How to Find the Kindle Fire Model Number?
When you set up your Kindle Fire tablet, it’s always good to know the model type and the system version. But there’s another important piece of device information that often goes under the radar – the device’s serial (or model) number.
Chances are that you may never need your model number. However, it may be immensely beneficial to know it in specific situations. This article will explain all about the Kindle Fire model number and how to easily locate it on your Kindle Fire tablet.
Is Device Model and Model Number the Same Thing?
There’s some confusion among users when it comes to the “model number.” This is understandable since the model can represent a version of your Kindle Fire – for example, Kindle Fire HD 7, HDX 7, Fire HD 8.9, etc.
On the other hand, the model number represents the unique identification number of a particular Kindle Fire device. For instance, two Kindle Fire HD 7 devices have completely different model numbers.
You may need the model number for different reasons. If your device gets stolen, you can always prove that it’s yours once it’s retrieved by using the model number. Additionally, it will be easier for Amazon’s support team to track your device if it requires replacements or repairs.
Of course, these are just some of the potential situations where you might need the model number. Anyhow, there are three ways to look for this number. Let’s see what they are.
Look For Model Number in Settings
The fastest way to check your Kindle Fire model number is to access the system settings menu. You should be able to see all the essential specifications of your device there. Here’s what you need to do:
- Swipe down from the top of the screen on your Kindle Fire. This should display the quick access bar.
- Tap the “Settings” icon.
- Go to the “Device Options” menu.
Under the “Device Model” section, you can read the exact model of your Kindle Fire. You should notice the “Serial Number” section below it – this is the model number.
Of course, there are situations where you can’t access your tablet or it’s broken, and you’ll need to locate the model number. What then? Let’s move on.
Have You Saved the Box?
The box of your Kindle Fire arrived in may sometimes contain the product number. This was obligatory during the early days of Kindle (models 1, 2, and DX), but it’s less frequent today. Still, you may get lucky.
Inspect the packaging of the device, especially the edges and the bottom of the box. Manufacturers usually place the declaration sticker containing the model number and country of origin here.
Don’t worry if you can’t find the model number here. Even if you can’t access your Kindle Fire, there’s another way to check its model number.
When you set up your Kindle Fire device, you’ve probably linked it to an Amazon account. You wouldn’t be able to download apps, books, or music otherwise. If you know which account is connected to the tablet, you can look for the serial number on your Amazon account.
To do this, you’ll need internet access and any device with a web browser. Then, proceed with these steps:
- Open your browser.
- Go to the Amazon website.
- Click/tap the “Hello, Sign In” button at the top-right of the screen.
- Enter your credentials and follow the on-screen login process.
- Go to “Manage Content and Devices.”
- Select the “Devices” tab.
- Choose your Kindle Fire device among the list of devices. The device menu should appear at the bottom.
The model and the serial number should be visible at the bottom right side of the device menu. You can also see the exact registration date and even deregister from the device if you believe that it has been stolen (or you want to give it away).
Note the Number – You May Need It
Remember, the model number of your Kindle Fire is unique – no two numbers are the same. You never know what could happen, so it would be smart to save the number somewhere just in case you need it later.
Moreover, your Fire tablet isn’t the only device with a model number. Your smartphone, PC, and probably most other gadgets in your home have their unique serial numbers. You can find and note the numbers of all essentials devices so you’re always a step ahead.
Why do you need your Kindle’s model number? Was it hard to find? Do you know any other method? Post your experience in the comments section below.