How to Enable/Disable Auto Rotate on Kindle Fire

Posted by Admin on August 29, 2016

This post will explain how to enable/disable auto rotate on kindle fire tablet.

Are you annoyed of kindle fire rotating the screen every time you turn the device a little? This happens just because auto rotation is enabled by default in kindle fire. But fortunately you can disable the feature and lock the screen from switching orientation automatically. And here's how you can enable or disable auto rotate on kindle fire tablet.

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Enable/Disable Auto Rotate on Kindle Fire:

  • From Kindle Fire/HD/HDX Home screen slide down the top notification bar to open quick settings and tap on 'Auto-Rotate' menu to toggle the setting. Say if the option is enabled, taping once will disable it and tapping again will turn on the setting.
  • If you use older models then it reads 'Locked/Unlocked' instead of 'Auto-Rotate' - the device reads 'Locked' when auto rotation is disabled and 'Unlocked' if it is enabled.

Following the suggested method, you can enable or disable auto rotation on kindle fire at any time you want.

Upload Photos to Amazon Cloud from Kindle Fire/Mac/PC

Posted by Admin on August 27, 2016

This tutorial will show you how to upload photos to Amazon cloud from kindle fire, MAC or Windows PC/Laptop. Cloud Storages allow you to store & sync documents & photos and access them anywhere from any device.

Purchasing a kindle fire tablet will secure you a 5 GB of Amazon Cloud Drive Storage for free. You can not only upload/download all your photos & files from your fire tablet/phone to Amazon cloud drive but from other devices like Windows/Mac PC/Laptops too. Here we'll see how to upload photos from fire tablet and from MAC/PC.

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Upload Photos from Kindle Fire to Amazon Cloud:

  • To upload pictures to Amazon Cloud from Kindle Fire, choose 'Photos' from top-menu to open picture gallery.
  • Once there, tap on the 'checkbox-with-tick-mark' icon on top and pick the images one by one which you want to upload to Amazon Cloud Drive. This leaves all the selected images overlaid with tick-mark.
  • Once you've finished selecting photos, tap on the 'Cloud' button ('Cloud-Upload') located at the top. This will upload the selected images to Cloud Drive and once it's over, you can access Amazon Cloud Drive to check if your images are present there or not.
  • If you don't know what photos you have moved to cloud don't worry. Whenever you enter into selection mode by tapping on 'checkbox-with-tick-mark' button, images that are already uploaded will be overlaid with cloud icon and the rest would seem normal.

Upload Photos from PC (MAC/Windows) to Amazon Cloud:

  • To upload photos from PC/Mac, visit amazon.com/clouddrive/ and login to Amazon cloud drive. All your uploaded pictures are kept in various folders under 'Pictures' menu. And the folders are named after the devices from which you have uploaded the photos.
  • To download photos from Amazon cloud drive to PC/Laptop, click open any image thumbnail and click again on the 'Cloud-Download' icon found at the bottom of the image.
  • To upload photos/documents click 'Add Files' button at the top-right corner and select files from your pc to upload. Use Ctrl + Left-Click to select multiple files at once on Windows OS.

Likewise you can upload photos from Kindle Fire tablet, PC or Laptop to Amazon Cloud Drive easily.

How to Check for Software Updates on Kindle Fire

Posted by Admin on August 25, 2016

Here comes another kindle fire tips that shows you how to check for software updates on kindle fire tablet. Devices like Kindle Fire, Fire HD & Fire Phone runs on Amazon's Fire OS which is a heavily customized version of Android OS.

To cope up with the industry standards Amazon constantly releases upgrades to its Fire OS and all kindle devices are set to receive updates automatically. But at any time you can check for this software updates manually & upgrade OS on kindle fire and here's how to do it in case you don't know.

How to Check for Software Updates on Kindle Fire?

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  1. To get started, open quick settings window on fire tablet by swiping down a finger from top on home screen.
  2. Choose 'Settings', tap on 'Device Options' and tap again on 'System Updates' then.
  3. The next screen shows up the Fire OS version running on your kindle fire and the last time it has been updated.
  4. To check for the updates manually tap on 'Check Now' button. If there are no updates you'll see 'No updates found' message else it prompts for software install. Just follow the procedure but make sure to backup your data if the update is major to be on the safer side.

So that was all about checking for software updates manually on kindle fire. All your Kindle Apps will get updated automatically but some may need manual updates and in such case notifications will be shown to inform you about their availability.

How to Change Amazon Email Address on Kindle Fire

Posted by Admin on August 23, 2016

This tutorial will show you how to change amazon account email address on kindle fire tablet. Do you know you can change email address of your Amazon.com account? By editing the email address you won't lose your existing account - it only changes the email-id tied to the Amazon account and the password remains unaltered.

Email address can be changed either from amazon.com site or right from your kindle fire / fire HD tablet. Here is the procedure to change email address on kindle fire.

How to Change Amazon Email Address on Kindle Fire?

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  1. To change Amazon account email address from kindle fire, pull down the notification window and tap on 'Settings'.
  2. On the next screen that comes up, choose 'My Account' » tap on 'Amazon Account Settings' placed right under 'Deregister' button » tap 'Account Settings' then.
  3. Now enter your Amazon account's password and press 'Sign In'. It will take you to 'Account Settings' page showing your profile details like Name, E-mail Address, Password etc. and options to edit them.
  4. Since you need to change amazon email address, tap on the 'Edit' link located across from E-mail address. Provide the new email address you want to attach with Amazon.com account. Again re-enter new email address and password, save changes and you are done!

Likewise you can change amazon email address on kindle fire / fire HD tablet whenever you wish. Just make sure to use the new email for login to Amazon then after.

How to Disable Autocorrect/Autocapitalize on Kindle Fire

Posted by Admin on August 20, 2016

This post will show you how to disable autocorrect & auto-capitalize on kindle fire. Fire tablet/phone comes with enhanced keyboard options like auto-correct & auto-capitalize feature. Despite what Amazon thinks, some of us don't find these settings particularly useful - especially when they get in our way.

You know what the worst part is? They are enabled by default. If you are as tired as me of your kindle device automatically correcting and capitalizing what you type then it's about time you have to disable the settings. Here's how you can do it.

Enable/Disable Autocorrect & Auto Capitalize on Kindle Fire:

  1. To disable autocorrect and autocapitalize on fire tablet, swipe your finger from the top of the screen and choose 'Settings' on the quick settings pane.
  2. Under settings, look for 'Keyboard' options and tap on it.
  3. On the next screen that comes up, navigate to 'Auto-correct' and drag the slider to 'OFF' position to disable kindle fire's auto correct feature. If it's properly disabled the toggle button should be grayed out.
  4. Similarly to disable auto capitalization, look for 'Auto-capitalize' option and set it's slider to 'OFF'.

That should turn off/disable auto correct and auto capitalize on your Kindle fire tablet. At any time you can revert back and turn on auto-correct & auto-capitalize feature by setting the toggle switches to 'ON' position.

How to View Browsing History on Kindle Fire Tablet

Posted by Admin on August 18, 2016

This tutorial will show you how to view browsing history on kindle fire. Silk is the default web browser of kindle fire and just like any other desktop/mobile browsers it stores all your browsing history as you surf Web. Later this history is used to provide auto-complete suggestions when you type anything on browser's address bar.

You can view the entire browsing history all at one place and revisit a web page or bookmark/delete particular entry. If you want to view your browsing history on kindle fire for any of the said purposes here's how to do it.

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View Browsing History on Kindle Fire Tablet:

  1. With Silk open, tap on Menu button (box with tree horizontal lines) located at upper-left corner. It reveals a side pane with settings.
  2. On the side pane, tap on 'History'. This opens a new tab with all your browsing history on silk browser.
  3. It lists your entire browsing history with most recently visited WebPages at the top. You can either scroll down through the list or use 'Search history' box to look through the browser history.
  4. Just like any other web browser you can delete silk's browser history just by tapping on the 'X' button next to individual page entries or by using the trash icon at the top to delete entire browser history.

Likewise you can view all your browsing history on kindle fire tablet. From there you can do whatever you wish.

How to Change Default Search Engine on Kindle Fire Tablet

Posted by Admin on August 16, 2016

This post will show you how to change default search engine on kindle fire tablet/phone. Generally Web browser makers strike deal with search engines to include them as default. Recently Amazon has partnered with Microsoft and made Bing as the default search engine on kindle fire's Silk browser.

Whenever you make searches on kindle fire, the search results will be shown from the default search engine (here it will be from Bing). However you have the liberty to change this default search engine to your liking. Right now Fire supports Google & Yahoo apart from Bing. If you'd like to change default search engine from Bing to Google or Yahoo! here's how.

How to Change Default Search Engine on Kindle Fire?

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  1. To change default search engine on fire tablet, open Silk, swipe from the left edge of the screen, and then tap on 'Settings'.
  2. Under 'Silk Settings' look for 'Search Engine' option. Your default search engine will be shown beneath it. It should read 'Bing' unless you have changed it already.
  3. Now tap on 'Search Engine' to open a little pop-up window with three browser options - Bing, Google & Yahoo. Select 'Google' or 'Yahoo' as per your choice and the default search engine will be updated to reflect it.
  4. From now on all your future searches will deliver results from the search engine you have chosen as the new default.

Likewise you can change Silk browser's default search engine on Kindle Fire tablet. Just remember this only affects the searches you launch from the address bar of the silk browser but still you can go to the respective search engines (yahoo.com, google.com, bing.com) and make direct searches from there.