How to Connect Old Kindle to WiFi: Troubleshooting Tips

Connect Your Kindle E-Reader to Wi-Fi From the home screen, swipe down to open the Quick Actions or select the Menu icon. Select All Settings or Settings, then Wi-Fi &, Bluetooth or Wireless. Select Wi-Fi Networks and detected Wi-Fi networks appear. More items...

If you are a Kindle user, you might have faced difficulties connecting your device to WiFi. It is a common issue faced by many Kindle users, especially those who own an old Kindle. The problem might occur when browsing or downloading books on your Kindle. In this blog post, we will discuss some troubleshooting tips to help you fix this issue.

Basic Troubleshooting Steps

Before we move to advanced troubleshooting steps, let’s start with some basic troubleshooting. First, restart your device by pressing and holding the power button. You can also restart your router as sometimes it can cause the problem.

Advanced Troubleshooting Steps

If basic troubleshooting does not work, you can try the following steps:

Step 1: Enable Airplane Mode

Press the three-dot line on the main page of your Kindle and tap on “Settings.” From there, tap on “WiFi and Bluetooth” and enable “Airplane mode.” Wait for around 10 seconds before turning it back off. This will cut out every network connection that you have. Once you turn it back on, it will reconnect with your WiFi network. Check if the problem is solved.

Step 2: Forget and Reconnect to WiFi Network

If the problem persists, choose your WiFi network from the “WiFi and Bluetooth” section. Select your connected WiFi network and tap on “Forget this network.” Now, reconnect to the same WiFi network and check if it works.

Step 3: Correct Your Device Date and Time

If your device date and time are incorrect, it can also cause WiFi connection problems. To correct the date and time, tap on the three dots on the main page and select “Settings.” From there, tap on “Device options” and then “Device time.” Correct your date and time to solve the problem.

In Conclusion

These troubleshooting tips should help you fix the WiFi connection problem on your old Kindle. Once you have followed the steps, you should be able to browse and download books on your Kindle without any further issues.


Why won't my old Kindle connect to Wi-Fi?
Make sure that Airplane mode is off. Restart your Kindle and any network devices like modems or routers. Check that your Kindle is away from any devices that cause interference (such as microwaves, baby monitors, or other high bandwidth consuming WiFi devices). Confirm other devices connect to the same network.
Are old Kindles still supported?
As of August 17, 2022, you'll no longer be able to browse for, buy, or borrow books directly from certain Kindle devices introduced 10+ years ago. You can still use these devices to read.
How do I set up an old Kindle?
Turn On Your Kindle and Select Your Language. ... Select Your Region. ... Wait for the Kindle to Restart. ... Connect to a WiFi Network. ... Log in to Your Amazon Account. ... Confirm Your Account. ... Download the Kindle App. ... Wait for the Kindle to Finish Setting Up.
Do older Kindles need to be updated?
Ultimately, your decision on whether or not to upgrade will probably come down to how much you use your Kindle to access the Amazon store and how much you value the upgrades you get on a new model. Whichever you choose, rest assured that you'll still be able to read on your original Kindle for as long as you want.