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Kindle Free time...How do i deactivate?

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Initial post: Aug 15, 2013 2:25:04 AM PDT
Jaimelynn829 says:
If this didn't happen to me I'd think it was really funny. My wonderful precocious 7 (will be 8 in a matter of days) year old daughter saw the free time commercial yesterday. It scared her cuz I jokingly said to her, now you will be playing your game and it will click off and TIME FOR READING WILL APPEAR!!(maniacal laughter) so then she goes, finds where it is on our kindle and sets up... I'm awakened to sounds of maniacal laughter coming from my own child saying I set it up and put a password and you'll never get it hahaha...Nicely Played child,Nicely played. Well I would like to actually set it up for real, how can I remove her password and all of her settings. And just so you all know I'm not mad at her at all. I'm impressed that she had the smarts to do that, now I will go behind her and block her videos and apps for a few days :)

Posted on Aug 15, 2013 4:03:32 AM PDT
D. Baker says:
I would also be amused but if it were my Kindle and my child messed with it without my permission, I would make her show me how she did it and then I would not allow her to use it for one week (my standard suspension time for messing with Mommy's stuff). As mother of 7 and teacher for 20 years, I know the importance of teaching physics to children - every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 15, 2013 4:19:42 AM PDT
Yeah, I agree with D.B. "...go behind her..." is sort of passive-aggressive. I would insist she tell you the password AND she doesn't get the toy for a good week or so.

You won't be able to disable it without the password. You'll have to do a factory reset, wiping the Fire clean. You'll have to reload all of your content.

Then again, maybe that's a fitting consequence: a factory reset loses all app progress. Hellooo, Angry Birds 1-1.

Posted on Aug 15, 2013 4:42:40 AM PDT
Jaimelynn829 says:
I did get her to tell me the password but it's not working. I'm thinking it's probably misspelled. She is asleep but as soon as she's awake I'll find it out. I guess why I'm not mad was there was no malice involved nor did she try and hide what she did. In fact she couldn't wait to tell me.She was basically playing a joke,and honestly the fact that she knew how to do it was pretty impressive to me.Also since at first I laughed I can't switch up on her now that I'm a little annoyed. I am going to use the free time app to limit her apps and videos and allow more time for treading. I will have a long conversation about not Setting anything up without parental assistance and permission....btw Folina resetting her games would be sweet justice but I fear I'd be punishing myself too :)

Posted on Aug 15, 2013 4:54:45 AM PDT
Jaimelynn829 says:
I got the password to work. She had spelled a word one letter off. Thanks for the help!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 15, 2013 5:16:11 AM PDT
I think it *is* kinda funny! (Especially because, as you pointed out, it didn't happen to ME!) :0)

Also, you ARE the one who threatened "READING TIME!" in the first place. LOL. So, yeah. Maybe in this case it's live and learn.

Glad you got it figured out. Maybe the consequence just needs to be explaining that if she hadn't remembered/given it to you, you WOULD have had to reset all the apps. She of course wouldn't have known that might happen!
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