For parents who want to give their children access to new apps and games, the Amazon Fire Tablet is a great option for kids. Not only is it easy to use, but it also offers a wide range of games and applications to help keep kids entertained. The process of adding apps to the Fire Tablet is straightforward and relatively quick, allowing parents to give their kids access to what they’re looking for without any trouble. This guide will walk you through the steps of adding apps to a Fire Tablet, so you can give your kids the best experience possible.
Prerequisites for Adding Apps to Fire Tablet
There are a few requirements you’ll need to meet before you can add apps to a Fire Tablet. First, you’ll need to own the Fire Tablet, either by purchasing it or leasing it from Amazon. If you have a child who uses the Fire Tablet, you’ll also need to have created an Amazon account for them. If they already use any Amazon services, such as Amazon Music or Amazon Video, they’ll already have an account. A Fire Tablet comes with 8 GB of storage, which is enough room for a decent number of apps. If your Fire Tablet is running out of space, you can clear out the data you don’t need to free up space.
How to Add Apps to Your Fire Tablet
There are two ways to add apps to your Fire Tablet. You can either search through the Amazon Appstore or you can use the web browser to download an app. To add apps through the Appstore, open the Fire Tablet’s home screen and tap Apps. From here, tap the shopping cart icon and select “Apps from Amazon.” When viewing any app details, tap the “Install” button to add it to your Fire Tablet. You can also add apps through the Fire Tablet’s web browser. Open the Fire Tablet’s web browser and navigate to the page where you want to download an app. Once you’ve found the app you want, tap the download button. A dialog box will open, allowing you to select where to save the app. By default, the app will be saved to the Fire Tablet’s “Downloads” folder.
How to Remove Unwanted Apps from Your Fire Tablet
If you’ve downloaded and installed an app, but decide you don’t want it on your Fire Tablet, you can easily remove the app. Open the Fire Tablet’s web browser and navigate to the “Downloads” folder. From here, you can tap and hold on any app to open the “Remove from Device” option. This will remove the app from your Fire Tablet and also delete the app from the tablet’s memory. If you only want to remove the app from the Fire Tablet, but keep it on your tablet, you can tap “Remove from Fire” instead. If you want to remove apps through the Appstore, open the Fire Tablet’s home screen and tap Apps. From here, tap the shopping cart icon and select “Apps from Amazon.” When viewing any app details, tap the “Uninstall” button to remove it from your Fire Tablet.
How to Set Parental Controls on Fire Tablet
If you’re giving your children Fire Tablets, you may want to set some parental controls on the device. You can set up a PIN on Fire Tablets by navigating to the “Manage my Kindle” page on Amazon. First, you’ll be asked to enter the device’s PIN. Then, select the “Tablets” option and choose your Fire Tablet from the drop-down menu. Select the “Parental Controls” button and follow the prompts to set up a PIN. Once you’ve set up the parental controls, you’ll be able to control access to apps, websites, and more. You can also use the “App Limits” feature to set time limits on specific apps.
How to Access the Amazon Appstore
The Amazon Appstore is the primary way to add apps to your Fire Tablet. Open the Fire Tablet’s web browser and navigate to the Appstore. From here, you can browse the store’s featured apps, or you can search for specific titles. You can also use the Appstore to view and update your Fire Tablet’s settings. If you want to access the Appstore on a computer, you can visit the Amazon Appstore website. You’ll need to log in to your Amazon account, and then click the “Apps & Games” section on the left side of the page. From here, you can search for apps and games, or you can click the “Top Free” or “Top Paid” tabs to view the most popular apps.
How to Use Amazon FreeTime
When you download an app on your Fire Tablet, the app will appear on the home screen along with other recently used apps. If you want to give your child access to specific apps, you can add them to your home screen. You can also use Amazon FreeTime to create specific home screen pages for your kids. To add apps to your home screen, open the Fire Tablet’s home screen and tap and hold on any app. From here, select “Add to Home,” and the app will be added to your home screen. To add specific apps to your child’s home screen, open the Fire Tablet’s home screen and tap “Apps.” From here, you can select the app you want to add to the home screen, and then select “Add to Home.” You can also select several apps at once, and then select “Add All to Home.” From here, you can select “Make Home Screen” to add the apps to the default home screen, or you can select “Create New Home Screen” to create a new home screen page.
How to Manage Fire Tablet Settings
The Fire Tablet’s settings are located in the Fire Tablet’s web browser. In the upper-left side of the browser, select the three bars icon to open the device settings. From here, you can view the device’s information, set up a PIN, and view recent notifications. You can also view your Fire Tablet’s network status, settings, and more. If you’re using a child’s Fire Tablet, you can access their Amazon account settings from the settings menu. From the device’s browser, select the three bars icon in the upper-left side of the screen. From here, select “Manage Your Kindle” to view and change settings related to your child’s Amazon account.
Tips for Adding Apps to Fire Tablet
There are a few important things to keep in mind when adding apps to your Fire Tablet. First, you should only add apps that you know are safe and appropriate for children. When you’re browsing the Appstore, you can use the Fire Tablet’s content filtering feature to view only apps that are appropriate for young children. You can also view app details to see the app’s rating, what the app is about, and similar apps. When adding apps to your Fire Tablet, you can organize the apps into folders to keep your home screen tidy. To create a folder, open the Fire Tablet’s home screen and tap and hold on any app. From here, select “Create Folder” and enter a name for the folder. Tap the newly created folder to add apps. You can also delete folders on the Fire Tablet, as well as change the name of a folder.
Troubleshooting Common Issues with Fire Tablet Apps
There are a few issues that can happen when installing apps on a Fire Tablet. If an app doesn’t appear on your home screen, try restarting your Fire Tablet. If the app still doesn’t appear, or it’s not the only app missing, you may need to clear the app cache. Open the Fire Tablet’s settings, select “Applications,” and select the app you’re having issues with. From here, select “Clear Cache” to fix the issue. If an app is crashing, this can be caused by a variety of issues. Try updating the app to see if the issue is resolved. If it doesn’t work, you can clear the app cache to fix the issue.
The Amazon Fire Tablet is a great device for kids, and adding apps to the Fire Tablet is easy and straightforward. When you add apps to your Fire Tablet, you’ll need to keep in mind that all the apps you add will be accessible to your child. You can use parental controls to restrict what your child can access, but all apps will be available, so it’s important to choose apps that are appropriate for children.