How to set up Kindle Fire parental controls

How to set up Kindle Fire parental controls

If you are a parent, then you know how it is important to set up parental controls on your child's devices. This is especially true for tablets, like the Kindle Fire, which can be used by multiple family members for a variety of activities that may not be appropriate for children. We cover the basics of how to enable parental controls on your Kindle Fire and some of the features that you can access with them.


What parental controls options are available on Kindle fire

When you enable parental controls on your Kindle Fire, you can restrict access to certain features and content. For example, you'll be able to use parental controls to limit the amount of time that your child spends using the device, or block access to specific apps and websites. You can also set up a password for purchased content so that your child can’t make any unauthorised purchases. You'll also be able to use parental controls to view your child's activity on the device.

Use Amazon’s FreeTime and create several profiles

One of the best ways to set up parental controls on your Kindle Fire is to use Amazon’s FreeTime service. With FreeTime, you can create multiple profiles for each child in your family and tailor the content that they have access to. Set time limits and restrictions for each profile to control your child's usage of the device. FreeTime also lets you see what your child is doing on their Kindle Fire and set up educational goals for them.


To set up parental controls with FreeTime, you first need to create a profile for each child in your family. To do this, go to the Amazon website and sign in to your account.


From "Home", tap "Apps" and "Amazon Kids". From there, tap "Get Started" and choose a password. Then, on the "Add Child Profile screen" screen, tap to add a child. Enter the child's information and then choose a profile picture for them. Once you have created a profile for each child, you can then customise the content that they have access to. Tap "Add Another Child" if you wish to create more profiles.


When you have created all of the profiles that you want, customise the content and settings for each one. To do this, go to "Home" and tap "Settings". From there, tap "Parental Controls", and then select the profile that you want to edit. Here, you can change the settings for that profile, such as the time limits, content restrictions, and password protection.


How to manage your kid’s profile

To manage your child's profile, from "Home", go to "Apps" and select "Amazon Kids". From here, edit your child's profile, including their name, age and profile picture. You can also change the content that they have access to, as well as the time limits and restrictions for their profile.

How to block in-app purchases on Kindle Fire

If you want to prevent your child from making in-app purchases, you can do so by swiping down on the home screen and tapping "Settings" (gear icon). From there, tap "Apps & Game" under "Device", and then select "Amazon Application Settings". Tap "Appstore" and then "In-App Purchasing" and uncheck the box to turn in-app purchases off.

Can you use a third party tool for parental controls on Kindle Fire?

Yes, there are several third-party parental control apps that you can use on your Kindle Fire. These tools let you block specific apps and websites, set time limits, and view your child's activity. Some of the most popular parental control tools for Kindle Fire include Kaspersky Safe Kids, Norton Family Parental Control, and Qustodio Parental Control


To set up parental controls with a third-party tool, first, download and install the app on your Kindle Fire. You can then create an account and set up the parental controls.

Learn more about GoHenry’s parental controls

Parental controls are a great way to ensure that your child is only using their Kindle Fire for appropriate activities. For an added layer of protection, GoHenry offers parental controls that you can use to manage your child's spending, including the amount they spend on their Kindle Fire. With GoHenry, you can set spending limits, block specific merchants, and view transactions. This way, you can make sure that your child is safely using their Kindle Fire.


To learn more, visit our website and read about the parental controls that come with a GoHenry prepaid kids' debit card.




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Written by GoHenry Published Aug 16, 2022 ● 4 min. read