software update manually and install it.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I cannot register Kindle DX? I've already install the latest firmware 2.5.8.

A: As for registering kindle DX, besides installing the latest firmware 2.5.8, you need to install the Kindle service update. Please choose the correct update for your kindle DX device. Please ensure the kindle firmware 2.5.8 has been installed at first and then install the kindle service update. For manually installing Kindle firmware and kindler service update, you just need to copy the downloaded bin file to the root directory of your kindle device, then at the home screen of the Kindle, find "settings" and tap "update your Kindle" to install these two updates.

Some kindle won't register to Amazon account even these two updates have been installed successfully. Here is a workaround: turning off your Two-Step Verification and try to register your kindle again.

Workaround 3 If you have correct Amazon account information and install the latest Kindle firmware but still cannot register your kindle, check your wifi. Please ensure your wifi works fine. My suggestion is switching to another wifi connection to check whether this registration failure caused by the internet connection. A simple easy way is turning on the hotspot on your phone, connected to the WiFi from your phone and try to register it again. If your kindle device registers successfully this time, you can switch back to your home wifi.

Workaround 4 Please check whether you have filled in your address or Phone No. in your Amazon account. If not, please add them. Somone has registered kindle device successfully after adding them.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I've tried everything above mentioned, but I still unable to register my Kindle.

A: Now you need to go to Amazon customer support to check whether this Kindle has been reported as stolen or losted. If yes, your kindle will be blacklisted. In this situation, Amazon will never help you register this kindle unless the original owner contact them.

Q: Can I use a Kindle without Amazon account or without registration?

A: Sure, you can use your kindle without linking it to your Amazon account or unregistered. If you choose to use Kindle in this way, you will not able to purchase the kindle books or magazines on kindle. However, you can use kindle as the standalone ereader. When you first start your kindle, don't connect it to your wifi and don't register your kindle. Then connect your kindle device to your computer via USB and then transfer ebooks to it. Please remember you can transfer DRM-free ebooks to your kindle device no matter they are purchased from Kindle store or not. Hereby, I will highly recommend you try Epubor Ultimate which not only can remove DRM from ebooks purchased from kindle, google play, nook and Kobo but also can convert these books to Kindle supported format.

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These are all things about registering kindle I want to share with you guts today. If you any better idea on fixing "kindle won't register" issue, please share them in the comments to benefit others.


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05/25/2020 12:16:51
very helpful thanks
05/26/2020 08:36:49
You are welcome. We are glad to know it can help you.
07/7/2020 03:15:59

Another Fix -

None of the above items worked for me - finally realized it was modern 2 step verification that was preventing registration. I logged into my amazon account on a computer. Turned off 2 step verification. Then registered through the kindle and it went right through with no issue.


11/12/2020 02:08:18
Thank you for posting, turning off 2 step verification worked for me too.
09/11/2020 01:32:52
I contacted Amazon customer service which is very good, and asked them to register account to my device via serial number. I had to restart and then reset and then finally the registration worked.
09/11/2020 08:42:24
Glad to know that this problem has been fixed. And thank you for sharing your success.
02/13/2021 07:30:54
I have been using kindle fire HD10 SN: G000K10764720BW3, registered it Feb 25, 2017 and it worked fine until
02.21.2021 (getting message on kindle fire  device not registered.  Please help and reset it so I can use it.
02/13/2021 21:06:55

Had to factory reset my kindle due to shutting down problem.  
When I try to register, it says my email and password don't match.

I try new register, but I don't have a mobile phone now, and it won't let me pass that requirement. Help!

02/18/2021 11:33:51
In your case, please contact Amazon customer support to get your kindle register again.
02/14/2021 02:31:07

I factory reset my kindle fire. Now I try to 're register but I only have this one device so when I get to the verification code page, there is a problem_ When it sends the code to my email, I can't get to it because your verification page won't allow me to exit out to get to my email page.

I have to literally turn off my kindle to access my email to get the code. But then I have to restart the registration process anew, which generates a different code.  Just going in circles!

Is there a way to bookmark my current in process registration so that I can toggle between the to screens?

2. Also I don't have a phone, so how can I bypass that requirement?

Thanks Carry

02/17/2021 00:33:07
So put in your normal email and password. It will say "no accounts match" then you'll get a text to your phone with a one time password (make sure you have the right phone number on your account) now try again with the one time password they texted you and it works!!
02/24/2021 11:28:37
Thank you!! This is what finally worked for me!
02/25/2021 08:45:58
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to know your problem has been fixed.
Have a nice day~
02/19/2021 01:49:33
One additional step - check your emails. I had been sent a 2nd step authorisation code to use in place of a password to complete registration of the device.
02/19/2021 08:54:15
That's correct.
10/24/2021 00:57:57
I was trying to reregister my gen 1 Fire 7 reader and got the message email/password don't match message.  I then read on the internet that Kindle no longer supports generation 1 and 2 Kindles.  This is why we get the message.  They want people to upgrade.  The internet said it will work fine unless you deregister, then it won't allow a reregister.  Found this when I searched "kindle support for Fire 7-1st generation".
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