How to Keep an Amazon Fire HD Tablet Secure

Introduction

This guide has been designed to show you how to prevent unauthorized access to your Amazon Fire tablet. You can create a lock screen password or PIN for Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX 7",and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" and even install optional protection software to help secure it as well.
Amazon Fire HD Tablet

1 Set a Password

  1. Swipe down from the top and tap Settings.
    Android GUI with top menu displayed

  2. Tap Security.
    Android Security settings.

  3. Next to Lock Screen Password, tap On.
    Security settings showing lock screen password highlighted.

  4. You can create a Simple Numeric PIN, or create a more secure password with a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters. Complex passwords with a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters provide more security and make it more difficult for unauthorized users to gain access to your Fire tablet.

2 Third Party Anti-Virus Apps

Installing protection software on your Kindle device is entirely optional. Your device is not inherently insecure without one installed, but can be installed if you prefer the extra layer of security that protection software apps can provide. Available options can be found on the Amazon App store.

Anti-Virus Apps:

  • When it comes to installing protection software for your Kindle Fire, this can be done via the Amazon App store. Any available protection software app should have a list of features. Decide whether or not protection software is right for you before deciding to install anything.
  • The Amazon App store should offer several anti-virus programs - both free and paid options exist.
    Amazon app store logo.

3 Exercise Caution

Safe Practices:

  • Although adding a password and installing protection software can provide your device with a layer of protection, the most important aspect of being secure on your tablet is practicing safe and responsible usage habits.
  • If you're on a public Wi-Fi connection, don't perform activities that transmit sensitive information such as online banking or shopping. Just as a sensitive conversation has the potential to be overheard in a public setting, transmitting sensitive data over a public Wi-Fi connection carries a similar risk.
  • Don't click on any links that you don't recognize or come from individuals you don't know. This is especially important on social media sites where spam and malware attacks are very commonplace.
  • Never open or download email attachments from senders you aren't familiar with.

An amazon fire HD.

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This guide has been designed to show you how to prevent unauthorized access to your Amazon Fire tablet. You can create a lock screen password or PIN for Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX 7",and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" and even install optional protection software to help secure it as well.
Amazon Fire HD Tablet

  1. Swipe down from the top and tap Settings.
    Android GUI with top menu displayed

  2. Tap Security.
    Android Security settings.

  3. Next to Lock Screen Password, tap On.
    Security settings showing lock screen password highlighted.

  4. You can create a Simple Numeric PIN, or create a more secure password with a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters. Complex passwords with a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters provide more security and make it more difficult for unauthorized users to gain access to your Fire tablet.

Installing protection software on your Kindle device is entirely optional. Your device is not inherently insecure without one installed, but can be installed if you prefer the extra layer of security that protection software apps can provide. Available options can be found on the Amazon App store.

Anti-Virus Apps:

  • When it comes to installing protection software for your Kindle Fire, this can be done via the Amazon App store. Any available protection software app should have a list of features. Decide whether or not protection software is right for you before deciding to install anything.
  • The Amazon App store should offer several anti-virus programs - both free and paid options exist.
    Amazon app store logo.

Safe Practices:

  • Although adding a password and installing protection software can provide your device with a layer of protection, the most important aspect of being secure on your tablet is practicing safe and responsible usage habits.
  • If you're on a public Wi-Fi connection, don't perform activities that transmit sensitive information such as online banking or shopping. Just as a sensitive conversation has the potential to be overheard in a public setting, transmitting sensitive data over a public Wi-Fi connection carries a similar risk.
  • Don't click on any links that you don't recognize or come from individuals you don't know. This is especially important on social media sites where spam and malware attacks are very commonplace.
  • Never open or download email attachments from senders you aren't familiar with.

An amazon fire HD.

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