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How To Connect a Bluetooth Keyboard to Kindle Fire HD

Kindle Fire HD supports Bluetooth so you can connect a keyboard to make typing much easier than the onscreen option. Here’s how to enable it an connect the pair the keyboard to your tablet.

Turn on Bluetooth Keyboard

First, turn on your keyboard and press the Connect button. Each keyboard varies, so check its documentation if you’re not sure how to power it up.

Turn on Bluetooth Keyboard

Enable Bluetooth on Kindle Fire HD

From the home screen, swipe from the top of the screen down and tap More icon.

Kindle Fire HD More Menu

Next scroll down and tap Wireless from the Settings menu.

Setting Menu Wireless

Now tap Bluetooth from the Wireless menu.


On the next screen, tap to Enable Bluetooth and the Kindle Fire HD will start searching for available devices.

Searching Bluetooth Device

When the keyboard is discovered it will be listed under Available Devices – tap on it. If it’s not found, make sure the keyboard has power and is turned on. Then tap the Search for Devices button again.

Bluetooth Keyboard Connected

A Pairing Request screen will come up with a four digit code. Type that code on the keyboard and hit Enter.

Bluetooth Pairing Request

After entering the code, you’ll see the following screen indicating your Wireless Keyboard is connected.

Bluetooth Device Connected

Now you’ll be able to use your larger physical keyboard in apps like OfficeSuite Pro, Email, web browser and any app that requires typing text.

Email Kindle FIre HD

Disconnect Keyboard from Kindle Fire HD

To disconnect the keyboard, go back into the Bluetooth menu and tap the device listed under Paired. Then tap OK on the Disconnect confirmation message.

Disconnect Bluetooth Keyboard

The Kindle Fire HD runs a heavily customized version of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) that’s primary use if for media consumption and eBook reader. There’s also plenty of productivity that can be done on either the 7-inch or 8.9-inch models. Connecting a Bluetooth wireless keyboard makes it a lot easier to get things done.

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15 Responses to How To Connect a Bluetooth Keyboard to Kindle Fire HD

  1. disqus_rsfVDSSnII February 8, 2013 at 7:22 pm #

    the BEST instructions I have ever seen!!! Thank you!!!!

  2. Jon March 11, 2013 at 10:00 am #

    I’m trying to pair a Belkin Keyboard to a Kindle Fire 8.9 (bought as a package from Amazon). I never get the screen you show with the “available devices” box or the Search icon. Any suggestions?

  3. Brian Burgess March 11, 2013 at 11:00 pm #

    @Jon, are you sure the Bluetooth keyboard is powered on? Also, make sure Bluetooth on the Kindle Fire HD is turned on.

    Do you have any other Bluetooth devices that can use Bluetooth devices…iPad, iPhone, Surface?

  4. Jon March 12, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    Yes, i’m pretty sure both are on. I tried an App that turns Bluetooth on/off, and it indicates Off (even when Kindle seems to indicate ON). I never get the “Available Devices” box or the Search icon on the screen.

  5. harlene May 11, 2013 at 11:53 am #

    can you have more than one device paired to the keyboard at the same time? Just wondering why i can not add a second device?
    Thanking you in advance.
    Harlene P

  6. barb July 19, 2013 at 11:15 am #

    Like the others, I do not get the available devices option. I have a kindle fire and purchased it being told it was Bluetooth ready. I purchased a case with keyboard from Amazon and now can’t connect.

    Can you help?

    Thanks a in advance for your help

  7. Jon July 19, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    I gave up trying to connect and asked for a refund on the Bluetooth keyboard. My suspicion is that Amazon sold some older Kindles that lacked Bluetooth capability.

  8. joey July 23, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

    i love you suggestion im stil getting used to the keybord thanks lots

  9. Cathy March 9, 2015 at 7:07 pm #

    Thanks so much. I got the Belkin keyboard with a kindle that had to be replaced and I didn’t remember how to do this. It worked on the second try.

  10. jill March 22, 2015 at 11:44 am #

    Can’t connect my new wireless keyboard from amazon to my kindle fire. New batteries are in the keyboard. When I press the connect button the light comes on. My kindle fire reads wireless network (I don’t see blue tooth) Please help.

  11. Anthony L Attkisson October 31, 2015 at 3:06 pm #

    This was the clearest set of configuration and operational instructions I’ve read so far but the spell check on the instruction’s text requires needs editing and cleaning up…other than that it was very understandable…thanks so much too!

  12. David July 1, 2016 at 1:45 pm #

    I have a kindle fire 7, I am getting the pairing code on my kindle but it is 6 digits, not 4… I type it on the keyboard correctly and press enter. Nothing happens and I get the error “cant communicate with logitech tablet keyboard IPD”

  13. Barbara Luboff July 7, 2016 at 8:45 am #

    I have an Amazon Basics Keyboard which I LERVED and used it constantly with my old Kindle Fire, which unfortunately died. I bought a new Kindle Fire and it will not pair!! At all! I get a 6 digit pairing code but when I enter it, it says it is incorrect. I read somewhere that I need to unpair the device and then “re-pair” it by holding down the Amazon keyboard icon for a few seconds until Blue Tooth tells me I can unpair. But that doesn’t happen. I’ve talked endlessly to the Kindle people. What do I do? Buy a new keyboard? Help!

  14. Hamish August 27, 2017 at 9:00 am #

    This doesn’t work with 2nd generation Kindles. Just FYI

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