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How Do I Remove the Kindle Free Time App?

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Posted on Apr 26, 2015 8:26:49 AM PDT
DORIS W says:
My problem with the Free Time app was that it made me enter a my pin code at power on and after the screen saver came on. I did a search of Kindle Fire Help and found this entry:
Turn On or Off Your Lock Screen Password or PIN
Following the instructions, I was able to disable the PIN code entry.
If you are like me and just want to disable this "feature", follow the steps above to remove the Free Time from the carousel and follow the steps in the help article. (Since I don't have kids, the Free Time app is useless!)

Posted on Apr 26, 2015 8:06:21 AM PDT
DORIS W says:
I followed the info above to remove the Freetime App. It is not showing now - however the Kindle Fire still insists I enter my pin code at turn on. How do I kill this off?

Posted on Feb 15, 2015 7:22:14 PM PST
So freaking stupid I can't download anything !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on Feb 11, 2015 3:17:43 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 11, 2015 3:22:42 PM PST
JD says:
freetime is useless to me but on my tablet the icon disappeared but it took five minutes

Posted on Feb 11, 2015 3:17:08 PM PST
JD says:
I tried removing freetime from my tablet but it stayed on the carousel

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2015 8:52:11 AM PST
Kind of like "Free Time"

Posted on Dec 30, 2014 12:29:21 PM PST
Daily News says:
Woe is me. If I accidentally hit the free time icon, the unit demands I set a password for this function I'll never use; the only escape is to turn the unit off.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2014 2:57:21 PM PST

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2014 6:23:26 AM PST
Every tablet manufacturer I know does the same thing.... Apple, Samsung,.... all have apps that cannot be removed...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2014 3:51:17 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 25, 2014 3:51:44 AM PST
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Then don't buy Amazon's devices. Pretty simple. Pretty much any tablet you buy will have apps you cannot remove. Live with it or stay away. Again, pretty simple.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2014 1:20:10 AM PST
Yes, but forcing someone to keep it is jackboot/Nazis
nazzi. Some of us don't have children and don't need it, also some of us can keep things safe from children because we are adults and know how to lock things up. Like in a safe. I am not saying this sarcastically. I am just stating the fact that I don't need Amazon to babysit me or my children for me.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2014 10:09:52 AM PDT
Zosimos says:
On my Kindle Paperwhite, press the Freetime icon and hold for a moment. A dialog box will come up with "Turn Off FreeTime". That will remove the icon.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 23, 2014 4:23:55 PM PST
click on to the kindle free time icon, hold until it is encirlcled, an orange icon will appear in top left hand corner of your screen that says remove, click on that. Will be removed. Don't forget to remove from your carrasol in the same way. Jackie

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2013 10:42:38 PM PDT
J. Penrose says:
First virus in the wild was written for UNIX. I'd not be too cocky. :) Only reason you don't see more attacks is the bad guys put their resources where the mass targets are. But there's plenty of nasty stuff aimed your way also:

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2013 4:18:05 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
It is even better to use an operating system where you don't have to worry about running an anti virus program. Go Linux :)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2013 10:46:15 PM PDT
J. Penrose says:
First things kids would do is remove the application controlling their use of the device...pretty good reason to bake it into the machine. :)

Same reason most good anti-virus programs are not easy to remove from a PC as the first thing the bad guys try is to remove it when infecting a system.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 9, 2013 6:55:03 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 9, 2013 6:52:59 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 28, 2013 4:33:07 PM PDT
I believe it is considered a feature.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 28, 2013 2:30:57 PM PDT
This is precisely why Fud should be banned from these forums. He's rude to someone for no particular reason, then, months later, someone else wanders across the thread and sees it. He's like a bad toe fungus... completely useless and hard to get rid of.

Posted on Mar 28, 2013 2:30:21 PM PDT
Alexia Bryan says:
Umm I'm sorry to say that is impossible to delete this app. I hope I was able to help

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 28, 2013 2:27:59 PM PDT
Alexia Bryan says:
Very rude suggestion

Posted on Mar 19, 2013 9:11:05 AM PDT
I tried to remove free time since I don't use or need it. But the application will not delete. So I guess some of the basic applications are designed to remain.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2013 7:19:21 PM PST
@nance: You can't remove any pre-installed apps. I can't do it on my non-Amazon tablet either.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2013 6:46:12 PM PST
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