How to Enable Parental Controls on a Kindle Fire Tablet


Kindle Fire tablets are integrated with password protection or capable of blocking certain features without the need of creating a separate profile, thus you can safely hand it over to a child or another user whom you don’t want to have full access to. You have the option to password-protect things like Prime Video, email, and Amazon purchasing, and turn the controls off anytime you want.

When Parental Controls are enabled, you will see a small lock icon at the top of your tablet’s screen. If you swipe down from the top, you’ll see on the notification saying “Parental Controls – On,” which you can tap anytime if you want to enter the Parental Controls password and turn the controls off. Below are the steps on how you can enable the Parental Controls feature on your Kindle Fire tablet.

STEP 1: Swipe down from the top of your tablet’s screen, then tap Settings.

STEP 2: Under Presonal, tap on Parental Controls on the left side.

STEP 3: Move the Parental Controls slider to the right to turn the feature on.

STEP 4: Depending on whether you’ve set up Parental Controls before, you may be prompted to enter your Parental Controls password, or to set up a new password.

NOTE: This is different from your Lockscreen password.

STEP 5: Tap the Finish button to continue.

STEP 6: Under Restrict Access for This Profile, select Amazon Content and Apps.

STEP 7: On the next screen, you can choose to Block or Unblock Newsstand (newspaper, magazine, and blog subscriptions) Books, Audible, Music, Amazon Video, Docs, Apps & Games, Photos, Web Browser, Email, Contacts, Calendars, Camera, and Amazon Maps.

NOTE: You can unblock Alexa as long as Parental Controls are turned on.

STEP 8: Tap on Password Protection.

STEP 9: On the next screen, you can turn on or off password protection for Video and Twitch Playback, Wi-Fi, and Location Services.

NOTE: These services will all still be operable, but you’ll need to enter the Parental Controls password to turn them on.

STEP 10: Tap on Amazon Stores (excluding Video) to block or unblock access to Amazon, except for Amazon Videos.

NOTE: If you want to block video purchases, press Password Protection (above). If you want to block video purchases, press Password Protect Purchases, which will require a password to buy or download anything from Amazon.

STEP 11: Tap on Social Sharing to block or unblock social sharing apps like Twitter and Facebook.

STEP 12: Turn on Set a Curfew to enable a Curfew Schedule.

STEP 13: Tap on Curfew Schedule.

NOTE: Signing into the Fire during a curfew will set the curfew to “off.” It must be set to “on” again in order to enable the curfew feature.

STEP 14: Tap Days, Start Time, and End Time to adjust the Curfew limits.

STEP 15: Tap on Monitor this Profile, which allows you to view detailed information about which apps and games were used and for how long, exactly what music, video, and book titles were accessed, and much more.

NOTE: Once Monitor This Profile has been turned on, you will see a little parent/child icon at the top of the screen, and if you swipe down from the top you will see a message that says “Monitoring – On.”

STEP 16: To access the information it gathers, go to, then click on Your Devices.

NOTE: Monitor This Profile can only be turned on for the parent profile controlling the Parental Controls, not for child profiles.

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