- Blue Shade – The Blue Shade feature on your Fire tablet lets you adjust the color and brightness of your screen. Blue Shade blocks blue light, which may make it easier to fall asleep after nighttime reading. You can turn Blue Shade on or off by pulling the Quick Action menu down from the top of the display.
- Amazon FreeTime Web Browser – The Amazon FreeTime web browser is built from the ground up to give kids a personalized and age-appropriate web experience. The web browser limits access to only pre-approved websites and web videos so parents know what content their child is accessing online. Amazon FreeTime web browser is off by default. You can enable it in Amazon FreeTime Settings, under Web Settings.
- Activity Center – Activity Center provides an easy way for parents to see how their kids are spending time on their Fire tablet—from how much time their kids spend playing games to which websites they visit. With Activity Center, you can view what your Fire tablet is being used for from your account on the Amazon website. Activity Center is found in Settings, under Parental Controls, and is off by default.
- Set a Curfew – To set a schedule when a child can and cannot use their Fire tablet, you can create a curfew for children that do not use Amazon FreeTime. Set a Curfew is found in Settings, under Parental Controls, and is off by default.
Determine your software version
Determine the current software version on your Fire tablet before downloading and installing a software update.
- Swipe down from the top of the screen and then tap Settings.
- Tap Device Options, and then tap System Updates.If you have the latest software update, it should look like this: Your device is running Fire OS 5.1.1.
Download Fire (5th Generation) software updates
Click the link below to download the software update to your computer: