How to Password Protect your Kindle

If there are children in your household and you are given to reading, well, naughty stuff that you download and buy from Amazon, then you may think about password protecting your Kindle Paperwhite. The naughty stuff is not really surprising, considering that erotica is one of the most popular genres on Kindle. Here, in any case, is how to password protect a Kindle device;

  1. Click on the Settings button on your Kindle
  2. Click on “All Settings.”
  3. Next, click on “Device Options.”
  4. You will see the Device Passcode option in the next screen. Click on that.
  5. Type in your password.
  6. Next, retype the password to confirm it.

That’s it. Now every time your device goes into the sleep mode, you will have to type in the passcode in order to gain access. You can also turn off the passcode by following the same steps and choosing the relevant option.

Once you have turned off the password, you will need to repeat the above process should you wish to re-initiate it. The process above also allows you to change the password on your Kindle. If your kids are like mine, you will find that they have a knack for getting into forbidden places, and you may occasionally need to change the password on your Kindle Paperwhite.

Is it worth having a PIN on a Kindle?

That is going to, of course, be largely dependent on your preferences. Personally, I find that it’s easier to simply delete the naughty books as soon as I am finished with them. Having a PIN on my devices tends to be rather annoying and I try to avoid it as much as is possible.

That’s it! That’s how you password protect your Kindle. If you have any tech related questions that need answering, feel free to leave them in the comments section below. Otherwise, have a good day.

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