How to identify your Kindle model: serial numbers, features, look up online and more

Last updated: April 2018

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Amazon have released quite a few Kindle e-readers and tablets over the years, and sometimes the differences between models can be hard to spot. It is important to know which Kindle you have, as you want to be sure you are getting the right cases and accessories. If you’re not sure what Kindle you have, then you can use the strategies below to answer the question “What Kindle do I have?” and identify your Kindle.

Check the Settings screen

More recent Kindle models include a helpful Settings menu which can tell you which model it is.

On standard e-ink Kindles, go to the Home screen, press the menu button, and select Settings.

On Kindle Fire tablets, open the Settings menu by tapping on the gear icon or by swiping down from the top of the screen, then tap More > Device.

Check the Serial Number

You can find this sixteen digit code in the box your Kindle came in or when you click on Settings and go to Device Info. Find your specific generation or type based on the first four characters.

The Kindle Fire is a range of tablet computers, running a custom version of Android called Fire OS. Here are their model numbers, divided by year:

2011

2012

2013

  • Fire HD: 00D3 and 00D2
  • Fire HDX 7: D0FB, 00FB, 00FC, 0072, 00FD, 00FE, 0073, 006C, 006D, 006E
  • Fire HDX 8.9: 0018, 0057, 005E, 00F3, 0019, 0058, 007D, 007E, 007F

2014

  • Fire HD 6: 00DA, 0088, 00A4, 00A5, 00A6, 00AD, 00A9, 00AE, 00B4, 00B6
  • Fire HD 7: 0092, 0093, 0063, 006B, 00DE, 00AA, 00DF, 00AB, 00B0, 00B2
  • Fire HDX 8.9: Unknown

2015

2017

Check distinguishing features

Amazon offer a useful (if hard to find) list of distinguishing features for each of their Kindle and Kindle Fire models. Visit the relevant page below:

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Conclusion

We hope this information is helpful! If you have any questions not solved by following the steps above, then please let us know in the comments below or by writing to us on Twitter @mobilefun.