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How can I hide books from my kids in our collection?


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Initial post: Jun 26, 2012 8:00:16 PM PDT
J. Needham says:
My kids use the same account my wife and I use to buy and store books. How do I hide books from kids that we've bought (fifty shades of grey..hehem)?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 8:02:26 PM PDT
If they have e-ink Kindles, turn off their wi-fi. If they have Fires, sorry. You can aaaaalllll see the SAME books.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 8:02:27 PM PDT
Zanzibar says:
If you can't stand your kids seeing what you read and you can't control their downloads, make a kid only account for their kindles.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2012 8:26:24 PM PDT
Kelly S says:
J. Needham

I'm not a hundred percent sure this will work because some functions work in this section of amazon and some functions do not work. Ok, go to "my account" scroll down a few sections. On the left side is say Digital content in orange then the second column says your media library. The last choice is collections. Click that. Go thru and check the boxes that you want books to be hidden. Then choose move to trash. Then go back and see if they are still viewable. Like I said, I'm not sure if it will work, but I do know that your books are not and will not be removed EVER by putting them in the trash. The only way those books will be gone is to remove them from your manage your kindle page.

Another idea is not to turn the wireless on the kids device. If you already have, you can do a reset under settings and it will remove all the books including the archives. That way they can't see the adult books in archives. Then only use their devices with a usb download.

Alternate option. Unfortunately I found this out the hard way. I signed up a couple of my email addresses so i could have the cloud space for music, video, books etc. seperately. You could have a seperate email for the kids and put all childrens purchases on that acct. You couldn't apply that to the books you have now, but for future purchases, it would keep everything seperate. Or make your own seperate adult email acct. and when u want to read adult just register it to that acct.

Hopefully one of these can be helpful. Also Amazon takes customer feed back VERY seriously so if you could call and request a child feature that would be great, i have requested that along with a saftey button on the wireless... i hate when it seems to turn itself on or get's tapped accidently. I think a wifi lock would be good and also the option to download multiple items at a time. So anyone reading this that has a minute and agrees with me please write and call amazon to request these features.

Thank you,
Kelly S
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Initial post:  Jun 26, 2012
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