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This page lists our how-to guides on using the Amazon Fire tablet or settings up the tablet for your kids. All guides are packed with detailed, step-by-step instructions so that anyone can follow them easily.
We mainly focus on frequently used features of the Fire tablet, instead of the “advanced” features, to help all types of users, from new to seasoned Amazon Fire tablet users.
Each guide is normally self-sustained and independent from others. It solves one problem or demonstrates one feature. So you can quickly find the solution you need. There are no “prerequisites” for any of the Fire tablet how-to guides.
Currently, the following devices are covered by the Fire tablet how-to guides:
- Fire 7
- Fire 7 Kids
- Fire HD 8
- Fire HD 8 Kids
- Fire HD 8 Kids Pro
- Fire HD 8 Plus
- Fire HD 10
- Fire HD 10 Kids
- Fire HD 10 Kids Pro
- Fire HD 10 Plus
- Fire Max 11
- Fire HDX (legacy)
We release and update these Fire tablet how-to guides after we test them or when there are some changes in the said feature.
So, the list will be updated regularly. You may check back later if you cannot find the guide you want. Alternatively, you can leave your question in the comment box below. We will try to help you answer the question. We may also speed up the release of the relevant guides.
Here is the list of the released and coming-soon how-to guides for Fire tablets.
Amazon Fire Max 11 is the first “premium” model of the Fire tablet product family after Amazon discontinued the Kindle Fire HDX 7 and HDX 8.9 in 2015, although it only costs less than $230 (usually on sale for as low as $150). There are some interesting features, for example, fingerprint ID, active pen support, and an official keyboard case, as explained in this post. However, at the same time, there are some limitations and missing features of Amazon Fire Max 11.
This Fire tablet guide explains the top 7 limitations and missing features of Amazon Fire Max 11, including no DisplayPort Alt Mode, no wireless charging, no fast charging, no headphone jack, lack of Google Play store support, limited multitasking capabilities, and outdated Android version.
Read on to learn more about the limitations and missing features of Amazon Fire Max 11.
Amazon Fire Max 11 keyboard case is the first keyboard case with the Amazon brand on it. The unique design and special keyboard features make the accessory very impressive, although it is not cheap at $89.99.
This Fire tablet guide explains everything you need to know about the Amazon Fire Max 11 keyboard case to help you decide whether it is for you or not. The guide also shows you how to use and customize Amazon Fire Max 11 keyboard case and its unique features.
Read on to learn more about the Amazon Fire Max 11 Keyboard Case.
Amazon Fire HD 10 2023 (13th Gen) was announced on September 18, 2003, and will be shipped from October 18. You may wonder what's new in Fire HD 10 2023 vs. Fire HD 10 2021 (11th Gen).
This Fire Tablet Guide explains the top 10 new differences between Fire HD 10 2023 vs. Fire HD 10 2021, including a faster chipset (Mediatek MT8186A), 5MP front-facing camera, 13-hour battery life, stylus (active) support, lighter and thinner, Fire OS 8, new button layout, Bluetooth 5.3LE, no plus version, and $10 cheaper. We also explain some key features and specs remain unchanged.
Read on to explore Fire HD 10 2023 vs. Fire HD 10 2021.
This Amazon Fire tablet how-to guide explains the difference between an active stylus pen and a capacitive stylus, the key features and functions of the Amazon Stylus Pen for Fire Max 11, how to use it in different apps, how to customize the settings for it, and answers to questions you may have on using the Amazon Stylus Pen for Fire Max 11 on Fire Max 11.
Read on to master the Amazon Stylus Pen for Fire Max 11.
Fire Max 11 is the first Amazon tablet with a fingerprint reader (embedded in the power button). You use the corresponding fingerprint ID on Fire Max 11 to unlock the tablet quickly. Some apps may also opt to use it in the future.
This Fire tablet how-to guide explains what the fingerprint ID on Fire Max 11 is, its limitations, how to register your fingerprints for the fingerprint ID on Fire Max 11, and how to use it on Fire Max 11.
Read on to try fingerprint ID on Fire Max 11 now.
With its stunning display, faster CPU and more RAM, 14-hour battery life, improved (8MP) camera sensor, elevated multitasking capabilities, immersive audio, a fingerprint sensor, 64/128GB storage, premium design and build, and keyboard and stylus support, the Amazon Fire Max 11 is designed to be a “premium” Fire tablet. However, it is not the reborn of the discontinued HDX series.
In this post, the top 10 new features of Amazon Fire Max 11 will be discussed to help you understand the uniqueness of Amazon Fire Max 11.
Read on to explore the top 10 new features of Fire Max 11.
With the release of Fire OS 8 on the 12th Gen Fire 7 (Fire 7 2022) and Fire HD 8 (Fire HD 8 2022), Dark theme on Fire tablets is now available in these devices and the coming 13th Gen Fire HD 10.
This Fire tablet how-to guide explains the advantages of the Dark Theme on Fire tablets, the difference between the Night Mode, Blue Shed, and Dark Theme, how to turn on/off the Dark Theme on Fire tablets with Fire OS 8, and how to schedule Dark theme on Fire tablets.
Read on to use and schedule Dark Theme on Fire Tablets.
Quick Settings on Fire tablets lets you enable or disable some features instantly without going through the Settings app.
This Fire tablet how-to guide explains what the Quick Settings on Fire tablets is, how to access the Quick Settings panel on a Fire tablet, the differences in Quick Settings among Fire OS 5, Fire OS 7, and Fire OS 8, and how to use and customize the Quick Setting buttons.
Read on to explore quick settings on Fire tablets.
Fire OS 8 is the latest (2022) Operating System (OS) for Fire tablets. It was announced on May 18, 2022.
This Fire tablet how-to guide explains everything you need to know about Fire OS 8: relation to Android versions, new features (and how to use them), supported devices, and about sideloading Google Play Store.
Read on to explore Fire OS 8 …
#9. How to use the 15 special keys and 11 keyboard shortcuts on the official wireless keyboard for Amazon Fire HD 10 2021 (and Fire HD 10 Plus)?
The official wireless keyboard for Amazon Fire HD 10 2021 (and Fire HD 10 Plus) is one of the most useful accessories if you need to type a lot on the Fire HD 10 tablet. But some owners are confused about the 15 special keys and are not aware of the keyboard shortcuts that can improve their productivity greatly.
This Fire tablet how-to guide explains the meaning and usage of the 15 special keys on the official wireless keyboard for Amazon Fire HD 10 2021 (and Fire HD 10 Plus). The available keyboard shortcuts are also explained to help you improve your productivity.
With the release of the 11th Gen of Amazon Fire HD 10 (and Fire HD 10 Plus), Amazon introduced the official wireless keyboard for Amazon Fire HD 10 2021 (and Fire HD 10 Plus). The wireless keyboard cover is also part of the productivity bundle for Fire HD 10 2021.
This Fire tablet how-to guide explains the advantages (and disadvantages) of the official wireless keyboard for Amazon Fire HD 10 2021 (and Fire HD 10 Plus), how to attach and remove the wireless keyboard cover from Fire HD 10 2021, how to pair the wireless keyboard with Fire HD 10 2021, and how to use the official wireless keyboard on Fire HD 10 2021 and Fire HD Plus.
Split Screen is a new feature introduced in the 11th Gen of Fire HD 10 (2021) and Fire HD 10 Plus. It allows you to use two apps side by side concurrently. It was ported to Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 with Fire OS 7 and Fire OS 8.
This Fire tablet how-to guide explains what Split Screen is, how to launch apps in the Split Screen mode, and how to manage and resize screen size for Split Screen on Fire tablets
The addition of a USB-C port on Fire HD 2021 (11th Gen), Fire HD 10 Plus, Fire HD10 2019 (9th Gen), Fire HD 8 2020 (10th Gen), Fire HD 8 Plus, Fire HD 8 2022 (12th Gen) and Fire 7 2022 (12th Gen) makes these Fire tablets support 15W USB-C fast charging and be compatible with more USB accessories.
This Fire tablet how-to guide explains what USB-C fast charging (PD) is, how to use it to charge your Fire HD tablets faster, and known problems and caveats of using fast charging on Fire HD tablets.
Read on to try USB-C charging on 9th Gen and later Fire tablets …
With the release of Fire OS 6 on Fire HD 8 2018 (8th Gen) and Fire 7 2019 (9th Gen), and Fire OS 7 on Fire HD 10 2019 (9th Gen), you have the new option of using the micro SD card as the tablet (internal) storage (adoptable storage) to expand the internal storage on these 3 devices and newer devices with Fire OS 6/7/8.
This Fire tablet how-to guide explains the new option and the pros and cons of using the micro SD card as adoptable storage on Fire tablets. It also explains when you need to use the adoptable storage option or portable option, shows you how to use the micro SD card as internal storage, and how to manage the SD card on a Fire tablet.
Read on to learn to use a micro SD card on your Amazon Fire tablets …
You can sideload most Android apps on a Fire tablet.
This Fire tablet how-to guide demonstrates the steps of sideloading Android apps to a Fire tablet.
#3. How to install Google Play Store on Amazon Fire Tablet: Fire 6, Fire 7, Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10?
Although the Amazon Appstore and the pre-installed Amazon apps are sufficient for some owners, many users may need to install Google Play Store on the Amazon Fire tablet to get more value from their Fire 6, Fire 7, Fire HD 8 or Fire HD 10.
This Fire tablet how-to guide explains the steps of installing the Google Play Store on an Amazon Fire tablet and shows you how to download and install the 4 correct APK files for different versions of Fire OS.
Read on to learn to install Google Play Store on Amazon Fire tablets …
Taking screenshots on Kindle Fire tablets is really very easy and simple. You do not need any apps.
This Fire tablet how-to guide explains the two methods to easily take screenshots on a Fire tablet: the power button + the Volume down key method on all Fire tablets and using the power-off menu in Fire OS 7 and 8. The guide also shows you how to edit and share screenshots on Fire tablets.
Read on to try these two methods to take screenshots on Amazon Fire tablets.
By default, the developer options on Amazon Fire tablet are hidden in Fire OS. But it is very easy to enable and access developer options on Amazon Fire tablet.
This Fire tablet how-to guide shows you how to enable and access developer options on the Amazon Fire tablet and how to disable and hide the developer options on the Amazon Fire tablet (after you enable them).
Read on to learn to enable and use the developer options on Fire tablets …
#12. How to use and customize the Dark Mode in Fire OS 8?
#13. How to use the native screen record on Fire OS 8?
#14. A definite guide for Amazon Kids+
#15. How to use parental controls on a Fire tablet?
#16. Understand and use Amazon Households and family library
#17. How to charge a Fire tablet battery?
#18. Ultimate guide on Amazon Prime Membership
#19. Kindle Unlimited vs Prime Reading
#20. A complete guide for Amazon Music
#21. Amazon Appstore tips and tricks
#21. How to use Fire Tools to customize your Fire tablet?
#22. How to use navigation buttons on a Fire tablet?
#23. How to customize the Library page on your Fire tablet?
#24. How to customizer Fire tablet Home screen?
#25. How to change the text size and icon size on Fire tablets?
#26. and many more …
Other Fire tablet guides
In addition to the Fire tablet how-to guides, we also have a dedicated Fire tablet buying guides section to help you:
- Decide whether you should get a Fire tablet or other devices.
- Decide which Fire tablet is the right device for you.
- Understand the differences among different devices and different versions (and generations).
- Choose the proper accessories for your Fire tablet.
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Detailed information on how to use Google Play Store on Fire tablets can be found here.
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