Amazon Fire Tablet

Controls & Settings guide

You can enable restrictions to stop your children from using specific features and applications on the Amazon Fire HD tablet. These parental controls include the ability to prevent purchases from content stores along with access to age-restricted content and the camera to help keep kids safe online.

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What do I need?

An Amazon account and access to the Amazon Fire HD tablet.

Restrictions you can apply

icon Apps Access
icon In App purchasing
icon Inappropriate content

Step by Step instructions

These steps were recreated on the Amazon Fire HD tablet:

How to activate parental controls
What are other parental control options


How to activate parental controls

If your child uses an Amazon Fire HD tablet, setting up parental controls is a key part of helping them stay safe online.

To set up parental controls:

Step 1 – From your tablet home screen, swipe down from the top and select the gear icon next to the profile icon. Under Personal, select Parental Controls.

Step 2 – Turn them on by tapping the toggle to on. You must enter your account password to do this, which can also be changed on this page. Now, you can set different parental controls.


What are other parental control options

There are a variety of parental controls that you can set up with Amazon Fire HD, including content restrictions, purchases and screen time.

The different types of parental controls are:

  • Block Amazon content and apps
  • Adding passwords to access content or change settings
  • Blocking access to Amazon stores
  • Requiring passwords for purchases from Amazon Stores or Shop Amazon apps
  • Sharing content on social media
  • Limiting access at certain times of day
  • Monitoring profile activity