Set Up Parental Controls

With Parental Controls, you can restrict access to Web browsing, shopping from the Amazon Store or Amazon Shop app, or playing Amazon Instant Video and Prime Instant Video. Help for Kindle Fire 2nd Generation, Kindle Fire HD 7", and Kindle Fire HD 8.9".

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to show Quick Settings, and then tap More.
  2. Tap Parental Controls and then tap On.
  3. Enter a password, confirm your password, and then tap Finish. Once you've set a password, you can restrict one or more of the following:
    • Web browsing
    • The Email, Contacts, and Calendars apps
    • The ability to purchase from the content stores on your device (for example, the Amazon Appstore)
    • The ability to play Amazon Instant Video and Prime Instant Video
    • Specific content types (for example, Books or Apps)
    • Wireless connectivity
    • Location-based Services

    Note: Make sure that you record your password. If you forget your Kindle Parental Controls password, you will need to reset your Kindle Fire to factory defaults to restore full access. This will remove all content and account information from your device. After resetting, you can re-register your Kindle Fire, and re-download your content from the Cloud. You can access and download your content from the Cloud at any time.

When you set up and enable Parental Controls, a lock image of a lock 
		  icon appears at the top of the screen.

Tip: You can use Kindle FreeTime to choose books, apps, games, and videos from your collection for your kids to enjoy while restricting access to other content on your device.

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