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How To Connect a Bluetooth Keyboard to Kindle Fire HD

The Fire HD supports Bluetooth so you can connect a keyboard to make typing easier than the onscreen option. Here’s how to connect a Bluetooth Keyboard or other device.

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 and 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, select Settings and go to Wireless & Bluetooth and tap on it.

wireless-settings

Next, tap on the Bluetooth option from the Wireless & Bluetooth menu if it isn’t already turned on.

Bluetooth

Now, a list of available Bluetooth devices will come up. First, make sure the keyboard (or other Bluetooth devices you want to use) is in pairing mode. Then tap on the device you want to connect.

pair a bluetooth device

That’s about all there is to it. Now, you should see the keyboard or other device connected to your Kindle Fire HD. If this is the first time connecting it, you might need to enter a pairing code. But after doing that, once you should be good to go moving forward.

connected bluetooth device fire hd

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 that’s primary use is for media consumption and as an eBook reader. There’s also plenty of productivity that can be done on either the 8-inch or 10-inch models. Connecting a Bluetooth wireless keyboard makes it a lot easier to get things done.

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21 Comments

21 Comments

  1. disqus_rsfVDSSnII

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

    • Brian Burgess

      Awesome! Glad to have helped!

  2. Jon

    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

    @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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

  9. Cathy

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

  15. Janice

    Trying to connect my fire he 10. But it will not connect

  16. Janice

    I get to the screen that Says Bluetooth device and it does not connect

    • Joy

      My keyboard is already paired with my 7in fire. Not working all the sudden. Do they both have to be fully charged?

      • Harmony

        Can I pair an acer keyboard? It has no Bluetooth button that I can find.

  17. Alex

    I have a fifth generation Kindle. The keyboard connects okay, but it takes inhuman speed to type the code in before it disappears to say that it can’t connect because of an incorrect PIN. Is there any way I can slow it down or make myself faster?

  18. Jennifer

    I have had no issues with getting my keyboard to connect. My problem is that I will type a short sentence. Then I have to wait for it to finally show up on my kindle. It is like type and letter wait a few seconds and finally you get to see it.

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