When you first get your Kindle, you’re prompted to link it to your Amazon account. You may not want to link your Amazon account to your Kindle – for example, your Amazon account may have been suspended or you don’t need your Amazon account to use your Kindle.
You may want to use your Kindle fire like an Android device and you don’t see the point of linking your Amazon to your Kindle.
You’ll need to get Google Play Store on your Kindle in order to download apps and games like you would on a normal Android device.
How to Bypass Registration on Amazon Fire Tablet
If you want to use your Kindle without having to connect an Amazon account, you can do it whether you’ve just received your Kindle and it’s asking you to sign into Amazon, or you’ve already signed up to Amazon and you’re looking for a way to disconnect your account and use your Kindle without an Amazon account.
If you Haven’t Already Register using an Amazon Account
If you haven’t already registered your Amazon account with your Kindle, you can bypass registration on your Kindle tablet and use it as it is. The downside of trying to use your Kindle without register for an Amazon account is that you’re going to be very limited in what you can do.
If you want to use your Fire tablet without an amazon account, you won’t be able to buy any books or magazines or use Collections. You also won’t be able to use any of the free things that Amazon typically gives away. You’ll only be able to use your Kindle Fire as a standalone e-reader.
If you have books on your PC, you can transfer these onto your fire tablet as use it as a tablet to read these books. An app called Calibre can be installed on your Kindle and this will allow you to transfer books and other media onto your Kindle so that you can use it as an e-reader without having to register for Amazon.
To use your Kindle without registering for Amazon, you need to make sure that the WIFI is turned off so that when you first start your Kindle, instead of being forced to register to Amazon, you’re given the option to register later. This is the option you’ll have to use if you don’t want to skip the registration.
For newer versions of the Kindle, you’ll be forced to connect to WIFI but if you select the ‘x’ button on the connect to WIFI screen, you’ll be presented with the Set up later option once you’ve closed this screen. If you have a new Kindle Fire, this will let you use your Kindle without having to register.
Another way that you can use Set Up Later option is to select the option to register with Amazon, then select ‘Set Up Later’ in the bottom left of the next screen. Once you’ve done this, you’ll be able to use your Kindle without having to register it.
Use Kindle Without Registering Account
If you want to use your Kindle without an Amazon account, you’ll need to deregister your Kindle Fire or Paperwhite. You need to be aware that after doing this, you won’t be able to download apps from Amazon’s App Store and you won’t be able to get books from Amazon.
- Go to Settings > My Account on your Kindle
- Click on Deregister on My Account
- Click on Deregister to confirm your decision when the pop up appears
After doing this, you’ll be signed out of Amazon and your Kindle will no longer have any association with Amazon. If you want to register your Kindle with Amazon again, you’ll have to go back to settings > My Account.
Can You Use a Kindle Without an Amazon Account?
You can use a Kindle without an Amazon account, but it will basically turn into an Android smartphone. This means that you’ll be able to use your Kindle Fire or paperwhite as an e-reader that can read books, as well as an Android to download apps and browse the web, but you won’t be able to integrate with Amazon. The main point of a Kindle is for reading books bought on Amazon but if you don’t want to use your Kindle with an Amazon account, you won’t be able to use any of its main features.
I never registered so it doesn’t give me a option to deactivate
Does this mean if I don’t have a amazon prime account I can’t use my kindle? It’s getting more and more expensive so I’m wondering. Thanks!