How to Set Up an Amazon Fire HD Tablet

1 Charge the Battery

Your Fire Tablet may not be fully charged when you first receive it. Connect the power cable before you set up and register the device.

  1. Connect the micro USB cable to your tablet.

    USB cable

    USB cable connected to tablet

  2. Connect the other end to the power adapter, then plug it into a power outlet.
  3. The battery icon at the top of your screen will display a lightning bolt to indicate that your device is charging properly.

    Battery symbol

    Battery symbol highlighted on tablet screen

2 Basic Setup

  1. Turn on your Amazon Fire HD Tablet by pressing and holding down the power button.
  2. Slide to unlock the device.
  3. From the Welcome screen, connect to your Wi-Fi network from the list and type in the Wi-Fi password if needed.
    Welcome to Kindle Fire screen with list of available wireless networks.

  4. After you finish connecting your Amazon Fire HD Tablet to your wireless network, you need to register your Kindle. Type your email and password, then click Register.
    If you don’t have an Amazon account, click Create Account and follow the steps.
    Amazon account entry screen.

  5. Select your time zone.
    Time zone selection screen.

  6. Confirm your account and it will give you an option to link your Kindle to your social media. Click Get Started Now to continue.
    Social Media connection screen.

  7. At this point, you will see a series of tutorials about the various features of your Fire. At the end of the series, click the Close button to go to your Kindle Fire Home screen.
    Fire tablet tutorial screen.

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  2. No.

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Your Fire Tablet may not be fully charged when you first receive it. Connect the power cable before you set up and register the device.

  1. Connect the micro USB cable to your tablet.

    USB cable

    USB cable connected to tablet

  2. Connect the other end to the power adapter, then plug it into a power outlet.
  3. The battery icon at the top of your screen will display a lightning bolt to indicate that your device is charging properly.

    Battery symbol

    Battery symbol highlighted on tablet screen

  1. Turn on your Amazon Fire HD Tablet by pressing and holding down the power button.
  2. Slide to unlock the device.
  3. From the Welcome screen, connect to your Wi-Fi network from the list and type in the Wi-Fi password if needed.
    Welcome to Kindle Fire screen with list of available wireless networks.

  4. After you finish connecting your Amazon Fire HD Tablet to your wireless network, you need to register your Kindle. Type your email and password, then click Register.
    If you don’t have an Amazon account, click Create Account and follow the steps.
    Amazon account entry screen.

  5. Select your time zone.
    Time zone selection screen.

  6. Confirm your account and it will give you an option to link your Kindle to your social media. Click Get Started Now to continue.
    Social Media connection screen.

  7. At this point, you will see a series of tutorials about the various features of your Fire. At the end of the series, click the Close button to go to your Kindle Fire Home screen.
    Fire tablet tutorial screen.
  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to reveal the notification bar, then tap Settings.
    Settings icon
  2. Tap Parental Controls.
    Parental Controls button
  3. Create your new Parental Controls Password, then tap Finish.

    Your Parental Controls password is different from your lock screen password.

    Parental Controls password entry screen.
  4. Tap the On button to turn on Parental Controls.
    Parental Controls option toggle.
  5. With Parental Controls enabled, you can restrict one or more of the following:
    • Disallow access to the Web Browser
    • Disallow access to the Email, Contacts, and Calendars apps
    • Disallow access to Social Sharing features
    • Disallow access to the Camera app
    • Disallow access to make purchases from the content stores on your device
    • The ability to play Amazon Video and Prime Video
    • Disallow access to specific content types (for example, Books or Apps)
    • Place wireless connectivity behind a password before being able to access
    • Disable Location based Services
      Parental Controls settings screen.
  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to bring up the notification bar and tap More.
    Quick Settings drop down menu with More option highlighted.

  2. Press Device, and then tap Date & Time.
    Date and Time settings screen.

  3. Tap Select Time Zone, then select your preferred time zone from the list.
  4. To set the time manually, you need to turn off the Automatic option first.
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