The power and volume controls are located on the outside edge of your Kindle Fire HD device.
|To put your Kindle Fire HD in sleep mode||
Press and release the power button
To turn your Kindle Fire HD off
Press the power button for a few seconds, and then tap Shut Down
If your Kindle Fire HD does not power on or is unresponsive during use
Restart your Kindle by holding the power button for 20 seconds
To increase volume
In Landscape mode, with camera Up, Press the Volume Up side of the rocker switch. This is the side of the switch next to the headphone jack.
To decrease volume
In Landscape mode, with camera Up, Press the Volume Down button. Press the Volume Down side of the rocker switch. This is the side of the switch away from the headphone jack.
To mute the sound
In Landscape mode, with camera Up, Press and hold the Volume Down button
Parental Controls allow you to individually restrict access to one or more of the following on your Kindle Fire by requiring a password for access:
Note: There is also a free app on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9" that allows parents to choose what books, apps, games and videos they want to give their kids access to. For more information, see Kindle FreeTime.
To set a Parental Control password and select items to restrict:
To change Parental Controls settings or to change your password:
If you forget your Parental Controls password:
If you forget your password, you'll need to reset your Kindle Fire HD to factory defaults. After resetting, you'll need to register your Kindle Fire HD again, and re-download your content from the Cloud.
To reset your Kindle Fire HD to factory defaults:
You can set a password to restrict access to your Kindle Fire HD. You'll then need to enter the password to access your Kindle Fire HD if it is in sleep mode or is turned off.
Note: If you set up a Microsoft Exchange e-mail account on your Kindle Fire, you may be required to set a password for the lockscreen on your device. Microsoft Exchange enforces policies from the server where your email is stored. Your Exchange server may require that the device you access email from includes a password.
For further information, please contact your administrator or service provider.
To set a lock screen password
To remove the password
If you forget your password
If you forget your password and enter the wrong password five times in row, you'll be prompted to reset your Kindle Fire HD to the factory default settings to regain access. After resetting, you'll need to register your Kindle Fire HD again, and re-download your content from the cloud.
To reset your Kindle, tap OK reset.
When you first set up your Kindle Fire, you are prompted to choose a time zone, which sets the time on your device. If you want to change the time zone:
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen and tap More.
2. Tap Device and then tap Date & Time.
3. Tap Select Time Zone and then tap your time zone. The clock will update to the proper time for that zone.
Note: Selecting the time zone is how to set the time on your Kindle Fire device. There is not an option to set the time manually.
Location-Based Services allows applications such as Maps to gather and use data showing your location. Your estimated location is calculated by the triangulation of Wi-Fi access points. Location-Based Services are turned off by default.
To turn Location-Based Services on or off:
You can connect your Kindle Fire HD to wireless devices that include Bluetooth technology, such as a Bluetooth keyboard or speakers. To enable Bluetooth on your Kindle Fire HD, first verify that you are within range of the compatible device.
To connect a Bluetooth device to your Kindle Fire HD:
A Bluetooth icon will appear in the status bar at the top of the screen when enabled.
Kindle Fire HD supports the following Bluetooth profiles:
Note: Bluetooth microphones and microphone-enabled headsets are not supported.
When you pair a Bluetooth keyboard with your Kindle Fire HD 7", you can use it to navigate and make selections on your device and in many apps. For example, you can use the arrow and enter keys to:
You can also use the following shortcuts on your Bluetooth keyboard:
Additionally, you can use special keys like Play and Previous/Next Song for music playback control, and Home, Menu, Back, Tab, Esc, and Search to access those functions on your Kindle Fire HD.
You can change settings for individual apps on your Kindle Fire HD, and change app notification settings on your device.
To change application settings:
Swipe down from the top of the screen, tap More, and then tap Applications.
Third party applications may have additional settings that you can access within the app.
Airplane Mode turns off the wireless connection on your Kindle Fire HD. You can use this setting to turn off Wi-Fi connectivity at any time.
Tap Off to restore wireless connectivity. When Airplane Mode is on, an airplane icon will appear at the top of your Kindle screen next to the battery indicator.
You can choose to connect your Kindle Fire HD to Twitter and Facebook to sync photos and share reading highlights, what you're listening to, game info, and more. You have the option to link your Twitter or Facebook accounts when you first set up your Kindle Fire, or you can choose to do so at any other time.
To link your Kindle Fire to your Facebook or Twitter account:
To unlink Facebook or Twitter:
Once your account is linked, you can return to the Manage Social Networks Account page and select Unlink next to the social network you want to remove.
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