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How to set up Amazon Fire tablet parental controls?

Tablets are amazing devices for kids especially that they can watch movies, play video games, read books and a lot more. However, you need to ensure that your kids are well protected from questionable content, contact with online strangers or even making impulsive purchases on the platform. The good news is that Amazon Fire tablet parental controls are easy to set and can effectively help you safeguard your kid’s online experience.

In this guide, you’ll learn the entire process of configuring your Amazon Fire tablet parental controls and thus enjoy its benefits. It will enable you to manage your child’s Amazon device usage as well as content access. Whether your concerns are about website restrictions, app restrictions, age-appropriate content among others, you’re in the right place. Keep scrolling as we avail more details to you.

Does Amazon Fire HD have parental controls?

Yes. Amazon Fire HD tablets include various parental control features that help parents manage and monitor their kid’s tablet usage. These control features include content filtering by age appropriateness, adjusting screen time limits, app and web usage control among others. The objective of these parental controls is to create a customized and a sage digital environment for your kids.

Can you set parental controls on Amazon Fire tablet?

Absolutely. Parents can easily set up controls on Amazon fire tables to ensure the safety and age-appropriate online experience for your kids. Amazon actualizes this by offering a feature known as FreeTime that allows you to create a profile for your kids, choose preference or age-based content for your kid, block access to certain websites and apps and also track your kid’s device usage using usage reports. Basically, these parental controls are a comprehensive toolset for managing your kid’s tablet activities.

How to set up Amazon Fire tablet parental Controls?

You can use Amazon parental controls on any Amazon Fire table; older Fire tablet, a Fire HD 10 or even a Kids Edition tablet. Here are simple steps on how you can set up Amazon Fire parental controls on any of the above tablets and highlights of key features that you should take advantage of.

How to set up parental controls on Amazon Fire Tablets?

First thing first. You’ll be required to have a functional Amazon account set on your tablet. However, if you still don’t have one, you can create one by following these simple steps.

Go to “Settings”> “My Account” and then key in your kid’s Amazon profile details. Once your kid’s device is now resisted with your table’s ID, you can now proceed to set up parental controls which should be quite easy anyway.

Remember, there are two methods you can use to restrict access on your kid’s tablet.

Method 1: Via simple parental controls

Step 1. Open the “Settings.”

Step 2. Tap on the “Parental Controls.”

amazon fire tablet parental controls

Step 3. Toggle on the “Parental Controls” switch.

Via simple parental controls

Step 4. Key in your password and tap “Finish.”

parental controls

Pros of using simple parental controls method

  • The settings by default will block Alexa, calendars, email, contact and camera and content.
  • It password-protect purchases and social sharing
  • You can set restricted access and impose some curfew when the kid can access the table.

Cons

  • It does not block videos.

Method 2: Via Amazon’s multiple profiles and FreeTime.

Creating a Kid’s profile is highly recommendable over using a simple parental control method. This is particularly true because you can easily create multiple profiles that you can use across various devices and even get help from Amazon restricting content in case of a challenge. Remember, you’ll need to choose a lock screen password or PIN when setting your Fire tablet profile for the first time. This will help prevent kids from accessing the parental control menu or your profile.

Step 1. Head to “Settings”> “Security” and then “Lock-Screen Passcode” > toggle it on.

Step 2. Open “Settings” go to “Profiles & Family Library.”

Step 3. Tap on the “Add a Child Profile” icon and then “Manage your child’s content.”

Manage your child's content

Note: You’ll be required to enter your kid’s birthdate or name.

Step 4. Go to “Set Daily Goals & Time Limits” to set daily and weekend goals.

Step 5. Toggle on the “Daily Goals & Time Limits” button. Proceed and set up “Total Screen Time” alternatively sort “Time by Activity Type.

Daily Goals & Time Limits

Step 6. Head to “Educational Goals” to block access to entertainment content including games, videos or books.

Step 7. Choose games, apps, videos and books from your library that you want your kids to have access only.

Add content

Step 8. Select “Age Filters” and set your kid’s age and the age range.

Age Filters

Note: Only Amazon Kids content appropriate to your child’s age group will show up when they search for videos, apps or books on Amazon.

To shift from one profile to another, simply swipe down from screen top and tap on the profile icon you want to access. You’ll see the interface change and the content accessible marked on a blue background.

Pros and cons

Pros of using simple parental controls method

  • Easy to create multiple profiles.
  • Customize each kid’s profile based on their age, preference etc.
  • Use a password or a PIN that blocks an attempt to use an adult profile.

Cons

  • Not easy to set up.

How to block websites on Amazon Fire Tablet?

A situation can arise that bids you to restrict your kid from accessing a specific website. It could either be about limiting screen time or simply to protect them from inappropriate content. Here are simple steps on how to block a particular website on Amazon Fire Tablet.

Step 1. Go to “Settings.”

Step 2. Tap on the “Parental Controls” tab.

Step 3. Toggle on the “Parental Control” switch.

block websites on Amazon Fire Tablet

Step 4. key in your PIN or password and tap “Finish.”

Step 5. Select “Amazon Content & Apps.”

Step 6. Tap on the “Apps&Games” tab. It changes from “Unblocked” to “Blocked.”

Amazon Fire Tablet-Amazon Content and Apps-Apps&Games

Step 7. Move down and tap on the “Web Browser” to shift it from “Unblocked” to “Blocked.”

Step 8. Now tap “Back” to go to the previous interface and tap on “Password Protection.” Anyone who tries to access the website will be required to key in the PIN or password.

That’s how to block a website from Amazon Fire Tablet.

However, if you still want to customize your parental controls such as limiting the time when the kid can access the Amazon Fire Tablet, kindly follow these steps;

Step 9. Tap on the “Set a Curfew.”

Set a Curfew option

Close the settings and head to the home screen. You can now view the new preloaded set available apps for your kid.

How to turn off Amazon Fire tablet parental Controls?

Basically, Amazon Fire tablet includes a set of robust parental control features that help manage and control content access for children. However, you may want to turn off these controls, maybe, your kid is grown up or there’s no need for such supervision. Turning off Amazon Fire parental controls is quite simple as highlighted below.

How to turn off parental controls on Amazon Fire Tablet?

Step 1. Go to “Settings” then to “Parental Controls.”

turn off parental controls on Amazon Fire Tablet

Step 2. Toggle off the Parental Controls button.

Toggle off Parental Controls button on Amazon Fire Tablet

Step 3. You’ll be required to enter your account password or PIN to secure the changes.

Step 4. Tap “Finish” to conclude your process of turning off parental controls on Amazon Fire tablet.

How to turn off parental controls on Amazon Fire Tablet without password?

If you forgot your Amazon Fire tablet password, you can still manage to turn off parental controls but this time through a scheming way. To turn Amazon Fire tablet parental controls without password you need to perform a factory reset. Performing factory reset on your Amazon Fire tablet means erasing all settings and data from the device so you better consider backing up your data before you can implement this procedure.

How to factory reset Amazon Fire tablet?

How to factory reset Amazon Fire tablet

Step 1. Turn off your Amazon Fire tablet.

Step 2. Press and hold the device’s power and volume minimization button simultaneously.

Step 3. Release the buttons once you see the Amazon logo.

Step 4. Using the Volume minimization button, go to the “Factory reset/ Wipe data” option.

Step 5. Use the Volume minimization button to effect the “Yes-delete all user data” option.

Step 6. Select the option using power button

Your Amazon Fire table will start the factory reset procedure. Once its reset procedure is over, the Fire tablet will automatically restart. You’ll be required to set up your device once again including setting afresh parental controls.

How to reset parental control password on amazon fire tablet?

Now, what happens when you can no longer remember your parental control password on amazon fire tablet? Fortunately, you can easily reset your old password to have a new password that you can remember. Kindly follow these steps to reset amazon fire tablet parental controls.

Step 1. Go to “Settings” and tap “Parental Controls.”

Step 2. You’ll be required to key in your password.

Reset parental control password on amazon fire tablet

Step 3. Enter a wrong password consequently five times.

Step 4. A link will prompt after the 5th failed attempt. Tap on this link to help you reset the password.

Step 5. Log into your Amazon account and select the link

Step 6. Key in your new password and enter again in the box below to confirm

What do I do if I forget my parental controls password on Amazon Fire tablet?

If you can’t remember your Amazon fire table, you should consider performing a soft restart procedure on the device.

Here’s how to perform a soft restart on your Amazon Fire tablet device.

Step 1. Hold the power button on your Amazon Fire tablet and keep holding it.

Factory reset parental controls password

Step 2. After a few seconds (about 20 seconds) a menu will appear on the screen.

Step 3. You can now release the power button.

Step 4. Select the “Restart” option by navigating using the device’s navigation button.

Step 5. Wait for the device to restart and if it doesn’t, keep holding the power button until it does.

Alternatively, you can reset the password to a new password.

Step 1. Go to “Settings” and tap “Parental Controls.”

Step 2. You’ll be required to key in your password.

Reset your parental controls password

Step 3. Enter a wrong password consequently five times.

Step 4. A link will prompt after the 5th failed attempt. Tap on this link to help you reset the password.

Step 5. Log into your Amazon account and select the link.

Step 6. Key in your new password and enter again in the box below to confirm.

Conclusion

Establishing parental controls on your kid’s Amazon Fire tables is a great and an effective way of safeguarding your child’s digital experience. By setting up a child profile, managing your kid’s screen time and enabling content filters, you can ensure an age-appropriate and safe environment for your kids. However, Amazon Fire tablet parental controls face several shortcomings which have however been addressed by other third-party apps like the FlashGet Kids. This app provides advanced features like real-time monitoring, geofencing, and comprehensive reporting to help you keep your children safe online. Download the app now for peace of mind and a secure digital experience for your kids.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kidcaring, Chief Writer in FlashGet Kids.
She is dedicated to shaping parental control in the digital world. She is an experienced expert in the parenting industry and has engaged in reporting and writing different parental control apps. For the past five years, she has provided additional parental guides for the family and has contributed to changing parenting methods.

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