Kindle Fire

These are instructions to help you get started with your Kindle Fire HD or Kindle Fire HD 8.9".

To get library ebooks on your tablet please see our: Library Ebooks: Overdrive App page.

image of a kindle fireTurn On or Off

The power slider is located on the top centre of the device (when the camera is on the left side).

Press it to turn on or off.

Unlocking the Home Screen

When you turn on the device, tap and hold on the lock symbol and pull it to the left.

Connecting to Wi-Fi

If you do not have a Wi-Fi connection, drag down the status bar and tap on the Wi-Fi button. All networks that are in range will be listed.

Tap on the network you would like to use. If there is a password needed you will be prompted to enter it.

Resetting the Kindle Fire

If you need to reset the device to remove personal information, please follow these steps.

  1. Drag down the status bar and choose "More"
  2. Then tap on Device.
  3. Tap on "Reset to Factory Defaults" and then "Yes"

Kindle Fire Official User Guide [PDF]