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Kindle Fire - Disable deletion/removal of apps

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Initial post: Jul 26, 2012 5:38:38 AM PDT
Sama.dxb says:

I have a kindle fire, that my 4 years kid like to use and play with. He usually plays with Asphalt 6 (from gameloft). My problem, is that he keeps on deleting other applications and games from carousel, and thus having to re-download everything.

Is there a way to prevent deletion of apps, or to "lock" the applications so they won't be deleted?

I tried kid's palace, but it makes the Kindle fire very slow.

Thank you

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 6:01:47 AM PDT
Fud53 says:
Nope, but letting a 4 year old use a Fire you can expect what happens. Personally I wouldn't let a 4 year old use one...or a five, six or even seven year old unless they completely understood the phrase "only play this game" and were taught to obey. If not then they don't get to use it...simple. Yes, I realize you want to enhance the child's horizons(see "babysit"), but sometimes they can't have what they want.

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 7:21:27 AM PDT
BookLover says:
Kid Mode by Zoodles can disable all but access to approved apps. They can be denied access to the launcher (the carousel) and also have access to other fun, educational web-based games. My four year old is seldom allowed to touch my Fire without being in Zoodles, and he loves it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2012 11:02:42 AM PDT
Sama.dxb says:
Thank you very much BookLover. Installed Kid mode, and my kid is very happy with the games and video included with the app, and I'm happy he can't mess up the kindle.

Thanks again

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2012 12:01:47 PM PDT
BookLover says:
You're welcome! You can download Zoodles for a computer, too. My son has been using Zoodles for quite a while now, first on my laptop, then on my phone and Fire. I believe Zoodles also emails you weekly with your kid's progress.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2012 6:56:04 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 16, 2012 6:58:13 PM PDT
tiger fan says:
Obviously Fud53 is not a parent.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2012 1:06:08 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 30, 2012 1:08:16 PM PDT
KB says:
Fud53: This response was just flat out rude. Instead of taking an opportunity to be unkind or unnecessarily criticize another, why don't you simply follow the rule that you should have learned in Kindergarten: "If you do not have anything nice to say then do not say anything at all". I am honestly surprised how many people there are like you on the internet that are so incredibly bored with their lives that the seek out and post negative responses when people are simply looking for help. To suggest that this person is using their Kindle to "babysit" was both ridiculous and very unkind. I let my children use technology, not as a "babysitter", but to give them the best education possible. My 3 year old knows how to read and use technology because of the opportunities and lessons I have given him using technology, just like the parent above. There is absolutely nothing wrong with allowing your child to play a game on your Kindle. If you would like to shelter your children from the technology world then by all means give them a color book and crayons and hide your Kindle; however, please refrain from insulting those that would like to raise intelligent, well rounded children. Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2012 1:16:10 PM PDT
J. Gatie says:
I'm not even sure Fud53 is human.

Posted on Oct 30, 2012 1:26:35 PM PDT
I'm glad the OP found a solution. My other thought would be to remove the aps from the carousel before giving it to your 4 year old. My 3 1/2 year old likes to play on my Kindle Fire and I've figured out that he chooses from what he can see on my favorites and the carousel. Since he can't read yet, he doesn't know to look at the aps and books tab to find other things. (I've also learned to make sure the volume is off before giving him the Kindle Fire with the kid's Bible on it at church. Thank goodness or the whole pew would have been hearing Dinosaur Train when he found that video loaded on the favorites!)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2012 1:40:21 PM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Why is your opinion any more valid than his?? I might not like what he posts but you telling him what to do is just as rude....

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2012 1:42:08 PM PDT
I didn't think Fud's response was rude. It probably wasn't what the OP wanted to hear, but he's entitled to his opinion like the rest of us.

Posted on Apr 27, 2014 10:43:44 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 27, 2014 10:58:30 AM PDT
Or...... don't take the steps of long pressing, then tapping delete from device unless you truly want to do that.

As for the offers in Europe.... I do not believe they have SO kindles there so how should they specialize them for people that are using devices not sold there?

Posted on May 22, 2014 12:40:42 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 22, 2014 12:41:44 AM PDT
RP, Bideford says:
Question. Was the original request a reasonable one? Well, since I wanted to know the answer because I keep having finger trouble and deleting apps I don't mean to delete, clearly I think it is.

Next question. Was FUD53's response appropriate? Since it did not make any attempt to answer the question, clearly it had no place on this discussion board.

Final question. Do those people who have supported fud's right to flame the original poster really think that is the world they want to live in? Probably the answer is 'as long as they are not the ones getting flamed'

Posted on May 22, 2014 1:16:17 AM PDT
AC - you may be new around here but Fud53 was a serial offender. He/she constantly posted that people were lazy, dumb, bad parents etc. His/her favorite response was "call Amazon, it's not my job to help if you're too lazy to call". Many people simply put Fud in 'ignore'.

In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2014 2:36:55 AM PDT
RP, Bideford says:
Thanks for this. I have set it to ignore. What I couldn't believe though was that some people actually appeared to support his right to be a pain. I wouldn't have said anything if they hadn't.
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