Important: This guide contains information on basic use and set up for the latest generation of Kindle
E-Readers and Fire Tablets, which includes Kindle Voyage, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle 7th
Generation, Fire, Fire HD 6, Fire HD 8, Fire HD 10, and Fire HDX 8.9. For help with other device
types, and information about additional software features for these devices.
Charge the Battery
Your device may not be fully charged when you first receive it. Charge the battery before you register
and set up your device.
Fire tablets come with a USB cable and compatible power adaptor included in the box. Kindle e-readers come with a USB
cable but do not include a power adaptor. You can purchase compatible power adapters and other accessories from
To charge the device’s battery, connect the supplied USB cable to a computer or connect the supplied USB cable to a
compatible power adapter and plug the power adapter into a power outlet.
When your device is charging, a lightning bolt appears on the battery icon at the top of the Home screen.
For Kindle e-readers, the indicator light on the bottom edge of your device turns amber while the battery is charging and
green when it is fully charged. If you don’t see a light, your Kindle is not charging.
For Fire tablets, the battery percentage is displayed next to the battery icon at the top of the Home screen. If you don’t see
this, swipe down from the top of the screen and tap Settings, and then tap Device Options. Next to Show Battery
Percentage in Status Bar, tap On.
To turn on your new device, press and hold the Power button for two seconds or until the screen turns on.
Connect to Wi-Fi and Register Your Device
To buy, deliver, and access content on your device, you’ll need to connect to a wireless network and
register your device to an Amazon account. After registering your device, you can set up Family
Library to share content between Amazon accounts.
If you have not yet set up and registered your device, turn on your device by pressing and holding the Power button for
two seconds or until the screen turns on, and then follow the on-screen instructions to select your country, set up your
Wi-Fi network, and register your device to a new or existing Amazon account.
To connect your Fire tablet to Wi-Fi and register your device:
To connect to a Wi-Fi network:
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen, and then tap Wireless.
2. Verify that Airplane Mode is Off, and then tap Wi-Fi.
3. Next to Wi-Fi, tap On.
4. Tap a network to connect to it. If you see a lock icon, a network password is required. Enter the Wi-Fi
network password, and then tap Connect.
Note: If you don’t know the password, check with the person who set up the network. This password is
not your Amazon account password.
To register your Fire tablet:
1. From Home, swipe down from the top of the screen and then tap Settings.
2. Tap My Account, and then tap Register.
i. If you already have an Amazon account: Enter the email address and password associated with
your account, and then tap Register.
If you do not have an Amazon account: Tap Create Account, and then follow the instructions to
set up a new account.
To connect your Kindle e-reader to Wi-Fi and register your device:
To connect to a Wi-Fi network:
1. From Home, tap the Menu
2. Tap Settings, and then tap Wi-Fi Networks.
3. Tap a network to connect. If you see a lock icon, a network password is required.
i. If your Wi-Fi network and router support WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup), your Kindle will detect it.
From the Wi-Fi Password Required screen, tap WPS, and then press the WPS association button
on your router to connect.
ii. If your network doesn’t support WPS, enter the Wi-Fi network password. If you don’t know this
password, contact the person who set up the Wi-Fi network.
To register your Kindle e-reader:
1. From Home, tap the Menu
2. Tap Registration.
3. Choose the Amazon account you want to use on your device:
i. If you already have an Amazon account: Tap this option. Enter the email and password
associated with your Amazon account. Tap Register. Your name will appear as the Registered
User when registration is complete.
ii. If you do not have an Amazon account: Tap this option and follow the onscreen instructions to
set up a new Amazon account.
Tip: After you connect your device to a Wi-Fi network, your device automatically connects to the network again when it’s
in range. If more than one network is in range, your device automatically connect to the last network used.
Manage Your Fire & Kindle Payment Settings
All on-device transactions are completed with 1-Click. You can view or edit your 1-Click payment
method by visiting the Settings page within Manage Your Content and Devices.
To view or edit your 1-Click payment method:
1. Go to
Manage Your Content and
2. From the Settings tab, select Edit Payment Method below Digital Payment Settings.
3. Select the desired credit card information, or add a new card, and then click Continue.
4. Enter the desired billing address, and then click Continue. You will be taken back to the Digital Payment Settings
page where you can view your edited 1-Click payment method.
Download Content to Your Device
Your Kindle e-reader can store thousands of books for you to access with a single tap. Your Fire
tablet can store books, apps, games, music, videos, and more, which are referred to as “content”
throughout our Help pages. You can access and download any purchased digital content from the
Cloud tab on your device, or deliver content from Manage Your Content and Devices to your device.
From your device, tap Cloud to view any purchased digital content. Tap a title to download it to your device.
From your computer, you can manage all your Amazon devices and digital content from Manage Your Content and
Devices. Manage Your Content and Devices allows you to view, deliver, and manage digital content that you’ve
purchased with your Amazon account, as well as manage settings associated with your devices and your account.
To deliver content to your device from Manage Your Content and Devices:
1. Visit Manage Your Content and Devices at
2. From the Your Content tab, select the item(s) you want to deliver.
Tip: If you don’t see the title you are looking for, select the Show drop-down menu to narrow your view to the
3. When you locate the item(s), select Deliver.
4. Select your device from the drop-down menu.
5. Select Deliver to confirm your selection. Your book, audiobook, or periodical will automatically be delivered to
6. Connect your device to a wireless network to receive the items you delivered to it.
Note: You can select Pending Deliveries from the Show drop-down menu to view titles that have yet to be sent to your
Select Apps or Music from the Show dropdown menu to access Your Apps Library or Your Music Library to deliver
apps to your Fire tablet or import music to your music library to access from your Fire tablet.
Create a Household and Share Your Content
Use Family Library to share content between two adults in your household.
Family Library lets you link your Amazon account to that of another adult in your household so you can easily share Kindle
books, apps, and audiobooks across your Amazon devices and Kindle reading apps. Each adult chooses what they want
to share: they can share all their Kindle books, apps, and audiobooks, or, they can choose to share only individual titles.
You can create a household from your device or from Manage Your Content and Devices.
To create a household from Manage Your Content and Devices:
1. Go to Manage Your Content and Devices (www.amazon.com/mycd) and sign in to your account.
2. From the Settings tab, select Invite Adult under Households and Family Library.
3. Have the other adult sign in to their Amazon account.
Note: Amazon Households and Family Library require a unique Amazon account for each adult. If the other adult
doesn’t already have their own Amazon account, they can create one during this step.
4. Once the second adult signs in to or creates their account, select Yes to share your payment methods, Amazon
content and services, and management of any child profiles. Select No to only share management of any child
To learn more about Family Library, including how to set up a Household on your Fire tablet or Kindle e-reader, go to
Once you set up your Family Library, you can share content between the adult profiles and any child profiles (which
includes child profiles created with FreeTime).
Important: In order to share content, both adults need to authorize each other to use the credit cards associated with
their Amazon accounts for purchases on Amazon. This will not affect either adult’s current payment settings, but each
adult will be able to copy the payment method of the other adult to his or her Amazon account to use for purchases on
Amazon. If you disable Family Library, or if either of the adult profiles leaves the household, any copied payment methods
will be deleted automatically.
To share your content in Family Library:
1. From Manage Your Content and Devices (www.amazon.com/mycd), click the Content tab.
2. Check the box next to the Kindle books, apps, or audiobooks you’d like to share, and then click Add to Family
Tip: If you do not see the Add to Family Library button, click Show Family Library.
3. Choose the adult or FreeTime profile you’d like to share the selected content with, and then click OK.
Appendix 1: Kindle E-Reader Hardware
Appendix 2: Fire Tablet Hardware