Why Won’t My Kindle Fire Connect to My Hotspot

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Why Won't My Kindle Fire Connect to My Hotspot

1. Your Hotspot is Broadcasting 5GHz

Fix – In Hostpot on iPhone, Turn on Maximize Compatibility

One pretty quick and easy fix that may help you finally connect your Kindle Fire to your iPhone’s hotspot is by simply turning on the Maximize Compatibility feature on your iPhone.

1. This can simply be done by opening up Settings on your iPhone.

2. Once you are there, you will see an option that says Personal Hotspot.

4. Click on this and then you will see your iPhone’s hotspot information.

4. On this page, you will see the option for Maximize Compatibility.

5. To turn this on, press the toggle so that it turns from gray to green. If it was already on before, the toggle will already be turned green.

By doing this, you are maximizing the compatibility between your iPhone’s hotspot and your Kindle Fire. Now that you have turned this feature on officially, try again to connect your Kindle Fire to your iPhone’s hotspot and see if that has resolved any of your previous issues.

Fix 2 – Change Router to  2.4 GHz

Another way to try and get your Kindle Fire connected to your iPhone’s hotspot is by changing the router to 2.GHz instead of the router it was previously connected to. This is done on your iPhone, so to get started, you will need to open up your iPhone. Once you have done this, you will now need to:

1. Open up your Settings and then go to Network and Internet.

2. Now, click on Wi-Fi.

3. Then, you will need to make sure you are enabling Wi-Fi by clicking on it at the top and making sure the toggle is green rather than gray. If it was previously green, then your Wi-Fi was already one so you are good to go and can skip this step.

4. Now, you will see a variety of different Wi-Fi’s to connect to.

5. Choose one that has 2.4 GHz in the name. Once this is done, you can once again try and connect your Kindle Fire to your iPhone’s hotspot.

2. Internet Connection is Weak

Fix – Restart Router

You might not be able to get connected to your iPhone hotspot on your Kindle Fire because your internet is down or there is a bad connection to your own Wi-Fi network. One simple method to attempt to remedy this issue is by restarting your Wi-Fi router.

To do this, you can disconnect and then reconnect to your Wi-Fi on your device, locate your router and unplug and plug back in your router, or power down and power back up your router.

You can also switch your device to use your own cellular data, courtesy of your personal phone plan, if available when your internet connection is down or just simply not working.

This will reset your router, and your iPhone’s hotspot along with it, which will hopefully allow you to connect your Kindle Fire to your iPhone’s hotspot and get you back to reading your favorite book.

Fix 2 – Restart Internet Connection on Phone

You can also try to fix your issues with your Kindle Fire not connecting to your iPhone’s hotspot by restarting the internet connect on your iPhone. This is a simple and fast potential remedy that can hopefully get you back to reading your newest book.

To do this:

1. Open up settings on your iPhone.

2. Now, click on Wi-Fi. You will now see Wi-Fi at the very top of the screen.

3. There should be a toggle right next to Wi-Fi and it should be turned green.

4. Click on this toggle so that it turns gray.

5. Leave it off for a couple of minutes so that it can fully restart.

6. After a few moments have passed, click on the toggle again so it turns back to green.

7. Now, try to get your Kindle Fire connected to your iPhone’s hotspot once again.

Fix 3 – Connect to a Different Network

To get your Kindle Fire connected to your iPhone’s hotspot, you can also try to connect your iPhone to a different network.

To see the other networks available to you, open up Settings on your iPhone and then go to Wi-Fi. Once there, the current network you are connected to will be at the top with a blue check mark by it.

Below that, there will be a list of networks that you can connect to. Connect to one of these and, once again, try to connect your Kindle Fire to your iPhone’s hotspot off of this new network.

3. Your iPhone’s Name Has an Apostrophe (weird, it might be caused by a bug)

Fix – Remove Any Apostrophes From iPhone’s Name

One pretty odd reason you may be experiencing these issues of your Kindle Fire not connecting to your iPhone’s hotspot is the name of your hotspot on your iPhone.

If you have an iPhone that allows your to use a hotspot, you get to pick the name of this internet connection through what your iPhone itself is called.

If there is an apostrophe in your iPhone’s name, this means there is an apostrophe in your hotspot name as well. This apostrophe is known to create some issues and bugs, one of them being problems connecting any device to your iPhone’s hotspot.

To change the name of your iPhone and hotspot:

1. Open up your phone and go to Settings.

2. Now, go to General and then click on About.

3. Once you are there, the first option will say Name.

4. Select this and now you can type in any name you want.

Once you have changed this name of your iPhone, you will have also changed the name of your hotspot.

You can now try again to see if this has solved your issues and your Kindle Fire will finally connect to your iPhone’s hotspot.

4. You’ve Blocked Your Kindle in Hotspot Settings

Fix – Check on Your Phone’s Hotspot Settings if You Have Blocked Your Kindle

Another explanation as to why your Kindle Fire is not connecting to your iPhone’s hotspot is because you have blocked your Kindle Fire from connecting to your hotspot. If this is the case, you can easily check it on your iPhone.

To do this:

1. Grab your iPhone and open up Settings.

2. Now, scroll down to Cellular and click on this option.

3. You will now be able to see all of your cellular usage on your iPhone.

4. Select the buttons that say Personal Hotspot. This will now show you all of the usage you have had on your hotspot as well as any devices that have connected to your IPhone as well as the devices you have blocked.

5. From this list, if you see your Kindle Fire, select it. You will now see the option to Unblock your Kindle Fire. Once you have unblocked your device, try again to connect your Kindle Fire to your iPhone’s hotspot.

However, if your Kindle Fire was not in this list of blocked devices from your iPhone’s hotspot, this is not the cause of your Kindle Fire being unable to properly connect to said hotspot.

5. Internet Connection is Weak

Fix – Restart Router

You might not be able to get connected to your iPhone hotspot on your Kindle Fire because your internet is down or there is a bad connection to your own Wi-Fi network. One simple method to attempt to remedy this issue is by restarting your Wi-Fi router.

To do this, you can disconnect and then reconnect to your Wi-Fi on your device, locate your router and unplug and plug back in your router, or power down and power back up your router.

You can also switch your device to use your own cellular data, courtesy of your personal phone plan, if available when your internet connection is down or just simply not working.

This will reset your router, and your iPhone’s hotspot along with it, which will hopefully allow you to connect your Kindle Fire to your iPhone’s hotspot and get you back to reading your favorite book.

Fix 2 – Restart Internet Connection on Phone

You can also try to fix your issues with your Kindle Fire not connecting to your iPhone’s hotspot by restarting the internet connect on your iPhone. This is a simple and fast potential remedy that can hopefully get you back to reading your newest book.

To do this, open up settings on your iPhone.

1. Now, click on Wi-Fi.

2. You will now see Wi-Fi at the very top of the screen.

3. There should be a toggle right next to Wi-Fi and it should be turned green.

4. Click on this toggle so that it turns gray.

5. Leave it off for a couple of minutes so that it can fully restart.

6. After a few moments have passed, click on the toggle again so it turns back to green.

Now, try to get your Kindle Fire connected to your iPhone’s hotspot once again.

Fix 3 – Connect to a Different Network

To get your Kindle Fire connected to your iPhone’s hotspot, you can also try to connect your iPhone to a different network.

To see the other networks available to you, open up Settings on your iPhone and then go to Wi-Fi. Once there, the current network you are connected to will be at the top with a blue check mark by it.

Below that, there will be a list of networks that you can connect to. Connect to one of these and, once again, try to connect your Kindle Fire to your iPhone’s hotspot off of this new network.

6. Your Phone is Too Far Away

Fix – Bring it Closer

Another reason that you may be struggling to get your Kindle Fire to connect to your hotspot on your phone is that your hotspot is located too far away from your phone.

Since your phone is essentially working as your internet connection, just like with normal Wi-Fi, you have to be within range of your internet connection, or in this case your hotspot, in order to fully connect to it and for it to actually work on any of your devices.

This is simply solved by just grabbing your phone and your Kindle Fire so that they are located right next to each other.

This will ensure that your phone is close enough to your Kindle Fire for your Kindle Fire to be able to connect to your phone’s hotspot. Once you have these two devices located right next to each other, try again to connect your Kindle Fire to your hotspot on your phone.

If you are still unable to do so, then this means that the reason you are failing to connect your Kindle Fire to your phone’s hotspot it not because your phone is too far away.

7. Your iPhone is Too Old and Isn’t Compatible

Another possibility as to why your Kindle Fire will not connect to your phone’s hotspot is simply because your iPhone is too old and is no longer compatible with your Kindle Fire.

As I am sure you know all too well as an Apple and iPhone user, there are updates constantly being thrown out by them that you are encouraged to purchase and upgrade to.

Every year, a new version of the iPhone comes out, but every year, the price for this new iPhone increases as well. If your Kindle Fire will not connect to your iPhone’s hotspot because it is too old and is not compatible with this device, the only solution, sadly, is to upgrade your phone.

However, as said, this upgrade can be incredibly expensive and not feasible for a majority of the population.

On the other hand, if you can afford to upgrade your iPhone to a newer version or model, you should do so so that your Kindle Fire can finally connect to your iPhone’s hotspot.

8. Software issue/Bug/Glitch

Fix – Restart Kindle

Restarting your Kindle Fire may be the solution you need to get it connected to your iPhone’s hotspot.

To do this:

  1. Open up your Kindle Fire and go to Settings.

2. Now, click on Device Options and go to Reset.

3. Then, click on Reset again when it asks you to confirm.

This will have restarted your Kindle Fire and you can try to connect to your iPhone’s hotspot once more.

Fix 2 – Force Restart Kindle

A force restart may be the solution to getting your Kindle Fire connected to your iPhone’s hotspot.

To do this, all you have to do is simply just hold down on the power button for forty seconds.

Once your Kindle Fire is completely turned off, give it a few moments to restart and then press down on the power button again until it turns back on.

This will force restart it and hopefully get your Kindle Fire connected to your iPhone’s hotspot.

Fix 3 –  Keep Force Restarting

Keep repeating the steps above to force restart your Kindle Fire multiple times. Sometimes, devices just need to take a break to rethink and reset.

Force restarting your Kindle Fire offers this break, so doing it more than once may allow you to finally get connected to your iPhone’s hotspot with this device.

Fix 4 – Replace Kindle

The issues with your Kindle Fire not connecting to your iPhone’s hotspot may just be caused by your Kindle Fire directly. If your Kindle Fire is directly the cause, the only solution you will have is a replacement Kindle Fire.

If these issues have risen shortly after you purchased either your Kindle Fire, you can send in your device to Amazon for a potential replacement.

Also, if you purchased warranty or insurance on your Kindle Fire and are still in the time frame of said warranty or insurance, you can also send in your Kindle Fire to Amazon as your warrant or insurance should easily cover a new one for you.

If you did not purchase either of these, you will sadly have to buy a replacement Kindle Fire so you can get back to enjoying your favorite author’s heavily anticipated finale to their best selling series.

Fix 5 –  Update Kindle

Another reason as to why your Kindle Fire is not connecting to your iPhone hotspot is because you simply just need to update your Kindle Fire.

Just like with every other device you own, your Kindle Fire will occasionally be in need of an update that Amazon releases for it that fixes little bugs and glitches in the system, as well as provides some new features for you to learn about.

To update your Kindle Fire, you will need to:

1. Open up your Kindle Fire and go to Settings.

2. Once you are there, click on Device Options.

3. Now, all you have to do is pick System Updates.

4. If your Kindle Fire is in need of an update, you will see it on this page and all you will have to do is select Update.

Your Kindle Fire will now have to restart and install the system update. It will start back up all on its own when the update is fully installed and you can then try and connect to your iPhone’s hotspot with your Kindle Fire.

If there is not an update listed on the System Updates page, then the reason for your issues are not caused by your Kindle Fire being outdated.

Fix 6 – Contact Amazon Support

If all else is still failing and you just want to enjoy your newly released book on the purchase that is saving you so much money with your Kindle Fire, reaching out to the Amazon customer support is another solution you can try.

To contact them:

1. Go to amazon.com/contact.

2. Once you get to the website, select your language and you can get started in letting the company know about the problems you are having with their Kindle Fire.

3. At the very top of the screen, you will see a variety of options to pick from.

4. Scroll down and select Contact Us, and then select Get Help With Something Else. Amazon will now give you a variety of options to select from.

5. Choose Kindle, Fire, or Alexa Device.

6. Now, select on Kindle Fire and there will be a ton of additional links that you can choose from that Amazon provides to you to as common problem that Kindle Fire users experience.

If their website for customer service is still of no help to you, you can call 1-800-280-4331 and get in touch with a live customer service representative from Amazon.

They will be able to help you from there and hopefully get your Kindle Fire able to connect to your iPhone’s hotspot.

Fix 7 – Look in A Forum

Another option to try and get your Kindle Fire connected to your iPhone’s hotspot is by looking at forum’s online that will include various posts of people experiencing the exact same problems.

From these posts, people will also be able to list solutions that worked for them they may not be located within this article.

One of the most common forum pages is Reddit. You can access this website through Reddit.com or you can go download the app onto your iPhone.

Once you are at Reddit, whether it be through the website or the app, you can look up something like “Kindle For will not Connect to iPhone Hotspot”.

Once you have searched this up, you will be met with a variety of different forums that can offer these solutions. Hopefully, one of those will work for you and finally get your Kindle Fire connected to your iPhone’s hotspot.

Briley is a freelance writer and has been writing for over 10 years. The former journalist now content writer currently writes for Techzillo and focuses on consumer tech in general. His main interests include video games and consumer technology. He also writes for websites such as Lifewire, and Digital Trends. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.

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