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How to change automatic shut off on kindle fire

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Initial post: Oct 21, 2012, 7:30:38 PM PDT
I am trying to adjust my kindle from turning off when I listen to music and meditation scripts. Does anyone know a way to fix this?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 21, 2012, 7:51:00 PM PDT
Bufo Calvin says:
Melissa, when it "turns off", the audio keeps playing, right? It does on mine.

You can change the screen timeout, though:

Swipe down from the top


Sounds & Display

Your may need to swipe up to see

Screen Timeout

You can choose


there is you want to put it to sleep manually.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 21, 2012, 8:15:04 PM PDT
Thanks for trying to help but mine shuts off totally! The screen goes black after a bit but within about 20 minutes, the entire kindle shuts off. I'm ok with the screen not staying on but would really love to figure out how to keep the device on.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 22, 2012, 6:08:40 AM PDT
Bufo Calvin says:
Melissa, what you are describing is not normal; I've listened to text-to-speech for more than an hour straight in my car.

I'd contact Kindle Support:

You'll see a

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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012, 7:15:33 PM PST
Calee says:
did you ever figure out the problem? my mom's kindle that I got her is doing the same thing

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2012, 9:41:08 PM PST
thank you for the help...its perfect now!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2012, 8:49:53 AM PST
No, I haven't figured out how to stop it from shutting off. I adjusted the time for one hour, but have not figured out how to halt the automatic time off altogether...? I guess I'm going to have to contact technical support.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2012, 8:50:50 AM PST
What did you do to your Kindle to fix it?

Posted on Sep 28, 2014, 11:04:10 PM PDT
Is there a way to set an inactivity timer for music so after like 45min. ,or so, it shuts off? So that i can go to sleep with music on, and it wont keep playing all night long?

Posted on Feb 29, 2016, 9:43:11 AM PST
Hi. I still have my very first kindle (1st gen) and it still works perfectly, but my hubby got me the fire hd10. I like it but I miss the automatic shut off if I didn't touch it for 10 min. My new one goes to sleep but I want it to shut completely off. Is there such a feature? I've been looking but haven't found it.
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