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How to Manage Media on an Amazon Fire Tablet

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Introduction

Amazon Fire Tablet.

1 Launch Photos

Launch the Photos app from the main screen to manage the media on your tablet. Photos or videos stored on your device or in the cloud will be appear here. Tap the thumbnails to view them.

Photos icon highlighted on Fire tablet screen

2 Edit Photos

To Edit Your Photos

  1. Tap the photo you want to edit.
  2. Tap the menu icon in the top right corner of the screen.
    Menu.
  3. Tap the edit icon.
    Edit
  4. Use the editing features at the bottom of the screen.
  5. Tap Done at the top of the screen and you have finished editing. This will save the edited photo in a separate file from the original.

3 Download Media

The photos or videos stored in the cloud can only be viewed in low resolution when the tablet is not connected to the internet. To be able to view them in high resolution while offline you have to download them to the tablet when you're tablet is online.

To Download Your Media

  1. Press and hold the photo or video until a checkmark appears.
  2. If you want to select more items, tap once on each additional item and a check mark will appear. To de-select an item, tap it again and the checkmark will disappear.
  3. Tap the menu icon in the top right corner of the screen.
    Menu
  4. Select Download.

4 Share Media

To Share Your Media

  1. Press and hold the photo or video until a checkmark appears.
  2. If you want to select more items, tap once on each additional item and a check mark will appear. To de-select an item, tap it again and the checkmark will disappear.
  3. Tap the share icon.
    Share.
  4. Select any installed compatible application to share the items with.

5 Delete Media

To Delete Your Media

  1. Press and hold the photo or video until a checkmark appears.
  2. If you want to select more items, tap once on each additional item and a check mark will appear. To de-select an item, tap it again and the checkmark will disappear.
  3. Tap the menu icon in the top right corner of the screen.
    Menu.
  4. Tap Move to Trash.

6 Backup Up Media

To preserve the photos and videos that you take with the tablet you can back them up automatically to the cloud.

To Back Up Your Media

  1. Tap the menu icon in the top right corner of the screen.
    Menu
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. You'll see separate options to turn On/Off Auto-Save for Photos or Videos. Apply your choices.
  4. Choose whether to back up only when the tablet is charging.
    Photos Settings screen on Fire tablet

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Amazon Fire Tablet.

Launch the Photos app from the main screen to manage the media on your tablet. Photos or videos stored on your device or in the cloud will be appear here. Tap the thumbnails to view them.

Photos icon highlighted on Fire tablet screen

To Edit Your Photos

  1. Tap the photo you want to edit.
  2. Tap the menu icon in the top right corner of the screen.
    Menu.
  3. Tap the edit icon.
    Edit
  4. Use the editing features at the bottom of the screen.
  5. Tap Done at the top of the screen and you have finished editing. This will save the edited photo in a separate file from the original.

The photos or videos stored in the cloud can only be viewed in low resolution when the tablet is not connected to the internet. To be able to view them in high resolution while offline you have to download them to the tablet when you're tablet is online.

To Download Your Media

  1. Press and hold the photo or video until a checkmark appears.
  2. If you want to select more items, tap once on each additional item and a check mark will appear. To de-select an item, tap it again and the checkmark will disappear.
  3. Tap the menu icon in the top right corner of the screen.
    Menu
  4. Select Download.

To Share Your Media

  1. Press and hold the photo or video until a checkmark appears.
  2. If you want to select more items, tap once on each additional item and a check mark will appear. To de-select an item, tap it again and the checkmark will disappear.
  3. Tap the share icon.
    Share.
  4. Select any installed compatible application to share the items with.

To Delete Your Media

  1. Press and hold the photo or video until a checkmark appears.
  2. If you want to select more items, tap once on each additional item and a check mark will appear. To de-select an item, tap it again and the checkmark will disappear.
  3. Tap the menu icon in the top right corner of the screen.
    Menu.
  4. Tap Move to Trash.

To preserve the photos and videos that you take with the tablet you can back them up automatically to the cloud.

To Back Up Your Media

  1. Tap the menu icon in the top right corner of the screen.
    Menu
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. You'll see separate options to turn On/Off Auto-Save for Photos or Videos. Apply your choices.
  4. Choose whether to back up only when the tablet is charging.
    Photos Settings screen on Fire tablet