This guide will show you how to set up your new Amazon Fire HD, Amazon Fire HDX and Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 tablets. We’ll walk you through the steps to get your new Amazon Fire tablet up and running, and the best things to do after completing the normal setup that appears when you turn on the Fire tablet for the first time.
This guide works for the newer Fire HD 6, Fire HD 7 and Amazon Fire HDX and Amazon Fire HDX 8.9. If you chose an option with 4G LTE connectivity, you will see other options, but this should help you set up your Amazon Fire properly.
If you’re gifting an Amazon Fire tablet, you may want to spend time getting this set up and then wrap the gift so you don’t have to spend time installing updates or linking accounts right out of the box.
Amazon Fire HD and Fire HDX Installation Guide
When you take the Amazon Fire tablet out of the box, you can press the power button to turn it on and start the installation. You don’t need to charge it before doing this, but if the battery symbol shows below half, you may want to plug it in so you can start using the Fire tablet as soon as you’re done setting it up.
After turning on Amazon Fire HD or Fire HDX, swipe from right to left to open the settings screen.
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. You will need the WiFi password to do this. If you don’t have it, you can complete the setup later, but it’s easiest to do all this now.
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. This will allow your Fire tablet to use the location from WiFi or LTE. This is essential for maps and other apps or services that can better serve you by knowing where you are, such as location-based reminders.
We highly recommend It backs up your photos and videos and backs up your settings and other details so you don’t lose anything if you upgrade to a new Fire Tablet or need to restore if something goes wrong.
You can include Facebook and Twitter on this next page. This will make it easier to share information on your favorite social platforms and can also help you log into apps that use Facebook as a login. You can also connect to Goodreads here. This is a social network for books. .
It’s on Audible, an Amazon-owned audiobook company. You can check this later under the Audiobooks tab.
You have your Amazon Fire HD or Fire HDX almost completely set up and ready to go. You can follow a tutorial or jump straight to the home screen. If this is your first Fire Tablet, it’s a good idea to review how to use the Fire HD or Fire HDX. This will walk you through your latest items, favorites and quick settings.
This is the end of the main Amazon Fire setup process. You can now access the six-monthly Washington Post and use the new Family Library to share books among family members. There are a few more steps you need to do to complete the setup.
Set a Fire HD Password
We recommend setting a lock screen password. go. and to complete this setup. You can also turn on Lock Screen Notifications.
Set Do Not Disturb for your Fire HD and Fire HDX
You can prevent Fire HD or Fire HDX from notifying you when you are trying to sleep or doing certain activities. go
Create a Child Account
Amazon Fire is great for use with multiple family members. This allows you to add children to Amazon Fire HD or Fire HDX as a limited account. Once this is set, you can use FreeTime to limit when and how kids can use the tablet.
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Use MayDay for support
On Amazon Fire HDX and Fire HDX 8.9, you have access to MayDay, a live-on-demand support service to help you learn what else you can do with your Fire tablet and how to use certain features. To see your quick settings and then go to page support. You will soon receive live video assistance. Help can’t see you, but they can see your screen.
Set Up Email on Fire HD and Fire HDX
You’ll want to add your personal or work email account to the Fire HD so you can check your email on this device. and you want to install. If it’s a popular mail account or type, only you do it and the Fire tablet takes care of the hard part of setting up.